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Emmett's Brewing Company

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Emmett's Brewing CompanyEmmett's Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 92
Beer Avg: 3.75

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
very good

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
United States
phone: (630) 434-8500

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(Place added by: Todd)
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Reviews by JeffKrenner:
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in for lunch on a monday afternoon(08/07).
The bar area was empty, but by the time we left the restaurant seemed fairly busy. Nice bar with high top tables and plenty of bar spaces. Everything was clean and beers available was on a nice big board for all to see. Service was good since we where the only ones that the bartender was serving. Victory Pale Ale is quite good while some of the others were so so. Food was very good. Had a buffalo burger on an english muffin with bleu cheese that was solid. Price seemed reasonable for what you got.

08-12-2006 15:42:59 | More by JeffKrenner
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-02-2014 21:12:18 | More by LarryJ
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-11-2014 13:48:25 | More by Kevin_Young
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.75 | $$$

Emmett's is a nice place with a few decent brews. The food is pretty good, but a bit pricey. The beers are above average and every once in a while they will have a brew that is really surprising. The place is definitely clean and professional and the atmosphere is decent. Stopping by for some brews on a Friday night is always a treat.

02-23-2014 00:44:36 | More by scalffd
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2013 07:08:00 | More by leprakhan
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$

I liked this place. A very clean, nice atmosphere. It almost feels like a "chain" but I don't think it is. The beer selection is similar to a place like Rock Bottom Brewery -- nothing will blow your mind, but they make a pleasant, clean, polished product.

06-29-2013 04:19:16 | More by amalahow
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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$

Good atmosphere and great beer. I am looking forward to trying more of their stuff. The Victory Pale Ale was a solid beer. I especially want to try their some of their darker beers. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the south Chicago suburban area. The bar is fun and the dining room is a great place to have dinner and enjoy a brew or two.

06-01-2013 22:01:50 | More by ethanmc12
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Good atmosphere of historic downtown Downers Grove Illinois.
Staff is friendly and the same service staff, for the most part, meaning employees that are loyal. Beer tasting for Mug members is a plus that many of our friends take advantage of. Different rooms, one for meetings, make this a good place to a club to meet. Food better than average, and unique. Parking sometimes tricky. Known for their own yearly beers, I look forward to the seasonal ales , I even wish they had more. Food pair well with whats on tap.

02-18-2011 17:20:56 | More by BlackBeerPirate
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

I visited here for lunch with my parents on 1/8/10 which was a Saturday afternoon.

The atmosphere seemed like typical simple pub. A long bar and tables on one side with a bunch of TVs on one side and a more sit down environment on the other side. The 15 barrel brewhouse was in the front corner behind glass.

We walked in and sat down in a bar table and were pretty promptly greeted by our server and given a drink and food menu. I ordered the IPA on nitro and my dad ordered the 1AM ale. For appetizers we got the pretzel sticks with cheese and a beer mustard sauce.

For the first round of beers I thought my IPA was pretty bland but I blame the nitro almost as much the beer. My dad really enjoyed his 1AM ale. The pretzel sticks were warm, soft and really tasty. My only complaint was that the mustard was ice cold. I would have preferred it warm.

My dad and I both ordered the Kobe burgers and my mom the spinach salad. Since it wasn't busy at all on a Saturday afternoon our food came rather quickly. Our burgers were excellent, really juicy, cooked perfectly. I had a spread of boursin cheese on mine which complimented the meat wonderfully. Mom mom said her salad was good as well. My second beer was the McCarthy Red which was decent but not outstanding. So what I've had of the beers were pretty average for brew-pub, some solid offerings but nothing wowing.

Pricewise is was about average for pub fare and for the taste value was good.

I saw some fliers on my way out about some homebrewers meetings and also pub trivia nights. I'm a sucker for anything trivia and homebrewing related so I see myself heading back here sometime soon.

01-11-2011 00:46:32 | More by weatherdog
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2.61/5  rDev -33.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$

stopped in to try the "wide variety" the website brags about , well after sitting at the empty bar the bartender practically crawled over. he throws a menu at us and walks a few steps down continuing his conversation with another coworker. i heard the service was laid back but never like this. after about 5 minutes thirsty he wanted to take our food order ? not thinking we were only there for beer. we were wondering if we were at mcdonalds or something. anyways they had 6 beers on the chaulk board but only 4 were available to drink. too much trouble to wipe off the selections they were out of. the victory pale ale was worth the wait tho.i would make it worth the trip alone. the oatmeal stout and brown was average and the light doesnt even seem worth a try. anyways when i was looking at the menu it seemed like the prices were a bit high for a place like that, good thing we were only there for the beer.

04-15-2010 22:31:33 | More by tatt2ed
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Emmett's Brewing Company in Downers Grove, IL
88 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.