United States > Illinois > Chicago
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | September 1, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I dig this place, Children is marked on this page, but I wouldnít bring kids here. Itís an eclectic "metal" bar. I gave the service a low rating, but that is only because its a small place with a huge demand. Do not be surprised if your waiting over an hour and often outside for a seat. The wait is worth it, the burgers and Mac and Cheese are out of this world, best in the town IMO and thatís saying something. Great selection of new "hot" brews. If you want a burger this is the place to go. Leave the kids at home not for them...
dinkle50 (72) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I have been here a few times and Iím never disappointed. Burgers are awesome, metal is always rockin and the beer is always cold. Just be prepared to wait, and wait, and then wait some more.
Sean9689 (11) Chicago, Illinois | July 18, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Usually a long wait, but well worth it. Always something good on-tap, for the most part. The burgers are simply outstanding the the service has always been top-notch. A winner in my book!
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Arrived here 20 minutes before it opened and we were still about 30th in line. Luckily they let us before open and we grabbed a spot at the bar. Inside is typical bar decor, a small seating section and kitchen, but a nice long bar with plenty of seating. Heavy metal blares in the background and they are not about to turn on the tv, not even for the Bears playoff game vs. Seattle. I like the look and feel. All the servers and bartenders seem to fit with this place. Clientele also fits, definitely a local hipster crowd. The beer selection is decent, not overly exciting. They had about 8 taps, then probably 30 bottles. On draft they did have Gumballhead and Alpha King, but the rest of the stuff was mid tier easy to find craft (DFH, Lagunitas, etc). The main attraction of this place is its food. About 15 sandwich topping combinations that you can have with a burger, chicken breast or chicken tenders. The comboís are awesome, unique, mouth watering, and it reminds me of Jerryís Sandwiches, but for burgers. The tenders are only so-so, so get a burger or chicken breast. Waffle fries are awesome.
If I loved burgers and heavy metal this would probably be my favorite place to eat in the whole world. Beer is more of an afterthought here, while certainly a good selection for a restaurant, not a place I would come to just get a drink. Come here early and get a great meal, I will certainly be coming back.
dragonlady1010 (25) Illinois | October 27, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The only restaurant Iíve ever found that plays heavy metal! The burgers were phenomenal (I recommend the "Judas Priest" burger) and the staff was super. Beer selection was not huge but very good.
Frank (50) Chicago, Illinois | July 8, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is more of a place to go to for the burgers than for the beer but itís cool. Beer taps are good and fresh and seem focused on American and esp. Midwestern Micros. It has gotten so much press itís constantly crowded and the heavy metal is blaring. There is a beer garden in back which is nice. Prices are in line w/ the rest of the city for both food and drinks. This is a place to go for a nice beer and some grub. It is not a tickerís paradise.
thedrinkshrink (2) | April 30, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great Beer, Great Burgers, and Shot Bots!
3fourths (1182) Boulder, Oregon | January 6, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
insane famous burgers + alpha king and surly darkness on tap + loads of regional/local bottled micros (dark horse stouts) make this an amazingly place to eat and drink. blaring heavy metal and a super crowded scene. love it. check out the burger pics on their website or on flickr.
nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | January 2, 2010| Updated April 30, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
8 out of 10 Kumaís burgers Iíve had have been the best burger Iíve ever had in my life. The other two were only awesome. Beer selection is adequate with several good choices. Options donít change often, and at least half the time theyíre out of my first choice. Focus is on North American breweries. Staff doesnít seem to know the beer well, but the focus is not the beer here. The focus here is metal, pretty girls, and the best burgers in the world. Expect a wait. Even is itís 10 PM. on Sunday.
Loineshawn (237) Massachusetts | December 22, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great burgers. I always have a very difficult time deciding what to get. Iíve always had a great time here. Nice outdoor patio. Music is a nice change of pace. If you want a burger, go here.
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