2013: Been here a number of times... Store selection has always been great. In general though, the staff doesnít really know much about the beer. Often, new releases are sitting in cases on the floor but arenít in the system and arenít for sale, so iíll wind up buying them elsewhere. The bar is a real no-frills dive full of townies, and I like dive bars. Never felt compelled to stick around for a beer here after stopping in the store. The food truck event is a better time to go, with a more diverse crowd (not exclusively old drunks). Sought after beers on their printed list always seem to be tapped out in person. The place is great on paper, but can be hit or miss. A good local spot for Jeff Park locals, not really an all-city destination. They sure did hire some slick marketing though.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked on a long street of shops with plenty of city of Chicago street parking in front. Much deeper than it seemed from the storefront. A couple of front-to-back shelves with mixed bombers/sixes of craft stuff and coolers of sixes along the wall. Excellent selection of local stuff, and CHI/NoIND has some really good local stuff now, and a representative range of across the country stuff.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I was like a kid in a candy shop. I stopped in because I called and the awesome man who answered put the last 6 pack of Three Floydís Zombie Dust behind the counter for me. I was going to simply grab it and go but ended up browsing for almost an hour.