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Beer Available At Howells & Hood (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Lion Stout 98, SKA Modus Mandarina 85, James Page Casper White Stout 53, Surly Cacao Bender 98, Surly Furious 100, Dark Horse Raspberry Ale 33, Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, Vander Ghinste Cuvťe des Jacobins 99, Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana 95, Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA) 93, Tyranena Rockyís Revenge Bourbon Brown 88, Off Color Apex Predator 94, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Two Brothers Sour Beer #2 95, Off Color Scurry 76, Deschutes Hop Henge IPA 99, Sweetwater IPA 96, Penrose Desirous 71
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DietPepsican (59) @ $13.99, Iowa | September 20, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Luvystypotables (96) Virginia Beach, Virginia | July 22, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
114 Beers on tap ishard to beat, they have pre set flights and knowledgable staff with decent food.
cagou007 (32) , France | July 16, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very good selections of American brews, including a lot of local beers. But lack some great American brewery (Alesmth, Fermstead Hill, Cigar City, Maine Beer...) and some microbrewries surprises! Service is fine and itís possible to order in small degustation glasses. Worth the visit according to me.
TattooJack (23) Illinois | March 7, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DedicatedToFun (60) Santa Monica, California | September 29, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
duckyutility (13) Invercargill, New Zealand | June 24, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 12, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
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.
leej (14) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 9, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible Beer selection - rare imports, local microbrews, American craft beer seasonals, the whole lot. Fantastic Pastrami Sandwich and Fried Green Beans.
charule (120) Chicago, Illinois | February 16, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jrallen34 (500) Chicago, Illinois | November 22, 2013
44 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Quantity over quality here. You would think with 114 taps they would have some good beer, umm no. The vast majority of the beers are craft beers but they are the commonly available beers you can get anywhere. Typical Michigan ave spot, huge, touristy, huge flat screens, dbag central. Skip this spot.
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