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 (3) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 50+


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Beer Available At Firkin (arranged by most recent)
Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel) 79, Surly Doomtree 85, Surly Schadenfreude 81, Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version) 100, Three Floyds Nite Wolf 93, Revolution Galaxy Hero IPA 98, Two Brothers Wobble IPA 91
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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 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
mattmc1973  (13) Sterling Heights, Michigan | March 21, 2011
Stopped in for a couple of 3/19/11, outstanding place! Very cool atmosphere. Amazing tap list, I had a Goose Island Dominique and a Duvel Green. Top notch bar, I’ll be back!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
AWISLguy  (78) Wisconsin | February 28, 2010
Been there a few times now and never reviewed ... If it was closer to home it would be a regular (every evening??) stop. Terrific range of taps with both variety of styles and regular turnover for newness. Sharp bartenders who know their stuff, including great glassware.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
TC29  (1) LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois | February 10, 2005
This little gem has been in my town for years and I was finally able to try it. First to catch my eye was the lights it was decorated for madri gras and looked fabulous. Of course next was the massive bar that at the time had 28 different draft beers which included bells java stout on cask. It had ayinger celebrator, delerium, duchese de bourgonge, bells porter and of course my light beer beamish. I had a couple of apps fried asparagus and crayfish enchilidas. i was so impressed with the food, i tried the recommendation of the bartender Queso fundido with his beer recommendation of stiegle and wow. I like pils but with this spicy dish it was incredible. I will never let my wife pick a place to eat in this area again, we will only go to the firkin.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
beervana  (32) Libertyville, Illinois | October 31, 2005
The Firkin is one of my favorite bar restaurants and a beerlover’s dream. The place has 28 taps, most of which are imports or micros. In addition, the Firkin features cask beers and has one or two new ones every week. As I am a frequent customer of this place, the knowledgeable and friendly staff members stop by to tell me what’s new in their beer offerings and bring over new beer samples for me to try. The menu is very impressive (try their caribean pork sandwich) and rotates on a season basis. This past summer, Firkin (together with the homebrewer’s group Brewers on the Bluff) sponsored a bus trip to the Great Taste of the Midwest which was attended by beer loving customers like me. No beer lover’s trip to Illinois is complete without a visit to Firkin.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
RMC  (2) Libertyville, Illinois | April 21, 2012
Best beer bar in suburbs- excellent waitstaff- selection of beers unmatched in northern burbs
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
CorneliusBunkr  (2) Oakwood Hills, Illinois | May 11, 2013
a great craft beer bar. awesome food and awesome selection of beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie  (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 28, 2011
Big fan of the Firkin, try to hit it at least once a month, and follow it on Face book as they let you know whenever they tap something "rare" or special. I gave it a 15 on selection because if you can’t find a drink your looking for with 30 taps and generally about 50 bottles which cover a wide range of style, seasonal’s one offs, domestic, and imports than you might need to be a touch less picky. Firkin is a trendy place in a very nice downtown area. A great place for a date night (if your not looking for intimate) during the summer with a rose garden across the street. The only knock is the prices on food are a touch steep. That being said I have never really quabled as the quality is always very good. I live 30 Min. away and make a point to stop in frequently.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Narnad  (19) Wonder Lake, Illinois | May 18, 2010
Fantastic selection on tap. A lot of rare or odd brews for a wide variety of breweries. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and more than willing to lend you a helping hand if there were questions on a brew. Quick service and food service (only had desserts this time but I didn’t see it different for the people eating in) was excellent with constant check ups and faster than normal delivery of food. Desserts were fantastic! My wife enjoyed the selection of Sprecher soda on tap since she doesn’t care for beer. Decor of the place was very relaxing
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
tomfunk  (1) libertyville, Illinois | July 25, 2006
outstanding beer selection great food unsurpassed atmosphere
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
MrsRickyisms  (2) San Diego, California | December 11, 2011
I used to work at the bar down the street from here. When the firkin would close I would get all their bartenders drunk. 5 years later I’m coming back to my hometown and enjoying this bar in a whole new light. Lovely atmosphere with a gorgeous ornate wood bar. A phenomenal beer list considering most bars in the area consider sapporo and pranqster amazing "craft" beers. If you’re in the suburbs of Chicago you MUST visit the Firkin. Also, amazing and very knowledgeable bar staff. Ask for Dave...he’s amazing.

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