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Beer Available At Hopleaf (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Atomium Premier Grand Cru 82, 5 Rabbit Huitzi Midwinter Ale 81, Three Floyds War Mullet 98, Deschutes Obsidian Stout 99, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 75, Tyranena Chief BlackHawk Porter 93, North Coast Class of ’88 Barley Wine 94, Perennial Abraxas 100, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 73, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, 5 Rabbit 5 Vulture 47, Surly Furious 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Metropolitan Kränkshaft 79, Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale 99, Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale 98, Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Three Floyds Gumballhead 99
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northropfrye (144) Steinbach, Manitoba | April 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t knock the beer list here - it’s pretty incredible. 70+ including a focus on Belgians and a nice selection of craft beer and some reserve bottles. Although the staff was friendly, the service was slow when it was busy...waited a long time to take our beer order. I probably would have had more beer if they had taken the orders more quickly. I didn’t find the food all that great, other than the excellent aioli.
Numanoid (1) West Chicago, Illinois | March 17, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
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 you’re 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.
SPDickerman (69) Texas | March 16, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic bar and restaurant with lots of taps and an even wider selection of bottles. Their draft beer is fairly priced, mostly, and the bottles are ridiculously expensive. The food is fantastic, though a little over priced. Great ambiance and service.
devman171 (97) Annapolis , Maryland | March 1, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Stumbled on this place and wow! great belgian style taps and food.. great mussles! great staff.. love it
timc100 (5) Park Ridge, Illinois | January 31, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of taps of great beers, tons of bottles of great beer, fantastic food to pair with great beer. What else is there to want? To have the optimal time of your life, bring lots o’ cash but there prices are pretty standard, just the cost of the habit (and chi taxes)
Dogbrick (639) 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),
ILikeOl (113) , Norway | September 26, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of US and belgian taps, as well as an impressive bottle menu. Nice ambience and good service. Go there for the beer, rather than for the food, as it was mediocre at best, and overpriced.
ads135 (105) Lawrence, Kansas | August 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer-centered bar. Beer and food tend toward Belgian-ness. I am told that this is one of the original craft beer locations in Chicago. Great food, great beer. A must for those in the area.
fluffheady (88) Chicago, Illinois | July 19, 2012| Updated August 4, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
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 there’s the 22 page bottle list.
If you’re visiting Chicago, this is a MUST. MUST. Visit. If you live here and haven’t 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.
vodo (71) São Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very good place to drink, great selection on tap and bottles. very nice personel. cozy place.
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