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 botham:
Photo of botham
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

for only being a few weeks old, Bad Apple is already a solid beer bar. a very laid back atmosphere and a decent tap list would be great, but there is also a healthy bottle list and a dining area in back, along with a game room as well.

atmosphere is laid back and low energy (though it may get busy on the weekends), with decor of dark glossed wood and dim lighting. the taps are very season-based, with mostly lighter styles for the late summer. this BA had a Half Acre Daisy Cutter and a Founder's Centennial, both were fresh and tasty. clean conditions and proper-ish glassware.

service is friendly and prompt. can't speak for busy conditions, but during a lax period on a Wednesday night, it was great.

selection is good for a place so young, but still could be improved on in the coming months. around fifteen to twenty taps, with no real focus as far as a brewery or a region. still, a solid lineup.

food is great. the home-cut fries are prefectly cooked, and the burgers are big and juicy. the black & blue burger was excellent!

overall, this place should become more popular as time passes, with the only downfall being that it is a bit removed from the brown line trains and the Lincoln bus stops running mid-evening, but that is only an afterthought.

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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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