Beermiscuous

Bar, Beer-to-go

2812 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-4202
United States

(855) 450-2337 | map
beermiscuous.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
pDev:
7.97%
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Rated by Kappakoosh from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
I've carried to the curb four orders during Covid (all more than $50) over the last six months. Since I found Beermiscuous late, I have not experienced their cafe' setting or their 18 brews on tap. But, I do know they have a good selection.

In fact, Beermiscuous is my go-to when I want to catchup quickly on Chicagoland's newest brewers and newest releases. I typically will get three new brewers... which is quite a good haul given that they have less than 400 brews and a superstore like Binny's can have 2,000 and I am lucky to walk away two new brewers.

The concept of Beermiscuous is good for someone like me who tries too many beers once.
I look forward to having a tap there this year and I will update this review.
Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.57 by Archfiend from Illinois

Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jun 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by TheBrewsky from California

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by rchenoweth23 from Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Definitely one of my go to places in the city. Staff is great. Very knowledgeable about beer. Selection is fantastic and they will listen to customers suggestions to bring in new stuff. Can't say enough good things. I work remotely from here, grab a beer with my wife here, and meet out buddies to try new beers. Check it out!
Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by wjbent from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
In on a snowy day in March. Great selection of both tap and retail bottles/cans. Nice, relaxed vibe. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to another visit.
Sep 25, 2017
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Came across this place years ago but just visited recently. Great vibe, service, and selection. Fusion between a tap room and a retail space, although as others have noted, not cheap if you're buying a lot of beer. Fun place to hang, try new beers with smaller portions, and graze around the edges. Only bummer was getting a 3 month old beer that had clearly seen better days and had lost much of its original hop presence. But great space and will be back.
Aug 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Eman17 from Illinois

Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Beermiscuous has a nice, relaxed vibe, and very friendly staff. There are plenty of high-quality beers on tap and in the coolers. However, don't think of this as a place to stock up, as the bottle/can prices are about double what you pay in the liquor stores. It's really for drinking on-site.
Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by cadaugherty from Illinois

May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by Gorf_Minor from Illinois

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.81 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
2018:
Got a few old singles, be sure to check dates on what you plan to buy. Majority of their selection is in singles, which is a big plus for trying new stuff. Service was by the numbers, though it wasn’t busy. Dull food court cafe atmosphere. Selection has some occasional gems, but there are far better options in town for beer bars and shops. Green Lady is less than a mile up the street, and Delilahs is around the corner. Retail is their strong suit here.

2017:
Went during the day when it was less crowded and it was a better experience. Solid selection, and all singles is a great way to try new beers. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will return when in the area again.

2015:
Kind of an odd place, I was expecting the beer cafe and shop concept, but not the supermarket checkout line right in the middle of the place. The physical footprint of the space is sort of odd on its own, as it's located near a diagonal corner.

Atmosphere was a little sterile, though fairly crowded on a weekend night. A few tables up front with more in back, no actual bar or bar seating. Bright lights, coolers along the walls with beers arranged alphabetically by brewer. Cluttered boxes stacked on top of the coolers, taps listed on a side wall facing the register, which weren't very apparent when you walk in. Tap selection skewed towards local and newer breweries.

Bonus points for offering beers cheaper to go, though I'm not sure I'd hang out here just to drink a beer intentionally. Would return if visiting other beer bars nearby (Delilah's, Paddy Longs, etc.), but probably wouldn't make it a destination on its own. Far smaller selection than most local beer stores/bars if you're visiting from out of town, still a respectable one considering space limitations.
Sep 27, 2015
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Reviewed by jaunespecks from California

4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Stopped by Beermiscuous the other day and it was such the perfect location for appreciating good beer and hanging out to relax. The cafe style means there are couches and tables to sit with friends or do some work. Their bottle selection is good, though understandably centered on Midwest beers. Their draught selection is phenomenal though with more than 12 real stand-out beers on tap. Great for a weeknight to catch up with a friend and relax...highly recommend!
Sep 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by VABA from Virginia

Aug 26, 2015
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Rated by AuntBea from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
BIG selection of beers to choose from. You can order food in since they only serve beer.. They have a selection menus from local restaurants.
Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by Flabbyjandro from Illinois

Mar 09, 2015
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Reviewed by FanReport from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Very happy to have Beermiscuous in my neighborhood. Be aware that the Beer Advocate listing is incorrect: this is both a bar AND a store -- you can take beer to go as well. Everything is available as a single so you can mix and match your own six-pack.

12 beers on draft and over 350 bottles and cans. Their beerista told me they have the largest selection of local Chicago beer of any bar in the city. Over 30 local breweries and 130 different local beers at any given time.

So obviously, a great place to sample a variety of beers. And an excellent place to hang out. Very laid back vibe, more like a coffee shop than a bar. I've worked on my laptop from Beermiscuous during the day, taken dates there in the evening, and used the basement party space for a birthday party.
Feb 26, 2015
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Rated by WhistlingBird from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Almost overwhelming selection when entering. Love that the beers are in alphabetical order by brewery! Made navigating very easy!
Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2015
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Rated by KrajDoesBeer from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
their draft list is not as rare as i wish but a great place to pick up small hauls
Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by TheVolk23 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.8 by little_star from Illinois

Nov 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.4 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

Nov 03, 2014
Beermiscuous in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 32 ratings