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 Vonerichs:
Photo of Vonerichs
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've lived in the western burbs for the better part of two decades and have slept on this place. I've heard of it before but never made it a point to check it out until recently, and I'm glad I did.

As the name implies, it has a "lodge" feel. It's an Americanized version of an alpine-type lodge. It has a rather large bar area as well as a separate dining area. It's pretty roomy inside, unfortunately the parking barely accomodates.

Service was decent. I will say that it seemed like a pretty packed night for the Surly Darkness tapping, but the waiter was freindly, seemed knowledgable enough, and most importantly got us the Darkness promptly after tapping. I will say that from the time the first beer was served I never saw the bottom of my glass again.

Food was better than decent. I had the sausage platter w/ red cabbage and did enjoy it and would recommend it. The spaetzle was just ok and somewhat bland. I'm interested to give some of the other items om the menue a try.

The beer selection here is the reason I came and the reason I'll be back. Simply put, it's impeccable. It's an amazing balance between American craft, belgian, german, trappist, on and on and on. There's somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 taps with even more bottles. I recently read on their blog that they're starting an expansion process to 34 taps. They have some pretty hard to get beers (in Il) on tap on a frequent basis.

Price is reasonable for both the beer and food.

This place is definitely a winner.

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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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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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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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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