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Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.55/5
Based on:
33 Beers
346 Reviews
Place Score: 85
Reviews: 26
Visits: 46
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

22221 North Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, Illinois, 60010
United States
phone: (847) 381-7308

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wildonion21

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Reviews: 26 | Visits: 46
Reviews by Czap:
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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I was not impressed. There are not a lot of good places to drink in the North Suburbs, so when I hear about or discover one, I wanna check it out. Even though I heard some not so great things about this place, my wife and I were close by one night and thought we would give it a try.

Never again. The house brews were limited in styles and not very good. I got a flight of everything they had, which was five selections, three of which were light, and I was only slightly impressed with one. I had to end with a guest beer, Founders, in order to leave with a good taste in my mouth.

I ordered a gorgonzola bacon burger medium rare. It was cooked perfect and very delicious. My wife took a bite and said it tasted like a dirty dishrag. She's not a fan of stinky cheese though. Yum. So the food and service was very good.

Maybe they should just scratch the brewery operation and bring in a bunch of Midwest and Great Lake region brews. Until a change is made, I will not be making a return visit. (998 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerLover99
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of ajgood04
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of PickleBucket29
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mbmiche
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Decent food and decent distro brews. Where they really hit it is with their on-tap-at-the-brewery-only-and-we're-not-bottling-it experimental brews. If you missed the BA Drago, that is unfortunate... (201 characters)

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Lots of beer to choose from, however there was no patio. Some people love the German Beer Hall kind of atmosphere, but on a 70 degree day I want to enjoy my beer outside. I enjoyed the beer quite a bit though and they had a ton of variety. (241 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of stouts4me
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Great building, greater outdoor patio overlooking the 'lake'. Beer pretty good, nothing outstanding, just steady quality, food very good, nice place for dinner, and drinks on the deck. (184 characters)

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of USAF77
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I went to a wedding reception here and had a great time. I was sitting at the bar drinking a diet coke when the smell of the beer just overwhelmed me and I ordered a few Pilsners. Their Pilsner is a really nice one and they allowed me to sample most of the rest of their Beers.

I really like this place. The Beer was fresh and delicious, obviously brewed with care. I wont go into detail about the different brews here but I consider Onion to be well worth the hour drive just to have lunch. Most of all a liquid one. I had a very good time there. (548 characters)

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Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. in Lake Barrington, IL
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.