Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 157
Beer Avg: 4
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 125
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
3.58/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Lunar Brewpub has a townie feel to it and a well worn-in aura, which makes it an interesting place to enjoy a couple brews. situated on the main street of a quiet suburb, the corner entrance opens onto an open space with the bar at the right and seating along the left. there is a small stage at the back, with a couple random arcade games and tables set up near the rear.
the atmosphere is somewhat halloween-esque with a small town bar feel. moons and stars are around in various media, with large moon tap handles at the bar. the music was a bit dark and almost carnival like in its mood, which fits in with the asthetics.
quality and service are mediocre. there were two bartenders, one of which was the miller for the brewery, and was very friendly and open to discuss beer. the other was quite slow and had no idea what was going on as far as service goes. apparently one has to 'take the good with the bad' regarding service sometimes. quality was good, with proper glassware for about half of the beers, but the pours were to the brim of the glassware (all poured from the poor bartender), so no heads formed on any of the beers.
selection was good. many guest bottles of craft beer are available, with some hard to find and specialty brews available, and six offerings from Lunar. the Lunar brews were unique, with an oatmeal pale ale, a raspberry ale, an imperial IPA, a blonde doppelbock and an oak-aged stout. This BA had the Oatmeal Pale and the Oak-Aged Stout, and both were good, but nothing special.
food is available, but there is no kitchen, just frozen pizzas, and various nuts, beef sticks and cheese.
overall, this is a decent stop for beer, because in addition to the Lunar beer there is a healthy selection of guest taps and bottles. the beer seems to be lacking a bit in quality, but that doesn't mean the place should be avoided.
07-05-2009 18:49:57 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
3.82/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
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.