World of Beer
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Taps: 50 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.37/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
It's not the cheapest, but has a great selection and has enabled me to try lots of hard to find stuff ranging from BCBCS to Abacus to Zombie Dust. There's always good stuff to be had. Also, if you're a loyalty member, having 25% off bottles on Tuesdays is really nice, and you also get free stuff (ie glasses) almost every time there's a tap takeover. The senior staff is super knowledgeable and very friendly. With the exception of Hopleaf, I always find other bars coming short in comparison (at least as far as beer goes).
05-13-2014 00:20:15 | More by Sweffin
3/5 rDev -27%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5 | $$
Quantity over quality. This place is good if you want to try beers from around the world (and they do have a "rewards program" (although some of their milestones are a bit farfetched)). But keep in mind with some of those foreign beers, they don't travel well. So that Czech pilsner you may be trying may not tastes so "fresh" as you'd like it. And depending on who's working, you may not get the best of customer service either. Some of the staff will be friendly with you while other wish they could go home already. As for food, it's pretty basic. Sorry, no burgers or fries on their menus. Although, they DO allow you to bring your own food and have menus from the local restaurants that deliver to the bar. Bottom line, they (like some chains) are about quantity over quality, hit or miss on the service, and bring your own food.
03-28-2014 16:20:16 | More by BRami127
3.8/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75 | $$
A: Large, clean, and refreshingly empty on a snow Saturday at lunchtime. Nothing spectacular, though bottles were displayed attractively and prominently in coolers on the walls behind the bar. Probably the best selection for a chain that I've been to. Pleasant surprise when I saw that the doors to the men's and women's were decorated entirely with art from Unibroue's Maudite and Ephemere, respectively.
Q (of the Beers): No shortage of excellent beers here, which is why we came. Not disappointed at all.
S: Very polite and patient waitresses who, though not especially knowledgeable about beer, were very accommodating (especially since we had our 2-year old with us).
S: Very large selection of bottles and cans (500+) and 40 some taps.
F: What we got was fine, but their selection is extremely limited.
V: Decent prices for beers in Chicago (unless you're a a university student).
02-02-2014 03:47:32 | More by 3BeersIn3Days
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
OK, it's a chain concept but you have to give 'em credit for offering an amazing array of bottled beer. It really is a world of beer options at this joint! The bottled beers in the coolers behind the bar make for an impressive sight. I prefer taps and they also have plenty of those. Around 50 or so ...nice!
The excellent draft selection is constantly rotating to the point that the printed beer menu can't keep up with what's current. So be sure and ask the barkeep what's new in the draft category. Friendly staff always happy to pour a taste before you buy. Plus they sell the half size glass - 6 oz. I think. Kudos for offering the small glass pour. And you can buy as few as one. No need to invest in a flight but they do offer the "paddle of four" if you want to go that route. I don't know why more craft beer bars won't offer the smaller portion size.
Reasonable food, plenty of sports on the big screens (not that big though if that's your thing) and even live music on the weekends. All in all a good spot to explore a world of beer.
11-08-2013 16:30:51 | More by Burferd
World of Beer in Evanston, IL
91 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.