Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 90 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 (27) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+

Local Option

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Local Option Sweet Leif 76, Local Option Voku Hila 70, Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout 98, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Three Floyds Struise Live A Rich Life 98, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 99, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 73, Three Floyds War Mullet 99, Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper 92, Scratch Paw Paw Abbey 52, Local Option Outlawger , Pipeworks The Mighty Thor 55, Three Floyds Blakkr 99, Pipeworks Amarillo 97, Jolly Pumpkin Yuzu Gose , Allagash Yakuza 96, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 84, Local Option American Muscle 94, Surly Abrasive Ale 100
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90 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  86%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
charule  (71) Chicago, Illinois | April 5, 2014
Always got the good stuff on tap and bottles. Good service and selection. can get crowded when they have an event so get there early.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian  (42) Halifax, Nova Scotia | March 24, 2014
SO glad I made the trip here. It is a metal bar in a quiet/university part of town. Friendly folk serving and really knowledgeable. It is more of a metal bar which I enjoy but honestly, the beers. Great brews. aggressive brews. loved this spot. not to mention it is near Pequods Pizza.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (206) Durham, North Carolina | February 13, 2014
Great little place tucked away in Lincoln Park, a fabulous leafy retreat from some of the more overrun places in this part of town. Small, dark, a barís bar if that makes sense. Unpretentious and lively. I imagine it can get packed and loud, but my visits were under very different circumstances. Great selection, slightly pricey, but loads of great locals and regionals to try. Food was okay.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951  (63) Chicago, Illinois | December 26, 2013
Beer selection is excellent, the food is fair, but who ares itís all about the beer. They have over 30 taps of of their own concoctions and local and national micros. If you are in the neighborhood stop by, its a real bar in a fancy neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | December 17, 2013
I was expecting a little more from the high ratings here, but I canít really say I was disappointed. The selection of beer was great here (both in size and quality). The food was good (the fries, in particular, were incredible). But of course the real draw here is the beer - American craft brews of incredible quality from all over the country. Worth a visit while in Chicago.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rickhall28  (228) Denville, New Jersey | December 9, 2013
I visited here recently on a business trip to Chicago based on the high rating and generally positive reviews. Although I enjoyed my visit there I came away with a somewhat lower (but not at all bad) rating from my experience. Some of their beers are very good...my favorite was "Blood on the Kings"...and they do have a good selection of bottles and a decent selection of other drafts. Their beers are contract brewed at Dog Brewery in MD. I liked the metal music and the decor (kudos for the switchblade draft handles and I loved the sticker that said "employees must carve Slayer into their forearms before returning to work"!). All in all though...the place for me was above average but not as great an experience as other beer bars I visited on this trip (like Hopleaf, Map Room, Revolution, & Kumas Corner...which although all different all had a better vibe in my opinion). Although I recommend checking this place out on a Chicago visit...I wouldnít call it a must visit if you have limited time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63  (132) La Porte , Indiana | November 20, 2013
Parking can be a pain and the such but those bitching about the cost need to visit other Chicago (or for that most metros) beer bars. The food, okay I will give you that one. Sure it is tasty enough but alas not worth the cost. Honestly, this is NOT really a metal bar but a geek place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (62) Lexington, Kentucky | October 27, 2013
Went twice on trip to Chicago. First day on Sunday, every sports bar packed. Local Option was not. Second night, same situation. I found the staff friendly and helpful. Solid selection. Slightly pricey - their beers are pouring at $7. But solid selection in the middle of a neighborhood in Lincoln Park. Didnít eat there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk  (129) The Hague, Netherlands | October 15, 2013
A superb brewpub just a short 5 minute walk from the Armitage CTA station. The tap selection is pretty awesome and is dominated by their own excellent beers. The bottle list is pretty decent too. The food was great and the music too. The staff were super helpful all night long. Tasters were not a problem. Itís a little way out of the city but well worth the effort.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother  (9) Aalborg, Denmark | October 6, 2013
Stopped by for a couple of brews. Good selection, both bottle and on tap, a bit pricey though. Worth a visit

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