The Bavarian Lodge

BA SCORE
100
world-class

102 Ratings
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
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
4.56%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
163
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 59
Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to come here on one of my last nights at home for Christmas break. I was pleasantly surprised a place like this was only about 20 minutes away from my home. The atmosphere has a "family" quality yet there is also a large bar/bar seating area which to me, means they know some people just go there to do their "business" to drink. The quality of the place is a bit odd - it is called "The Bavarian Lodge" and that is exactly what it looked like. The service was pretty good - the guy that helped us definitely knew about the beer and actually pronounced some of the harder names correctly which was refreshing. The selection was also great - one of the few places outside of Chicago (perhaps the only one) that had Jolly Pumpkin on tap, and many other great beers I have not seen on tap elsewhere. Very impressive. We didn't eat a full meal there, but had a couple appetizers. The pretzel things (forget the actual name) were flipping so good. We got another order after the first was gone. We also got a couple other appetizers which were equally as good. To be honest, I can't wait to go back there when I am home and order a full meal and have some more good beers. Would definitely go back here again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Highly recommend going here if you're a beer lover. If you love European food, then it'll be a even better time for you.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

The lodge has great beer ,food,and service. The staff is helpful and not pushy.

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Photo of CPAles
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LavaLite
5/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +7.4%
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 +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Svyturys30
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of oso
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
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%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.03/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of htm
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of McAndrew
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aasher
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Downtpwn
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of KrajDoesBeer
4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
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%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of smbslt
4.75/5  rDev +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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The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
4.61 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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