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Hopleaf

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

263 Ratings
Ratings: 263
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.14%
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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Reviews by TheLoneGunman:
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TheLoneGunman

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +7.7%

Located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Hop Leaf gives you one of the two best beer selections in Chicago. The other being Map Room.

You walk into a comfortable room with the bar being on your left. Booths on your right. Tables in the middle. Continue on through the bar and you'll find the walkway to the dining room, located in the rear. upstairs you will find an extra room with balcony for busy nights and private parties. There is a mini-bar for a small,
convenient, quality selection of beers. Music is always quality and somewhat chill.

The food is outstanding and I believe fairly priced for the quality. Service will always be good. But sometimes it is obvious that the staff is overwhelmed. They try their best but the place simply gets mobbed. It may be hard for their rather small kitchen to keep up.

Bar service is always solid. Even when they are slammed they hold their own. Considering what is available to the Chicago market, I couldn't ask for anything more from their beer selection.

It should be illegal for a serious fan of beer to miss the place.

04-02-2006 17:06:40 | More by TheLoneGunman
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-18-2014 15:33:09 | More by Kevin_Young
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Robyn

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-18-2014 12:58:15 | More by Robyn
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Justinsosmart

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

08-17-2014 00:27:59 | More by Justinsosmart
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Keelin

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

08-13-2014 14:55:31 | More by Keelin
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev -3.4%

Stopped by hopleaf on a recent trip to Chi town. Just prior to hopleaf I stopped by a modestly impressive bottle shop located nearby (unsure of the name, same intersection)
The bar had an English pub kind of feel walking in, though it was weird being carded at the door before it was even nighttime (midday on a Friday). The bar seats were generally taken, but it was easy enough to grab a table, which had the draught and bottle menus available.
There were many local options available, but I gravitated towards the 3 floyds options, which included zombie dust, yum yum, and fantasmo - all for $6/pint. Yum Yum was a new option for me, so I requested a sample first (1/4 oz pour into a highball glass - barely enough to coat my palate or to get much aroma) and eventually I settled on that option for my full pour. Service was reasonably quick and it was already busy (considering the time of day and location - kind of far North compared to other options). There were no issues using card/closing tab, getting water, using the bathroom, etc.
Unfortunately I didn't stay for a meal.
Overall I'd say this is a worthwhile stop. The taps were selective (including some STL love with their perennial collab hopfentea) and I was able to grab a pint of a fresh local beer I was actually interested in trying with general ease (and for a reasonable price).
Protip: check out some amazing viet food @ tank noodle beforehand and make the reasonable walk from there

08-12-2014 00:30:24 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Eman17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-08-2014 04:11:04 | More by Eman17
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-08-2014 03:20:27 | More by Alpar
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IBUQT

Oregon

5/5  rDev +12.6%

08-07-2014 01:28:00 | More by IBUQT
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patdunkel

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -55%

08-06-2014 19:06:45 | More by patdunkel
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Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.