Mickey Finn's Brewery
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 237
Beer Avg: 3.63
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerLover99:
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This little gem in the North suburbs of Chicago (Lake County) offers a wide selection of beers. They have standards available throughout the year, as well as, seasonal offerings. You can purchase growlers.
Small, quaint pub, restaurant feel with a separate bar section, along with live music area upstairs.
The pub fair is very good and after visiting this place many times, have tried many different things on the menu. Mickey Finn's has something for everyone concerning beer (weaker to heavier) and also food.
This is a must for IL and WI residents. Support local beer.
12-10-2010 18:44:45 | More by BeerLover99
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3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.