Howells & Hood

435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60611
restaurant  4.05/5.0 11 reviews
Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Fri/Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sun 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock  (246) Stockholm, Sweden | February 18, 2016
Visited a couple of times in February 2016. This is a big place and kind of industrial. Located at around one minute from my hotel, The Intercontinental. The selection was nice (114 beers), both local ones from Illinois, from other parts of the US and some international ones. Beer flights were available. The service was fast and polite. The best beer that I had was the Bells Hopslam, what a great one.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
DietPepsican  (62) @ $13.99, Iowa | September 20, 2015
Bunch of brews on tap. Giant bar with a ton of seating and an outdoor patio overlooking a park/garden/bum lounge. Great selection. Ordered gumball head, stale. Ordered Grapefruit sculpin which was a touch better. This is the reason you have a tap list and not a shotgun. Prices are a bit high but youíre on the mag mile/river north. Servers were good for what this place is. Middle of the road brewpub food. Nothing terrible. Rare beer list with 3/5 out of stock. Ummm, not much else to add. Itís decent. Wouldnít order hoppy or fragile beer here.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables  (126) Virginia Beach, Virginia | July 22, 2015
114 Beers on tap ishard to beat, they have pre set flights and knowledgable staff with decent food.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cagou007  (48) , France | July 16, 2015| Updated February 9, 2016
Very good selection of American brews, including a lot of local beers. But lack some great American breweries (Alesmith, Farmstead Hill, Cigar City, Maine Beer...) and some microbreweries surprises! Service is fine and itís possible to order in small degustation glasses. Worth the visit according to me.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack  (32) Illinois | March 7, 2015
Visited on a day drinking trip, wings were excellent. The place is full of different beer, they had many of my favorites but I decided to sample 6 or 7 that I had not had before. The service was outstanding, very professional and friendly. Be sure to visit the Jack Brickhouse statue and wgn walk of fame just steps from the entrance.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun  (60) Santa Monica, California | September 29, 2014
Overall, one of the best places you can go for food and drinks. Tons of great food and over 100 beers on tap, wide variety including local beers, awesome!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
duckyutility  (14) Invercargill, New Zealand | June 24, 2014
What a great spot. If there is not a beer you like here you must be the biggest beer snob in the world. Right in the heart of town and the golden mile. Kenny our barman was great and enjoyed talking beers to us. He was very busy but made time to chat and inform us on the beers that they had on. 114 taps with 6 rotating beers. Beer heaven.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
emerge077  (131) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 12, 2014
12-27-2013 Located in the Tribune Tower, entrance is on the south end of the building, about 500 feet off Michigan Ave. Looks like a huge patio outside with a nice view in warmer months. Inside thereís a large host desk, almost like a hotel reception area. Little sayings were etched into the walls, not sure if that was pre-existing before the restaurant or not. At the bar, the decor was copper panels and faux black gatorskin chairs. Behind the bar was more industrial with steel paneled everything and narrow windows with a view into the keg storage room. Large dining room with modern flair, white tablecloths and large windows facing the NBC plaza. Overall the hotel lobby & restaurant vibe was a little sterile and soulless. Service was ok, no one else was at the bar so the bartender was able to briefly chat, though it was early in the day and didnít seem to be the standard. Selection is wide, though there were only 8 seasonals listed. Majority is tried and true craft, mass appeal stuff organized by style in the middle of the menu book, after the food menu. The "sours/lambic/fruit" section didnít list any unsweetened lambics, Jacobins Rouge was the only sour beer. Otherwise thereís plenty of safe options to choose from, with solid go-tos like Uinta Dubhe, Greenbush Anger, and Daisy Cutter. They offer small pours for $3ish on average, and donít charge tax on your bar tab (a plus). Location is good for a place like this, though Jake Melnicks has a better draft selection on the Mag Mile.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
leej  (14) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 9, 2015
Incredible Beer selection - rare imports, local microbrews, American craft beer seasonals, the whole lot. Fantastic Pastrami Sandwich and Fried Green Beans.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
charule  (121) Chicago, Illinois | February 16, 2014
Went here on a Saturday. Place was pretty empty which was weird. Prices are high. Service wasnt spectacular. A large selection of beer but pretty regular stuff. Nothing special.

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