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Northdown Cafe and Taproom

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Northdown Cafe and TaproomNorthdown Cafe and Taproom
BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
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

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

(Place added by: KickInTheChalice on 06-21-2011)
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big789J

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-03-2014 19:37:33 | More by big789J
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 02:43:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-16-2014 02:18:01 | More by thewimperoo
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-07-2014 22:29:27 | More by Jordy777
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j_nees

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +10.2%

This is one of my go-to beer spots in Chicago. Always interesting, unique, and well thought selection. A lot of my current favorite beers are things that I first learned about at Northdown. They don't seem to be married to any styles, but they're obviously big fans of FFF and Mikkeller because there is always something new from one of them around. Plenty of nice surprises here.

Really great burger also. Vegan friendly menu if that's your thing. Always a good 80's movie on the TV above the bar.

03-20-2014 22:37:21 | More by j_nees
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bjlange

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-27-2014 16:46:50 | More by bjlange
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Cutsman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-19-2013 19:49:21 | More by Cutsman
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -10.2%

I've been to the Northdown a few times in my travels through Chicago, and every time I have walked away pleased.
Their beer selection is quite impressive, with a good number of rotating drafts that are fairly hard to get elsewhere, and I've noticed quite a few that are not available elsewhere in the city. Their bottle list is every changing and also quite impressive.
The food is pretty good, and honestly one of the few places in Chicago that has a killer beer selection and actually vegan menu options, not just pickled veggies or the likes. They put some good thought into their food. Its not on the level of HopLeaf or Publican or even Revolution, but just slightly elevated, good quality pub food.

The atmosphere is nice. It's upbeat, with some good natural lighting if you sit near the front door, loud music, but you are still able to have a conversation with someone across the table from you.

Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling through and in the area. It's a nice stop, probably just outside my top ten in Chicago tho.

12-12-2013 15:10:39 | More by MarcatGSB
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adnauseam007

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Great place with a great "everyday" selection as well as some special brews. Love the selection of arcade games and having Ninja Turtles 2 playing in the background is always a plus. Plenty of room to spread out on a Thursday night including the front bar area and the back room for traditional restaurant seating. Food took a long time and the fries were pretty disappointing but the sandwiches I tried were great.

11-18-2013 17:23:05 | More by adnauseam007
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-13-2013 03:42:52 | More by TheRealPour
Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.