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Beer Available At Hopleaf (arranged by most recent)
Deschutes Obsidian Stout 99, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 86, Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 76, Tyranena Chief BlackHawk Porter 93, North Coast Class of í88 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 Kršnkshaft 79, Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale 99, Lagunitas A Little Sumpiní Wild Ale 98, Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Three Floyds Gumballhead 98, Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu 87, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 99, Saison Dupont Cuvťe Dry Hopping 98, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Ericís Ale 98
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JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | July 26, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Hop Leafís bar had a 1950ís feel to it, with large storefront windows overlooking Clark Street bring plenty of natural light in the establishment, sturdy mahogany bar, textured ceiling, and old school cash register. Selection was large, concentrating on Belgian beers. Bartender would give you a sample of draft if you asked, and if you are an attractive woman you can get many samples without asking for them from the bartender. There was a feel of beer snobbiness while sitting amoungst "I drink cool beer and I am cool" clientele. I had a good beer experience there, but headed south to Carolís Pub for a true Chicago Old Style dive bar experience afterwards.
adamjackson (152) Lyme, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool bar. Huge selection, the staff was friendly and it felt very homely in there. Prices were pretty decent.
AirForceHops (97) Epping, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
pablo951 (52) Chicago, Illinois | November 30, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
HopsandGuitars (5) Oak Park, Illinois | November 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
fly (216) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Crafty_Mike (5) Chicago, Illinois | August 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Tmoney99 (375) 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.
dinkle50 (72) Chicago, Illinois | May 30, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
podey (57) New York, New York | May 18, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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 canít knock the beer list here - itís 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 didnít find the food all that great, other than the excellent aioli.
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