Why is the Billy Goat on here? Lol... Best beer is the Billy Goat Dark (Berghoff Dark) then Schlitz 60ís formula. Tourists go here for the SNL schtick and bad burgers, but the priceless time capsule vibe and historical value of the place is really unmatched downtown. Chat it up at the bar and have a slice of Roykoís Chicago of yesteryear. Rossiís is another dive nearby with a few more halfway decent beers.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
01Sep2013. Friendly enough basement burger joint with worn-out novelty charm and 2 renamed Berghoff (Billy Goat Dark/Lager) and 1 Schlitz beers on tap. No-frills fast food with a supposedly famous double cheeseburger that constitutes good value in the centre of the vertical centre of capitalism; relaxed bartender from Ex-Yugoslavia up for a chat.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
Great friendly dive bar,only 3 beers on tap but Goose Island and others in bottles. The burger I had was superb, one of the best Iíve had! The barman has been there 30+ years. Very friendly locals. Worth a visit for the pubs history and character.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
20 Nov 2012. Visited the original tavern on Michigan ave. this place has loads of character! only have three tap beers (schlitz lager, billy goat lager, and billy goat dark). so no great beer, just great atmosphere and decent fast cooked food.