Taps: 27 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
4.13/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Joined a friend who is a Libertyville native for lunch there this past Sunday and was very impressed.
It is a good size place for the small town, with a very tall ceiling, and a large bar...mostly set off by the beautiful, tall back bar. It looks like the bar for bartenders. Wide work area, plenty of room, lots of taps.
They had a great cross section of brews on their tap list, and an equally encompassing selection in bottles. Everything from Left Hand Milk Stout, Sprecher Abbey Triple to Emmets Saison and some good local Two Brothers products.
The bottle list had some Cantillon, which is as far as I really needed to go. It was a great surprise, and I enjoyed it.
The food was good. Nothing overwhelming, but I had some steak tacos that hit the spot, as well as everyone else in our party was very happy with what they ordered, from burgers to our 7 year old companion enjoying her chicken strips greatly.
Service was great. The server really knew the food menu, and beer menu, and was very informative and listened well. Big props.
I will return to the Firkin...I will make a point of it. Great spot.
10-31-2011 19:33:44 | More by MarcatGSB
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
One of my favorites. I go for all the amazing brews but the food is also awesome. They always have a wide selection of great craft brew. Definitely take pride in the craft. Always using proper glassware, and great tap maintenance. If your in the Libertyville area be sure to stop by.
02-23-2014 21:45:07 | More by lanciloti
4.48/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$$
Great beer selection fo a local bar. Friende them on facebook for the updates on what beers are tapped. I work around the corner so its nice to pop over and pick up a fresh pint they currently have bcbs and backyard on tap. The rumor is they have bcbcs and prop but will not confirm.
01-05-2014 14:42:25 | More by JVB
4.17/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Visited with some friends on a busy Friday night
I really liked this place - had the feel of a great neighborhood bar (not just a bunch of hipsters or beer geeks), but also had fantastic beer selection. Overall, I'd say the atmosphere was ok - nothing amazing, but enjoyable nonetheless.
The beer selection was the highlight. It was carefully thought out and balanced, with good representation for locals, a variety of styles, some fairly obscure Belgians, and a wide range of American craft. The bottle list was probably no larger than the draft menu, but it was a great compliment as it was mostly Belgians that are probably better on bottles anyway. Everything we had was served in appropriate glassware, which is always a plus, and the quality overall was excellent.
Service was great, though I think one of my friends is a regular and that really helped us :) one thing I think I disagree with others on is the assessment of the value - I thought the prices were fair. Yes, Bourbon County is 1$/oz but it's an expensive beer! Maybe some pints could be a buck cheaper, but I had no real issue with the prices. It's always hard to judge prices as a visitor from another state though (5-6$ pints are the norm in Atlanta). Overall, Firkin was pretty awesome!
12-31-2013 23:47:35 | More by jophish17
5/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love this place. Great vibe, great atmosphere. The bartenders were friendly . They were also knowledgeable and just seemed like they were having a good time which in turn rubbed off on my friend and I. I like the crowd its not the kind you would see at a college bar but its definitely still a young crowd. Its right in downtown Libertyville which is just a cute suburb to begin with. If you have a chance to stop by even if its just for a nightcap I highly recommend you do
11-11-2013 01:55:34 | More by Cindy_C
The Firkin in Libertyville, IL
98 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.