Hopleaf | Chicago, Illinois
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World Class based on 152 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 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 75, 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 64, Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale 97, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98
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152 reviews for Hopleaf
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  73%
 Selection  88%
 Food  81%
 Value  74%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
devman171  (162) Annapolis , Maryland | March 1, 2013
Stumbled on this place and wow! great belgian style taps and food.. great mussles! great staff.. love it
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | July 19, 2012| Updated August 4, 2013
This place is a legendary Chicago beer bar. With their recent expansion, they have undoubtedly vaulted themselves into a top 10 beer destination in the United States. Their food menu is very solid, high end pub food with Belgian flare (eat mussels, drink beer). Their beer menu will blow your face off. With the expansion, I believe I counted 62 drafts. Even among the "good" beer bars, though, their list is very special. Few bars can fill more than 30 drafts with truly interesting choices. They can. And then thereís the 22 page bottle list. If youíre visiting Chicago, this is a MUST. MUST. Visit. If you live here and havenít been, shame on you. The only disclaimer is these guys get BUSY. The staff is extremely lovely, so go at a time when you can actually talk to them.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (505) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 16, 2013| Updated December 3, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
PRBeer  (332) Parsippany, New Jersey | December 9, 2013
On my recent visit to Chicago I visited 8 craft beer places over 5 days. Hopleaf was far and away my favorite (not counting Three Floyds which itís probably not a fair comparison). In fact I went out of my way to visit twice on my short trip! The people are great here...staff and patrons both during my 2 visits. The vibe here was great...and crowded both times...but each time I got a solo seat at the bar fairly quickly. I thought the beer selection here was phenominal...a "really" nice sampling of local Chicago craft beers and beyond. Top that off with some really fantastic food (the grilled cashew butter & fig sandwich is to die for!) and you definitely have a winning combination. With a few extra Dreadnaughts in my car the night before flying back to NJ...it was easy to find a couple of worthy souls to gift them to. This is a must visit for the craftbeer fan while in Chicago...you will have great beer and food...and likely stirke up some really good conversations.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
blueskunk  (10) Huntley, Illinois | July 7, 2015
Probably my favorite bar/restaurant in Chicago. They might have the best selection of beers in Chicago. Food is great, and staff is friendly and helpful.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | May 30, 2013
Amazing. If I could write a 1 word review I would. Excellent selection, great food, great crowd. The only downside is that so many people like to go here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Numanoid  (1) West Chicago, Illinois | March 17, 2013
Hopleaf is one of the great beer bars of the US. Fantastic selection, with an emphasis on Belgians. The staff are knowledgeable and will help you find your beer, if youíre in doubt. But get there early, if you can. They also have an amazing menu, with excellent food. The Duck Reuben is delicious, as is the Nueske Ham sandwich. But the stand-out are the mussels. Be sure to get the Belgian-style and ask for extra bread, because you will want to sop up every last bit of the delicious broth. Mussels also come with a huge cone of tasty frites. The crowd is mixed, and very friendly. I have never had a bad time at Hopleaf.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
JSturm  (10) Yellow Springs, Ohio | January 24, 2011
Oh man, what can I say about the Hop Leaf that hasnít already been said here. But I need another place rating so my ratings will actually count so here goes. This is the number one stop for excellent beer and food while in Chicago. The atmosphere is top notch and the only downside would be that, given its booming popularity, it is no longer the cozy neighborhood bar that it once was. If you donít want to fight the crowds go at an off time. The beer selection is the best in the city (Map Room is a close 2d) and the excellent and reasonably priced food puts Hop Leaf over the top. Prices are what you would expect in the city. Not cheap, not ridiculously expensive. Most servers are knowledgeable. If you can only get to one bar in Chicago make it the Hopleaf.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
KPD  (205) Michigan | March 4, 2012
Visited on a Friday early enough to get a seat at the bar. Drank goose island and Belgians on draft. Fantastic selection. The Belgian style mussels are outstanding. Staff are friendly, a great place, look forward to coming back
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
79MPH  (10) | November 29, 2011
If you love traditional beers from their respective countries, served at the proper temperature, in the correct glassware, this if the ultimate place to be. Love the hard to find beers, traditional beers, and classic beers served here. Take in 5 or 6 beers and then go to a Cubs home game by way of 4 minute cab ride. Canít really express how great a place this is. Just bring your VISA, things can get real ugly real fast in terms of $$$.

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