Northdown Cafe and Taproom

Northdown Cafe and TaproomNorthdown Cafe and Taproom
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Place
4.23 w/ 52 ratings
Northdown Cafe and TaproomNorthdown Cafe and Taproom
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3244 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-1109
United States

(773) 697-7578

// CLOSED //

Notes:
Summer 2017: Temporarily closed for renovations.

Monday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 9am - 3am
Sunday: 9am - 2am

Added by KickInTheChalice on 06-21-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
52
Liked:
49
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A reasonably sized beer bar, a bit more of a hipster vibe (especially from the staff the night we were there) than Green Lady down the street. They have food, but we did't try it. The beer selection is excellent, they were having a Perennial tap takeover of sorts the night we were there and we took advantage. Service was good, if a bit unrushed, and the beer quality was superb. Definitely a must stop in Chicago.

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Photo of Gorf_Minor
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Pedro13
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best, great people great selection!

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Photo of MikeSchieve
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Worst service in the city, but damn they have great events and quality beers

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of stephensinner
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of HealthyOne
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Relatively smaller tap list by today's standards (12), but packs a serious punch. FFF's, Mikkeller, Surly, Off Color all seem to have a big presence. Always an interesting selection with a lot of beers you don't often see on tap. Bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly without being pretentious. Food has sometimes taken a minute to get but is worth the wait. Love this place!!!

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Photo of misternebbie
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of beinerso
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of KrajDoesBeer
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

very solid for lakeview... loved that FFF is always on tap

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Photo of dexterk1
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of drewone
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Irishace9
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of birdsellam
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 52 ratings
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