Northdown Cafe and Taproom
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fluffheady:
3.34/5 rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1.5 | $$$
This place looks and feels like a west coast bar. There's pinball machines and tap handles all over the wall. But it’s just not....right. I want to like it so badly.
Their draft list is super cool, short, and quality over quantity.
As for the food, well, I was embarrassed for them. They charged $22 for a charcuterie plate. There were three meats on the plate. Two of the meats were literally 2 circular slices each of poor quality salami. The cheese was sliced insanely small. I get charcuterie at nearly every place I go. I f***ing love cured meats and cheeses. Not only was this about $8 overpriced, but it SUCKED. The rest of the food we had was pretty sub par. I know this is a beer website, but I was so floored at how bad it was, it had to be included.
I don’t know what to think. It is honestly awkward for me not to like a bar with this good of beer. I’ll probably give it another chance, but it won’t be my only planned destination of the night. **edit - I met several people in Amsterdam who had been to and like Northdown. I’m definitely going to give them another chance.
08-05-2013 01:51:53 | More by Fluffheady
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Checked out this place while visiting Chicago. Very happy with my beer AND food selections. The bartender was sincerely friendly and helpful with any questions I had. Loved the atmosphere and overall presentation of the establishment. If I go back to Chicago I will make sure to stop here again.
06-25-2014 21:45:07 | More by Zombill
Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.