Bad Apple

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

41 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

4300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-1712
United States

(773) 360-8406 | map
badapplebar.com

Notes:
Bar Hours:
Monday - Wednesday :: 4:30pm - 2am
Thursday - Friday :: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday :: 11:30am - 3am
Sunday :: 11:30am - 2am

Kitchen Closes:
Sunday - Thursday @ 11pm
Friday & Saturday @ 1am

Added by joe1510 on 08-11-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
94
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
5.69%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 94
Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

atmosphere is dark wood and dark earthy colors, minimalist decor. lighting a bit too dark, it's even a bit difficult in some areas to read the menu. music is not too loud and it's more spacious than it looks. lots of good choices, almost two dozen taps and many more by the bottle. bottle selections are sorted by country and the beer menu is descriptive enough and mostly accurate. only two crap beers, high life and pbr. some of the more creative tap offerings are also available via tasters for a buck or so. my only real complaint with the selection is that there are not enough 'summery' beers (have been in july and august) and sessionable offerings. drafts are all served in shaker pints which is a minus for me. belgian bottles and some other continental beers are served in their branded glassware, however. food and many beer selections are reasonably priced.
have been back since, and the food is pretty good. nice beefy, smoky burgers cooked to proper temp. not very big burgers though. the poutin (fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds) were quite good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of seanchai
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gorf_Minor
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JArt
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of drac86
4.43/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Visited this again for the first time in a few years, and I was very pleased. The food is standard pub fare, but the quality is definitely above average and is fairly priced, especially considering that it is in Chicago! The beer selection is expansive and well curated. Plus, it is literally across the street from Half Acre Brewery, which makes it even more appealing as a destination.

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Photo of bolognasuave
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of djhowell
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KeithE
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mtoriski
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

This place takes its beer selection very seriously. Love the atmosphere and it is often a place I bring out-of-towners. Food selection is good, basically above average pub grub, but the beer more than compensates.

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Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.81/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've liked this place for a while now but I have to say they have really become, for me, one of the best beer and burger spots in the area. The food in on point and the beer menu (bottle and draft) is outstanding. From fairly rare Midwest offerings mixed with a healthy selection of newer or prominent local breweries. Servers are friendly and knowledgable.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

my favorite place by far to get beers and food. just awesome

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Photo of Sweffin
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of cfh64
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of drewone
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Nuggetz
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Bad Apple in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.
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