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The Bavarian Lodge

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 6.45%
Taps: 36
Bottles: 163
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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chrishickman

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +3.2%

This place is beautiful, amazing beer selection, great traditional German cuisine, and family owned and operated with great service. I have not encountered a better place in the west suburbs, the only one that comes close is Rock Bottom in Warrenville which is good but it's still Rock Bottom. For those afraid of German food, just get chicken schnitzel (essentially a friend chicken breast fillet without a bun) and a pretzel appetizer, then get the rest of your calories via liquid. It is a bit pricey but the portions are large and the beers are great. You will not go home hungry or thirsty here, but you're probably going to spend $50 on yourself for dinner and 3 beers. Then again, most decent places in the area probably charge that if you're drinking anything other than BMC.

05-13-2012 17:14:32 | More by chrishickman
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Burgman08

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

The beer selection itself should rate this place a 10 but if you're looking for authentic German/Bavarian fair this place is the tits!

08-28-2014 17:01:20 | More by Burgman08
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Finally stopped in here after a quick jaunt to Solemn Oath down the street (a ways). It appeared to me as a fairly generic-ish German-style restaurant for the most part, and I immediately took a seat at the bar, as is my wont. Plenty of vintage posters and beer paraphernalia on the walls surrounding the winding wooden bar. The tap list was pretty lengthy and a good, healthy mix of the usual stuff, local goodies, and some harder-to-find taps. In addition, I spied a bottle of the Aecht Schlenkerla liqueur on the shelf, but its rarity and cost precluded me from a tiny sample (fair enough, if disappointing, but at least the bartender let me down easy). Speaking of which, the bartender was rather amicable and certainly seemed to know a decent amount about his wares, or so I gathered from some of his banter with fellow bar-sitters. I can't comment on any of the other staff, but the general atmosphere definitely leaves me with a greatly positive feeling. I also can't comment on the food, as I was only here for a couple drinks, but the plates I spotted from a distance looked and smelled pretty good. Prices seemed on par with the general area, at least for the beers. Overall, this place certainly lives up to its lofty reputation. If I lived anywhere closer, I'd be here as often as time, money, and ability would allow. Alas, I'm too far to the north... Oh well, at least I was able to finally take in what many others have before me: Bavarian Lodge kicks ass!

08-17-2014 18:26:11 | More by TMoney2591
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Kraty1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

08-09-2014 17:27:57 | More by Kraty1
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Eman17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-03-2014 01:12:23 | More by Eman17
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-23-2014 15:25:32 | More by BUNZILLA
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bowzer4birdie

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-11-2014 15:16:25 | More by bowzer4birdie
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Damayor

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-16-2014 16:57:57 | More by Damayor
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-13-2014 09:24:46 | More by Kevinpitts
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mjc3151

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

05-30-2014 04:09:43 | More by mjc3151
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The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
100 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.