Firkin | Libertyville, Illinois
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Excellent based on 39 ratings
Type: Bar

515 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, Illinois United States 60048 [ print map ]
847 367 6168

Hours: Opens @ 11/ Closes M-Thu 11; F-St 12:30 ; Sun 9:30

Mayor: AWISLguy (4) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 50+


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Beer Available At Firkin (arranged by most recent)
Surly Doomtree 83, Surly Schadenfreude 82, Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version) 99, Three Floyds Nite Wolf 93, Revolution Galaxy Hero IPA 98, Two Brothers Wobble IPA 91, Baderbršu Red Velvet 31, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Surly Damien 94, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99
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39 reviews for Firkin
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  84%
 Selection  86%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34  (471) Chicago, Illinois | September 4, 2011| Updated February 15, 2014
Finally made it out this highly rated place after a day at Six Flags... cool quiet street with easy parking and just about a hundred yards from Mikey Finnís for the tickers... 25 taps and about the same number of bottles. the draft list was decent nothing spectacular, focused mostly on localish suff, daisy cutter, 2 hearted, zombie dust, the bottle list was weak, all easy to find stuff... the food all sounded good with some great unique comboís, some of it didnít pull together but it was solid... a great neighborhood place but ont a destination spot that you need to drive an hour to get to 3rd time here, and each times its gotten a bit worse, several food items were out, beer list was not updated and weak, food was boring. Canít see coming back now, gotta drop this from a 76 to lower
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (379) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
A surprising place with nice food and drinks. A Skinny space but they do a good job of using it with a long bar and tables. Service is good with nice recommendations. Selection is surprising for being up this way with a few nice things on tap. Food has been good on both my visits. Prices are not bad either.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | May 7, 2010
Upscale beer bar. eclectic art. bunch of tables and a bar in a rectangular room. Sat at the bar for a couple hours. 3 pints of surly mild, a glass of ericís sour peach ale, and expedition stout on cask. awesome. The bartendars checked on me regularly and hooked me up with a number of samples. GF got a commadore perry and an ericís ale. she ordered a steak salad and a bavarian pretzel as well. food was solid. great atmosphere. really happy there is a solid bar in my girlfriendís new city for the next 12 months. Tight place. bill was like $62 pre tip/ post tax for 7 beers, steak salad, pretzel and dip, and free samples. a good experience. will be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JCB  (243) Durham, North Carolina | February 28, 2014
Not exactly the most convenient for most Chicago visitors, this joint is a little treasure way up north. Tucked away in a very well-heeled suburb, this is a warm, friendly neighborhood joint that has terrific pub grub (sausage plate: CLICK) and a stellar tap list. Lots of different sizes so you can tick quite a few, and I was impressed with the mix of regional/local craft and some domestics and Europeans Iíd not even heard of before. Great joint.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 13, 2012
Finally had a chance to stop in here and was pretty impressed. Nice unassuming bar that is unpretentious and reminds me a lot of many other beer bars Iíve patronized. Strong beer list, probably 30 deep in taps and solid bottle selection as well. Clean lines and the food is pretty damn good, too! Prices are nice but I donít know how they compare to other suburban places. Will definitely come back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | June 18, 2009
Stopped by for lunch when working in the area. Big bar, nice atmosphere with lots of tops and two cask taps visible at the bar. Service was friendly and very informative and knowledgeable about the bears. Draught selection was good, nothing really rare but some brews Iíd never heard of and plenty I had not had a chance to try. Nice representation of midwest beers. Bottle list didnít look huge but had some good beers, nothing super rare or amazing. All in all a great beer bar, not a destination place probably but if this place was closer to me I"d be a regular.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
KPD  (204) Michigan | January 3, 2013
First visit on a week night, nearly full for dinner. Found entrance in the back of the building. Really great tap list, lots of beers I canít usually get. Comfortable place, narrow with a long bar, decent food. Good service,
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | April 22, 2008
Seemed like a very cool place...I was not impressed with their bottles and I understand their tap list is usually great...I saw nothing out of the ordinary for the area for a bar with a decent amount of taps...crazy awesome vodka selection...more vodkas than beers!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (161) Swedesboro, New Jersey | June 13, 2012
Great selection of draft and bottles. Killer food and service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron  (148) Arizona | July 3, 2013
Cool bar. Good selection and variety of taps; import/domestic, local/national, with some nice out of the ordinary and rare taps. A number of bottles available as well, although the only one I asked fore happened to be unavailable... Was there at non-peak hours so service was prompt. Long bar with a good amount of seating. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.

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