Taps: 24 / Bottles: 270
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This worthy destination is, I believe, the first of the better beer bars in Chicago, operating with that goal since 1979.
The beer selection is one of the best in the city, only eclipsed by a few places. On last night's visit they had Capital AUTUMNAL FIRE, Maudite, Chambly Noire, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Spaten Oktoberfest, BBK Pils, Summit Oktoberfest, Bells Oberon, Allagash White, Mad Hatter IPA, Fat Tire, Czechvar, Guinness, Smithwicks, Fullers ESB and Newcastle all on tap. In other words, nice range -- dark, malty, belgian, german, british and hoppy. Something for everyone. I had the Autumnal and it was malty sweet and perfect for a crisp Fall evening.
Quenchers has started serving food at night sometime within the past year. This includes their own pizza menu, which lists a chicago italian beef pizza that has giardinera on it and is pretty darn good for dive bar food. There is also free, salty popcorn (also good with the complimentary hot sauce).
This is a nice place with a neighborhood dive feel. The main entrance opens into the main bar room, with the arcade games now along the front wall, and the L shaped bar at the rear with an extensive bottle collection listed on chalkboards. Beeraphenilia lines the ceilings and walls. Beer history and extensive beer list in one. The back room has a stage (music has started to come back) but also a number of tables including a sitting area with comfy chairs/couches around a tv.
The weak point if anything are the bartenders who can be a bit distant. But, its a relaxed place that usually doesn't get too crowded. And of course it has the added advantage that the Map Room is a nice, between-beer walk away at Armitage and Hoyne.
09-30-2006 00:46:56 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is really dingy looking with a small sized room attached with a stage for music acts. They have a huge international selection in bottles displayed in a cool wooden cooler. Their draft list has a lot of special things on it. It’s super neighbor-hoody, friendly, and charming, but it’s not a place I would take a girl on a first date.
11-24-2013 22:59:42 | More by Fluffheady
4.7/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
So we got bored at the Maproom and decided to head here by suggestion... I love it.
This place is like Three Floyds-- only bigger, and in Chicago. It's got a total biker bar feel-- sawdust and peanut shells vibe with wood everywhere. I fucking love it here.
There is a stage in back for bands to play-- I want to see a show here!
The bar had two sours on tap, and several more in bottles. I talked with the bartender for a while and he was great. Very cool guy with tons of knowledge and friendly advice. We split a bottle Cuvee De Ranke by his suggestion and I liked it quite a bit.
The taplist was huge! I certainly plan on coming back here! Prices were good.
09-05-2011 16:27:40 | More by AleWatcher
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
This is definitly one of the best hidden secrets of Chicago's beer scene. Down the stret from the legedary Fireside bowl and right down the street from the EL.
From the Interenational beer list on the chalkboard above the coolers, or the Craft list on the ajacent side. If you can't find a good beer here you need to keep looking. All beer is priced very affordable unlike many other bars/pubs in the area.
Food is ideal for a great night of good beer drinking. Sandwiches and Tator tots anit nothing wrong with that.
Definitly has a punk/hipster feel but great staff and even better selection.
06-13-2011 19:39:29 | More by elginirishpunk
3.86/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Been to Quenchers a couple times now, figured it was time to add a review...
Usually there on a Friday or Saturday night, can get kind of crowded, one of those beer bars where you might actually have to stand (gasp!) for most of the night...good mix of people that is pretty much typical of any Chicago beer bar...inside is fairly dark with the normal wooden/old look that so many Chicago bars have...bar area itself is fairly large and their is a big chalk board with their taps and some (most?) of their bottles listed...
Had a lot of taps, with a few things that I rarely see on draft...also had a large array of bottles (like 200+ I believe), but since I only get draft when at a bar, this had no bearing on my rating...
A few little TV's, this is definitely not the place to catch a game, more likely the place to catch some crappy local band, but sometimes those are the most fun!!
Overall a pretty good bar with a relatively crappy location (busy intersection) as parking can get rough and it is pretty loud/busy outside...will definitely be visiting again though...
05-21-2010 00:06:01 | More by hawks10
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Very awsome place!!! Its about about a hour north of my house. So if were in the area we usually stop at Quenchers.
Very clean place with alot of room to move around. They also have a stage for band to perform. There was music playing in the background when we were there. They also have a instant photo booth if you want to take a pic.
I have only been there twice and there is usualy only one guy working the bar. I think he might be the owner. Very cool guy tho. Later in the night you might have to wait alittle longer for a beer.
If you cant find a beer you like in this place there is something wrong with you! They have well over a 100 beer and I think about 20 taps. Last time I was there it was stout fest. And they had 20 stout taps! So being a stout fan I was happy!
I havent ate here but my brother inlaw had a turkey club sandwich and he said it was good.
Prices are reasonable for chicago area. Overall I really like this place and plan to visit it again!
02-17-2010 16:59:09 | More by RTrain12
Quenchers Saloon in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.