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Delilah's

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Delilah'sDelilah's
BA SCORE
95
world-class

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Taps: 18
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

2771 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1320
United States
phone: (773) 472-2771

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Sunday-Friday: 4pm - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 3am

Sundays in the fall - open at 11am for Buffalo Bills games
*Open 365 days a year

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Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

Delilah's could pass for a goth child's bedroom in regards to aesthetics, but comfortable surroundings, friendly staff and a solid tap and bottle list more than make up for that (if you think of that as a bad thing)

atmosphere is pseudo halloween-esque with a bit of hard rock flaire; quite dark with orangish amber lighting throughout. the bar is to one side, with lounge seating in back. and a rail up front looking out to the sidewalk.

quality and service are great. clean glassware, fresh taps and barkeeps that don't mind talking about beer.

selection is great as well. around 20 taps, along with an extensive bottle list which contains an excellent selection of hard to find Lambics (pricey).

overall, this is a worthy stop for those in the area, as well as to seek out when something good is on tap or one is in the mood for lambics.

botham, Sep 28, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

GrishaP, Oct 09, 2014
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yemenmocha, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Went in on a Sunday afternoon. Prob about ten other people there, and they were pretty loud.
I had a 3F Pride & Joy, but came primarily for a peek at the bourbon selection. They had a full array
of Pappy Van Winkle, which was exactly what I was looking for. The 23 yr topped out at $45, which seems to be normal for Pappy at this entry point in the market.They also have the largest
collection of liquor bottles that I ever saw in my life. Bartenders were very nice, and even gave us a flashlight to look at the menus. Did I mention that the place is very dark?

It is referred to as a punk rock bar, but I really didn't get that impression. I am sure it gets rocking later in the evening, but
they had some decent music playing. They have a movie every night, which was Elvis Presley
during my visit. There is a black velvet picture of Elvis prominently displayed in the lounging area.Prices were mid range, but the ambiance is priceless.

Tiburon, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

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susieferone, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%

Have read about Delilah's for years now. Mostly based around their whiskey selection, and I know this isn't Whiskey Advocate, but I'm giving them style points because Whiskey and beer go hand and hand.

Had lunch at the Northdown, and was walking over to Goose Clybourn, and bam, there was Delilah's and it was erupting with sound! As it turns out (and is noted above), that during the Fall, Delilah's will open early to show the Buffalo Bill's games. Mike the owner is from Buffalo, and sure as shit, you walk in and there is a bunch of Buffalo Bill's fans. As pathetic of a team as they are (zing), there is a good contingency of Bill's fans in Chicago. They were passionate, and drinking LaBatt's. I thought that was funny.

Anyways, they had a great little tap selection of beer. We ended up getting a Noel de Calabaza from JP...and that beer is no slouch, so I was very excited to see that on the list. He's got some great vintage bottles, and does a Christmas themed party ever year where he busts out some really gnarly verticals of shit like Anchor Christmas, SN Celebration and so on.

Mike is my favorite kind of bar owner. He stocks things because he wants to carry them and believes they are good products. Not because the beer community is drooling over them, or they are the newest and greatest, or anything like that. It's a great way to show people you give a f*ck, and that you are passionate about what you do. Right on Mike, keep it up dude.

Now his whiskey. World class selection. Shit you will not see anywhere else, ANYWHERE! Many hand picked casks by Mike himself, and some blends that he has done with distilleries. I love this.

This place is everything a great beer/whiskey bar should be. Dark, rough around the edges, and well stocked. A MUST stop in the Chicago area, I will absolutely be back.

MarcatGSB, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

dannycohen62, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

midlifec, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%

Finally made my way into Delilah's this past weekend following a bachelor party the night before. Someone before me described the place as gritty, and I doubt there's a better word out there. It's kinda small, decidedly dark, and has a definite punk-ish edge to it. Interestingly enough, I got in there just after opening on a Sunday, and "The Empire Strikes Back" was playing on the TVs, already about 15-20 minutes in. Right on. The bartender seemed somewhat terse, not in a negative way, really, just a slightly distant one. I have no real problem with this. At all. Good on ya, mate. The bathroom's mirror is composed of shards arranged close to each other, approximating a real mirror. Adverts sitting around told me to stop in for some psychobilly DJing. Nice. The beer selection was solid, if on the smaller side, but, then again, I doubt they're really catering to the true beer geek crowd: they just like to serve tasty brews is all. There looked to be some nice bottles in the small fridge at the end of the bar (hell, I wanna say I spotted a Cantillon 375ml, but I'm still not sure), but I never got a good look or asked about it. Overall, I really wanna go back. I feel I would really enjoy myself here on a decently regular basis. If only I knew what they had on-tap before heading in...

TMoney2591, Jul 24, 2012
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Delilah's in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.