A solid pub in (midtown?) Chicago with a nice tap list. The ambiance is nice, with both indoor and outdoor seating, and the service was good too. I didnít eat, but this place specializes in "bangers" (sausages, coneys, etc.) and they looked good. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
Dimly lit & pretty small on the inside. Kind of like an upscale hipster bar vibe. Tap list was pretty large with 32 or so beers on tap. Not the most interesting selection ever, but plenty of new things to drink. Good service. Incredible food. Fried cheese curds with amazing sauce, an incredible venison brat, & fried deviled eggs with chorizo filling. I would come back here on food alone. Definitely gotta try this place if you havenít.
Opening weekend for the Chicago Bears; yes the gameís on the couple of 30" TVís they have hanging about, but they want to play a Talking Heads playlist over the PA?!? Hell yeah! This is the type of place I wanna watch a game at! Definitely a lodge-y / dive-y type bar with a solid selection of uncommon beers available on tap and in bottles. And the food? ... yeah, good stuff. Itís a sausage-based menu done very well (I recommend the goat "sandwich"). Itís a bit overpriced, and their was nothing special about the wait staff - although they did a good job "checking" in on me. I get the hype, but definitely a place I would pass up if there was a wait.
This place is OK. The beer list is awesome. Their "Bangers" are kind of disappointing. They claim to be a sausage landmark, but all they really have are some dressed up hot dogs and 2 or 3 sausages. Theyíre pretty good, but not what I would expect from a sausage place.
Now for the service. Go read yelp. Thereís a lot of reviews on there about the staff being much more concerned with themselves than the customers. Itís true. These guys didnít have the time to give a crap, even though the place was empty when we were there. Stop being assholes to your customers, and Iíll gladly come back. In the mean time, thereís a crap load of other bars with really good beer lists. Skip.
This place is a landmark for me. Perhaps the best beer bar in Chicago. Since the day theyíve opened they have been busy and for good reason. 32 rotating taps and hundreds of beers in bottle. The food is good without being to expensive and they often do special pairings. The cicerone, Ria, always makes chooses an excellent selection for their arsenal of beers.