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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Pipeworks Santa vs. Unicorn American Barleywine 98, FantŰme / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer 85, NÝgne ō / Mikkeller / Brewdog Horizon Tokyo Black 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 96, Local Option Schmetterling Gose 63, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Evil Twin Justin BlŚbśr (Brunello Wine Barrel Aged) 94, Pipeworks Barrel Aged Coffee Abduction , Perennial Coffee Abraxas , Local Option Morning Wood 93, Local Option Top Fuel , Local Option Sweet Leif , Scratch Chicory Burdock Root Porter , Scratch Sassquash Saison , Haymarket My Sweetieís Melons , Perennial Abraxas 100, Perennial Vanilla Abraxas , Evil Twin Even More Jesus 100, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 99, Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA 99
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BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, though loud, bar very near DePaul University. The 37 or so tap selection is very nice, and covers a wide range of styles and large number of countries. While there are bottled beers, I did not check out the beer list. We were here after the kitchen closed, so I cannot comment on the food.
Sean9689 (11) Chicago, Illinois | July 18, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
A must-stop if youíre in Chicago. Iíve been here many many times. Always some good stuff on tap and the staff is very knowledgable and pretty on top of things. Food is okay, nothing to rave about, kinda expensive for what you get. That said, this place is all about the beer to me and Iím almost always into a few choices they have on draft (and Iím picky).
needaloan (11) Illinois | June 30, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is wicked awesome for beer geeks. The drafts are written on a huge chalkboard near the front door, there is no printed list Although not cheap, their beer list is phenomenal-obscure, limited batch beers that you canít find many other places The food might be a little pricey, but I also find it delicious.
Main Courses: Iíve covered many items: Shrimp Po Boy (a bit too much mayo for my liking), Blue Crab Quesadilla, Jambalaya (piping hot and my favorite), Local Burger (pretty good), Shrimp Tacos (amazing), Muffaletta (canít find any better in Chicago).
Loineshawn (237) Massachusetts | June 2, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
local option beer menu dominated by imports. denmark, belgium, germany. mikkeller, evil twin. the mode was a $8-9 ten ounce pour. food was really good. something just seems off- what with the skullz and demons on the walls while sitting in the upscale, yuppie, lincoln park area of town. probably wonít go back, primarily because of the prices. went to map room a day later to see some of the same beers on tap for 2 dollars cheaper.
kaser (4) Chicago, Illinois | May 18, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
The beer/draft selection here is an IPA lovers dream. Best iíve seen in Chicago, or probably anywhere. Hard to find beers ON TAP. Great service - bartender gave samples of anything I hadnít tried before. Decent prices, didnít try the food, the ambiance is just a regular bar atmosphere. WIll be back there regularly just for the massive selection of awesome beers on tap.
Dfonorow (42) Chicago, Illinois | May 14, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very small place. Lucky I arrived around 4pm so it was empty and the service was excellent. They have some harder to find beers from the area and beyond but nothing too amazing when I went. Fair-priced and generous 16oz pours of pretty much every beer on tap. Worth checking out if you are in the area but not really worth going out of your way for, at least from my experience.
gd4evr (31) Mar Vista, California | May 7, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Thank you RateBeer, again you saved the day. My 2 day trip to Chicago would have been a total washout if I didnít get a couple of hours at my new favorite midwestern beer spot.
Great atmosphere and unbeatable selection of hard to find beers from the region and way beyond.
The reputation of Local Option is well deserved.
jlanning215 (31) Peoria, Illinois | April 4, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I didnt eat but drank alot. Amazing tap selection. So many hard to find brews. Love it. The place is super cool. They carry miller high life...their only domestic and the have a sign front and center that.says "its miller time" i thought that was hilarious. A wonderful place.
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated July 31, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer bar in Chicago hands down, one of the best tap lists in the world, lacking on bottles...25 drafts, always local fff, always something random from Denmark, always an awesome sour, sometimes a Cantillon... this is the place to go in Chicago... its never busy, only downside is so-so bar food, its also expensive
JSwaz (1) Chicago, | March 20, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Unfortunately this joint is too swinginí! I missed out on Founders KBS the same day they released it on tap BUT they have such an amazing draught selection it didnt really matter. HIGHLY recommended to all beer lovers, local or non-local. Food menu reflects typical bar grub that may or may not accentuate your beer experience. You come to this joint for the BEER though! Ill definitely be back.
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