Links Taproom

4.2/5.0 15 reviews
bar
1559 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60622

773 360 7692
  linkstaproom.com beer menu
Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat 10:30 AM - 2:00 AM; Sun 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: markducommun (9) | Affiliated user(s) here Moutstainz | Taps: 39 | Bottles: 40-50
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (933) London, England | May 13, 2016
Excellent spot. Pretty spacious and well laid out. Ample seating. Very clear electronic beer menus in multiple locations, showing the range of c. 30 beers and the amount of beer left in each keg. The selection is impressive, with a solid range of local offerings and uncommon stuff from farther afield. Very friendly and prompt service. Great food. We had two types of sausage and the hummus. Good prices, and small pours offered on many of the beers. Overall, this place is excellent.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
probsolvr  (14) , | January 1, 2016
Good destination near Piece/Wicker Park (Damen/North/Milwaukee) Blue Line stop, and not too far from Map Room. Turing 2 this winter with an increasingly interesting and varied draft selection. Go early to avoid the bro crowd and enjoy an old LP spun on vinyl. Solid second stop on way to/from Piece, and depending on draft list (available online) Links is sometimes the main attraction.
92
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rulas3  (54) Madrid, Spain | December 13, 2015
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mansquito  (116) Nueva York, New York | October 2, 2015
Yes, there were many bros here. Yes, there are TVs playing sports. yes, there are massive screens showing what beers they have (these are certainly better than those at Pony Bar in NYC by the way). The tap selection was pretty extensive with tons of Illinois beers that I have not heard of... Most had fewer than ten ratings on this site. The service was fine actually... Maybe they senses quickly that we were not bros. my girlfriend got a bratwurst and I tried it and it was fine. I really had no major complaints.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Moutstainz  (7) , | March 15, 2015
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
leej  (14) , | February 23, 2015
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | December 29, 2014
Happened by on way to piece pizza. Cool virtual tap boa d and 40 taps.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2014
Iíve passed by this place often, but never gone in, simply because itís typically infested with Wicker Park Bros. I can handle the hipster crowd, but the bros ... anywho, on one fateful night, out with some out of town friends, we passed by it, and, lo-and-behold, the place was on the empty side, so in we went. I was thoroughly impressed. It definitely has the sports bar vibe that the bros flock to, but they have their tap selection displayed on multiple screens throughout the place letting you know how much of each tap is left and what the next one to be tapped is. On top of this, it appears they only tap uncommon and rare beers - trying to choose a beer Iíve never had before was almost overwhelming! They serve food too, but I did not partake on this visit. The service could do with a bit of an upgrade, but at the same time, dealing with bros all the time would probably make me hate my life too (I gotta stop ragginí on the bros, but itís just too easy). All things considered though, the pricing seemed pretty fair for Chicago. I hope another fateful evening is in my future soon where this place isnít flooded with the type of people I detest.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc  (45) Chicago, Illinois | June 6, 2014
I came here with friends after a long flight from overseas and needed to stay up for a couple of hours. Iím surprised Iíve never heard of this place, because itís actually pretty sweet. The feel of this place is definitely more on the sports bar side, which is a bit unfair because there were no sports playing on the night I went, but it just has the feel of a place Iíd want to watch a game at as there are TVs everywhere. However, the cool thing is that their TVs showed the draft list with keg levels and whatís up next, which was really cool. I didnít like the Untappíd / Instagram integration though, just seemed cheesy to me. I canít comment on the food, but my friends said it was fine. As well, service was decent but no servers, and I thought it was kind of strange that tax was included in each sale....not typical for a Chicago bar. At the end of the day though, Iíll definitely be coming back to this place, I like what theyíve got going on and Iím a total nerd when it comes to information overload, so I can definitely appreciate the interactive element of their tap list.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | April 19, 2014
Iíve been waiting for a bar like this to show up in Wicker Park/Bucktown for a long time. Itís safe to say Iíve found my new spot. Seriously. Links rocks. Links Taproom features 40 taps including 2 Nitro and 4 Casks. They also have an amazing digital beer board that displays the tap list, is updated in real time, and displays everything from ABV and IBU to the color of the beer and KEG LEVEL. If you check in to Untappd, Foursquare, Instagram, or tweet the bar, it scrolls across the screen. About 2/3 of the tap list is from Illinois or states that touch it. You can look the list up on facebook right now. These guys are incredibly passionate about serving local good beer and it shows. The only macro is PBR...but itís Wicker Park. The food is also really, really good. Both classic and creative sausages. Links has a service model that isnít seen too often around Chicago: there are no servers, but there is a large service area where you can go quickly grab your own beer. If you want food, you order it at the food window and itís delivered to your table. The service model is actually very similar to the Founders brewpub, and itís honestly my favorite kind of service at a craft beer bar. When Iím drinking craft beer, I donít want to wait on a server only to have them come back in 10 minutes and tell me the beer I ordered is out. It makes sitting at the bar a better experience because people arenít constantly reaching over you. Also, Links is a great place to bring large groups because everything is self serve. Overall, this place feels incredibly homey. I will be back. A LOT.

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