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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 Vdubb86:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I've been to the Onion Pub on several occasions with my family. Overall it seems like a classier place than it actually is. I'm not really sure how to describe the atmosphere. It's a really very quiet place, but that may be due to the fact that every time I'm there it's relatively empty. The quality is average across the board the food is good sometimes depending on what you get. The brews are average at best I prefer the Maibock as their best but in all honesty there is nothing special. It's a place to go for different brews than the mainstream. Sometimes there is a gem in the seasonals but the standbys aren't really the best. The service is always pretty good. I would venture a guess to say that there are better brew pubs out there, but since this one isn't overpriced at all it's worth a try if you find yourself in the area. I wouldn't go and seek it out but every once in awhile that is well worth a stop by (922 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.