The Green Lady
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.64/5 rDev +4.5%
Was here on Saturday for a mini pub crawl I put together with friends. Arrived around 7 to find one couple in the corner. No food available, other than gourmet nuts :) Tried a Flight before heading to our next destination for much needed food. Returned later when one of our other stops was overcrowded. Busier @ 10, but we were welcomed back to the a seat at the bar. Staff very helpful. We even scored Brown Shugga that wasn't on the menu yet. I wish I could move this place closer to home! Will keep this place on the radar for when I am in the area.
11-12-2012 13:20:10 | More by danoble1
4.45/5 rDev +0.2%
The Green Lady is a pleasant pub where you can have a conversation over fine beer. To the left as you enter is a long bar with an old school cash register (not just for show), flanked by flat screen TVs that are often playing Turner Classic Movies. On the right side are some high tops and a couch seating/lounging area. There is a dart board section in the back by the ladies room (where the couches used to be -- probably smart to have moved them :)) and a very classic looking door to the cooler. No kitchen, but plenty of food options in the nearby area, including Pho (Thai) next store which is highly recommended (red duck curry and masaman, both excellent, even if they are a bit of a palate wrecker).
Green Lady is willing to take a chance on lesser-known entities in her tap selection. The next year in Chicago is going to be an interesting ride with so many small new breweries entering the market. I appreciate her attempt to bring in down-state brews and offer other up-and-comers. There is always something on the menu worth trying, and its not uncommon for her to have something that no one else has gotten. There's usually a firkin on the bar, and very reasonable sampler pricing. They also usually keep their beermenus page current. All good things to support. The destination near the paulina brown line stop, and the Northdown is another great plus.
06-08-2013 19:21:00 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
4.44/5 rDev 0%
2013: Criminally underrated. Service has always been amicable, and selection is always top notch. Rotating taps that are hand picked and unique. The annual "South of 80" event during CCBW is not to be missed, introducing regional breweries to Chicago for one night only. Check out this sleeper hit of a beer bar if you haven't already.
Attended the grand opening last Friday, they added some nice touches to the place. Ever since the Shire closed unexpectedly over a year ago, I wondered what might be going in here. The Green Lady is what emerged, an intimate low-key lounge/tavern with 30 craft-focused drafts, quite an upgrade from the last two bars inhabiting this space.
The front windows were open, dim hanging lamps cast a warm glow, a new tin paneled ceiling, and diagonal cut plank floors were also a sharp new addition. Long mahogany bar on the left, tables grouped on the right with a few retro sofas in the back. There was now tile work along the walls, above a shelf to set drinks on. More impressive were the 30 taps set into the dark wooden back bar, framed in two groups of 15. There was no printed beer list yet, but a large chalkboard in back listed the drafts, and the full list is now up on beermenus, also listed below.
Enjoyed the low key atmosphere, there's also a new digital jukebox in back, and two flatscreens above the bar that were turned off. Service was friendly and attentive, beers were served in proper glassware. A good addition to the area, on a stretch of Lincoln that has it's own built-in pub crawl: Fizz, Northdown, and now The Green Lady.
09-11-2011 19:05:20 | More by emerge077
The Green Lady in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.