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First Draft

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15 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

649 S Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60605-1701
United States

(773) 541-1414 | map

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Added by MartyCapeCod on 10-21-2013

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of cryptichead
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sphmiel
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Stopped by for drinks early on a Friday night. Great draft selection, mainly local favs, great, knowledgeable servers, great pretzels (didn't try any other food). Many TVs, loud, but a fun visit.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

My wife and I live nearby and love first draft. The vibe is good, typical bar with a ton of TVs. The service has always been great, along with a great tap list. Very good food as well. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Azpittil57
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First Draft has a corner tavern vibe - with TVs. The beer selection is solid, many favorites and a lot of variety. The place was pretty busy for a Wednesday night. Friendly accommodating service (we were a bigger group) and our glasses were never empty.

Food is respectable bar fare.

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Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

First Draft feels pretty much like the "old Villains" with more tv's and some new windows on the south wall. Beer selection was heavy on crowd favorites Three Floyds and Founders, focus on Midwest beers from Pig Minds, Pollyanna, and Lagunitas (multiple drafts of each) plus a handful of imports but nothing out of the ordinary.

Ordering a beer at the bar seemed simple enough, but it was kind of an ordeal here. After 10 minutes the harried bartender came over then left again when I asked about smaller pours. Didn't want a pint of a beer I've never had, and they didn't offer tastes. They were also out the first 2 beers listed on Beermenus. She returned to say they didn't do small pours, but then suddenly became aware they do flights. Ok...so I picked 3 and asked for a dealers choice. Turned out to be Project Pam, which was terrible. Kind of hit or miss service, maybe they were new.

Atmosphere was ok, kind of loud, music playing and dozens of flatscreens. Sort of similar to Kaseys with the mix of sports bar and neighborhood bar. Villains down the street has the best selection downtown, and it's not even close.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of OCTop
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Late night Sunday visit. Still a good crowd enjoying the many beers to choose from on draft. More than forty on tap, including at least 4 by 3-Floyds. Best choice south of Loop by a long shot.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of PJN
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of rkmcdonal23
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Went to first draft on a Wednesday after seeing Zombie Dust on draft. Sure enough it was there, plus Bells Oracle, plus Deshutes Chasin Freshies. Excellent draft list and the pizza was fantastic too. Highly recommended.

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Photo of tvstevey
4.96/5  rDev +13%

Photo of little_star
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ccyoung
5/5  rDev +13.9%

First Draft in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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