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Beer Available At Hopleaf (arranged by most recent)
Maine Beer Zoe 99, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version) 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, HammerHeart Flaming Longship Scotch Ale 87, Two Brothers Panther Fist , Green Flash Green Bullet 97, Marz Kazmonaut , Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 88, Brewery Vivant Pumpkintart 80, Firestone Walker Opal 96, Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale 99, Ten Ninety / Pollyanna Imperial Black Saison 77, Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner 80, 5 Rabbit Gringolandia Series: Magnifica Wheat 62, Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale 97, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98
3fourths (1453) Boulder, Colorado | January 6, 2010| Updated December 10, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (821) San Diego, California | February 18, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dogbrick (797) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(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),
Braudog (792) Phoenix, Arizona | May 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Oakes (727) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BVery (528) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is sick. Crazy amount of beer available, including plenty of really hard to find beers. Generous with tap tastings. Awesome beer drinking atmosphere. Just go here.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 13, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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!
Tmoney99 (509) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 16, 2013| Updated December 3, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Easy to find location. Busy, so son and I sat at bar. Friendly staff with good positive response to short pours to rate. Good selection. After dinner stop, so we did not try food. Is the second best bar so far in Chicago and well worth a visit.
jrallen34 (482) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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