Taps: 30 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tapman:
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in Chicago's Printer's Row in the South Loop, this is a great establishment for us college students who enjoy fine brews. The prices on everything from food to spirits is reasonable and competitive with the other pubs and bars in Chicago.
The nice thing is that they change their tap beers every three months and have about 13-20 beers on tap at a time along with an honorable wine selection and some ciders on tap as well. They always balance the beer variety, so whatever mood your in they have a beer for you. A year ago they had Guiness Extra Stout (the real one) on non-nitro tap and it was delicious.
Also if you are looking for food it is the best food in the South Loop, which only has some crappy thai restaurants and a Bar Louie for grub. The famous Hackney burger is enough to draw you in and I recommend the Inside-Out burger with chedder cheese and smoky bacon stuffed inside the half-pound patty. For desert get the cookie sunday. Baked fresh for each costomer, it has to be the best tasting desert I've ever had the pleasure of experienceing.
04-04-2007 23:34:17 | More by tapman
More User Reviews:
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I visited this place on a recent visit to see the fam at Christmas 2012. This was literally a block from my brother-in-law's place which was nice.
Atmosphere: Located in the Printer's Row section of Chicago, which has sort of an old-timey, gangster movie feel. This inside had a nice, bar-like vibe that teetered on the verge of being a sports bar, but not quite. Quiet, just the way I like it!
Quality and Service: The waiter was very attentive to our need and seemed to know his way around the beer and food menu. Lot's of great stuff on both!
Selection: The beer selection was excellent: They had Daisy Cutter, some Two Brothers selelction, Metropolitan, Revolution, and a ton of other entries distributed to the local area. Lot of great selections of the food menu as well, but be warned, the website is rarely up-to-date.
Food: We ordered the Pesto Flatbread and it was killer!
Value: We got out of there for around $30 bucks or so after ordering several quality brews and a rather filling appetizer. We were both satisfied.
Definitely check this place out if you're in the area.
NOTE: A few doors down is a really nice bottle shop (Printer's Row Wine Shop).
01-04-2013 00:47:58 | More by Chaney
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Swung by here as I was staying up the block in Printer's Row.
This place is clearly a locals bar. I found it to be a fun atmosphere. Plenty of big time beer on tap and a wide bottle selection. I went with some Bell's stuff and it was all in proper glassware. Servers knew their stuff.
Food options looked good. Televisions had the Cubs game on, and the patrons appeared to be the after work crowd.
Pricing was typical for the area, and fiar for what we had. If you are in the area and looking for a non-pretentious hangout with good beer I'd recommend Hackney's.
08-01-2012 00:38:02 | More by socon67
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My favorite "burger and beer" spot in the South Loop.
Good size bar area - it can get a bit packed depending on day/time and such, but that's to be expected of any neighborhood hangout.
Large, rotating beer menu. Usually highlights Chicago brews; Half Acre, Goose (BTW-one of the places the 3 sisters made it to, they're still there as of last Sunday), Metropolitan, 2l Bros, etc. But a solid Great Lakes representation to - the region, not the brewery; Founders (KBS for a while), Tyranena from time to time.
Great food. High end pub fair, and some of the best burgers in town. I work just down the street and find myself getting their carryout more than my wallet wants to allow...
Servers are always friendly, some are more talkative than others, but it's not uncommon to hear patrons called by their first name.
I wouldn't necessarily call it a destination, but for those visiting or have just found themselves in the area it's by far the most recommended place for a nice, casual night out. I'll probably find myself there after work tonight. The very definition of a neighborhood hangout.
09-25-2011 14:45:43 | More by drumminbrewer
3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Cool place in the south loop, a few doors down from Kasey's and around the corner from Villains (apparently closed on Sunday night).
good tap selection at fair prices - daisy cutter was the elixir of choice but there were some other interesting items - goose island green line, various metropolitan taps and other locals, higher end common offerings from the region.
the bar area was pretty quiet but it was midnight on a sunday - the restaurant area was completely shut down at this hour. the bartender was cool and chatty - not sure if she knew anything about beer, but it didnt matter.
tv's are present and the bar seems like a good conversation hub.
07-27-2011 00:25:43 | More by dirtylou
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Hackney's is the quintessential neighborhood bar, and from the looks of it, Hackney's has been around for longer than the craft beer scene has. It is divided into two rooms, one the "bar" area and the other seating. It's a little run down, but that only seeks to give this place a lived-in, cozy feel to it. I liked it. I felt welcome. All was good.
Crowd was a mix of South-loop locals and business-types. Everyone was easygoing.
I think there were about 20 taps. Everything is listed on the handwritten chalkboard. There was a nice blend of European beers (mainly German), craft (Left Hand Ju Ju, Stone Levitation), and locals (HA Daisy Cutter, GI Green Line). The closest they had to macro were Stella and Guiness. Oddly, I only saw two bottles listed, though I am not certain these were the only bottles they carried. Didn't really matter. And at $5.45 for an 18oz pour, I thought prices were very reasonable.
I can't comment specifically on the food, but from what I could tell, this was old-school pub fare: Tuna salad in a hollowed out tomato. Burgers on bread. Cobb salads. Personally I didn't try anything, but it all looked decent (and the prices were fair).
While Hackney's probably isn't worth a special trip, if you're in the neighborhood, it's definitely worth stopping in.
06-29-2010 01:38:16 | More by Florida9
4.14/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Excellent bar service here, they were chatting about beer the whole time, and didn't charge anything for a soda on the side. Bar is directly inside on the right, separated from a classy dining area suitable to bring your parents to. Patio seating outside on a quiet street. There was a chalkboard that grouped the beers by location and season... "Summer beers" "Midwest" West Coast, Belgian, East Coast, etc.
There were 2 Surly beers listed, also Metropolitan, Matilda, Golden Cap, A Belgian Wit, and a few others. Value was good, several options in a 19 oz. pub glass for $5 or less. The bar area was fairly small and cozy.
From what I hear everywhere, they have a killer burger, but I didn't have time for one today. Kasey's up the street may have a better selection, but this place is far more cozy and relaxing.
08-07-2009 02:27:32 | More by emerge077
Hackney's in Chicago, IL
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.