Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

22221 N Pepper Rd
Lake Barrington, Illinois, 60010
United States

(847) 381-7308 | map
onionpub.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.72
Beers:
73
Reviews:
515
Ratings:
1,770
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.87
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
61
pDev:
10.85%
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Reviews by rossracing:
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rossracing from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Dec 18, 2017
More User Reviews:
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Apr 30, 2019
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ChWRoCk from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Onion pub is one of the few brewpubs in the northwest suburbs I frequent often as it is relatively close to where I live. Atmosphere is very split, you are either sitting at tables with a bunch of quiet old folk, or sitting by the bar, which acts as more of a louder pub/bar type setting.

They have a fairly extensive food menu, food is generally good, yet to have something I've disliked, and on occasion they do feature different seasonal specials.

The amount of beers of their own they have on tap is pretty large, sometimes I dislike when breweries offer so many options on tap because I find there really isn't one specific style I feel they really knock out of the park, kind of the case with Wild Onion. Drago is the lone bright spot in their rotational lineup that I always look forward to. However, their prices are super reasonable.

I generally enjoy coming here, usually quick to get a seat and their selection of beer and food like I stated is very large, but relative to all of the different brewpubs I've visited, this place is very average.

Nov 28, 2018
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kidzord from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Feb 18, 2018
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Payner19 from Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jan 31, 2018
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mock_in from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 09, 2017
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tommy5 from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 13, 2017
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JeffSK from Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jul 28, 2016
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CreedeSon from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jun 27, 2016
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pkeating59 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 20, 2016
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DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 02, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Dec 05, 2015
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AuntBea from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Oct 17, 2015
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zaraspook from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Oct 11, 2015
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Chris912 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Oct 09, 2015
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Aug 20, 2015
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ajgood04 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

May 04, 2015
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Davit from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 13, 2015
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SeanLC from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%

Dec 01, 2014
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Purified from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +16.8%

Nov 22, 2014
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ralerwen from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Oct 20, 2014
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77apm from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 19, 2014
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PickleBucket29 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

Sep 29, 2014
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mbmiche from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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...

Sep 28, 2014
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beatenbyjacks from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

Sep 16, 2014
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. in Lake Barrington, IL
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1770 ratings