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jrallen34 (483) Chicago, Illinois | June 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The second store really steps up this concept. Much bigger space than Wicker Park, bar area isn’t cramped. Double the tap lists with some really solid and rare stuff not seen through Chicago. Bottle list is baller. If this was closer I’d be here all the time. Worth a stop. I just wish their taster sizes were smaller than 6oz, that’s more than a taste. My one complaint is bar staff isn’t super knowledgeable. The menu talks about a local brewery but the staff doesn’t know anything about it.
hombrepalo (148) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
xxthedudexx (4) , | January 26, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I used to live a bit closer to Jerry’s but it is definitely worth a trek if need be. I was very impressed with the taplist and large format bottles as well as the option for "Flight" size glasses to allow for more selections. The menu for food was overwhelming and the food was decent but nothing amazing. The staff was mostly friendly besides going there on the evening of the Hawks Championship clincher where my group struggled to keep a table to ourselves and kept being moved around. Therefore I’d highly recommend for a night out for tasty beers but I would not ever treat it as a sportsbar if you can help it. Jerrys is easily a 9/10 for me overall.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | October 15, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Might as well just bookmark that now...
Located in a double storefront bricked black with no signage, this new (open 2 weeks now) outpost of Jerry’s had its food menus and taplist posted outside the door, so we knew we were in the right place. Inside there’s a central host stand when you walk in, dining area to the left, bar area to the right. In the middle was a black stone column with a fireplace not in use. The space was airy and open, seemingly more spacious than the Division St. location. It was fairly quiet inside, no tv’s blaring, though there were a couple flatscreens behind the bar up high.
Beer selection was highly focused on the local and American craft exclusively. Their whiskey list was similarly focused with a number or high end bourbons, rye, and other whiskeys. Quite a number of unique drafts from the like of Haymarket, Greenbush, Solemn Oath, Bells, Half Acre, even a couple of casks.
Service was timely and friendly. The menus were well organized and descriptive, always a fun read. Seems they went all out for their draft list here, it’s better than I ever remember the other location being. Made a solid #2 stop after a relaxing lunch at Hopleaf.
pablo951 (92) Chicago, Illinois | August 21, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place rocks, 50 micros on tap and two on cask, with a fierce bottle selection, they even have bombers. Their only knock is they don’t serve pints. The food is excellent, it’s a sandwich shop.
fluffheady (109) Chicago, Illinois | June 30, 2013| Updated April 22, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Jerry’s always has something interesting on their 100% American draft list. I wish the drafts rotated a bit more, but it’s hard to complain about 50 drafts. I also like very much that you can order almost anything in a half-pour size. I’m a little confused as to why they feel the need to have a food menu bigger than Perkins, and as a result there are 150 mediocre things on the menu instead of 10 good choices. It’s really cozy, and there is a great patio. Jerry’s is worth a stop, but it’s not worth driving an hour to get to.
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