Delilah's

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

31 Reviews
Delilah'sDelilah's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

2771 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1320
United States

(773) 472-2771 | map
www.delilahschicago.com

Notes:
Sunday-Friday: 4pm - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 3am

Sundays in the fall - open at 11am for Buffalo Bills games
*Open 365 days a year

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
62
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
4.75%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by TheLoneGunman:
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A great beer bar made special by its vintage selection. Long bar on your left, tables to your right.

Definitely a punk bar. But its the Bourbon and Single Malt selection that really gets me excited.

The real problem with the place is that it's a smoke fest. Honestly, you can't properly enjoy the wonderful libations that are available. The addition of a top-notch ventilation system would get me in the place a lot more often. This is coming from a former regular smoker. Even in my current "have one or two when drinking" situation, my experience simply gets dominated by the plume.

That said, I stand firmly behind Mike and his wish to run a smokey bar. But he'll see me a lot more often when that Chicago smoking ban kicks in. Ironic. I hate the law but it will give them more of my business. So that is why my atmosphere score is so low. I just can't get past it. Beer selection gets a nice score, but never forget that it would be about a 10 out of 5 if you are a whiskey fan.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of puftdank
3.83/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Chuckrutter
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Open every day of the year with about 700 whiskers and a couple of hundred beers to go with. They have great events with verticals, rare and limited releases, and tastings. Mike runs a hell of a place that is my favorite bar in the country. If you visit Chicago or live in the area and like whisky, beer, good service, or just having a damn good time you should definitely check out Delilah's.

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Photo of Gorf_Minor
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of robgutie
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

2/21/15 - Excellent variety on tap and bottles, great selection of whiskey, nice bartenders, a bit pricey but not for the neighborhood. Overall great place to meet some friends and down some good beer and whiskey.

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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Irishace9
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Delilah’s is a Whiskey lovers’ dream. However, their staff and owner are also extremely knowledgable and into their beers. They run a yearly Barrel Aged tasting event and another that is dedicated to Sour/Lambic and I attended both for the first time last year. Good tap and bottle selections are usually available, with some unique offerings available across the board.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tpschi
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of iliketigersalot
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GrishaP
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Tiburon
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Went in on a Sunday afternoon. Prob about ten other people there, and they were pretty loud.
I had a 3F Pride & Joy, but came primarily for a peek at the bourbon selection. They had a full array
of Pappy Van Winkle, which was exactly what I was looking for. The 23 yr topped out at $45, which seems to be normal for Pappy at this entry point in the market.They also have the largest
collection of liquor bottles that I ever saw in my life. Bartenders were very nice, and even gave us a flashlight to look at the menus. Did I mention that the place is very dark?

It is referred to as a punk rock bar, but I really didn't get that impression. I am sure it gets rocking later in the evening, but
they had some decent music playing. They have a movie every night, which was Elvis Presley
during my visit. There is a black velvet picture of Elvis prominently displayed in the lounging area.Prices were mid range, but the ambiance is priceless.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Keelin
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Halfbrother83
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of cadaugherty
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Delilah's in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
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