Sheffield's

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93
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48 Reviews
Sheffield'sSheffield's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3258 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-2211
United States

(773) 281-4989 | map
www.sheffieldschicago.com

Notes:
Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday: 11:30am - 3am

"Beer School Bar" (in back) opens at 6pm.

Kitchen Hours
Monday-Thursday: Full menu until 12am.
Friday & Saturday: Full menu until 1am.
Sunday: Full menu until 11pm.

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
96
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
5.74%
 
 
Taps:
50
Bottles/Cans:
165
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by cratez:
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dropped by for dinner and drinks with my girlfriend in July 2011.

VIBE: resembles your typical drab watering hole with a long wooden bar and various tables dispersed throughout a large room. A huge "CHICAGO" banner hovers over the taps. The music was too loud and the patio was awash with smokers on our visit, but the downmarket atmosphere makes sense since this is a no frills "beer and BBQ" joint. Also, despite my criticisms, the interior is nevertheless clean and approachable and the patrons keep to themselves.

SERVICE: our waitress was friendly and efficient, and she made several good suggestions when a couple of the beers that I ordered were not in stock. They check for I.D. at the door but, thankfully, even the bouncer was jovial. Food came to the table promptly, so no complaints here.

SELECTION: big focus on American micros with an excellent mix of regular, year-round offerings and seasonal rarities. I had a Dogfish Head Festina Peche (bottle), Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner (can), and Founders Red’s Rye (draught) and spotted New Belgium Somersault, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Reissdorf Kölsch, and Avery Karma on the tap list. Nice style variation.

FOOD: my girl and I split the pulled pork sandwich with smoked beans, slaw, and corn bread. Although the barbecue was nowhere near the best that I’ve eaten, it was still tasty, enjoyable, and reasonably priced. Plus I was glad to try vinegar-based, Eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce for the first time.

OVERALL: we’ll happily return to Sheffield’s if we happen to be staying in or walking through the area in the future. This place is a solid choice for a meal and drinks - especially if you’re in the mood for hearty Southern barbecue - and I was pleased to find two beers that I hadn’t sampled before. Cool spot.

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Photo of Delraypete
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Place is hopping before the second Phish show at Wrigley. Expansive place that looks equipped to handle all types of events and crowds. Legit beer selection of local, regional and national craft brands. A lot. Food we had was really tasty. Service is great considering huge crowd. Would definitely make a habit of this place if I lived in the area or visited again.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A brilliant bar. Actually three bars in one - each with its' own feel to it. Haven't had chance to check out the beer garden but the inside bars are outstanding. Great service, varied taplist and top notch BBQ on offer. Went during a quieter period so can't speak for Cubs game days but this was an outstanding experience.

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kraj30
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

my corner bar.. living across the street has allowed me to take full advantage of this great place.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Sheffield's in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.
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