The Bavarian Lodge
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Taps: 36 / Bottles: 163
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ndolover:
4.6/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
The Bavarian Lodge is located in the middle of the burbs and you could miss it if you blink. It is an American/German lodge feel. Lots o wood and brass.
The service was prompt and knwoledgable. The food was good and typical of what you would expect from a good German place.
However, the beer is the true star here. They told me that they had 409 diffferent taps up last year. So they really get a good array of selection pumping through this place. They seem to focus on local (Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, Surly), Belgium (La choufe, etc), and German (Spaten,etc.) beers. They also have many speciality bottles that you won't find many other places. I saw many limited release beers in the bottle. Even though I am from the midwest I still found many beers I have never tried and few I have never heard of.
I would also like to note that they had 4 rare meads and several speciality spirits that you won't find many places on the menu.
This is a destination beer joint. If you are anywhere close to Chicago, you won't be disspointed with hitting this place. If you like German food it will be icing on the cake.
A must hit!
02-14-2011 20:01:43 | More by ndolover
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4.64/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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
The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
100 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.