My wife and I stopped in with my son who goes to U of I. This had become his hangout while he waits for his hour train ride south to home.
Selection not real great, but they have a couple of beers that are ok. Son says the food is pretty good, and our server was extremely nice.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice ambiance and an interesting menu, especially the fusion sliders. Beer selection is good for a restaurant, but just ok as far as beer bars go. Radio Maria and Blind Pig are far better for beer. Go here to eat and enjoy a brew with the meal. For beer selection, Radio Maria, Blind Pig, and Mike and Molly’s are VERY close by.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The decor is tasteful with an upscale feel which is a nice contrast to the rest of downtown and the campus bars. The beer selection is impressive with a small bottle cooler changing constantly, so return visits yield frequent surprises. The bar staff is particularly knowledgeable about the impressive beer selection and the extensive back bar. Ask your bartender for great food-beverage pairings and creative cocktails.