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Mickey Finn's Brewery

Not Rated.
Mickey Finn's BreweryMickey Finn's Brewery
BEER AVG
3.64/5
Based on:
66 Beers
162 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 31
Visits: 57
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

345 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, Illinois, 60048
United States
phone: (847) 362-6688

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Reviews: 31 | Visits: 57
Reviews by Czap:
Photo of Czap
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I would not recommend this place at all. I have been there a few times, never by choice, always because a friend is having a party there. The beer is just lazy or boring or sometimes just plain offensive. I don't like to complain, but there is no excuse for some of the swill that is being brewed in this place. The service is good and Libertyville is always a fun little town to check out. But please, I urge you, go across the street the The Firkin or The Tavern, spend a few extra bucks, get some great brews and hang out in a more inviting atmosphere. (555 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JoshDaut
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of CreedeSon
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Purp1eOne
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of bfrank8
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ktarns
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 1eyed_jack
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of AuntBea
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

New location is very nice but, really loud when there is a big crowd. Quieter for lunch. Good selection of beers. Menu is pretty much the same as it was in the old location. (176 characters)

Photo of OKFine
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1977
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of saemick
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of TheRealPour
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of stouts4me
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Good beer, very good food, good atmosphere, nice outside patio. (63 characters)

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MilkaStout
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Beric
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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. (1,158 characters)

Photo of MikeThumel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BigBadBaptist88
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, IL
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.