Buffalo Wild Wings

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Type: Bar, Eatery

7020 Carpenter Rd
Skokie, Illinois, 60077-3236
United States

(847) 329-9333 | map

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of puftdank
3.04/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

Photo of emerge077
2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Ugh. Don't waste your time... Only went to BW3 because my 11 year old nephew wanted to go there for the fried pickles and hot wings. It's not a beer bar by BA standards.

Let's keep this brief.

Atmosphere: Non-existent. This is a family restaurant/sports bar with dozens of tv's and music blaring. Macro neons on the walls. Tile floors and uncomfortable wooden stools.

Beer selection: There was no printed tap list, and the list of 20 bottles was all macro. Scanning the taps, I spotted Summit Pale Ale, Boston Lager, and SA Octoberfest as the few "craft" offerings. Typical generic imports like Negra Modelo, Bass, Harp, Stella, Hacker-Pschorr, etc. Quantity without quality.

Service & Food: Drinks weren't always full, but the server was generally around in a timely manner. Wasn't much help with what beers were on tap though, just said "go look" basically. Hot wings were nothing special, the garlic parmesan sauce was like salad dressing, hot bbq was pretty much what you'd expect.

It's bizarre to me that there are 17 BW3's listed in Beerfly, and that there are 20 odd locations in Chicago. Go somewhere else for a decent beer bar, BW3's is only good for an emergency hot wing fix.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

I have never been to a BWW but it was a very gimmicky sports bar. They had about 20 taps and it looked like about 20 bottles in the coolers but they are spread out on both sides of the bar so it was hard to tell. I couldn't find a beer menu and I didn't feel like asking the bartender so I sat close to the tap handles to inspect. They had about every flavor of BMC with a few imports like Bass, Guinness, and Harps. I was hoping the bottle section was a bit better but it wasn't. They had big signs for taps of the month only 3.50 so I thought it was Bass so I ordered one. When I got the check the beer was actually 6.50 instead of 3.50, wow that is a big difference. The beer the brought was in a large Weizen glass that had frost on the outside. I didn't have the energy to get a warm glass but the beer hurt my teeth it was so cold.

I ordered a sampler of chicken wings with 3 different sauces. They sauces were all terrible with the mild one tasting like salad dressing and the other two tasting like sugar and hot sauce mixed. I was not impressed and I usually really like wings. When I asked for the check the bartender said she would get it but forgot about it while she was cleaning and cashing out. After I asked again she had the manager do it so she didn't have to stop cleaning.

I was pretty underwhelmed by the whole place and a bit surprised after hearing stories of how awesome the BWW is in Indy.

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Photo of jackndan
3.05/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings, in Skokie, just south of Touhy. A huge, brand new box houses this BW3, built in a shopping center near a huge movie theater complex. My visits have seen the place nearly overrun with families attending the movies. This is not the place to enjoy a leisurely beer. There are lots of TV’s showing the sports. The bar area is very large with a rounded bar, and several bar tables. There is a large restaurant space, separated from the bar only by a four-foot high divider.

The beer selection is actually quite good, and there were actually a couple of beers on tap that I had never tried, not that they were remarkable, but they were trying. There are at least twenty taps, with at least half devoted to craft brewers like Sam, Goose, Sierra, and a few others. They had at least thirty bottled beers, and I noted a few rare imports, including one from Albania.

The food is typical BW3, lots of wings and sandwiches. The food service was very fast, but sitting at the bar, you might have to wait to be served, as the bartender’s first job appears to be the wait staff, and then their own customers at the bar.

Given that the area is generally bereft of places with more than Guinness for a BA, this place is worth a stop if you are in the area and looking for more than the big three.

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Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie, IL
2.84 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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