Owen & Engine
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 47
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$$
A great place for English style fare. Portions are generous and delicious. Beer selection is mostly UK crafts and American breweries that specialize in English Ales. They had Old Chub on cask which was awesome as you can imagine. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Parking isn't friendly.
06-25-2014 16:38:09 | More by NewGlarusFan
4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Owen & Engine is a really great spot. It’s a little small, so sometimes wait times for a table or a bar spot can be a chore. We first went on a Tuesday, and they had a cool deal where, if you bought the burger, you get a short beer and a shot for an extra dollar. They also had Ichabod on cask, which is awesome. Their beer prices are great ($6 for most imperial pints). The food prices are a bit high, but I forgive it because of the cheaper beer and the high quality of the food. The bartenders are all-pros and have fascinating rhythm.
They have one of the best cask programs in the city (four). I’m very happy to have the opportunity to drink some of the best-attended fresh cask beer around. I gave them such a high "selection" rating because having 4 casks takes almost as much effort as the rest of the list.
One last word of advice: be sitting at the bar at 10:23 (or thereabouts). The huge clock behind the bar broke 3 days after opening and was stuck on 10:23. If you’re sitting at the bar at that time, be prepared to participate in a communal round of shots!
11-24-2013 23:05:07 | More by Fluffheady
Owen & Engine in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.