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Northdown Cafe and Taproom

Not Rated.
Northdown Cafe and TaproomNorthdown Cafe and Taproom

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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

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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3.34/5  rDev -24.1%

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.

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bowzer4birdie, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Zombill
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

Zombill, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Halfbrother83, Jun 25, 2014
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Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.