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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Irish Ale 85, Great Lakes Conways Irish Ale 80, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout 99, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Half Acre Baumť 97, Surly Abrasive Ale 100, Half Acre Three Floyds Shewolf 99, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste 77, Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Local Option Morning Wood 92, Local Option American Muscle 93, Allagash Yakuza 96, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 84, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92
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JCB (203) Durham, North Carolina | February 13, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little place tucked away in Lincoln Park, a fabulous leafy retreat from some of the more overrun places in this part of town. Small, dark, a barís bar if that makes sense. Unpretentious and lively. I imagine it can get packed and loud, but my visits were under very different circumstances. Great selection, slightly pricey, but loads of great locals and regionals to try. Food was okay.
pablo951 (63) Chicago, Illinois | December 26, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Beer selection is excellent, the food is fair, but who ares itís all about the beer. They have over 30 taps of of their own concoctions and local and national micros. If you are in the neighborhood stop by, its a real bar in a fancy neighborhood.
kevinsenn (79) Waterloo, Ontario | December 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting a little more from the high ratings here, but I canít really say I was disappointed. The selection of beer was great here (both in size and quality). The food was good (the fries, in particular, were incredible). But of course the real draw here is the beer - American craft brews of incredible quality from all over the country. Worth a visit while in Chicago.
rickhall28 (213) Denville, New Jersey | December 9, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited here recently on a business trip to Chicago based on the high rating and generally positive reviews. Although I enjoyed my visit there I came away with a somewhat lower (but not at all bad) rating from my experience. Some of their beers are very good...my favorite was "Blood on the Kings"...and they do have a good selection of bottles and a decent selection of other drafts. Their beers are contract brewed at Dog Brewery in MD. I liked the metal music and the decor (kudos for the switchblade draft handles and I loved the sticker that said "employees must carve Slayer into their forearms before returning to work"!). All in all though...the place for me was above average but not as great an experience as other beer bars I visited on this trip (like Hopleaf, Map Room, Revolution, & Kumas Corner...which although all different all had a better vibe in my opinion). Although I recommend checking this place out on a Chicago visit...I wouldnít call it a must visit if you have limited time.
BBB63 (131) La Porte , Indiana | November 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Parking can be a pain and the such but those bitching about the cost need to visit other Chicago (or for that most metros) beer bars. The food, okay I will give you that one. Sure it is tasty enough but alas not worth the cost. Honestly, this is NOT really a metal bar but a geek place.
drfabulous (55) Lexington, Kentucky | October 27, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went twice on trip to Chicago. First day on Sunday, every sports bar packed. Local Option was not. Second night, same situation. I found the staff friendly and helpful. Solid selection. Slightly pricey - their beers are pouring at $7. But solid selection in the middle of a neighborhood in Lincoln Park. Didnít eat there.
jmgreenuk (116) The Hague, Netherlands | October 15, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A superb brewpub just a short 5 minute walk from the Armitage CTA station. The tap selection is pretty awesome and is dominated by their own excellent beers. The bottle list is pretty decent too. The food was great and the music too. The staff were super helpful all night long. Tasters were not a problem. Itís a little way out of the city but well worth the effort.
MotherBrother (9) Aalborg, Denmark | October 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by for a couple of brews. Good selection, both bottle and on tap, a bit pricey though.
Worth a visit
rosenbergh (412) Helsinki, Finland | October 5, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Friday afternoon 5pm and this place was totally empty. Strange. Anyway there was couple of new American beers for me. They also had some beers brewed for them. Beer list was quite nice but European beers are not that rare for me. Dark and somewhat rock themed interior. Food list was somehow very New Orleans themed (muffaletta, jambalaya, poíboy...)The service was good.
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 26, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited half a dozen times in the past 3 years, most recently on August 13, 2013.
This place is awesome. Great music, always a good tap line up (and now they have half a dozen house beers on tap as well), and they do some fun events. The first time I visited I had all the St Lamvinus I could drink at $8/pint. Since then Iíve been given free beers, and even recognized by the bartenders after not having been there for a number of months. This place is a regular stop for me when in Chicago.
US place rating number 500.
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