Seven Ten Lounge
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
Stopped in the other night with Matt, who was gracious enough to pick up my $3 GI IPA pint; thanks buddy!
An interesting place; the central entrance opens into a typical bar area, with a mildly retro feel and a laid back atmosphere. The central 'stall' is flanked by three side rooms, one to the left that serves as a pool hall, and two to the right for bowling. Each room next to the bar area has a secondary bar, but neither were in service on a Sunday night. These guys must have bought out four shops next to each other and managed to slam bowling lanes in two of them.
A bowling alley in Lincoln Park; who would've thought?
Quality and service are typical of a standard bar in the area, not anything of note for a beer bar. The GI IPA was fresh, and a couple other decent taps were available; Alpha King is the only one that sticks in memory.
Selection is pretty close to a standard Lincoln Park or Lakeview bar, with a couple taps thrown in seemingly to cater to the one BA who goes out with a bunch of macro drinkers.
Food is available but was not tried. Smelled pretty good though.
Overall, one would be foolish to make this a stop without trying out the few (and far better) beer bars closeby. This is one of those places that may be listed on BA, but is not much of a destination for craft beer. Try Delilah's, Paddy Long's, or Sheffield's (a few blocks North), unless you are down for some bowling to go with your Goose Island brew.
11-25-2009 04:47:45 | More by botham
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3.29/5 rDev -2.4%
$3 beer Sundays, you can't beat this!
Hmm, that reminds me of the Eagle Woman commercial...
Stopped in here tonight with Botham, on the way to Delilah's. $3 pint special was great to see, although tap selection was very limited. The best on tap was Goose IPA and Alpha King, also SA Winter Ale. Many macros (Bud, Shock Top, etc.), and macro imports like Stella, Guinness, etc. The best bottles were Duvel, Matilda, and Paulaner, out of the 20 or so bottles.
The decor and vibe was nice, sort of a low key retro feel, with large vintage posters in the bar area, light wood paneled walls, and a dark pressed tin ceiling. There were 3 separate areas, the bar was central, with separate rooms for billiards and bowling. We stuck to the bar. The music was sort of a lame mix of Norah Jones, DMB, and smooth jazz. Crowd was there for football, but wasn't rowdy. The food I saw looked good, but didn't try any.
Overall, the selection here is severely lacking, but if you're a pool shark or Roy Munson you could do much worse. Delilah's is a superior choice for the beer lover, just a few doors up the street.
11-23-2009 02:58:18 | More by emerge077
3.79/5 rDev +12.5%
The Lucky Strike is located on a bustling section of Lincoln Avenue. Lots of local restaurants, pubs, shopping, etc. It is not that far from either the Red Line Fullerton stop or the Brown Line Diversey stop.
Lots of trendy locals come to bowl, watch sports, grab some good beers and enjoy a bite to eat. Very fun atmosphere due to the games. They have tap offerings from Goose Island, Bells, Capital, Summit, Guinness, and Stella along with the mainstream macros and ciders. Lots of micro drinkers in the crowd, which is always good to see. Servers range from competent to quite good.
Nice sidewalk seating in the summer. Good regulation pool tables.
this is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. Just a block from Delilahs, so check them both out.
10-26-2004 14:08:18 | More by Redrover
Seven Ten Lounge in Chicago, IL
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