Hopleaf

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HopleafHopleaf
BA SCORE
99
world-class

301 Ratings
Ratings: 301
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.47
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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Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stoped by on 04/20/11, the night before Dark Lord Day. We walked in around 9:45-10PM and were able to get some seats at the bar, which is always nice. Long bar to the left with a wall of beer bottles behind it, and small tables set up all to the right, with a resturant section in the back.

The service was good, as they had 3 bartenders working the bar, and I thought the selection was great. They had La Folie on tap, as well as a new Brooklyn beer and Goose Island Green Line. On the bottle list they had LA Deliverance for $20 a bottle, which is a steal, and they had Madame Rose and Lolita for $20 a piece as well.

The crowd seemed to be pretty laid back and a knowledgable beer geek crowd. Overall I thought it was a great bar I would certainly go back to if I were in Chicago.

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Hopleaf in Chicago was recommended by a woman sitting next to me while at Russian River in Santa Rosa CA. Good thing, my wife and I really enjoyed it. Would get a 5 but they don't do flights. However, I have to say that the 2 bartenders who took care of us, spared no effort in serving us tasters of anything we asked for and some things they just thought we should try. Not very interested in bottles, we travel to drink draft beer from local breweries. In this regard, hop leaf was excellent. Had salad and venison meatballs at the bar, both very tasty. As usual, when we tipped with fresh bottles of Pliny, the bartenders were appreciative and bought us a round.

PS, went on Monday night, therefore not very busy. The bar was full, most of the tables occupied, but I'm sure that other nights it's crazy busy and we would not have gotten the service we did.

PPs. Many Chicago places used beermenus.com to advertise the beer on tap. Not always up to date, but it helped us decide which places we wanted to visit.

Photo of EricTheRedd78
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

In town very briefly and here because I was looking for a great Chicago beer bar. The physical place is nice, the staff is very knowledgable and friendly (which in my mind can make or break a place) but the tap selection is just ok. Bottle selection is solid. Enjoyed the Stone Hibiscuscity, Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge and Three Floyds Zombie Dust. As for food, the duck reuben is excellent! Skål!

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Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
99 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.