The Bavarian Lodge

BA SCORE
100
world-class

59 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1800 Ogden Ave
Lisle, Illinois, 60532-1501
United States

(630) 241-4701 | map
bavarian-lodge.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
100
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
4.57%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
163
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
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4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Like many other reviewers I have driven by the Bavarian Lodge countless times without giving it the time of day. We had been there briefly in 2003 and had the usual sort of German beer thing, but that was back then: things have changed. First time in recently was at the back end of a beer road trip. I was a bit skeptical at first, but one glance at the beer list changed my mind. That was a fairly brief visit; we returned less than a week later for a more thorough road test. It's not often you get stunned by a place, certainly not in Lisle, but the Lodge scores heavily on all counts. First it is super value. That night, Bell's Fauxberon at $3 a pint; we also noted the other prices were very competitive. Food is wholesome, tasty, filling and great value. It does have that dark woodsy lodge ambiance, and we found it pleasant and welcoming. I was left wondering how this had escaped me all these years. Fortunately there is still time to make amends. It's no Map Room but for a little town in the 'burbs it is pretty darn close.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CPAles
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LavaLite
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best by far in quality and selection. Taps rotate out on a regular basis with some rare and hard to find selections. 35 to 40 taps with everything from the top US crafters to the top European brewers served in proper glassware. (beer nerd heaven)
The food is made in house from scratch and is as good as the beer selection and just gives that absolute overall A++ rating. Service is the final cherry on top, the best. If your within 1000 miles, its a must stop and check out place.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Perfect.
A real live BA bar.
Quality, variety, depth, in beer, scotch, food, and service.
25 or so stools around the u-shaped bar. Private booths for another 25 people. Some additional tables all in the bar area.
2 other rooms have more space for larger (more than 6) groups. Parking seems sufficient.
Back to the Kwak cask.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Svyturys30
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of oso
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

They always have interesting and great beer on draft - and having great food doesn't hurt either! One of the go-to's for the Chicago burbs!

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Photo of GMorgan
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.03/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of htm
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.69/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of McAndrew
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aasher
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.28/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Downtpwn
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kraj30
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

my favorite beer place of all time. maybe because it was the first place i started to drink great beer..

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of smbslt
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Friend brought me there because they had Arctic Panzer Wolf on tap (operative word "had"). Glad it they we out and although the were quick to offer a Revolution Anti-Hero there was no need. I could think of no bigger insult than to drink an IPA in this place. Not that it had a super authentic vibe but their German selection was outstanding and how could any one or two or ... not be washed down with bacon cheddar brat.

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Photo of Kevin_Young
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KAP72
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
4.6 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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