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Beer Available At Bangers & Lace - Chicago (arranged by most recent)
Duvel 99, St. Bernardus Blanche (Witbier) 95, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9° 94, 5 Rabbit Gringolandia Series: Fabulosa Porter 69, Tyranena BGW The Devil Made Me Do It 100, Half Acre Ghost Parade 68, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone 98, Ommegang Hop House 96, Temperance Root Down 79, The Bruery Rugbrød 94, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale 97, Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porci (Pearls for Pigs) 88, Three Floyds Struise Live A Rich Life 98
KickInChalice (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Bangers and Lace allows me to participate in one of my favorite Chicago summer activities - drinking beer outside. With a large tap selection and a fair amount of bottles as well, this would have the beginnings of a great beer bar.
The best part about the beer menu is the Six Pack, were you can get 6 2 oz. samples for $9, normally of an interesting mix of beers.
Right now, I think it is a few steps away from being in the category of great beer bars I would visit regularly. The service is all right, although I have normally gone during off-peak hours, so that might have an impact. The prices on the tap list are coincidentally all $1 too expensive for an equal or smaller pour than other bars around.
The food leads me to the same conclusion - there is nothing inherently bad about the quality, but I am left wondering why it costs so much, considering it is pretty average. Mostly consisting of sausage products, the menu is also not very substantial.
This is the type of place I will head if they have something special on tap, but it will not become one of my regulars.
hombrepalo (144) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (72) Michigan | November 17, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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 haven’t.
Desalt (1) Ontario | October 21, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I found this place in 2012; I walked in and the gm was talking buffalo trace antique collection. We shared some fois gras pogos and drank all the pappy.
ARH (93) Chicago, Illinois | September 7, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Opening weekend for the Chicago Bears; yes the game’s on the couple of 30" TV’s 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. It’s a sausage-based menu done very well (I recommend the goat "sandwich"). It’s 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.
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | November 18, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
old parlor bar ambiance offered. some sort of new belgium sour beer tap takeover going on when i was @. roughly 0 people offered @ offpeak hour, which is fine. a nice option.
swoopjones (311) Buffalo, New York | June 4, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
liked this place. stopped by during Chicago Beer Week. Port & Solen Oath night. Great decor, long bar & communal table, outdoor seating. nice list. Will definately go back
fluffheady (100) Chicago, Illinois | February 9, 2013| Updated August 4, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
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. They’re pretty good, but not what I would expect from a sausage place.
Now for the service. Go read yelp. There’s a lot of reviews on there about the staff being much more concerned with themselves than the customers. It’s true. These guys didn’t have the time to give a crap, even though the place was empty when we were there. Stop being assholes to your customers, and I’ll gladly come back. In the mean time, there’s a crap load of other bars with really good beer lists. Skip.
MobBarley (6) , | December 14, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is a landmark for me. Perhaps the best beer bar in Chicago. Since the day they’ve 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.
BVery (495) Burnsville, Minnesota | September 13, 2012| Updated November 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hell yeah. 32 taps, all good stuff, $2 per taster. A RB’ers heaven.
EHouse (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Like dining in a mountain lodge, except this lodge has foie gras corn dogs among their other delectable entrees. Great beer selection, a target rich environment and a cool name, where else would you spend Friday night?
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