Hopleaf

4.8/5.0 153 reviews
5148 N. Clark
Chicago, Illinois United States 60640

773 334 9851
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hopleaf.com
Bar: Sunday - Friday 3pm - 2am, Saturday 3pm - 3am

Mayor: ajnepple (2) | Taps: Several | Bottles: Extensive
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nbondi  (41) Chicago, Illinois | November 2, 2011
Cool, hip, often crowded beer Mecca in Chicago. Worth a trip with these caveats. Expect that several things on the beer list will be sold out. They do not update the menus frequently, and the interesting stuff has almost always been sold out for months. At peak times, this place is packed. Prepare to wait. That said, ham sandwich and frites are epic. Seriously. Best ham sandwich ever. Menu does not disappoint. If you’re a fan of Belgians, this is by far the best place to find them in Chicago. Bartenders are some of the most knowledgeable in the city, but can, as can be expected, be a little short when the bar is busy. Prices are in line with other Chicago beer bars.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
probsolvr  (14) , | January 1, 2016
Venerable stalwart of the Chicago Beer Scene, along with Map Room. Additions of the next-door space, dining rooms, and kitchens over the years have only improved the destination. Bartenders are also less surly than back in the day when this was a one room space. Easy to get to off of the Red Line. Strict no kids and carding policy. You will be carded even if you are obviously over 60. You make me feel so young! Acre and Jerry’s are closest other destinations to Hopleaf, but on a crawl you could also consider trying to hit Half Acre, Bad Apple and Fountainhead. The Damen bus actually ends in Andersonville.
96
  • 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90  (19) Mexico City, Mexico | June 13, 2015
Easy to get there from downtown. Epic Belgian and local selection, also featuring and off-menu menu. Nice food and ambiance make it a must stop in Chicago!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
leej  (14) , | February 23, 2015
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
cards04  (155) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 24, 2015
Really awesome beer bar with a focus on Belgians. They also had fresh zombie dust on tap when I was there. Tonnes of taps, great service and really good food. This is a good one.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (573) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
This place is sick. Crazy amount of beer available, including plenty of really hard to find beers. Generous with tap tastings. Awesome beer drinking atmosphere. Just go here.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NikkiGirl  (6) , | July 25, 2014
One of my fave places to hit up in the city! Always a great selection on. (Hate the doorman stuff tho...). I am huge Belgian buff, so def one of the best to be to enjoy some yeasty goodness
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Feuerbach  (64) Malmö, Sweden | May 17, 2014
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer  (12) Ohio | March 7, 2014
Small bar with great city feel. Servers were a little cold, but that’s the big city. Food looked really good and people raved about it. Most importantly they had great beers on tap that bridge the gap between Ohio & NE and west of Chicago. Of course they also had the great Chicago brews and great Belgiums.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
JCB  (259) Durham, North Carolina | February 23, 2014
Really love the Hopleaf. Easily accessible, and the larger space is certainly more accommodating (even if here a spot at the bar is a tough get). Over the course of many hours with a powerful co-conspirator, I was continually agog at the beer options. Crazy good locals, rare Belgians, national craft delights, the full gamut of styles too. Terrific service even when hellaciously crowded. What really puts this place in the front rank is the amazing food. Absolutely superb, best place in Chicago as far as I’m concerned.

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