Headed to Northbrook/Deerfield

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  1. BeerInHeadlights

    BeerInHeadlights Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    I'll be in Deerfield next week, staying at a hotel off Lake Cook Rd. Won't have access to a car, so will have to taxi/hotel shuttle (pref. <5mi). Any suggestions on decent craft bars or brewpubs in the area (DC Sarnies, Ram Brewery?)? Also, would like to bring some decent regionals (FFF) back home. So if there are any bottleshops/grocery stores that might have a good selection, that would be sweet. Preciate any advice.
  2. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (664) Nov 17, 2006 England

    You'll be a short ride from Binny's Highland Park (I'm the beer buyer). Three Floyds has been (more than usually) thin lately, but there might be some Behemoth left. As far as their sixers go, it's tough to say, as they're very limited and picked over fast - Jinx Proof and Pride & Joy tend to stick around longest.

    For other quality locals, there's Pipeworks, Spiteful, Half Acre, Metropolitan, and Revolution. Stop in and let me know what you're looking for and I can offer more specific suggestions.

    Not as sure where to point you for bars - I live, and drink, in the city - but if you see Tighthead's Irie IPA on tap, definitely give it a try.
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  3. fh301

    fh301 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2011 Illinois

    No good bars around there. Giordano's is there though. good stuff. Although Lou Malnati's in NBK will deliver to your room.
  4. emerge077

    emerge077 Poo-Bah (8,929) Apr 16, 2005 Illinois
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    Here's an older Deerfield thread. MIght try taking the metra up to Lake Bluff Brewing, and Tighthead is definitely worth checking out if you can get there. For shops, Binnys Highland Park and DiCarlo's in Mundelein, but again you might need a car to get there.
  5. Sparky44

    Sparky44 Crusader (704) Jan 12, 2009 Illinois
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    You may need a car for this as well but The Yardhouse at the Glenn usually has a good tap selection.
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  6. Orlando

    Orlando Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2012 Illinois
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    The Yardhouse in Glenview has a pretty solid tap list, including FFF Gumballhead & good food. Another option, which is a bit further is the relatively new Beer Market in Lincolnshire (~10 miles), but if you have the time you should do yourself a favor & catch a train into the city.

    Be sure to get some Pipeworks, those guys are killing it! Besides Binny's you might also want to stop @ Whole Foods to see what they have available. I've suprisingly come across quite a bit of FFF there.
  7. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Binnys Highland Park is your best bottle shop option, FFF is not always available but Pipeworks' Galaxy Unicorn is a great alternative is you're looking for delicious hoppy beers. Check out the full lineup from Pipeworks, Half Acre, and Revolution
  8. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (845) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Depending on where on Lake Cook you are, you might not be too far from Buffalo Grove Binny's, as well.
  9. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Illinois

    DC Sarnies has some decent taps and okay food, might be worth checking out. There's a Liquor Barn on Milwaukee Ave and Dundee that has a good selection (I scored my only bottle of Cherry Rye there for $19.99) but may be a bit out of range depending on where you're staying.
  10. emerge077

    emerge077 Poo-Bah (8,929) Apr 16, 2005 Illinois
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    The Firkin is off the MD-N Metra line, which you can get on at Deerfield. Best bar in the northern burbs, imho.

    Glenview House also looks promising, and right off the Metra from Deerfield/Lake-Cook. Meier's Tavern in Glenview is a cool time-warp. Yard House kind of blows, but if it's the best you can do, then by all means.
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  11. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Yardhouse in Glenview will have your best selection as far as Tap selection, something like 100 or more and usually decent choices, Food is well above avg for a bar.
  12. RC0032

    RC0032 Initiate (65) Mar 10, 2009 Illinois
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    May god have mercy on your sole. Ur week is going to suck.
  13. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Forgot that Firkin is close to the Metra stop, yeah that is by far the best bar option. The Deerfield station is right off Lake Cook and it's like a 5 minute ride to Libertyville.
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  14. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (203) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Look up Firkin, Mickey Finn's, Beer Market, Yard House, and Whirlyball for solid taps. Firkin is the best.
  15. BeerInHeadlights

    BeerInHeadlights Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
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