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 (30) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+

Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Three Floyds Gorch Fock Helles 80, 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 100, 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 86, 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 92, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer 100
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94 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
cratez  (198) Toronto, Ontario | September 6, 2011
Visited with my girlfriend during a recent trip to Chicago. VIBE: hardcore metal dive bar and loud music, which put us off initially, but the staff ensure that everyone feels welcomed. Really cool historical portraits of the city and the signs ("No Specials Ever," "Welcome Nerds," "Purveyors of the Miller High Life") made us laugh. We enjoyed the privacy of our booth in the back of the bar. SERVICE: quick and attentive waiters are readily able to make solid suggestions. I was drinking by style and each server made appropriate recos based on what I was looking for. All of them asked me what I thought of the beers. Food arrived swiftly and the staff were chatting us up on our way out. Very friendly people running this place. SELECTION: silly and robust list of rare draughts from across the globe. I quaffed a SKA Steel Toe Stout, Green Flash Imperial IPA, and Lost Abbey Avant Garde and also noticed Port Brewing Older Viscosity, Mikkeller Funky E Star, Great Divide Belgian Yeti, and Old Mephisto on tap. Most of the Three Floyds lineup was available. Didnít even look at the bottle menu since the draughts were so good. FOOD: we only planned to have drinks but the food menu looked appetizing so we ordered the Guacamole plate. It was super fresh and tasty with a thoughtful presentation. Iíd love to return for dinner to try the one of the poí boys or jambalaya. OVERALL: had an awesome time here and would gladly revisit. Definitely one of the top spots that we came across while vacationing in Chicago. A mandatory stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
CaraCurtis  (10) Nevada | September 3, 2011
I was ecstatic when I arrived at this beer bar. It has been one of my top favorite places to drink beer. I went there during a quick trip to Chicago. We only had the chance to go twice in three days, however I wish it was more! I could not get enough. I love the atmosphere. I am a pretty big heavy metal fan and I love beer. I wish I was able to be there on one of the nights they played only metal! However, I know that will happen down the road. I had Three floyds here for the first time and on our last visit we had a cantillon classic gueuze (yellow label). Upon leaving one of the visits, I was given a free pair of local option socks since I was unable to be there for the Metallica night. What a great experience. Amazing all around, beer, food, and environment.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
kylefleeger  (14) Tempe, Arizona | September 3, 2011
This is the best beer bar in my life and thatís saying something. The bar is a metal bar that had a sign that said "we love nerds" being a Nerd, and my girlfriend being a metal Nerd this place made us feel at home. The taps were incredible with 3 three floyds taps and 4 central waters taps including an incredible bourbon barrel barleywine and dreadnaught. The food was such a pleasant suprise considering we ordered crab and swordfish. We also cracked a bottle of cantillon gueze which was such a pleasant suprise. Love this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie  (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 28, 2011
If your in the area and looking for a "hip/trendy anti hip/trendy" place for a brew or 2 its worth a stop. Solid selection of craft beers, solid service, bar food. Not necessarily a place I would go out of my way to stop at but will definitely pop in if Iím in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Busko  (10) Chicago, Illinois | August 27, 2011
Food is ok, but I definately come here for the beer. Service is great and the beers are stellar! Lots of Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, Evil Twin and Three Floyds on draught. Was lucky to drink a few Three Floydís Shark Pants a couple weeks ago for their party. Surely not your typical "Lincoln Park" bar, this is why Iíd come to LP anyways. A must if you appreciate good beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (169) Michigan | August 21, 2011| Updated September 25, 2011
Great place, wait staff were great, the selection was great, evil twin, lost abbey, mikkeller, three floyds, to name a few. A gem of a place. I like the miller signs. A guy at the table next to us ordered a miller light, the bar does carry bottles of high life . Food is not bad.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
burkyburk  (2) Chicago, Illinois | August 13, 2011
In my opinion, this is the best bar in Chicago. The waiter/bartender was very knowledgeable in beer and helped my make my decision in what to order. They easily have the rarest selection in all of Chicago. Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Lost Abbey, Port, amazing stuff! I will definitely be back. My beers were each around $9 bucks but I left very happy. And thats what counts!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (198) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 24, 2011
Stopped on a wednesday night. Sat at the bar and got decent service all night long (a tad slow, but the place was pretty full). Lots of fancy beers on tap, this place is clearly one of those quality before quantity places. If I had a liver of steel, I wouldíve had every beer on tap. Except I would have needed a golden wallet too, because this place is quite expensive. The food was good for the size of the place (it isnít really a restaurant as you will see if you go). A good beer stop nonetheless.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
SacchCerevisiae  (2) Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio | July 19, 2011
WOW!!! Found this place on a quick trip to CHI this past weekend thanks to fellow RateBeer users. This place delivered on all levels. Very friendly and eager to serve bartenders, selection of 31 fantastic, some unusual taps, great food. Only downer was that it was just a tad more expensive than normal. A must-stop for the craft beer fan in Chicago.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689  (12) Chicago, Illinois | July 18, 2011
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).

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