Tap House Grill
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Taps: 38 / Bottles: 22
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Part of a group of Tap House Grills that have popped up in the Chicagoland area the past ten years. I believe this location and the Westmont location were the first two.
They have expanded this location in the last year by taking over the business next door. So there is more of an open feel to it. Plus it gave them room to expand their taplist to over 40 offerings.
The beer selection is safe when it comes to craft beer. They will have some good variety with Bells, Revolution, Goose Island, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues, Three Floyd's and Founders. I believe a few staff members have partnered with a local brewery to brew their own one off for a house beer. ABV for their craft beers usually doesn't rise about 8 or 9%.
One thing they do well is promote craft beer. They have a very organized calendar with beers of the month (Firestone Walker Union Jack was their December beer) and price them at $3.50.
Tap takeovers, specials and beer dinners occur monthly and are fun to attend.
The food is pretty good and they have done some creative things with salads and appetizers. For the price you get a good meal. I have brought a few people here with kids and they have not left disappointed.
The formula works for Tap House and the group has expanded to almost ten locations in Chicago this past year. I say jump on board and try them out.
01-12-2014 19:14:21 | More by PBIU
3.8/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I like the tap house but a little generic. They have finally gotten on the craft band wagon more. Love Monday nights there for $3.00. Food is good for sure. I really like the tator tachos. Think they are moving in the right direction with there beers. It seemed like it used to be Blue Moon, Fat Tire, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, etc.... But now you find a lot of Lagunitas and other goodies. Service is good in my opinion but still kinda has that chain restaurant feeling. Location is good as well there isn't a lot out there and they need a place like the tap house. And it isn't that far from downtown St. Charles. It is worth checking out for sure.
09-05-2012 20:00:12 | More by bears256
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
great bar atmosphere and attractive and waitresses with a printout straight from beermenus.com of their tap selections.
The food and beers were delicious we got deep fried bacon which was to die for and I ordered their pulled pork which was also very good
The best part is their on tap selection though, everything from arctic panzer wolf to pumking for the fall season
It cost me about $30 for splitting 2 appatizers (5 ways), a 16oz FFF arctic panzer wolf, a 16oz FFF Broo Doo and my sandwich so not too bad price wise
I will definitely be coming back here in the future
10-18-2011 19:20:46 | More by pschul4
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to this watering hole a few times. I love the summer time specials, specially the $3 drafts and half time happy hour appetizers [at 10 pm too!] Tom, the bartender, is a good guy. He enjoys craft beer and has been trying to bring new things in when he can.. Taps that I remember: LH Milk Stout, FW Double Jack, Hop Juice, Hennipen, Red Racer IPA, Rouge Dead Guy, Finch Cut Throat Pale, ST Summer, Brooklyn Summer, among others...
They do have a reasonable selection of bottle & cans as well..
Then tend to have food-beer pairings monthly in which the Chef special cooks 5 courses to go with 5 different beers...
and, did I mention they serve Fried Bacon!!
I'll visit here regularly :)
07-20-2011 01:13:39 | More by vande
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited Tap House Grill for the first time last week. Spent the afternoon there watching the NCAA tournament. It was a smaller place than I had envisioned. Probably 100-120 person capacity. They have a long bar to the left when you walk in and then seating to the right. Probably 10 or so TV's all around the room. It looks like they have live music on occasion.
The atmosphere was pretty laid back when we were there. Not a ton of business during the day.
Service was average. Nothing that particularly stood out good or bad. Waitress was attentive. She knew what was on tap, but I wouldn't say she had much in the way of insights on beer.
Draft selection is pretty good. A couple of Firestone Walker taps (Double Jack & Robust Porter), Goose Island Pepe Nero and 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce just to name a few. They keep their selection relatively updated on beermenus. There are a few decent bottle/can selections: SN Bigfoot, Goose Island Sofie, Ska Modus Hoperandi.
Food was good. Mainly bar food, with a bit of an upscale twist. Sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, mac & cheese. I had their take on a Cuban sandwich and tater tots. The sandwich wasn't traditional, but really tasty. House made pickles added a nice touch. The tater tots were exceptional. Crispy on the outside, but fluffy and soft in the middle.
Tap House Grill has tons of daily food and drink specials. Depending on the day you go, you could get $3 any draft, $4 IPA's, $3.50 beer of the month. Monday's they have $2-$4 burgers. They have daily lunch specials and happy hour specials. Overall, I would say the value is quite reasonable and depending on how you order even cheap.
Tap House Grill is a nice spot out in the far western burbs where you can get good beer on tap and watch a game all while enjoying good quality food.
03-21-2011 17:45:10 | More by thewimperoo
Tap House Grill in Saint Charles, IL
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.