Chicago Beer Bar Suggestions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Oneinchaway, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Oneinchaway

    Oneinchaway Jun 12, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Going to Goose Island Clybourn for dinner tonight and want to go to a really good beer spot after (that may have some good barrel aged bottles for serving). Quick suggestions?
     
  2. Oneinchaway

    Oneinchaway Jun 12, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Ive only been suggested Local Option and Sheffields. Thoughts?
     
  3. jebsinger

    jebsinger Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    go to local option. far greater set of taps. also walk able distance from GI if you dont mind the cold/pretend snow
     
  4. DanH11

    DanH11 Feb 26, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Local option or map room, both good options and close.
     
  5. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Local option, hop leaf, map room
     
  6. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Northdown just posted photos of several BA bottles on their facebook page. It's a couple miles north of Goose Clybourn. I haven't been there myself but have heard positive reviews.
     
  7. Oneinchaway

    Oneinchaway Jun 12, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Ended up checking out The Bluebird...AMAZING beer selection FYI.
     
  8. JimmyW

    JimmyW Feb 17, 2011 Illinois

  9. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Regarding Fischman's: Never been there but would stop by if its worth it to stock up on botoitles. Esp of the GI stuff. Thoughts?
     
  10. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    HEY MOD, or Jason, or Todd, can't we sticky a Chicago thread that has links to the dozens of old threads? It would just make it easier for some people...
     
  11. BDub81

    BDub81 Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Looking for anything in particular?
     
  12. jebsinger

    jebsinger Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    I didnt pick anything up on my trip there but i'll vouch for their impressive selection. they've got more than enough to make me drool all over the place. mostly i was to lazy/broke to bring anything home on my frozen bike ride.
     
  13. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I'm liking to try some of the rarer GI brews like BCS, etc. I've had pretty much everything else they put out.
     
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