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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Surly CynicAle 94, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter 93, Bells Expedition Stout 100, Bells Java Stout 99, Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA 100, Stillwater Barrel Aged Series - Cellar Door 99, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral 100, Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine 100, Three Floyds Half Acre Anicca 98, Three Floyds Man-O-Awe 94, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop 99, Three Floyds / Mikkeller Majsgoop 94, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Hoppin Frog BORIS The Crusher 100, Pipeworks Abduction Imperial Stout 98, Maine Beer MO 100, Hoppin Frog DORIS The Destroyer 100
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dinkle50 (77) Chicago, Illinois | February 4, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this place. Probably the best beer bar in Chicago. I didn’t try the food, but it looked pretty good. Massive selection, great staff, better beer. I’ll be back here again very soon.
PMgep (22) Lund, Sweden | February 12, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Had a great time here. Gave Alexi a surprise visit and left late, causing a hungover flight to Amsterdam the next day. Great beer, blasting metal in the speakers. I’d come back
cards04 (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 23, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have to give this place props for the selection and the amazing and rare beer they bring.. I mean they got founders CDN breakfast stout. Awesome. When I went there though.. The music was blaring loud, the service was iffy... And the place was beyond packed... And I realize this was a special occasion.. But it was still kind of annoying. You absolutely have to go here when in town... But brace yourself.
mikem409 (231) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Neighboorhood dive bar with a massive tap list and some very cool bottles. Very friendly service and loud metal music. I wish this was my corner bar.
theothermatt (44) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Divey Bar and Restaurant by DePaul in a nice area. Plenty of their own beers on tap, along with guys taps. They need to list the style or a description of their beers instead of just a name that tells us nothing. Food was good, and cost was reasonable.
OPIE788 (40) Ohio | December 4, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in on Monday to check this place out. It has a legendary reputation in Ohio. Stories of some of the hardest to find beer on the planet being on tap or in bottles any day of the week. Well, it did not disappoint. Aside from their own brews, which are amazing, they had a dozen or so guest beers. I had been trying to get Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin for a few years and there it was. There was no Bourbon County left on the shelves but they had it. Definitely worth the trip. Just a heads up, the kitchen is closed on Mondays.
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | November 30, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Walking in the door you are immediately greeted with the vibe of a local tavern. The selection offers a couple of "local" drafts which are done by either Central Waters or Against the Grain along with additional regional drafts. My only real complaint might be the fact that the prices were not listed on the board at the time I visited a few years ago. For the most part they are in line with Chicago but some border on $9 or $10 a handle. Even so I’d consider this place a "must visit" at least once during a trip to Chicago.
BVery (485) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is bad ass. Tons of taps. Chill dive bar feel - totally metal. Yet relaxed, but it’s late on a Wednesday. Free park right out front. No flights, which blows.
EyeAmBaldman (26) Illinois | September 27, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t beat a place that blasts good metal music the whole night long. Had a ton of good beer on tap and the food is excellent.
They stay open ridiculously late. Awesome atmosphere and the staff really know their beer.
cesarpball (4) Badajoz, Spain | September 24, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
En mi visita a Chicago pasé un día por Local Option. Los camareros muy atentos y con buena conversación para el turista. Saben bastante de cervezas. Los precios me parecieron un poco más alto que en otros sitio, pero la música, el ambiente y la selección de cervezas es excelente
KansaiBeerLvrs (260) Kyoto, Japan | September 4, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Located a good 10 min walk from Fullerton station past DePaul university is this icon of the Chicago beer scene. Similar to Yokohama’s Trashzone in that it has a very metal theme but Local Option has much more of a worn in dive bar feel that I love. Service here is also way WAY friendlier than TZ but they don’t do tasters just one size that matches the style(so high ABV beers come in smaller sizes). The bartender was really welcoming & chill and gave me the run down on the Local Option beers. Cool dark bar lit with the neon glow of beer signs. Really nice tap list with tons of Local Option beers + Three Floyd’s Gumballhead and Alpha King as well as a bunch of other stuff but they tends to be over 6% so not exactly a place for sessionable beers. Good fun though, this would have been my local back in the day. I got myself a Zombie Dust to start off an enjoyable evening.
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