This place is alright but the beer is definitely the main attraction. They make some great American style beers and Belgians. Their guest taps are great and they have a good bottle selection too. I could not see a beer geek leaving this place disappointed. that being said, the atmosphere is just sort of generic and brew-pubby, which I suppose is a hard thing to complain about in a brew pub but is definitely not a plus to me. I didn’t eat but the menu is pretty standard pub fare as well. (A friend who did order food told me it wouldn’t be worth going back just to eat.) One thing that was quite nice was that you can get all their beers in 4, 12 or 16 ounce sizes (and some in 20 oz) for the same price per ounce so you don’t pay a premium for smaller servings. Our server was quite nice and seemed to know about the beers and there are a lot of good restaurants in the area so eat somewhere else and stop in for after dinner drinks.
Great brewpub. Hits all the right notes. Good range of about 12 house beers, average quality around 3.6 for me. Good value, small pours offered. They also have a nice selection of non-house draft and around 50 bottles, domestic and international. The food is excellent, hearty, and also good value. Pretty good service. Typical American brewpub ambiance. Overall, this is a really solid spot. A great option for a meal and a bunch of beer scoops.
Located in the downtown. Great place with a really good selection of beers and food. Reasonable prices.
JK (360) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | December 15, 2015| Updated January 6, 2016
Some of the better beer i found in Chicago. Typicaly appearance to this brewpub, dim, wood everywhere. Two large dining and bar areas. About 12-15 beers available. The quality was surprisingly high on almost all of them, with the exception of the sorachi pale ale, bit I would have liked more variety in styles. The pilsner was the one lager, it was good, so more lagers would have been welcome variety. Area seems a little sketchy to the point you probably should not wander any further from downtown unless you know where you are going. Recommended brewpub for beer at least, the cheese curds appeared to of the frozen sysco type.
Nice pub in West Loop with outdoor seating. Four oz pours available at a nce price -- about evenly split between their own and guest taps. Nothing truly amazing, but quite good. Pub grua was also very good.
Art (130) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 14, 2015
Stopped by to drink some beers while we waited for Au Cheval. Really great selection of 15 of their own beers and many more guest beers. I can’t really complain about any of what they had to offer.
Been here several times. Beer and food is great. Selection and service are always on par - several of their own with an occasional guest on tap, but loads of guest brews in bottles. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Surprisingly small, typical American brewpub vibe in an area that is essentially downtown - obviously extremely popular, as it was packed on a Monday afternoon - however, the service was incredibly efficient and attentive - they know how to handle the crowd and keep beer in your glass at the bar - good selection of house brews, with an even split of Belgian and American styles, plus a dozen guest taps that are mostly local, plus some well-selected, semi-rare craft beers from around the country - really nice selection, really - with the exception of some of the stronger beer, all of e beer is available in 4, 12, 16, or 20 ounce pours (for mostly reasonable prices) - cool beans - did not try the food - quality of the house beers is inconsistent, but their pils is solid, so the brewer does have some skill - overall a very solid spot.
Visited for lunch on a Friday. Easy to find on Halstead and Randolph, good public transport access. Big place with a bunch of seats at the bar as well hightops and a more restaurant type room beyond. 17 house beers on draft with an impressive mix of styles and 9 guests. All beers are available as 4 oz and 12 oz drafts with lower abv beers also available as 16 oz and 20 oz. 32/64 oz growlers are available for the house beers. Also had a nice selection in cans and bottles with a Belgian focus. Friendly prompt service at the bar. I enjoyed my visit.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
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