Northdown Cafe and Taproom

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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 | map
northdownchicago.com

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

Added by KickInTheChalice on 06-21-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 16
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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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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%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zombill
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Checked out this place while visiting Chicago. Very happy with my beer AND food selections. The bartender was sincerely friendly and helpful with any questions I had. Loved the atmosphere and overall presentation of the establishment. If I go back to Chicago I will make sure to stop here again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of big789J
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +18.2%

One of the best experiences I have ever had... Tom and Kate (proprietors) are friendly, and a wealth of knowledge regarding the offerings/pairings/etc. On my last visit, I also happened to sit at the bar with some brewers that were in town for a "beer conference" or something, and shared some beers with 2 brewers from New Belgium and one from 3 Floyd's. An evening I'll not soon forget!

Try the "Pork Frites" and the "Candied Bacon with Stout..." Signature menu items that won't disappoint! And the Northdown Burger was fantastic... And the beer selection is vast. Something for everyone, with a killer selection of draughts.

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Northdown Cafe and Taproom in Chicago, IL
4.23 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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