United States > Illinois > Lake Bluff
ck1 (49) Illinois | September 9, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small place right in the downtown square. Seems to share a giant building with a bar and a restaurant and several others, right across from train station. Total hipster feel to the place with paintings and turntable/huge album collection. Service was great as while we were waiting in line, cute bartender girl came out from behind the bar and took our order, which she then delivered to our seats. Mostly family style/bierhaus seating, so we shared a long table with a few other people. Literally overcrowded on a Friday at 5 PM, luckily they have outdoor seating on the street as well. Beers and pricing decent enough to warrant a return visit.
jeremytoni (157) Swedesboro, New Jersey | March 26, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really friendly service, with some good brews of their own.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | November 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Oops, arrived here a bit early and hungry so I had to kill an hour in a mostly closed town. Ordered a sampler of most of their beers and grabbed a pizza as well. Beer was okay and the pizza wasnít bad. Brewmaster and bartender were excellent and the place filled up quite fast.
ChiGuy68 (38) Illinois | September 14, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
A great little place in a quaint area. 10 beers on tap and good pub food. I had the spinach pizza. Matt is an incredible host. Pouring brews, spinning vinyl, and taking time to really talk and get to know you. The samples don't match up to the quality of their beers in pints.
sawbuck (5) Round Lake, Illinois | June 16, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Went on fathers day....for the size of the place, looks like they were crowded. Only one guy behind the bar, seemed frazzled but was polite. Sat outside on a beautiful day, went inside and ordered, finally just went in and got our order because I knew the guy was buy himself. Solid lineup of different styles, Hefeweizen was unimpressive, Other beers from flight were o.k....imperial IPA was the best of the bunch. Will try again on a not so busy day. Cool note, guy at bar walked around behind the bar and switched vinyl records out....real vinyl...crankin creedance....pretty cool.
Scipio (12) Palatine, Illinois | March 26, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Brand new brewery and I had a great time on a Saturday afternoon. Location is in downtown Lake Bluff, which is a very nice location for anything, especially a brewery. Tap room is very small, yet very comfortable and inviting. With the lack of space, there was always someone to see if you need anything. New customers looking for an afternoon pint were warmly greeted and quickly served. The staff played their own collection of music and was at the perfect decibel. Quickly made friends with the staff and fellow patrons. There was a good turnover of customers in my couple of hours there. This overall atmosphere gave the impression that I was hanging out at a friendís house and meeting new friends. Beer is pretty good, and I found my favorites. I guess the only negatives are not really negatives. Since they are brand new, there is not much on the menu. But my panini was very good. And with the selection, there were about 6 or 7 to choose from. I tried them all, but how often do you try 10 different beers when you go out on the town? Finally, my purchased filled growler along with my pint glasses were all purchased at excellent value. My part of the world needs more places like this.
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