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Hopleaf

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HopleafHopleaf
BA SCORE
99
world-class

313 Ratings
Ratings: 313
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 68
Bottles: 350
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

5148 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60640-2828
United States
phone: (773) 334-9851

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Ratings: 313 | Reviews: 184
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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3/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is the most pretentious beer bar you will find in the great State of Illinois. The service is wrectched and sitting in the bar during prime hours is nearly impossible because it is so packed. In fact, before I lost 45 pounds I was literally incapable of sitting at most of their tables in the main bar. It was simply too tight of a squeeze.

What keeps people coming back, however, is the buzz and the beer. The selection is incredible and it is far and away the most well-known beer bar on the North Side. So you look cool for knowing about it.

What really bothers me about this place is the bartenders. I am one myself and so I know how to treat them, I understand their plight and I have the utmost respect for them. Sadly, they do not return that favor. Even a fairly well educated beer geek like myself is made to feel like a moron for asking any question about any of the beer, which is a shame.

If you know what you want, and you can't find it elsewhere, check out the Hopleaf. If you want to learn about beer and explore, find another place with a smaller selection, but a more helpful staff. There are plenty of other spots in Chicago.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AndyEdgar
3.59/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

place is old and dirty but one of the best places in chicago to try beer

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Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
99 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.