The Bavarian Lodge

Bar, Eatery

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

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

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.67
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
107
pDev:
6%
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Reviews by weatherdog:
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weatherdog from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been here a few times and what keeps drawing me back is the ever changing amazing beer list. It will easily rival the maproom or hopleaf. Prices are very reasonable as well. The food here is very authenticly German. While I am no German food critic I thought is was very good and good price for a large portion.

The atmosphere can vary depending on the day or time of day. I've been there on a Sat. Night in the bar seating area and it was mostly sub 40 year olds in a group setting enjoying a fine drink. I've also been there on a Sun. Evening where everyone was either over 60 or a family with young children. Either way was not bothersome just showing the variance.

Overall I think this is a must stop for people in the western suburbs. Value is excellent and the beer list world class.

Oct 09, 2009
More User Reviews:
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FBarber from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

May 11, 2018
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kidzord from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 24, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited here on 2018-03-07 in Lisle, IL

Traditional German food and a great beer list. German styles of course, but many, many other choices from top line brewers. Yes, you can get good IPAs here. Beers served in proper glassware, usually from the brewer of the beer. Nice lodge-like interior. I'd go again.

Mar 10, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 13, 2018
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 21, 2017
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Dankacheese from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

May 16, 2017
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Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Apr 28, 2017
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CPAles from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dec 29, 2016
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LavaLite from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Dec 13, 2016
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +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.

Aug 06, 2016
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Poloplaya from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Jun 09, 2016
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Svyturys30 from Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Apr 20, 2016
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oso from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

Dec 28, 2015
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GMorgan from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nov 15, 2015
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hopheaddeluxe from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Oct 15, 2015
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htm from Michigan

4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jul 29, 2015
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maz from Illinois

4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Jul 16, 2015
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ahbithwabm from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Apr 12, 2015
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McAndrew from North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Mar 30, 2015
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puftdank from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Mar 19, 2015
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aasher from Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mar 16, 2015
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WiggyKGB from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Mar 12, 2015
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BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Mar 04, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 24, 2015
The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL
Place rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 107 ratings