Hopleaf

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96
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183 Reviews
Reviews: 183
Visits: 323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 68
Bottles: 350
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 183 | Visits: 323
Reviews by soulgrowl:
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4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

It's just nice to know that places like the Hopleaf exist, even if it is so far away. A friend of mine took me there for the first time a few weeks ago, and let me just say that "wide-eyed" and "slack-jawed" don't even begin to express how excited I was when I saw the tap list.

I won't bother rattling off everything they had, because their website has the whole menu posted. I will tell you what I had: Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Allagash White, Hennepin, Black Sun Stout (all on tap!), and Vuuve. They were all served in the right glass, with a fair amount of head, and none too cold (though a few should have been a bit warmer). Prices were very decent, ranging from $4-8, though some of the bottles did run a bit expensive.

The food was excellent, too. I had their Wit-steamed mussels with herbs (delicious) and double-fried frites with garlic aioli (also delicious), and was very satisfied.

This bar has something for everyone, with a lot of really awesome, obscure stuff, yet the vibe is laid-back and boisterous. You won't be disappointed.

Full review at my blog: http://iamaviking.com/2007/01/11/the-hopleaf-%e3%82%b6%ef%bd%a5%e3%83%9b%e3%83%83%e3%83%97%e3%83%aa%e3%83%bc%e3%83%95/ (1,233 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of GMorgan
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of htm
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of gsmit
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Clutch5
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sometimes a wait for dinner and sometimes tough to get a table but well worth it due to the food and beer selection are OUTSTANDING (131 characters)

Photo of Chief99
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.59/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SirBentham
4.49/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of offandennui
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of eawolff99
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of djgoodwi
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Jlu73183
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of feeger22
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kraj30
4.58/5  rDev +5%
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 (72 characters)

Photo of AJacob81
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.