The Bavarian Lodge
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Taps: 36 / Bottles: 163
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 3agle87:
4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is far and away one of my most favorite places to to get a beer and dinner with friends and family. but not for the faint of heart. I think the only thing that i have had in the way of food that i have not loved was the duck and that was more of a personal bias to expecting it to be more like duck confit. As far as the beer list goes, it is second to none as far as selection in both variety as well as quality of rare and old favorite beers. I did put "reasonable" for value, but if you are not into craft brew as much, you might see it as "a bit pricey". Overall I have been to Bavarian lodge with various groups of people, and each time if the beer list doesn't get them the food or atmosphere does. No place is perfect, but I feel Bavarian lodge hits it pretty close to the mark.
01-24-2013 15:23:57 | More by 3agle87
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4.64/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great environment and German food about as close to overseas as you can find in Illinois. While the selection of beers wasn't overwhelmingly large, the quality was evident with no low quality brews. All of your typical German staples were there along with some other imports. What really makes this place special though, is their special casks that they frequently tap after aging various beers. Not only are these specials good beers to begin with, but their aging and tapping makes the final product one of a kind. Since their casks always rotate, you can expect to find something new every visit, I'll be back soon!
03-23-2014 01:25:08 | More by Maninthearena
4.76/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Great beer. Great food. Knowledgeable staff.
By far the best craft beer spot in Chicago's western suburbs. In the past, parking has been difficult, but they recently expanded parking spaces, remedying this issue.
They clearly have good relationships with distributors and brewers given the routine selection. Always a wide selection of local and american beers, and a deep selection of imported craft brews.
02-15-2014 03:59:23 | More by JackOC85
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
This spot is the tops. Likely the best bar in IL to enjoy a beer. Their selection is impeccable, and often unique. Their import drafts are not seen anywhere else in the Midwest, and sometimes no where else in the US. The atmosphere is cozy, rustic, warm, and inviting. The staff is passionate and knowledgeable on all aspects beer, and is friendly when asked about product (unlike some spots). The food is authentic Czech/Bavarian Fare, it can be very heavy, but it's exactly what you'd expect, and very well prepared. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone, especially the beer lovers of this site.
As I am about to submit this, I'm hard pressed to think of a better beer spot that I've been to ever. And I've seen my share of gems.
02-10-2014 06:48:40 | More by mikedrinksbeer2
4.4/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Been going here for about 5 years now. Atmosphere is definitely lodge feeling. The bar area is man's cave material, although women are welcome. One of the best tap lineups in the Western suburbs and always changing in a very positive way. No diets here...German/Hungarian/Austrian/Bavarian fare. Food is outstanding and great for large families or friends. Fun atmosphere and most people at the bar area are talkative and outgoing. I find the best time to go is before 6 and after 9:30. This place gets crazy crowded even week nights. Service in restaurant could get slow, so make sure to reach out and grab your server if you have to. Bar area is spot on and I've been seeing the same same staff for quite a while now. Bathrooms are clean. A definite stop over if you are from out of town and chasing down the latest craft on tap!
12-14-2013 22:38:27 | More by joeseppy
The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.