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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 99, Local Option Voku Hila 70, Local Option Sweet Leif 73, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 84, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 75, Three Floyds War Mullet 99, Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper 89, Scratch Paw Paw Abbey 52, Pipeworks The Mighty Thor , Three Floyds Blakkr 96, Pipeworks Amarillo 95, Jolly Pumpkin Yuzu Gose , Local Option Outlawger , Boulevard Irish Ale 85, Great Lakes Conways Irish Ale 80, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout 99
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burkyburk (2) Chicago, Illinois | August 13, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
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!
JulienHuxley (169) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 24, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SacchCerevisiae (2) Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio | July 19, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
Sean9689 (12) 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).
BeerandBlues2 (584) 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.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | 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.
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