The Berghoff | Chicago, Illinois
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The Berghoff
Exceptional based on 3 ratings
Type: Restaurant

17 W Adams St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60515 [ print map ]
312 427 3170

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Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sat 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun Closed


Mayor: DrnkMcDermott (4) | Taps: 6 |


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Beer Available At The Berghoff (arranged by most recent)
Berghoff Pale Ale 25, Berghoff Solstice Wit 42, Berghoff Genuine Dark Beer 27, Berghoff Hefe-Weizen 45, Berghoff Original Lager 16, Metropolitan Kränkshaft 79, Berghoff Winter Ale 31, Berghoff Oktoberfest Lager , Berghoff DortWunder Lager 22, Berghoff Reppin’ Red Ale 16, Berghoff Germaniac Pale Ale 39, Berghoff Sir Dunkle Dark 18, Berghoff Straight-Up Hefeweizen 39
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3 reviews for The Berghoff
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  70%
 Selection  42%
 Food  77%
 Value  70%
 Overall  62%
 Rating  67%


56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321  (260) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 15, 2014
I thought this place was only okay. The beers were kind of mediocre, not terrible, but not good either. The food was fine, but hardly memorable. Also, they close really early. Came here straight from checking in at my hotel down the street at maybe 8:30, and the place was basically empty. Started closing up not long after. I guess it’s a happy hour only type of spot. Bartender was pretty friendly, so that’s the plus here.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (437) Chicago, Illinois | March 27, 2014
Old school joint that is worth checking out for a fun lunch. Rootbeer is better than the beer, but sampler is cheap enough to try.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott  (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | August 16, 2013| Updated September 3, 2013
This covers mainly the Berghoff’s bar, which is next to their restaurant, one of the oldest surviving restaurants in Chicago, and holder of the first liquor license issued after Prohibition ended. A real, traditional German restaurant, so traditional the bar has no ladies’ restroom (need to go to the restaurant). The bar has all Berghoff beers on tap, now much improved since they got their recipes rejiggered by Randy Mosher and brewed at Point. Bar staff are mostly long-timers, as are the restaurant’s waiters. Crowded after 5, of course, and with one of the earliest closing times of any Chicago bar; but being downtown and not near the theatres, the crowd pretty much dies out after rush hour anyway. There’s a glassed in counter opposite the bar where sometimes sandwiches are made. Otherwise, get something to eat at the restaurant, or the lunchtime cafe on the lower floor. And here are five words I never thought I’d put together until I came here for dinner: Their creamed spinach is great! Additional info: They do have guest taps as well, the last time I was there they had OB Dale’s Pale Ale and a Left Hand on tap. But I saw too that all their beers are served in a shaker glass; no other glassware styles noticed.

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