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Northdown Cafe and Taproom

Not Rated.
Northdown Cafe and TaproomNorthdown Cafe and Taproom

Taps: 12 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.29%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3244 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-1109
United States
phone: (773) 697-7578

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thenorthdown

Notes:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 9am - 3am
Sunday: 9am - 2am

(Place added by: KickInTheChalice on 06-21-2011)
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
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Fluffheady

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -23.9%
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
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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.

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Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.