Hopleaf | Chicago, Illinois
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World Class based on 147 ratings
Type: Bar

5148 N. Clark
Chicago, Illinois United States 60640 [ print map ]
773 334 9851

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Hours: Bar: Sunday - Friday 3pm - 2am, Saturday 3pm - 3am

Mayor: hombrepalo (3) | Taps: Several | Bottles: Extensive


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Beer Available At Hopleaf (arranged by most recent)
Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98, Jolly Pumpkin De Viento 94, BFM √225 Saison 99, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #6 / Odell FOCOllaboration Pale Ale 96, Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 89, Temperance When Life Gives You Melons , Urthel SaisonniŤre 92, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Double IPA 98, Solemn Oath Ultrahighfrequency 77, 5 Rabbit Gran Missionario 75, Against the Grain Kein Lacheln Mein Nachbar 86, Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier 90, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 99, B. Nektar Kill All The Golfers 91, Goose Island Rasselbock 66, Solemn Oath Oubliette 90, Temperance Restless Years 66, Metropolitan Dynamo Copper Lager 45, Virtue The Mitten 96, Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings 90
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147 reviews for Hopleaf
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  73%
 Selection  88%
 Food  81%
 Value  74%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

3fourths  (1273) Boulder, Colorado | January 6, 2010| Updated December 10, 2013
legit beer bar, chicago is lucky to have both hop leaf and map room. crowded and loud crowd but worth the trouble for the tap list - interesting and new drafts along with an extensive bottle list. prices for some thing are high while for others are just slightly over store prices. love it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (721) Hampton, Virginia | May 30, 2010
May 2010. This place certainly is a beer geekís delight with an awe-inspiring draft list. The food offerings are a bit high-end for some beer drinkers, though, and the prices may be hard to swallow for other simple folk like myself. But all that aside, this is a definite place to add to your list in the Windy City.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2012
(Visited 06/2012): Hopleaf is located on the north side of Chicago on Clark. Metered street parking is available in the immediate area.

The doors open right to the wraparound bar, and there is table seating in the rear. Green stamped ceiling with fans which were necessary as the place was not running A/C on a 100+ degree day. Brick motif with old breweriana posters on the walls.

The bar features around 30 taps with local brewers like Metropolitan, Half Acre and Goose Island represented. Lots of bottles too including a lot of Belgian choices,

Service on a weekday afternoon was good. The bartender was friendly and familiar with the beer menu.

My lunch at Hopleaf was a duck Reuben and it was pretty tasty.

All in all this is a great beer bar to hit in Chicago (at least in the cooler months),
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
Again, I got a bit unlucky with the hop leaf. The bar side is very small and we could not get a seat. I had a beer while waiting for a place to free and ended up leaving after my drink because none did. This was unfortunate as the menu was very impressive. I had an excellent New belgium Ericís peach ale, served in the appropriate new belgium tulip! I love that glass, they seem to have all the correct glassware. Not one you find in every pub out there. Still, this was a week evening and he place was packed, very loud, so much that I had to bend over the bar to order my beer. I cannot say I would really want to spend a whole evening here, especially that itís a bit out of the way. Iíd much rather go to the Map Room instead. The Hop Leafís advantage is the draught Belgian Ales, but thatís not what I want to try in Chicago as an outsider.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (662) Hanover, Maryland | February 18, 2007
I really liked this establishment. The ambiance is that of an upscale restaurant situated behind a well-stocked bar. The bar has a selection that could keep you busy for weeks. The service was a tad lacking. The bartender was nice and knowledgeable yet the waitress needed some education. The food was great yet over-priced. Overall, a must see when in Chicago.
Oakes  (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2004
Airy atmosphere. Killer beer list. Ok, I was only there for the Ratebeer Summer Party but of all the places this one made a big impression. Out of the way location seems the only drawback.
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 13, 2004
Great bar, tons of very interesting taps, regional and imported, cozy atmosphere and decor reminiscent of Brugs t'Beertje, the kind of bar I'd like in my city. A must visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | December 29, 2005
Place was crowded on this rainy Nov. 11 night, after FoBAB. Excellent selection of Belgian and good tap selection. Was in the mood for Flem Sour so ordered Monkís Cafť. Managed to get a standing spot. Good efficient service, and reasonable prices. Menu was definitely interesting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34  (437) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
I finally made it up North to check this place out. On a Sunday night it was super crowded, had to wait 45 minutes for a table. Cool atmosphere really reminds me of a euro pub. Chill place, cool people. Easy place to hang out...On to the beer, there are some plusses and minuses for sure. On the plus side, great selection, roughly 40 taps and probably 200 bottles. The menu is awesome. Its informative for a novice, and put set up nicely separating by country and style. Most styles were repressented. They also had some super rare stuff that Iíve never heard of or rarely seen. On the minus side, firstly it was overpriced. Most expensive beer bar Iíve been to by far. The selection is wide but its almost a little generic. Its dominated mostly by bottles from semi big craft breweries, and there more common offerings. Not a ton of rare or hard to find beers so a little disappointing. If i can get it at the store, thatís not rare to me. Service was decent but the waitress didnít seem to know a ton about beer...The food is really good, not typical bar food at all. Overall, this is a place worth checking out, but not a mainstay hang out. Way to expensive and not enough rare offerings to top the Map Room.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2009
One of the best bars Iíve ever been to in terms of selection. 40+ taps, which at any given time will feature Three Floyds, a few Goose Islands, Bells, Great Lakes, Ommegang, Unibroue, Left Hand, several local and regional breweries and a few other national/international ones, and over a dozen Belgians. The ambiance is just what Iíd want out of a bar- not the least bit pretentious, not too crowded, low light but not too dark, right amount of noise, plenty of decorations without being tacky, old-ish floors, tables, and ceilings but not dated or dirty. The service is fine- it seems a bit understaffed at times and I havenít gotten into any conversations with the staff. The food is hearty and pretty tasty, and designed for pairing with beers. Prices are good, about what youíd expect for Chicago.

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