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Fischman Liquors & Tavern

Not Rated.
Fischman Liquors & TavernFischman Liquors & Tavern
BA SCORE
98
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 280
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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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

thewimperoo, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev -16.6%

2013: Been here a number of times... Store selection has always been great. In general though, the staff doesn't really know much about the beer. Often times, new releases are sitting around in cases on the floor, and aren't in the system/for sale, so i'll just wind up buying them elsewhere.

The bar is a real no-frills dive full of townies, and I enjoy dive bars, but this one doesn't offer much besides a good beer selection. Never felt compelled to stick around for a beer here after stopping in the store. The food truck events are a better time to go, with a more diverse crowd (not exclusively old drunks). Sought after beers on their printed list always seem to be tapped out in person, and draft prices have crept up.

The place is great on paper, but can be hit or miss in my experience. A good local spot for Jeff Park locals, not really an all-city destination. They sure did hire some slick marketing though.

If you can't justify a "5" with an actual review, don't bother. Phony ratings are nothing new, and a blatant sign of desperation.

6-6-2011
Stopped in here today after passing by and remembering seeing it on beermenus. It's a small liquor store with an adjacent "tap room" bar (sadly a dying breed in Chicago, one with any good beer is especially rare). Walking by the bar, the front windows were open and there was an island bar in the center with seating on all sides. 4 clusters of taps around the bar, the one closest to the window had Firestone Walker Double Jack and Lagunitas IPA.

Inside the store, beer coolers with craft bombers were the first thing on the left, lines from Stone and Three Floyds including Dreadnaught and Blackheart. The aisle on the left side held all the beer, a broad selection focused on US craft on the warm shelves. Full lines from Victory, Bells, DFH, Goose, FFF, Founders, Half Acre (x6), Metropolitan, Southern Tier, Two Brothers, recently arrived Boulevard, Green Flash, Uinta, even Madrugada Obscura (in a corner liquor store!?). A few quality imports including Mikkeller, Chimay, Hitachino, Unibroue. Overall a very respectable selection in this small shop. There were written signs mentioning they will special order beers if you ask. Behind the counter on a high shelf was Infinitum, Ovila, and Old Curmudgeon. Cashier was friendly enough, but generally they lack any beer knowledge.

For the Jefferson Park area, there's not much in the way of beer bars or decent stores. WFM Sauganash is over 2 miles away, Golden Leaf Liquor is even further. Fischman's kills 2 birds with 1 stone with a great craft beer store & tap room combo.

Sweet FFF mural around back:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49050801@N02/5540641974/

emerge077, Jun 06, 2011
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3.91/5  rDev -13.7%

Fischman's is basically your standard, old school liquor store that has a solid craft beer selection at good prices. Sometimes I don't want to talk to an employee about what's new (won't happen here) i just want to run in and grab a six pack from a good selection (happens and be gone (happens here). I usually stop in here on my way to go shoot some pool.

There's really not a whole lot to say about this place except they have a solid selection at reasonable prices. If you're in the area it's worth a stop, if you're not in the area there's better liquor stores around the city. There are some things floating around on the shelves here that have been sold out at other, better known stores.

joe1510, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Love this place, anytime I'm in the area I make stop...grab a beer, and check out the liquor store next door.

Always doing tap takeovers and have an amazing event for an amazing cause (Kegs for Kidneys).

Highly recommend making a stop and if you're hungry, usually some food trucks on the weekends or you can walk a half a block to La Estrella Taqueria, which has some awesome Mexican food.

nnutthowze09, Aug 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -7.1%

Amazing selection of bottles. They were the 1st real bottle shop I ever went to & I still haven't found a better place. My first time there was great cause the staff knew I knew nothing about craft beer but they seemed excited about imparting a little bit of knowledge on a new beer enthusiast. I like to stop by at least once every few months and I never fail to find a few unexpected gems. Chicago has a lot of great bottle shops but few have such a great selection combined with a staff like Fischman's.

SnOwRiDe1080, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

beersdmf17, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

evileye, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Canada_Dan, Jul 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -2%

went to this place for the first time on 10/24/11 was really happy with the selection and pricing.

They had all sorts of good stuff including founders breakfast stout, a bunch of 3 floyd's, Brooklyn chocolate stout, two brothers, southern tier & Mikleller.

Kind of located in the middle of nowhere. They also have a bar attached to the liquor store that has all sorts of nice beers on draft. All at very reasonable prices as well.

Anyone who is in the Chicago land area and looking for a really nice craft beer selection I would recommend giving this place a try.

jdhende, Oct 25, 2011
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Fischman Liquors & Tavern in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.