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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

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3.72/5
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew WorksDESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

318 S Towanda Ave
Normal, Illinois, 61761-2212
United States

(309) 862-2337 | map
destihl.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2007

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2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

On Adult Swim they got this great, super-literate, hyper-weird show called Frankenhole. Every episode, Dr. Frankenstein brings back to life some deceased celebrity, and then there ensues a whole mess of jokes concerning that celebrity's personality and/or proclivities.

One episode, an adult-aged Blanket Jackson revives his father, Michael. Blanket works an office job but tries very hard to be a hip dude: he's got a ponytail, a neck tat, a pet ferret, and then another pet ferret who has a neck tat. He works all week trading stocks but he works for the weekend, brah, because come Friday night it's time for Long Island Ice Teas at the club.

Michael is appalled. He tried so hard to fuck the kid up and yet here he is, completely and revoltingly normal. Even worse, he tries *so hard* to be edgy and weird even though there's not a single solitary bit of him that's anywhere near either. Like, being normal is bad enough, but at least have the decency to embrace to your normality instead of buying into some pathetic Brand-C attempt at strangeness. You're Coke. Maybe, on a good day, you're Pepsi. But, shit, pretending to be Royal Crown don't make you any cooler.

And this description pretty much sums up the Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works: it tries very hard for edge, and the effect is equal parts annoying and sad.

The place is meticulously decorated and very, very clean. The decor is dark with gold hues, like something you'd see at a mall store, and the wait staff all wear black. Large TVs sit behind the bar playing inoffense sports and news chatter, and the bar itself is made of what feels like slate--cold, fleshless. The beers ranged from okay to awful, and the waitstaff is made to memorize a line or two about each of them. But, overall, the meticulousness makes things a bit soulless and dead.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

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4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great food/service. Excellent sour selection, lacking on the hoppy selection. Good place to just go and chill and drink craft beer.

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4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

The beer is great and getting better all the time, The food is simply amazing. Try The Fish Tacos that are made with Swordfish, and it sounds crazy but is delicious Chili Relleno stuffed with mashed potatos

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Best brewery option in B/N area.

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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL
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