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Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Based on:
32 Beers
1,114 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 26
Visits: 46
Avg: 3.72
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 Redrover:
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3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

We chose the Wild Onion as it was kind of half way between the two groups I was going out with. It was still a 40 minute drive….
As we pulled into the parking lot, I was impressed by the building and really liked the large mural on the outside. Inside, even more impressed. There is lots of large wood beams, a huge stone fireplace, cozy bar area to your left and lots of dining straight on and to your right.

Service was friendly and knew the beer menu, but they really try and quickly turn the tables over. My advice is to order an appetizer or two and don’t place your food orders until after you are done with the appetizers. I realize they are busy and may have folks waiting, but our check arrived at almost at the same time as entrees. Our waitress did say not to rush, but I still felt rushed.

Between our group, we had full pints of 7 of their offerings. The consensus was good not great beers. The best of the bunch was their hefe.

The appetizers were pretty good, the food was adequate. We liked the fried pickles and calamari. Burgers seemed to be premade patties. The fish and chips were good and the tartar sauce was very good. Nice salads as well. The prime rib, wraps and fish special didn’t not receive as high of marks.

I would be willing to go back for another visit. Maybe pick a week night to see if it is a little less rushed.

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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mbmiche
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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...

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of stouts4me
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Photo of USAF77
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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