Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 103 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

1102 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614 [ print map ]
773 348 2008

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Hours: Sun-Fri 12:00pm-2:00am, Sat 12:00pm-3:00am


Mayor: pivotalalexi (28) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+


Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral 100, Three Floyds War Mullet 98, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop 98, Three Floyds / Mikkeller Majsgoop 92, Three Floyds Nite Wolf , Pipeworks Citra Saison 87, Pipeworks Unicornís Revenge 98, Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA 100, Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter 100, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Surly Barrel Aged Darkness (2007- 2012) 100, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Great Divide Grand Cru - Peach 84, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 100, Hitachino Nest Yuzu Saison , Pipeworks The Delicatessen , Dark Horse Too Cream Stout 98
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103 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87  (85) Rockford, Illinois | January 6, 2013
Looks like a biker bar from the outside. Inside, a bunch of beer geeks drinking great stuff. Bartenders and servers really know their stuff. I donít have a lot of experience with Chicago bars, but they had beer here Iíve never even heard of, along with some of their own stuff. More expensive than what Iím used to, but a pretty good deal for big city stuff. Overall, great! I canít wait to come back.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
SacchCerevisiae  (2) Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio | July 19, 2011
WOW!!! Found this place on a quick trip to CHI this past weekend thanks to fellow RateBeer users. This place delivered on all levels. Very friendly and eager to serve bartenders, selection of 31 fantastic, some unusual taps, great food. Only downer was that it was just a tad more expensive than normal. A must-stop for the craft beer fan in Chicago.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
silvertrance  (5) Louisville, Kentucky | October 12, 2010
Find this place. Taps are the best you will see, very unique selection. Had 6 Mikkellers on while I was there. Staff was really nice. Great food, had sword fish tacos. Went back more then once while on vacation in Chicago for a week. Will return when I go back. Located near the University, watch were you park.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
pivotalalexi  (12) Illinois | November 1, 2011| Updated January 23, 2013
Great beer bar in Chicago.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
scruz  (1) | November 9, 2010
this place is the fucking shizz!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (462) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 30, 2012
Easy to find location with street parking. Late afternoon on Saturday and the place was busy but had no trouble finding table and the same on Sunday. Chalk board with draft beer list. Freindly service and good knowledge of beers. Started with tap list and server gave one of the house bottles to go. I had new beers for me. Very good food menu of sandwichs and main courses at a good price for the city. Short trip from downtown, but long trip from Cincy. I went two nights and I will return.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
CaraCurtis  (10) Nevada | September 3, 2011
I was ecstatic when I arrived at this beer bar. It has been one of my top favorite places to drink beer. I went there during a quick trip to Chicago. We only had the chance to go twice in three days, however I wish it was more! I could not get enough. I love the atmosphere. I am a pretty big heavy metal fan and I love beer. I wish I was able to be there on one of the nights they played only metal! However, I know that will happen down the road. I had Three floyds here for the first time and on our last visit we had a cantillon classic gueuze (yellow label). Upon leaving one of the visits, I was given a free pair of local option socks since I was unable to be there for the Metallica night. What a great experience. Amazing all around, beer, food, and environment.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
MarcatGSB  (17) Eagle Harbor, Michigan | November 6, 2012
Great spot. This place has officially surpassed Map Room, HopLeaf, SmallBar Division, and Fountainhead on my list of personal favorite Chicago beer stops. The staff is absolutely ingrained in this business. They followed Tony from his last venture, and many have been there from the beginning. You can tell by the way they present themselves, and the care they take in their craft, creating both craft beer and a craft beer atmosphere. Great vibe in this place. Iím not a metal head. Iím a long haired hippy, but I never felt out of the place, and the staff was a great reason why. Very welcoming, the vibe is lively and overall very joyous...most of the people here are totally geeking out on the dankest beer list in the city, so why not. Their tap list is very well rounded, and at 31, itís the perfect number. A bit of everything for everyone, and I would know as my group was 10 thick, and we visited numerous times and each time someone found something new and interesting that they enjoyed. The bottle list is spectacular. Short and sweet. Plenty of vintage bottles. Focused mostly on bottles that age well, they have a great selection of things you will not find in the city, anywhere! The food was fantastic, each of the three times our group decided it was time to put some food in our belly. Swordfish tacos, shrimp tacos, crab cakes, french fries, tots, pan fried spinich. A very nice, concise, well rounded menu. I wish this place the best. This is the epicenter of beer passion in the hear of the Midwest. I am proud to support this venture.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Jeffervon  (3) Illinois | March 13, 2012
One of the top five places in Chicago consistently for years! Go to the Local Option Immediately and check out the most recent chalkboard beer list. I have been blown away by their offerings again and again. Great bunch of folks that run this place. They are creating some of their own brews lately and I must say, "Dedicated to deliciousness!"
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
Bobby91w  (2) Indianapolis, Indiana | June 19, 2012
My girlfriend and I went in the Monday night after DLD weekend. It was one of our many stops on our mini Chicago vacation. I was told by a bunch of locals and my best friend that used to live in Chicago that this place was a must. Having been to most of the other beer geeky bars around town, ie. Small Bar, Maproom, Hop Leaf, etc. I have to say that this is probably one of my new favorites. We sat at the bar and service was quick, I ordered a Pannepot Reserva on tap and then got an explanation on what it was and how strong it was, kinda made me laugh. My girlfriend always finds it funny when people tell me about beer. The first bartender wasnít as friendly as the second one that started working almost right after we got there. Came to find out that the second bartender was also the brewer. Neither talked to me very much until after I took off my coat and they saw I had on a Cantillon shirt which kinda opened the flood gates. I kinda look like a typical Army guy/jock, which I am, so I donít blame them for thinking I was just some college douche at first. The next couple hours I drank a Cantillon Classic Geuze, Central Waters BBBW and a bunch of other awesome beers. Had a great conversation with the Bartender/Brewer and even met the owner. Tried pretty much all of the beers that they brew and some were actually really good, I think I liked the common the best. There were even a few sours and ciders that my girlfriend liked which is a huge plus. Didnít eat but the bartender offered my girlfriend some of his personal granola that he had when she got hungry because the kitchen was closed by that time. Overall it was our best night in town and I am planning on going back in a couple months. The great service and staff really makes this place and if they know youíre a beergeek then you are in for a night of conversation and lots of crazy beers.

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