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Oasis Micro-Pub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

22 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

901 E State St
Rockford, Illinois, 61104-1023
United States

(815) 964-7777 | map

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Added by hoosier222002 on 11-26-2008

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
30
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 30
Photo of hoosier222002
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Oasis just reopened after a couple of months. A couple of friends and I stopped in on a Friday evening. To honor the reopening, they had all taps, 16 or so, for $3. Tap selection was very good. 90 minute, the Csar Imperial Sout, Ranger IPA, just to name a few. They removed some of the "booths" they had before which allows more light in. The fireplace was going which made for a nice atmosphere. Service was solid, three people behind the bar for the crowd. Comfortable bar stools are a plus as well.

Hard to find a better beer selection in Rockford.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After the huge disappointment which was Carlyle's, I gave the Oasis Micro Pub a shot. I walked in and it felt liked I walked in to someone's cozy living room. The bar stools and table chairs are oversized and padded comfy chairs ( There's a fireplace, about 5 tables, and a bar the has about 8 chairs. Very small and cozy. They had approx 20 beers on draft. This is where Oasis excels. In my opinion, this was the best variety I have seen for 20 taps at any bar. Mind you, I frequent some of the beer bars in Chicagoland which are great, but I was awed by the selection and pricing here. I had a DFH 90 min IPA for 4.50, and a Dark Horse Plead the 5th for 5.75. Others on draft included Rogue Nitro Stout (a blend of shakespeare and imperial stout) Rogue Charli ale, Boulder Flashback, Founders Dirty Bastard, Dark Horse Brown Ale (never even heard of this one), LH Milk Stout, DH Sapient TripAle, Celis White ale, among some others. The bartender was down to earth and extremely friendly. The crowd was older but fun and down to earth. The prices on the beers were also fantastic. The most expensive beer on the menu was 5.75 for a 12 oz pour of Plead the 5th (which is a 12% imp stout!), 3.50 for a pint of Founder's DB, and they had a whole list of beer specials (probably 6 or 7 of the selections) for a dollar off. The bartender was telling me that they recently scored a keg of Founders CBS. I was jealous that I missed out on that. It seems to me that the management of this bar have a very good relationship with their distributor and have a great knowledge of beer. This selection was well thought out and very well rounded. They don't have a bottle list for in house consumption, but they did have a list of carry out six pack, 4 packs, singles, and bombers. I was surprised to see KBS on this list at $7 a bottle (that includes tax). So in other words, a bar in
Rockford still has KBS and sells it for less than Sam's in Chicago. I was in heaven at this place, I will definitely make a stop here every time I am in the area.

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Oasis Micro-Pub in Rockford, IL
94 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.
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