Mickey Finn's Brewery
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 237
Beer Avg: 3.63
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Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Your standard normal brewpub, but with tons of distracting large-screen TVs spread throughout the entire restaurant. I would prefer that the TVs stay limited to the bar area, but that's just not how they do things. New location is open and airy, but rather loud.
Quality: Good brews and great food. Mickey Finn's brews are nothing that will blow you away and demand worship, but are a great addition to the northern IL microbrew scene. Solid offerings that are tasty, but nothing that will blow you away.
Selection: Always have a handful of home-made microbrews on tap, along with two or three guest taps. Styles vary between the safe (wheat ales and amber ales) to the adventurous (smoked porters).
Food: Average pub food choices. Excellent hamburgers.
Value: Good pricing for both beer and food. Great atmosphere and always busy. They know what they're doing here, but it's a shame they chose not to get in on the craft beer scene (in terms of bottling/canning or offering true growlers) while they had the chance. Mickey Finn's has been a staple in northern IL for years yet it seems they are behind the eight ball in the craft brew scene.
06-16-2014 00:26:12 | More by Beric
Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, IL
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.