Jerry's Sandwiches - Andersonville

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Jerry's Sandwiches - AndersonvilleJerry's Sandwiches - Andersonville

Type: Bar, Eatery

5419 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60640-1209
United States

(773) 796-3777 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 10-14-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by Fluffheady:
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3.59/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Jerry's always has something interesting on their 100% American draft list. I wish the drafts rotated a bit more, but it’s hard to complain about 50 drafts. I also like very much that you can order almost anything in a half-pour size. I’m a little confused as to why they feel the need to have a food menu than Perkins, and as a result there are 150 mediocre things on the menu instead of 10 good choices. It's really cozy, and there is a great patio. Jerry's is worth a stop, but it's not worth driving an hour to get to.

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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of xXTheDudeXx
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I used to live a bit closer to Jerry’s but it is definitely worth a trek if need be. I was very impressed with the taplist and large format bottles as well as the option for "Flight" size glasses to allow for more selections. The menu for food was overwhelming and the food was decent but nothing amazing. The staff was mostly friendly besides going there on the evening of the Hawks Championship clincher where my group struggled to keep a table to ourselves and kept being moved around. Therefore I’d highly recommend for a night out for tasty beers but I would not ever treat it as a sportsbar if you can help it. Jerrys is easily a 9/10 for me overall.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

September 4, 3:45-4:45pm

After a lengthy lunch on the back patio of nearby Hopleaf, my wife and I strolled and window-shopped along N Clark on a warm Wednesday afternoon. Just as we were about to turn around and head back to the car, a pair of wide-open garage doors on a signless beige brick facade drew us in for a closer look. A menu mounted to the right of a central door showcased an extensive list of Craft Beer (45+ taps) and a scanning glance inside showed us a multitude of quality tap handles (plus some very cool chandeliers made of empty beer and wine bottles)... another beer? Yes, please!

Few patrons inside: a guy reading a book over a pint, a family with a stroller having a late lunch, a couple chatting quietly at the bar. There's a pretty sizable deck in the back courtyard, just a couple tables occupied there. We grabbed two stools, middle of the bar, found an outlet to plug in some power-starved gadgets and were greeted by our bartender. He gave us a few minutes to peruse the beer list and offered tastes of whatever might interest us. The menu is a diverse array of beers (with a few ciders and a mead), about half of which are from Illinois/Great Lakes, the remainder splitting between both coasts. Locals included drafts from Two Brothers, Metropolitan, Atlas, Ale Syndicate, Solemn Oath and Half Acre, with Tyranena, Three Floyds, Bell's, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin and Great Lakes adding more regional color. Allagash and Dogfish Head represent the east, Stone and The Bruery represent the west. A pair of chalkboards above the taps highlighted some upcoming events, one revolving around the pending 1 Year Anniversary of this location.

After some tastes, S chose a pint of the "Sunday Session" from Ale Syndicate ($5.50) and I picked the "Mr. Inappropriate" from Solemn Oath ($6). We sipped and happily watched the Cubs rally over the equally woeful Marlins and small-talked with each other and our friendly bartender. With the game still in doubt (the dreaded 9th inning and a potential bullpen fail awaited), we picked a terrific chocolate stout to end on: Great Lakes Blackout. Another generous taster pour of an intriguing mead (B. Nektar's Black Fang) made for some fun mixology as we witnessed the final out of a 9-7 win by the home team. Before we left, I purchased a bomber of Pipeworks' MariLime Law IPA ($16) from the 25 or so bottles available (it came home with us to Oregon).

I really wish we'd had time and empty stomachs for food, but that will have to wait until next visit to Chicago - with "Sandwiches" in the name and a reputation I later read about on their website, how could we not return? A fortuitous find, a great way to spend an hour, very nice service (with a beer notably missing from the tab - thanks, Zach!) - recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Might as well just bookmark that now...

Located in a double storefront bricked black with no signage, this new (open 2 weeks now) outpost of Jerry's had its food menus and taplist posted outside the door, so we knew we were in the right place. Inside there's a central host stand when you walk in, dining area to the left, bar area to the right. In the middle was a black stone column with a fireplace not in use. The space was airy and open, seemingly more spacious than the Division St. location. It was fairly quiet inside, no tv's blaring, though there were a couple flatscreens behind the bar up high.

Beer selection was highly focused on the local and American craft exclusively. Their whiskey list was similarly focused with a number or high end bourbons, rye, and other whiskeys. Quite a number of unique drafts from the like of Haymarket, Greenbush, Solemn Oath, Bells, Half Acre, even a couple of casks.

Service was timely and friendly. The menus were well organized and descriptive, always a fun read. Seems they went all out for their draft list here, it's better than I ever remember the other location being. Made a solid #2 stop after a relaxing lunch at Hopleaf.

Edit 2015: Generally great experiences here, the food is hit or miss. Appetizers are not their strong suit. The menu has been pared down and organized by protein, so that's good. Beer menu has long irrelevant tasting notes, still a wall of text. Few beers are poured as pints unfortunately, which is more of a city wide beer bar epidemic. Still a lot of good beers here.

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Jerry's Sandwiches - Andersonville in Chicago, IL
4.08 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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