Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 94 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 (29) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+


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Thornbridge Kipling 95, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Oude Gueuze Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Perennial Sump 99, Perennial Regalia 92, Scratch Herbal Rye Porter , Scratch Gotlandsricka , Half Acre / Maine Beer Great Plain Jane 82, Evil Twin / Crooked Stave Ryan And The Gosling 85, Allagash Session Brett Ale 84, Hitachino Nest Anbai 83, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 99, Hoppin Frog Gangster Frog 99, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 91, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer 100, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher 100
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94 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63  (133) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (68) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk  (149) 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.
76
  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
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (428) Helsinki, Finland | October 5, 2013
Friday afternoon 5pm and this place was totally empty. Strange. Anyway there was couple of new American beers for me. They also had some beers brewed for them. Beer list was quite nice but European beers are not that rare for me. Dark and somewhat rock themed interior. Food list was somehow very New Orleans themed (muffaletta, jambalaya, poíboy...)The service was good.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 26, 2013
Visited half a dozen times in the past 3 years, most recently on August 13, 2013.

This place is awesome. Great music, always a good tap line up (and now they have half a dozen house beers on tap as well), and they do some fun events. The first time I visited I had all the St Lamvinus I could drink at $8/pint. Since then Iíve been given free beers, and even recognized by the bartenders after not having been there for a number of months. This place is a regular stop for me when in Chicago.

US place rating number 500.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
billybeer23  (3) , | August 22, 2013
Cool hangout for the upper beer geeks and if you like to try different beers. Nice people and have a nice selection. I have not eaten there just beers
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239  (46) Ontario | August 6, 2013
Great heavy metal vibe here and decent beer options in-house as well as other locals.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine  (261) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 20, 2013
Stopped in while in Chicago, and am glad I did. Service was good, as was the atmisphere and beer selection. GET THE WINGS!!!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
stimulo69  (19) , Netherlands | May 29, 2013
Nice, slight alternative, hang out with great sellection of beers. There own brewed beers are bursting with creativity!

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