The Bavarian Lodge
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Reviews by ndolover:
4.6/5 rDev -0.9%
The Bavarian Lodge is located in the middle of the burbs and you could miss it if you blink. It is an American/German lodge feel. Lots o wood and brass.
The service was prompt and knwoledgable. The food was good and typical of what you would expect from a good German place.
However, the beer is the true star here. They told me that they had 409 diffferent taps up last year. So they really get a good array of selection pumping through this place. They seem to focus on local (Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, Surly), Belgium (La choufe, etc), and German (Spaten,etc.) beers. They also have many speciality bottles that you won't find many other places. I saw many limited release beers in the bottle. Even though I am from the midwest I still found many beers I have never tried and few I have never heard of.
I would also like to note that they had 4 rare meads and several speciality spirits that you won't find many places on the menu.
This is a destination beer joint. If you are anywhere close to Chicago, you won't be disspointed with hitting this place. If you like German food it will be icing on the cake.
A must hit!
02-14-2011 20:01:43 | More by ndolover
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4.5/5 rDev -3%
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
The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
100 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.