Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 153
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 125
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bigkingken:
3.58/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $
I love the vibe this place puts out. It's a dark, hipster-ish almost-dive located just outside of Chicago. There's a wide range of different types of people all congregating in the same place to drink some beer. A chalk board proudly proclaims the immense selection offered by the guys who buy the beer, who must have excellent taste. Some of the hardest to find beers in the country somehow find their way here either in the bottle or on tap, including their own.
Unfortunately, they were sort of between brew masters when I dropped by, and only had four of their own beers on tap. It featured a fairly standard stout, an unremarkable German alt, a barley wine I declined to try and an excellent blackberry imperial blonde. This impressive concoction was smooth, light, slightly fruity and an impressive 8%. Not that the number is really that high, but it certainly is for a fruited blonde.
They don't serve much food here, so I decided to pass on a taste. What they do offer is a small assortment of peanuts, chips and thin crust pizza that is probably frozen and popped into an oven somewhere.
But that's okay, they're not here for the food. They're here for the beer, and the servers are happy to tell you about them. I enjoyed the bartenders, so I'm giving them high marks as well.
03-03-2011 19:33:19 | More by bigkingken
More User Reviews:
3.82/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
Atmosphere-a little bit of a dive with some nice, older wood work. A little dead on a Sunday afternoon but a nice quiet place to enjoy a couple.
Quality-beers were solid. We had the IPA, Citra-Hopped Cream Ale and Munich-Style Lager.
Service-it was dead, but the bartender kept our glasses full and allowed us samples of each beer we wanted to try.
Selection-They had about six house beers on tap with a half-dozen or so more guest taps. Bottle/can selection was very good as well. Many new ones to try and old ones to revisit.
Food-They only have a few small bags of chips, etc. Carryout/delivery is welcome from surrounding areas.
Value-House beers were fairly reasonable at 5-6 dollars a pint. Guest beers seemed a little pricey.
Overall-A nice location just off the bike path. We'll be back every 4-6 weeks for a couple quiet beers in a nice setting.
06-16-2014 01:15:44 | More by BTodd
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
Lunar Brewing in Villa Park, IL
93 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.