Vinoís Bar and Grill | Gardner, Illinois
RateBeer
Places > United States > Illinois > Gardner

Vinoís Bar and Grill
Exceptional based on 2 ratings
Type: Bar

120 Depot St
Gardner, Illinois United States 60424 [ print map ]
815 237 8888

vinosbar.com | facebook | twitter

Taps: 6 | Bottles: 125


Vinoís Bar and Grill

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here



Beer Available At Vinoís Bar and Grill (arranged by most recent)
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags



2 reviews for Vinoís Bar and Grill
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  75%
 Selection  77%
 Food  75%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  70%


68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
emerge077  (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | September 13, 2013
120 Depot St. has been on my radar for years, ever since reading about Gardner Haus Inn in "The Beer Loverís Guide to the USA" published in 2000. (The original old German bierstube at this location closed in 2003). Years ago iíd driven though town looking for it and sadly nothing was there, today I learned itís been Vinoís for about 6 years now. From the outside, thereís a Rust Belt view to the north of an abandoned rusting granary along the train tracks. Next door thereís a dive bar and a camping gear store. The facade is weathered stucco and wood, Tudor Revival-style remnants of the old bierstube. Inside itís wood paneled with beer signs and bric-a-brac, like any small-town townie bar. Dimly lit with a little daylight coming in the front windows. Diamond-paned stained glass and wood beams, more remnants of itís former life. Formica and angled wood bar. I noticed an adjacent dining room though a pair of swinging stained glass doors, with long tables reminiscent of the old bierhalle. Several taps behind the bar, apparently a keg cooler had recently crapped out, and about 8 taps were missing as a result. Taps were SA Oktoberfest, Goose Harvest, Miller Lite, Hoegaarden, Grayís Rock Hard Red (a malternative), and one other. Selection highlights: Revolution Anti-Hero and Eugene cans (hiding in the cooler, not on the displayed beer shelves), Summit bottles x5, Goose IPA bottles and Harvest Ale on tap, a few German bottles like Konig Ludwig, Warsteiner Dunkel, Bitburger, Schofferhoffer, and Hacker-Pschorr on tap (though currently out). Much of the selection consisted of full lines from a few mediocre breweries like Point, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, New Holland, Shiner, Leinies, and a few dozen macros. More quantity than quality, but there were maybe 20 good beers to choose from. Service was quick and friendly, our bartender was chatty and helped navigate the beer selection based on style preferences. They didnít have a printed list or prices. Tavern style pizza was hot and crispy, the rest of the menu seemed like the usual pub grub. Overall a nice oasis in an unlikely place. Worth a detour off I-55 if passing by.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrb22250  (1) Illinois | August 9, 2013
Great food with specials all the time. Huge selection of beer with over 120+ craft beer at any given time.

What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In



Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

WiFi
Children
Patio
Proper Glassware
Seasonals
Real Ales
Singles
Growlers
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50