Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 108 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 (32) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+


Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Surly Abrasive Ale 100, Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98, Three Floyds Stack N Stabb 89, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral 100, Pipeworks Easter Bunny vs Unicorn 86, Pipeworks Amarillo 97, Local Option Exorcist 88, Local Option Sweet Leif 78, Local Option Outlawger 88, Local Option Mourning Wood 93, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 99, Metropolitan Generator Doppelbock 84, Lost Abbey The Angels Share 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter 99, Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste 74, Half Acre Quakerbridge Barley Wine 95, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 73, Local Option die Königin 87
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108 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi  (41) Chicago, Illinois | January 2, 2010| Updated November 22, 2010
I love the Local Option. The staff has always been very knowlegable, and made excellent recommendations. ...not to mention, talk about beer for hours on end! Excellent tap choices, extensive bottle list, and you can expect to find something from FFF, Brooklyn, or others that isn’t offered elsewhere from time to time. Only had food once, but was very satisfied. Only points retracted for occasional frat-boy game-day type atmosphere. (rare)
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (599) Leawood, Kansas | March 2, 2015
Visited mid-afternoon to meet a friend and have a beer. I was the only person in the bar when I got there, and the guy working the bar was very welcoming and friendly. Smaller room, very much a bar layout. Sort of a grunge metal feel to it, though it was very clean. 30 high quality taps, featuring 9 Local Option beers. Food is also available with a Cajun focus. Easily the best draft selection I saw during my weekend trip to Chicago.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep  (22) Lund, Sweden | February 12, 2015
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
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
cards04  (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 23, 2015
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409  (231) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2015
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
theothermatt  (44) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | December 4, 2014
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | November 30, 2014
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BVery  (493) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
EyeAmBaldman  (26) Illinois | September 27, 2014
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
cesarpball  (4) Badajoz, Spain | September 24, 2014
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

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