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Links Taproom

Not Rated.
Links TaproomLinks Taproom
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Reviews: 6
Visits: 28
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1559 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-2009
United States
phone: (773) 360-7692

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @linkstaproom

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Place added by: Fluffheady on 01-12-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Visits: 28
Reviews by Fluffheady:
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4.61/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I’ve been waiting for a bar like this to show up in Wicker Park/Bucktown for a long time. It’s safe to say I’ve found my new spot. Seriously. Links rocks. Links Taproom features 40 taps including 2 Nitro and 4 Casks. They also have an amazing digital beer board that displays the tap list, is updated in real time, and displays everything from ABV and IBU to the color of the beer and KEG LEVEL. If you check in to Untappd, Foursquare, Instagram, or tweet the bar, it scrolls across the screen. About 2/3 of the tap list is from Illinois or states that touch it. These guys are incredibly passionate about serving local good beer and it shows. The only macro is PBR...but it’s Wicker Park. Links has a service model that isn’t seen too often around Chicago: there are no servers, but there is a large service area where you can go quickly grab your own beer. If you want food, you order it at the food window and it’s delivered to your table. The service model is actually very similar to the Founders brewpub, and it’s honestly my favorite kind of service at a craft beer bar. When I’m drinking craft beer, I don’t want to wait on a server only to have them come back in 10 minutes and tell me the beer I ordered is out. It also makes sitting at the bar a better experience because people aren’t constantly reaching over you. Overall, this place feels incredibly homey. I really dig the vinyls. I will be back. A LOT. (1,438 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of kylehay2004
4.6/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.44/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mmesce2
4/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Let's be honest. They are named for serving sausages...no homo. And they do just that, very well. The vibe is that of a restaurant which serves beer as a secondary...not quite a gastropub. Their selection is great, and diverse. I have been there about 5x and each time there has been a very knowledgeable employee. I don't think the food is worth the cost imho, but it is tasty. Give it a try and tell me I'm wrong. I love it because wicker park desperately needed a diverse taproom, and it filled my hole (no homo). (516 characters)

Photo of tim007007
4.23/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.43/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.93/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tjcapture
4.93/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great beer selection. Love the screens with beers on tap and even showing keg status. Had the Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout, which was amazing itself. Bartender was very knowledgeable and a great guy. (211 characters)

Photo of misternebbie
4.21/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of FlaviusG
4.63/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I have visited several times, and would recommend Link's to anyone looking for good beer and food. Each time I have visited they have had a good mix of different beers, including beers on tap, cask, and bottles. It is clean, the staff is friendly, and the food is very good, and reasonably priced for Chicago. They utulize a cool menu that is displayed on TVs, that shows all the beer (and wine) they have on tap, with notes, as well as how much of the keg is left. Great spot! (481 characters)

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.59/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great beer selection, great sausage selection, great knowledgeable service. (75 characters)

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1/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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Links Taproom in Chicago, IL
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