Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 151
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 125
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.88/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Fantastic! This was the 233rd brewpub I've visited and can say it is the best dive/corner bar brewpub I've been to. I had full beer samples of their IPA, Belgian Double, Mango XMas, and Stout and they were all excellent. I'm still amazed that such an underwhelming location produces such great beers. Also worth noting is the great guest taps and bottles. Without their own beers, you could make a case that this is a great beer bar. One major drawback for me was they were charging $10 for a 33cl Westmalle and $18 for the 3 Floyds Alpha Claus seasonal beer. I chatted up a guy at the bar and wanted him to try something other than the house tripple but $10 for a Westmalle is too steep. I was introduced to the owner Charlie. It turns out this used to be their hangout and when it went up for sale, him and a couple of his buddies purchased it. They could clean up the inside a bit and maybe turn the heat up slightly- it was cold inside. In any event, if you have the opportunity to make it to Lunar while in Chicago, it's a must do!
12-07-2007 23:09:40 | More by Yetiman420
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4.58/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of my favorite local places to go to. There is no kitchen because that is where they are brewing. Low lit atmosphere is perfect for just going in and having a couple of beers and enjoying them without all the raucous of annoying people talking about nothing. Large choice of craft beers definitely makes it easy for everyone to find something that they will like.
09-20-2013 16:26:35 | More by jpierceniu
4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Lunar is a cool little corner neighborhood bar in the sleepy little 'burb of Villa Park. Walking in you're greeted by a long, old, wood bar with wood framed coolers running the entire length. A few tables line the opposite wall with a few more thrown in the back around a tiny stage. Tin signs cover the walls along with advertised beer prices such as Little Kings And Mickeys for $1.50. This place has that great, old school, worn in feeling like it has accumulated decor over the years instead of packing new junk in to make it seem old.
There are 5 Lunar taps that rotate and a handful (10?) of quality guest taps. Double Trouble, Grand Teton Oud Bruin, Boulevard Saison-Brett and Imp. Pilsner,and Bruery White Oak are a few of the taps available on my last visit. Lunar's own taps were Moondance, Cream Ale, Eclipse Stout on nitro, and a couple others. A good all around selection, many of which are not seen often on tap around Chicago. The bottle list is also impressive with some very hard to find bottles available.
Service is always great at Lunar. The bartenders are very engaging and friendly while more than willing to talk shop. There's not a friendlier bunch anywhere. No food is served, besides some spicy pickled eggs on the counter, but you can bring in your own. I'd recommend a trip out to Lunar for anyone within reasonable distance. The vibe makes this place but the quality taplist doesn't hurt either.
08-24-2013 15:13:37 | More by joe1510
5/5 rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Lunar is heaven on earth. It is very reasonable and excellent. House brews change weekly and guest taps too. Lunar has a very good selection of beers. Service is wonderful and friendly. Bartenders Mark and Chuck know their stuff and are good dudes. Charlie the owner is a great guy too.
Price is what one would expect $5-6 for a lager/IPA/ Stout and $7-9 for specialty beers.
No food but it's BYOF (Bring your own Food), they have plenty of take out menus or bring in home cooked meals. I brought i a crock-pot of smoked chili for the entire place it was a good time.
Long story short come to Lunar and enjoy!
08-19-2013 18:49:02 | More by NewGlarusFan
Lunar Brewing in Villa Park, IL
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.