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jrallen34 (444) Chicago, Illinois | March 3, 2013| Updated April 10, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
goes toward new craft beer drinkers, hopefully they get that nice, solid draft lists, higher prices but things will last longer, decent spot
ARH (81) Chicago, Illinois | November 10, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve walked by this place numerous times, but never went in because it always gave off douchebag, over-aged frat guy vibes; mostly because those types would be spilling out onto the sidewalk for their group cigarette breaks. One day, when it didnít feel like those vibes were particularly strong (i.e. I could see empty bar stools through the window), I decided to give it a whirl. Bottom line, itís basically an industrial vibe sports bar with a good beer selection and burger / pizza options for food. Probably not a place I would frequent, or try to visit when itís busy (especially with Jerryís just across the street), but itís worth stopping by in those quite hours between sporting events, if for no other reason than to see what theyíre tapping; although I did notice quite a trend-following large numbers of IPAs on their list when I was kinda hoping theyíd be into their stouts and porters as the weather was turning. The food wasnít too bad either, I decided to go "off-script" and try their wood fired chicken, which wasnít too bad a gamble. The staff was friendly and prompt too, but I couldnít say theyíre necessarily beer savvy. Youíre definitely paying city prices.
fluffheady (100) Chicago, Illinois | January 14, 2014| Updated January 21, 2014
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 5/20
Can you say price gouging? Can you say trendy wannabes? These guys arenít passionate beer dorks. They just built a beer place because itís "cool" right now. FatPour is NOT for the kind of people who read this site. I have too much respect for you - the person reading this - to send you there. And you know what? Theyíll probably never read this, so I donít even feel guilty saying so. You guys want to know something? Their "keg cooler" on display by the stairwell is FAKE. Iím disgusted.
pablo951 (79) Chicago, Illinois | January 4, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great place in Wicker Park Chicago. Tons of beer in tap and the friendliest s servers in town!! Good food, but the beer is where itís at and Fatpour is where itís at!!!
drdisque (43) Illinois | November 20, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went on a random Wednesday night for dinner and beers. List is large, but had lots of things I had either had or wasnít interested in. Not that much variety in terms of styles so I ended up having two things I had had before out of the 3 beers I had. Got a steak salad for dinner which was OK. Friend had a burger that looked pretty good. Canít comment too much on servers/bartenderís knowledge because I didnít ask any questions. Will probably go back but IMHO there are better beer destinations down the street in Jerryís and Bangers & Lace even though their lists arenít as LONG as fatpourís.
DrnkMcDermott (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | October 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow this opened up last month completely under our radar. In the upscaling West Town neighborhood just north of the United Center (I know itís upscaling because on the stoop of the empty building next door, someone left an empty Unibroue gift box instead of a paper bag of 20/20). We site says their "FotPour" is a 22 oz mug. FROZEN mug. I was there for a party for Omission, and they gave me bottles and a regular shaker, though. Stairwell to second floor wraps around a see-though keg cooler. Still plenty of BMC (it is posing as a Badger bar, after all), and there are tables with their own taps of Bud Light and 312, but also lots of labels like ATG, Brooklyn, Stone, 5 Rabbit, Evil Twin, and plenty of Belgians on tap, too. Prices ranged from $5 for the Bud family to $60 for a pour of Malheur or Bruery. This was a gluten-free event for which they had buffet dishes, including meaty Buffalo chicken wings, and a damn fine mac and cheese with pork butt, using GF pasta. I wasnít there on a "typical" night, but this seems like a good place to watch for.
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