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World of Beer

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31 Ratings

Type: Bar

1727 Freedom Dr
Ste 121
Naperville, Illinois, 60563-3571
United States

(630) 955-0399 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 06-12-2012

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

The wife and I visited my niece and her beer-loving boyfriend, and they asked to meet at World of Beer Naperville. Apparently it is the boyfriend’s favorite place in town. I was a little skeptic, because I’ve been to other WOB’s and, while good, they aren’t anything extraordinary.

But the selection here is really good,, at least when I stopped by. Suffice it to say that we had Dogfish Raison d’Extra, and I was floored by how delicious the 10% version of the infamous Not Your Father’s Root Beer was. The menu is divided in Belgian/Specialty/Cider/Dark&Bold/Hop Forward and so on.

The atmosphere is sterile, suburban, corporate- what you expect from World of Beer, and our server was so brusque and in-your-face, it was almost funny. But hey, if you’re in Naperville, this ain’t bad at all.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KWhyte23
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kidzord
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jae61
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of batfireman
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I went on a Bourbon County tap night which obviously there was a lot of people but disappointed at the amount of staff for such an event. A lot to choose from, but nothing stellar that stands out......besides the BCS!

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of omgrr
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of joelt30
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Svyturys30
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

I thought that this place is pretty nice, only one thing that I don't like about it was they need to at least double, if not triple the space that they have for seating. The atmosphere is a nice sports bar atmosphere that is tipped towards beer snobs. I don't mind having to go across the street to get food, just make sure that you go with a group of people, so nobody takes your seat!

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Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We were having dinner at Naf Naf a few yards away, so it seemed like this was the obvious place for an after dinner drink. It's located in a newer strip mall sort of place with a few nearby restaurants. Highly recommend Naf Naf Grill (thanks to thewimperoo for the first introduction).

Corner entrance, there's a large entryway, then the place gets crammed with tables and a curved bar front and center. Not the most user friendly layout on a busy weekend night. Big crowd for the hawks game, pretty much standing room only. Loud. Vibe was sort of sports bar centric with a few beer signs tacked up here and there. Can't say that it was comfortable really, pretty generic bar vibe.

Service was fast and friendly, they were out of the Destihl Adambier so I went with an Off Color Apex Predator. They did offer taster size glasses, which was nice. Plenty of crafts and imports to choose from. There was a sidewalk board advertising Daisy Cutter. Long bottle/can list. Something for everyone without a ton of macro filler though I'm sure they could be had.

Overall it was an alright place, likely the best for the area, so I can appreciate the selection more. Probably would return some afternoon with carry out from Naf Naf for a couple beers.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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