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)
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
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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 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 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Very cool bar. Huge selection, the staff was friendly and it felt very homely in there. Prices were pretty decent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops  (167) Epping, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Stopped in with Adam Jackson on Thanksgiving Day. No food was offered on the holiday so canít comment on the kitchen (this did not bother us) Even with the holiday the place got a bit busy. So I can only imagine how packed it can get. And it really isnít a large space at all. If in the area, I would stop in during an off hour. Lots of beer porn hanging on the walls. And the bartender was a really nice lady that was very pleasant and talkative. The tap selection and bottle list is excellent, and the prices are somewhat average for a large city. (Perhaps on the high side) I would revisit this place if I ever make it back to Chicago, of course not during peak hours because Iím not a fan of fighting people to get a beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
pablo951  (92) Chicago, Illinois | November 30, 2013
This place is beer heaven with good food. The tap selection is second to none, they always have Zombie Dust on tap!!! Plus at least another 60 beers. The beer prices are cheap, usually six bucks for a real pint of good beer. The food is great and reasonable. Try the chicken & waffle sandwich. Beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
HopsandGuitars  (5) Oak Park, Illinois | November 12, 2013
fly  (227) austin, Tejas, Texas | September 4, 2013
Had tow personal reasons for liking the place - had met the owner in Brussels and mostly that my son accompanied me there (and is only two blocks from his place. No idea how it compares to any other Chicago beer bar, but I really enjoyed the selection. Beers from Illinois, Cali, Belgium, etc. Delicious time was had.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Crafty_Mike  (5) Chicago, Illinois | August 15, 2013
Love the Hopleaf. Always have. Last ime I was here though was before the new tappers were installed. I will go back and re-review!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (509) 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 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 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | May 18, 2013
This was my first stop on my trip to Chicago. Got there right when it opened on a Saturday. Was there for a couple of hours for lunch and drinks and it never got super crowded. Great selection on draft of alot of Belgians and locals. Tons of Belgian and Belgian-style bottles. Staff was terrific. They chatted with me about lots of the local beers I hadnít tried. They went out of their recommend to me stuff I might enjoy trying. Food was pretty tasty. Overall, I really enjoyed my expereince and Hopleaf. Great selection, fair prices and great staff.

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