Atlas Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 107
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Not a bad place. It's pretty new so the atmosphere was solid with a large bar and big booths. They're a small batch brewery so they had about 10 beers on tap. I had the Oktoberfest which was pretty good. And Angus burger wasn't bad and I really liked the fries. Definitely check it out if you're in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. It looks like they specialize in oysters and pickles. My table had the fried pickles appetizer and we weren't impressed. The beer was good enough to where I'll definitely be back to give it another chance (and for those fries).
10-05-2013 00:47:31 | More by alexm1309
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Well, I will join the party & make it known that I visited Atlas after a group of us went to Delilah's for their Christmas beer tasting. It was refreshing to visit a brewpub that was not dominated by high bar chairs. It was a causal & clean atmosphere. The front of house seemed to be understaffed. I think there was an internet special that was unexpectedly successful. overall the speed of service was acceptable. I tried 3 beers the stout, rye ale, & witbeer. All were unique & well above average; crisp clean & flavorful.
The food menu has a great selection of dished you would not expect at brewpub. I had a ribeye burger with some great toppings and tasty fries. My wife had the bacon mussels & soup of the day. My buddy had a pizza it looked good, but he later admitted he was jealous of my burger.
With the bowling alley attached it would be a nice place for a date, friends get together, or family dinner.
I will definitely visit again for the brews, food & maybe throwing some stones down the lanes.
12-13-2012 01:24:42 | More by Higy
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here directly after Delilah's, having heard that their house brews were finally flowing. Echoing Matt's words below, the vibe is a little on the clubby, sterile side, like a brand new food chain that's trying to attract a slightly yuppie-ish clientele. Once at the bar, though, the friendly 'tender broke this image into pieces. He gave me the low-down on the beers and the place's short history. Nice guy. I even managed to talk to the brewer about his work (it may have helped that I was one of very few people in house at the time...) for a bit (and I noticed him show the brewing facilities to a couple of guys I shared the Delilah's bar with for a while...right on). The beers themselves were generally solid and tasty, if not all that exciting. It is nice, though, to see a smoked porter on-hand year-round. I have yet to try the food, so I'll reserve my judgment on that for another day. Overall, this place looks like it may have a decently bright future ahead of it, assuming the true locals lend a bit of support to these up-and-comers. I know I'll be back for my days off...
07-24-2012 01:30:28 | More by TMoney2591
3.59/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Was down the street at Delilah's, so we decided to give Atlas a test run. Seemed sort of sterile and clubby, chalk it up to Lincoln Park I guess. Going to reserve judgement for when they put on their own beers, this is just a preliminary review... will update once house brews are available.
Inside it's all dark stone, tile floors, granite bar top, chilly a/c, an oonce-oonce soundtrack. Top shelf of the bar was all decorative multi-colored glass bottles. Brewing equipment is in the back behind glass, though it felt like an afterthought. To the left is a row of booths with illuminated vintage beer ads on the wall. A second side room with more seating, seemed well suited for large parties.
Bartender was quick, it wasn't too busy, he chatted with us about the gameplan for the upcoming house beers (still a few weeks out).
Selection had some local gems like Revolution, 5 Rabbit, and Half Acre. List of 20 bottles, including Dreadnaught for $18 and Finch's Toasted Summer for $12... average prices were reasonable, $5 draft pints. House beers were listed on the menu as "not yet available" until all their licensing goes through. A range of styles were listed: Stout, Dubbel/Mild, Smoked Porter, Double IPA, Pale Ale, Belgian Wheat, Golden Ale, and IPA.
Overall it was ok, hopefully their house beers are good, otherwise there's not much else to bring me back.
July 20th, 2012: They are serving their house beers now...
Sept. 2012: Had a collaborative beer on with Dry Hop & Begyle, same lame atmosphere though. One and done seems to be the motto here.
07-01-2012 06:10:12 | More by emerge077
Atlas Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.