Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.62/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

22221 North Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, Illinois, 60010
United States

(847) 381-7308 | map
onionpub.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
39
Ratings:
1,566
Reviews:
449
PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by Czap:
Photo of Czap
3.3/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I was not impressed. There are not a lot of good places to drink in the North Suburbs, so when I hear about or discover one, I wanna check it out. Even though I heard some not so great things about this place, my wife and I were close by one night and thought we would give it a try.

Never again. The house brews were limited in styles and not very good. I got a flight of everything they had, which was five selections, three of which were light, and I was only slightly impressed with one. I had to end with a guest beer, Founders, in order to leave with a good taste in my mouth.

I ordered a gorgonzola bacon burger medium rare. It was cooked perfect and very delicious. My wife took a bite and said it tasted like a dirty dishrag. She's not a fan of stinky cheese though. Yum. So the food and service was very good.

Maybe they should just scratch the brewery operation and bring in a bunch of Midwest and Great Lake region brews. Until a change is made, I will not be making a return visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mock_in
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CreedeSon
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of pkeating59
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

British Pub atmosphere. Our server was attentive. The food was very good. Decent selection of their own beers. I liked what I had picked. The parking lot was full but, we didn't have to wait with 4 of us. I'd go back again.

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Photo of zaraspook
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Chris912
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of BeerLover99
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of ajgood04
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SeanLC
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Purified
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of PickleBucket29
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mbmiche
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Decent food and decent distro brews. Where they really hit it is with their on-tap-at-the-brewery-only-and-we're-not-bottling-it experimental brews. If you missed the BA Drago, that is unfortunate...

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Lots of beer to choose from, however there was no patio. Some people love the German Beer Hall kind of atmosphere, but on a 70 degree day I want to enjoy my beer outside. I enjoyed the beer quite a bit though and they had a ton of variety.

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Photo of gotek
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of stouts4me
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Great building, greater outdoor patio overlooking the 'lake'. Beer pretty good, nothing outstanding, just steady quality, food very good, nice place for dinner, and drinks on the deck.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of PopnLoads
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. in Lake Barrington, IL
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,566 ratings.
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