Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery

Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & EateryObed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & EateryObed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

500 S 6th St
Springfield, Illinois, 62701-1859
United States

(217) 670-0627 | map
obedandisaacs.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.7
Beers:
57
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
183
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.1
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
45
pDev:
11.95%
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Reviews by Jinx989:
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Jinx989 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 11, 2020
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

2.99/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Vibe is alright, pretty typical brewpub. Beer styles were more old-school traditional which is fine if you nail them but the 4 beers I tried ranged from slightly below average to bad. There is plenty of place to hide poor brewing in many modern styles but if you're brewing a black lager you can't screw anything up. The water in Springfield tastes awful, maybe they aren't treating it properly. Food was fine, below average but not bad. Service was attentive and relatively friendly. If this is truly the best brewery in Springfield I feel sorry for the city.

Nov 05, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Next to historic Springfield, IL. in a converted 19th Century mansion. Bar area next to restaurant we ate at the bar. The "Horseshoe"sandwich a favorite of the city. Yum. Our Beers were very good, the Brown ale was great. Staff was nice. Cozy feel at home place.

Oct 28, 2019
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Tango13 from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Travel to Springfield for business. Excellent food and service. As for the beers, always outstanding. Especially the high gravs.

Jan 29, 2019
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ConnorMobs from Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dec 20, 2018
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jul 30, 2018
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badgerphil from Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Very cool place; unique food offerings. But......while I used to really enjoy their beers, all they have now is session ales. Strongest beer was 5.4 abv; most are 5 % and under. So if you're not a serious craft beer drinker, you'll enjoy their beers.

Apr 24, 2018
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SD-Alefan from South Dakota

4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Brewpub located in a historic house. Lots of small rooms give a sense of intimacy, quite different from most brewpub.
Quality is quite good. Nothing that knocks your socks off but some very good brews.
The service was attentive and knowledgeable.
There were about a dozen beers on tap.
The food was excellent. Very glad we stopped by.

Sep 20, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jun 11, 2017
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swenny916 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Obed and Isaac's is the best brewery in Springfield. They have a decent selection of beers with new things popping up occasionally. They also have a great price on growlers (currently $6.50 for any beer on tap).

Their outdoor patio area is wonderful in the summer. There's an outdoor bar with food, two nice bocce courts and bean bag sets. There's a fire pit as well which is nice if it's a little chilly.

Apr 24, 2017
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Jeffsbowen from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Apr 23, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

We took a short family trip to Springfield, to see the Lincoln and State attractions. While in town, we visited this excellent brewpub for lunch. It is in an historic old home, which has an immediate charm. There is a bar at one end of the home, and tables are located throughout the rooms. There were a variety of ales on tap, mostly British and American styles. A robust brown ale was particularly excellent. The menu is presented as an old newspaper, which is fun. The perogies as an appetizer were excellent, and the the leg of lamb sandwich was great. Local art adorned the walls, and they absolutely played on the historic nature of the town. Worth a visit, for sure.

Mar 11, 2017
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Big_Thirsty from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Feb 28, 2017
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porters4life from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Dec 01, 2016
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nickfl from Florida

3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Right in downtown Springfield in an old house, quite a bit bigger than it initially seems. The beer is a relatively limited selection with only about 8 things on tap if you don't include cider and mead. The quality is decent, a couple were quite nice, others just ok, nothing was innovative or really up to date. Service was reasonably good and the food was actually quite good for standard brewpub stuff. If you are downtown visiting the Lincoln attractions, this is a great place to stop for lunch and same beer.

Jun 21, 2016
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FreshZ from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Beers were above average, but nothing really special. Food and service were great though and it's a really cool building and vibe. The upside brown was the standout for me with the coffee flavor really coming through.

Mar 07, 2016
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Disco_4479 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25

Nov 14, 2015
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HellBell66 from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 01, 2015
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giljimenez from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Aug 19, 2015
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DSincavage from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 28, 2015
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SudsTerkel from Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Stopped by O&I after spending a Sunday checking out Springfield's many historical treasures. It sits in a attractively restored and expanded old mansion downtown.

They weren't that busy; it was prior to the dinner rush. I sat at the bar, where I was prompted by the barkeep with the perfunctory, 'What da have?,' without a greeting. Given the favorable reviews of their IPA, I chose that and was told tersely, "We're out," even though it was listed on the board. I selected the Rye IPA, which when arrived, was a thoroughly refreshing experience; robust yet balanced and not overly bitter with a very nice finish. For my next, I'd spied a Saison on the board and was told "We don't have the Session on now," which tells me that this guy needs some elemental listening skill development.

In between my 2 pints, another customer came in with 2 growlers to fill. He got the same indifferent treatment that I did although spending much more than I - $37- and the real kicker was the customer was not thanked for his business and to top it off, thanked the barkeep instead - which went unacknowledged.

This type of treatment is a beef of mine and know that brewers struggle with customer service along with everything else they have to address. Based on my experience at O & I's, I'm less inclined to return on my next travels through Springfield and check out the competition instead. They can have the best beer in the world but if the person pouring it doesn't exhibit baseline customer service practices and act like they appreciate the business, it takes away from whatever goodwill that was built through the beer.

Jun 29, 2015
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Drobinson0828

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Stoped in for the first time on Valentine's Day thanks to my wife. I am use to some larger breweing company's in Michigan like founders so this was above comparison on a smaller scale. I really enjoyed the beer and loved the food and service. I would love to see a larger selection available at all times.

Feb 20, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jan 25, 2015
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jak from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 28, 2014
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NateMac13 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Nov 07, 2014
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery in Springfield, IL
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 183 ratings