Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 104 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+


Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 100, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Struise XX 68, Three Floyds War Mullet 98, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral 100, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop 98, Three Floyds / Mikkeller Majsgoop 92, Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98, Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA 100, Surly Barrel Aged Darkness (2007- 2012) 100, Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter 100, Three Floyds Nite Wolf , Pipeworks Citra Saison 87, Pipeworks Unicorn’s Revenge 98, Great Divide Grand Cru - Peach 82, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 100, Hitachino Nest Yuzu Saison , Pipeworks The Delicatessen , Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97
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104 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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  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)
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
theothermatt  (43) 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  (281) 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  (472) 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  (25) 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
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (241) Kyoto, Japan | September 4, 2014
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (55) Michigan | August 21, 2014
Small location, seems quite dive bar-ish on the inside with lovely death metal & heavy shredded music playing through the speakers. Burly, bearded servers all over the place, but don’t be fooled by their gruff appearance; all of them were incredibly nice, helpful, & very knowledgeable about their beer selections! A nice assortment of taps, including a good spread of their own beers, along with both local & not so local drafts. Did not order food this time, but the menu looked like standard pub fare. Nice place that I’ll be sure to stop at whenever I’m back in Chicago!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon  (153) , | July 22, 2014
In a student neighbourhood, with a student bar feel to it. Selection is pretty solid with some nice hard to find stuff. Food is fine, music is quite loud. Ok bar if your into metal and students.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89  (7) Toronto, Ontario | July 18, 2014
amazing spot, Tony and the crew know their stuff. the beers are incredible and the music is killer. great spot, a must hit in Chi town

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