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Frank (73) 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 (1453) Boulder, Colorado | January 6, 2010| Updated November 25, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | 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.
chicagodri (58) Chicago, Illinois | October 17, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Everyone needs to go here. My wife and I usually go here 15 minutes before they open on a Saturday to make sure we can get a table...because the wait here can be terrible at times. Usually a very good beer selection on draft. You go here for the burgers though...best burger in Chicago in my opinion. The beer garden adds a lot of room, so if the weather or season isnít great it will be crowded and loud inside. I love this place though. The make your own Mac and Cheese is fantastic and burgers...yeah.
megrut (15) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Kumaís is a gourmet burger, biker bar that has a nice selection of craft beers. Staff is very helpful and knows their beer. Burgers are the best you will find in the city. Taps change more quickly than the menu, so make sure to ask whatís available. Also, itís very loud inside, so if youíre w/ your parents or children, opt to sit outside.
satan165 (102) River Grove, Illinois | October 12, 2008| Updated December 13, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
saturday night, 8pm. VERY busy. people were waiting just to sit at the bar and a longer line waiting for tables. the bar is quite long and probably seats 25-30. there are about 10-12 4-top tables. about 15 beers on tap minimum and many more in bottles. despite the wild rush, the servers were very friendly and always gave a smile. the place was not nearly as edgys as its often made out to be. the metal music much mentioned (MMMM) was quieted beneath the loud ambient noise of the customers and unintelligible. speaking of customers, the clientele is largely hipsters and other folks that care not for beer and certainly not for metal. i saw many people ordering PBRs and mixed drinks, dont ask me. at any rate, i waited about 30 minutes probably for my burger, the kitchen was so backed up. served with waffle fries (very fresh, and actually visually seasoned!) my burger (the judas priest) was awesome. i asked for it rare and got it as such...often this is impos
kseecs16 (209) Naperville, Illinois | September 29, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally made it here. Burgerís are definitely the speciatly here with fresh hand made patties cooked perfectly. Maybe the best burgers, with a lot of options to choose from, in Chicago and the price is not outrageous. Sat at the bar and the service was attentive if not a little offputting. They were out of both Surlyís listed on their tap list, but did have alternatives. Beer selection is decent, not amazing focusing on American micros. Itís a love it or hate it ambience with the crowded room and metal music playing but I felt comfortable.
laguerita (8) Chicago, Illinois | June 15, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
this is one of my favorite places in the world. all of the food is good. i mean really good. it can be insanely crowded during the dinner rush- but iím more than happy to wait for seats at the bar to hang with some of the coolest people iíve ever met that happen to be their bartenders. the beer selection is good for my tastes and did i mention the food? the people that own this place are seriously dedicated to good food good beer and their community. itís the highlight of my week, every week.
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