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 by Northsider:
Photo of Northsider
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I live so close to this place and I keep hearing people raving about it. Well, I finally made it there today for dinner. It's not a bad place, but not anything to rave about in my opinion.

The crowd was young, but not rambunctious, which was a relief. Nothing worse than a bunch of drunk college-age kids being annoying.

Anyways...food was decent. Mainly a burger joint, but you can get sandwiches. Burgers were nothing special. No substitutions or alterations of the menu items apparently. If you're allergic to something, order something else because apparently "no exceptions". Yikes, ok...

Beer list was decent. I had the Hades Ale and North Coast Pranqster. Not a bad selection.

Service was fine. I sat outside and was checked on regularly. My waitress suggested the Hades and I'm glad I listened and went with it. It was a decent brew.

Would I go again? Maybe... But with Fountainhead pretty much outside my building there's really no reason to go Bad Apple. Check it out if you are in the area...but I think there are better beer joints in the area like Fountainhead or Fork.

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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
4.22 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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