Taps: 27 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Czap:
4.7/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
What can I say about The Firkin that hasn't already been said? Not much. The place is, without a doubt, your quintessential hipster (not always a bad thing) urban beer bar, pulled from Earth, roots and all, out of some random North neighborhood in Chicago, and gently placed down in the North Suburbs. Thank you for that, because the pickins are pretty slim in McHenry and Lake County, at least for the time being.
So yes, if you're from out of town or a local who for some reason hasn't been there, just go. You will like. The decor and atmosphere is inviting and chill. Every bartender I have encountered is knowledgable on the beer selection. And speaking of the selection, it is always fresh and constantly changing. Great place.
But you have heard this all before from previous reviews. So maybe something different I can tell you is to go next door. The Tavern is literally on the other side of the wall and has the same owners. The beer menu is smaller and the food menu is bigger. The atmosphere alone is worth checking the place out. The Tavern is a great compliment to The Firkin, so enjoy.
10-14-2010 00:31:27 | More by Czap
More User Reviews:
The Firkin in Libertyville, IL
99 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.