Fischman Liquors & Tavern

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 700
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

4780 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60630-3629
United States
phone: (773) 545-0123

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fischmanliquors

Notes:
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

(Place added by: emerge077 on 06-06-2011)
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4.76/5  rDev +5.8%

Stopped in the beer store to buy some local goodies, and I was blown away by the massive selection, especially the bombers. Plenty of Pipeworks, Transient, 3F, and so many other local breweries that are putting out some unique and quality stuff. The store clerk was very helpful in showing me everything that I was looking for and then some. Unassuming on the outside, beer nirvana on the insdie. Highly Recommend!

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4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Last reviews are from 2011?? Wake up beer geeks! This place is a diamond in the rough for craft beer lovers on the NW side. Friendly/knowledgeable staff, and 20+ taps of some really quality stuff. Atmosphere is nothing fancy but you're not here to critique the wallpaper. Add a retail side of the premises with a limited but stellar few rows of beer/wine/spirits; 2013 expansion plans; and events where they'll tap a list of smaller batch brews from a specific brewery or region and you have yourself a winner with this place!

Update: Atmosphere on the rating page is listed as "vibe" in the actual review. Maybe it's just semantics but up'd my review .5 point as I think the place has a solid vibe.

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4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

We're passing through town to get a flight out of O'hare. Bartender takes me aside and asks if I'd be interested in meeting a gentleman across the room who has my exact name, first, middle, and last. Why not? Turns out he's a Chicago police officer. He shows me his drivers license to show me his three names really are the same as mine. And I see he has the same birthday as my wife, who's standing there with me. Not just the same birthday. Same year, too. My wife is standing there shaking his hand when I guffaw about the birthday situation. She's floored. While it might not be unusual to meet someone with the same month & day as you. But the birth year, also? And the same exact name as you husband? What are the f-ing odds?!

All in all, I was also totally pleased to drink one goblet of Bell's Expedition Stout and one of Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Recently found my Founders Devil Dancer here. Called up for the first time ever and Carlos answered the phone. He was extremely helpful and pleasant and agreed to put the last 4-pack on reserve for me.

When I showed up with my brother-in-law the plan was to run in, grab the beer and pop out, but upon entering I was catch by the big craft beer aisle. I ended up picking up a couple of bombers of Two Brothers Hop Juice, a Stone Ruination and Chocolate Yeti Stout from Great Divide.

When I went to check out Carlos immediately turned around to grab my 4-pack of Founders and then chatted with me for a few minutes about beer. It was an unusually great liquor store experience and I did not expect to find that at Milwaukee and Lawrence.

To top it all off a bar is attached to the store and when we wandered in there ordered a couple Firestone Double Jack IPAs. They were poured in 20oz. Imperial pint glasses and cost a staggeringly low $5 each.

This place is great. Check it out soon.

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This is a small little store front but it packs a great deal of good beer into that space. I really liked all the local gems as well as a good solid number of craft brews from around the states and some good uncommon beers from Europe. I will be back.

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4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Fischman's is a gem. Bottle shop and bar with good taps in one location! Sign me up(plus it also helps that I live in the hood). The bar has great events(usually with food trucks). And the shop has a fantastic bottle selection(and they don't gouge ya). And most importantly, they handle special releases the right way.

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Fischman Liquors & Tavern in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.