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Beer Available At Hopleaf (arranged by most recent)
Solemn Oath Oubliette 90, Temperance Restless Years 52, Metropolitan Dynamo Copper Lager 45, Virtue The Mitten 91, Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings 91, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Atomium Premier Grand Cru 82, 5 Rabbit Huitzi Midwinter Ale 81, Three Floyds War Mullet 99, Deschutes Obsidian Stout 99, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 74, Tyranena Chief BlackHawk Porter 93, North Coast Class of í88 Barley Wine 95, Perennial Abraxas 100, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 71, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, 5 Rabbit 5 Vulture 46, Surly Furious 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100
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3fourths (1270) 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.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | 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.
Dogbrick (658) 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),
Rastacouere (651) 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.
Oakes (622) 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.
BeerandBlues2 (576) Hanover, Maryland | 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.
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!
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | December 29, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tmoney99 (376) 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.
phaleslu (372) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
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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