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 MrMcGibblets:
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

decor is a bavarian hunting lodge theme, i suppose, lots of dark wood and a german beer-themed decor. soft and dark lighting. half circle bar had all the requisite glassware and some interesting taps. beer selection here is great. glasses get an extra rinse before pouring. it is evident they care about their beer here. beer lists are updated constantly. also, there is a chalkboard beer menu in addition to a specials menu featuring any brand new offerings. the only crap beer served here is miller lite, but there is a footnote at the bottom of the menu and they recommend against it, stating they will only sell it if the customer insists. nice. beer selections focus on belgians and germans, primarily, and a nice selection of american craft brews. gumball head on tap here...yeah. also eggenberg from austria, unibroue, and more. nice rotation of kegs and selections. at the very least 50 nice beers to choose from, each with an accurate description and all served in proper glassware. our server was attentive and knowledgeable. food was good, we stuck with german fare. also some hungarian and american dishes. but why you would eat american food here, i don't know. prices are ok, we had 2 beers, an appetizer, and a large entree for $37 before tip.
went again recently and scored monchshof schwarzbier on tap...amazing. i didn't think i'd like a smoked beer, but damn. also they have a special delirium tremens pink elephant tap. the beer guy here likes lagunitas so you are likely to find a couple of their offerings on-tap as well. the guy in charge of the beer here is very knowledgeable and friendly as well.
oh yeah, this is also a good place to hold your wedding rehearsal dinner.

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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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