Jake Melnickís Corner Tap | Chicago, Illinois
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Jake Melnickís Corner Tap
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

41 E. Superior St.
Chicago, Illinois United States 60611 [ print map ]
312 266 0400

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Hours: M-W 11:30-12, Thur-Sat 11:30-2AM, Sun 11AM-11PM


Mayor: ben4321 (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 119


Jake Melnickís Corner Tap

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Beer Available At Jake Melnickís Corner Tap (arranged by most recent)
Central Waters Illumination Double IPA 98, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 79, Surly Furious 100, Off Color Troublesome 90, Allagash Red Howes 92, Off Color Dinoísmores 98, Surly Smoke Lager 99, Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Left Hand Mr. Black 34, Deschutes Jubelale 96, Greenbush Unicorn Killer 75, Greenbush Anger Black IPA 97
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10 reviews for Jake Melnickís Corner Tap
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  83%
 Selection  79%
 Food  73%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (269) Hoboken, New Jersey | June 1, 2014
I was really impressed by this place. It was very close to my hotel, had a really interesting tap list, and the wood grilled wings were quite tasty as well. The bartender was excellent. She did an amazing job of checking on a full bar full of people and filling the waitresses orders as well. She also seemed to know her beer, which is always a plus at a bar like this. Iíll return for sure.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan  (279) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | January 9, 2013
If you are staying near the Magnificent Mile and want excellent beer, come here. The Map Room and Hopleaf are booth better beer destinations, but are quite a cab ride away. the tap selection, quality,and variety here would make any beer geek happy. The only food I tried was the fire roasted artichoke and it was delicious. My server was very knowledgable and attentive without being overbearing. Iíll be back.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones  (308) Buffalo, New York | May 25, 2011
wings & ribs & great beer selection. Stone Bourbon Barrel smoked porter & RIS!!! Nice belgian selection, De Proef KO, Dieu de Ciel on tap, Struise/Stillwater collab on tap. Bartender was great & willing to dole out samples. Good spot towatch games
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | May 24, 2011
So, finally made into Melnickís and must say Iím very impressed. The beer lines are clean, very extensive selection and in what is a beer desert of sorts, save this place. Excellent wints and they do a lot of events. Constantly rotating selection. Iíll definitely be back.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow  (56) Chicago, Illinois | May 24, 2011
Went to this place later at night during the week and it was practically empty. The service was great and their beer selection was about what I was expecting. 20 or so taps of normal Chicago fare with a few extras thrown in. Food was decent and everything was priced reasonably. Not worth going out of the way for but might as well stop in if you passing by.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
TheWire  (6) , Sweden | April 10, 2011
Decent tap and bottle selection for greater Chicago, excellent selection for such a prime location. Not much else going on in this area, youíd have to venture a little further up Clark St to find something on par with this joint. Food is probably godd if you like American Grease, but if you need something slightly fresher this is not the place.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
This place is a bbq joint that has a pretty decent selection of beer. The atmosphere is pretty boring, nothing special around it, not a great crowd, seemed like just some locals wanting some bbq. The beer selection was pretty decent, they had about 20 beers on tap and probably 40 or so bottles. The tap selection was good, some new stuff I hadnít seen before. Bottles were ok, they had some high end stuff, but a lot of the other stuff was lower end craft. There were a lot of things I hadnít tried before, but most of them werenít any good. The service was good, pretty knowledgable, and management stopped by to apoligize for not having a beer that was listed on online. The food was ok, just had appetizers but middle of the road bbq joint. Overall,the place was ok. I probably wouldnít venture back unless they had something on tap I couldnít find anywhere else.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JSturm  (10) Yellow Springs, Ohio | October 28, 2010
Chicago Ratebeerians, you should get down to Jakeís and check it out. Theyíve really upped their beer game in the last 18 months. Last night I was very pleased to find Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela & Oro de Calabazza on tap. Also on the Reserve Tap List were Brooklyn Blast, Surly Schadenfreude, Ska Merlot Stout, and a few several others. A real welcome addition to the downtown area. Atmosphere is what you might expect for a Levy Group restaurant. Itís casual and the service was top notch, knowledgable and friendly. Great wings too!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
janhfje  (14) Skien, Norway | July 29, 2010
Good beerselection and a short way from my hotel.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
chaz01  (17) Miamisburg, Ohio | April 27, 2010
I had to take a break while my wife and girls were spending money at the American Girl Store nearby on Michigan Avenue. Great location, I had planned a trip to Chicago and wanted to get away for a few pints. I thought this was the place within walking distance that had the best selection -- and I wasnít disappointed. They had a great selection of local beers (several from Metropolitan Brewery that I wouldíve like to have tried, Goose Island) as well as beers not available where in Ohio (Surly, Port Brewing, several Allagash and Stone). The bartenders were very knowledgeable -- took time to answer any questions and made some excellent recommendations based on my taste. My only regret is that I so excited about the beers, I forgot to ask for a menu and ran out of time to order any food, but the menu looked OK -- sandwiches, appetizers and finger food. Definitely worth a return visit next trip to the Windy City.

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