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The Bavarian Lodge

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Taps: 36 / Bottles: 163
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 6.45%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1800 Ogden Ave
Lisle, Illinois, 60532-1501
United States
phone: (630) 241-4701

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bavarianlodge

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Reviews by AylwinForbes:
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AylwinForbes

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

Like many other reviewers I have driven by the Bavarian Lodge countless times without giving it the time of day. We had been there briefly in 2003 and had the usual sort of German beer thing, but that was back then: things have changed. First time in recently was at the back end of a beer road trip. I was a bit skeptical at first, but one glance at the beer list changed my mind. That was a fairly brief visit; we returned less than a week later for a more thorough road test. It's not often you get stunned by a place, certainly not in Lisle, but the Lodge scores heavily on all counts. First it is super value. That night, Bell's Fauxberon at $3 a pint; we also noted the other prices were very competitive. Food is wholesome, tasty, filling and great value. It does have that dark woodsy lodge ambiance, and we found it pleasant and welcoming. I was left wondering how this had escaped me all these years. Fortunately there is still time to make amends. It's no Map Room but for a little town in the 'burbs it is pretty darn close.

07-29-2008 04:13:15 | More by AylwinForbes
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kodt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 20:19:16 | More by kodt
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Damayor

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

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Kevinpitts

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

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mjc3151

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

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MidwestBA

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

03-27-2014 01:37:56 | More by MidwestBA
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Maninthearena

Minnesota

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
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JamesV23

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

03-06-2014 03:58:16 | More by JamesV23
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larbush

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

02-26-2014 04:11:11 | More by larbush
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JackOC85

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
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
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The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
100 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.