Taps: 68 / Bottles: 350
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 175 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
4.18/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Wow, what a treat. Had been turned onto this place by numerous people through out the Chicago area, so I had to make the stop.
First of all, we came here for the beer. We heard they had Angels Share on tap, so it was worth the cab ride to get there, and get home safely. The Angels Share (Brandy barrel) was fantastic, and not overly priced. It was a small sized glass, 6 oz. for four dollars. I wont argue with that. They had some really nice sours on tap, and some other greats in the bottle. Not an overwhelming huge selection of tap beers (quite a few), or bottle beers, but concise and quality. Some real thought went into what to carry and what not to carry.
We sat in the loft style upstairs, over looking the dining room below us. Busy, busy place. We were seated right away, and was happy to be upstairs rather than down. We had a nice lil corner table, out of the way, where we could discuss our beer and food, and not feel like we were in the way.
We had the charcuterie sampler, and it was fanstic. The food was a bit pricey. The tap beers seemed moderately to a bit over priced, but they can get away with because of the selection. I will return for sure. I was very happy with the beer, and the food. A must see in Chicago.
03-16-2011 20:15:22 | More by MarcatGSB
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
A: my visit was a post-lunch Monday affair, during Spring Break; bar area quietly full.
Perhaps a weekend or night time visit would be completely packed.
Q: This place is rather clean, nicely decorated, high standard fare,
S: Johnny (Jersey guy w/red beard) was extremely friendly and helpful.
He offered pairing suggestions and his own personal touch to almost
every beer + food item on the menus.
S: The food and beer are top notch gastropub. A casual craft beer
fan or foodie will absolutely enjoy this spot.
F: Chose appetizer for my 1st visit: Sausage variety plate with white beans
in a bourbon barrel aged sauce and panchetta. The aroma and flavors
were so incredibly divine, I didn't want the dish to end.
V: The only mild drawback is the price; not for me, honestly. two 1/2 pints + 1 pint
plus an appetizer was $30 including tip. Life is about quality experiences, this was
so worth the wait, money, and time.
O: Hopleaf has been my #1 food/beer overlooked destination
in Chicago. Chicago born & raised. Treat yourself to this
mighty fine craft beer spot!
03-24-2014 23:18:56 | More by BeerLover99
4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
We only got appetizers on our visit as we were more interested in the beer. Food was good but not great. The beer selection however, was amazing. Everything was fairly priced. It took me twenty minutes of menu review to finally pick a beer. They were fairly busy (it was a Sunday afternoon) and the service was very good and the staff was knowledgeable about their beer selections.
03-20-2014 18:23:21 | More by Missy82
Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.