United States > Illinois > Lisle
BVery (532) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 6, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very good spot. Great food. Free lot parking. 35-40 taps of good beer. Decent bottle selection. 5 oz pours available for about $3, but no flights or tasters. Awesome atmosphere here - one of my favorites for that.
BCAR (9) Naperville, Illinois | November 26, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
Obviously, I have a problem with the service at this place. First off, truly a great selection of beers that you wonít find at all but a few places around the Chicago area. I just wish they got over themselves and treated customers well.
First story-Went to BL with 6 or 7 friends and had a large tab in the making...Last beer of the night, they poured the wrong beer for my friend. What do you do? You offer the beer free of charge due to your mistake, right? Nope! If you want the wrongly-poured beer, they will charge you...Huh? So, my friend said "no thanks" and asked for the beer he ordered. The bar wench (applicable in this case) took said wrongly poured beer and offered it to the off-duty bar manager sitting at the bar instead. Wow.
Second story-After staying away for a solid year because of first story, I went back last week. Woman next to me was looking for suggestions. Bartender said sheíd love a beer he chose for her. Well, she didnít and asked if she could get another beer to which he replied, "I am still charging you for the first beer, but yes I can get you another beer" Terrible service. She didnít want to make that mistake again so she asked for a tasting of a beer she was interested in..."We donít offer samples for free" bartender told her. What?? Charging for tastes is ridiculous. I get it if someone is abusing the system, but obviously this woman just wanted to find a good beer that wouldnít put her out $50 before she found one! This bar is extremely popular and they are doing gangbuster business. I just canít go there again.
jrallen34 (483) Chicago, Illinois | October 26, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Why I have waited so long to check this place out? German feel on the outside and the seating, American music, Belgian decor on the walls, warm and friendly. Great beer list, lots of rare stuff and they allow 5oz samples, however only 2 per person. The food was outstanding, best German food in Chicago, not even close. Get the braised sweet and sour red cabbage for sure. The only downside this trip was the service. She was flightly, not knowledgeable or overly friendly. Couldnít tell if she was just new or incompetent. Must stop.
icehawk (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | October 18, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Love this place. Great beer selection, staff and patrons that know and love their beer. Staff seems to really take pride in serving great beer. Very comfortable feel, and just a well run establishment.
BT (6) Westchester, Illinois | March 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer selection, excellent
bjbennett (3) | March 6, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
By far the best beer bar in the suburbs. I could live happily off thier vegetarian Schnitzel
TheAlum (10) Aurora, Illinois | November 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
A new staple close to where I lay my head, this bar and restaurant is one of the premier beer venues in the Chicagoland area. A great taplist, a gorgeous bar, and really good food menu. The events Alan throws are usually top notch and always more unique than a lot of the other places around (Cask Events, Brewery Takeovers, etc.). The Black Forest Burger and Goulash are a couple of my favorites with a great diverse taplist and a great bottle list as far as selection and ability to grab some beer that may not last long in the area. The prices are a bit on the high side but often times it is worth it. Great place.
Damayor (2) , | September 20, 2012| Updated January 10, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer selection in the Western burbs if not all of Chicago. Great food too.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Odd, thought I had already rated this. Itís a pretty great spot when out in Lisle, offering plenty of beer selection. The food does leave a bit of something to be desired. In terms of value itís pretty solid, not over priced but not a loss leader. Good rotation, good events, good ambiance. Solid spot.
ryanfolty (222) Bourbon County, Minnesota | June 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
June 24, 2012 - Probably the best beer restaurant in the íburbs. I am a sucker for all things German so of course loved this place. They had lots of glassware around and some of it was for sale, so I did pick up a glass to commemorate the visit. It was a little dark in the building, but maybe they were just trying to keep the sun out due to the excessive heat at the time in Chicago for June. Service was quick, but the guy just did not have much beer knowledge. Guessing that will be hit or miss depending on who you get, so not going to let that dissuade me from stopping by again in the future.
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