Old Chicago - Ames

1620 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, Iowa United States 50010

515 232 6900
M-Thur:11am-1am, Fri/Sat 11am-2am, Sun:11am-12am

Taps: 20ish | Bottles: 50ish
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Beer entered at Old Chicago - Ames

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
sthlm  (145) Duluth, Minnesota | October 13, 2012
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Service is decent, but everything else is pretty poor. The restaurant advertises 110 brews...but it is one of the most uninspired lists of 110 beers Iíve ever seen. Food was also poor, even by chain restaurant standards, and the prices were average at best. Not somewhere I plan on revisiting unless I hear about changes to their beer selection.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
ryanfolty  (228) Bourbon County, Minnesota | April 2, 2012
Same vibe as any other Old Chicago. Beer list is vast, but nothing too exciting. Rocked the pizza and a salad. Pizza was decent, but salad was poor and too many croutons. Friendly service and no clue on value as I didnít pay, but guessing comparable to other OC locations.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
coco72  (10) , Iowa | August 9, 2009
This is just like any other Old Chicago I have been too. They do have a fairly wide selection of beers. However the few times I have gone the food was not very good and the ambiance was poor.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Erdinger2003  (20) West Union, Iowa | April 17, 2007| Updated December 16, 2007
When you first walk in it looks like any other sports bar in any Old Chicago. When I visited back a year ago they had good amount of micro-brews from around the US and a few good imports along with the regular selection of microbrews in IA. I saw they had Wahrsteiner Dunkel Weiss and asked if they had a hefeweizen glass, but they didnít even have pint glasses, just weird mugs that were frosted, so I didnít have any beer. I ordered a salad andthe food was pretty good. I tried this place again when moving here and they tried to serve the Blackjack Porter in the bottle and it was a big deal to ask for a glass. The beer wasnít great, I had a bottle from the same batch at home and it was better, I just needed a place close to where I was staying temporarily to have a beer after work and they let me down big time so I havenít been back.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 7, 2007
Typical Old Chicago. Decent decor, pretty good food. Itís not really Chicago style pizza in the true sense, but itís not horrible and the rest of their food is decent. Beer selection is mostly macro junk you can get anywhere, but they tend to have 5-6 micro taps. On this visit I had a Summit Great Northern Porter and a Flying Dog Scottish Porter. They also had four Stevens Point Brewery offerings (Pale, Amber, Honey Light, and White). If you would rather sample draft beer than bottle its worth a stop now and again.

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