Local Option

Mayor: pivotalalexi (27) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+
Create a free account for these features:
Edit Add Event

Beers At Local Option

NameABVEntered
Three Floyds Zombie Dust6.2%9/27/2016
Trois Dames Saison Brett6%9/27/2016
Scratch Sweet Clover Coffee6.3%9/27/2016
Three Floyds Skeletonwitch Red Death Sour8.5%9/27/2016
Scratch Cedar Oak Saison5.6%9/27/2016
Mikkeller / Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse Blueberry Bluebic7.7%9/27/2016
Pipeworks Mandarin Dragonet9.5%9/27/2016
Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial Stout10.5%9/27/2016
Prairie Bomb!13%9/27/2016
Pipeworks The Lizard King6%9/27/2016
Local Option / Central Waters De Kleine Dood9.05%9/27/2016
Local Option Scorched Tundra VI7%9/27/2016
Local Option Outlawger5%9/27/2016
Half Acre Deep Space10%9/27/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common6.5%9/27/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Matame Ahorita5.5%9/27/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Monkish Cucurbitophobia6.1%9/27/2016
Brewski Mr. Candy4%9/27/2016
Brewski / Against the Grain Against the Grapefruit 4%9/27/2016
Amager / Crooked Stave Chad, King of The Wild Yeasts5%9/27/2016
Cascade The Vine8.85%9/27/2016
Cascade Elderberry8.1%9/27/2016
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%9/27/2016
Founders Nitro Pale Ale5.4%9/27/2016
Evil Twin Even More Jesus12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Decadence 201510%9/27/2016
Half Acre Golden Tuna4.7%9/21/2016
Scratch Aronia Berry Old Ale0%9/21/2016
Almanac Tropical Platypus6%9/21/2016
Pipeworks Raspberry Berliner4%9/21/2016
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry7%9/21/2016
Almanac Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir10.3%9/21/2016
Central Waters Cassian Sunset10.5%9/21/2016
Struise Black Albert13%9/14/2016
Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)7.2%9/14/2016
Three Floyds War Mullet 8.1%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Sure Bet9.5%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Mango Guppy0%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Lil Citra4.9%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy9%9/14/2016
Pipeworks / Old Irving Holloway4.5%9/14/2016
Local Option Sky Burial 9%9/14/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%9/14/2016
Hoppin’ Frog / Cigar City DareDevils Got Game10.4%9/14/2016
Amager Hr. Frederiksen (Barrel Blend 2013 Edition)10.5%9/14/2016
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 9.5%9/14/2016
Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA9%9/14/2016
Dark Horse Crooked Theratree8.5%9/14/2016
Almanac Lavender Honey de Brettaville6.5%9/14/2016
Almanac Dynamo Donut Barrel Noir10.2%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Mosaic10%9/14/2016
Logsdon The Conversion7.8%9/12/2016
Local Option Exorcist8.5%9/12/2016
Pipeworks Simcoe 9.5%8/19/2016
Three Floyds Permanent Funeral10.5%8/10/2016
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow11%8/10/2016
Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 9%8/10/2016
The Hop Concept Mosaic & Eureka IPA8%8/10/2016
Surly Ten10.5%8/10/2016
Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPA8%8/10/2016
Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA9.5%8/10/2016
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2014)11%8/10/2016
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout9.5%8/10/2016
Amager Hr. Frederiksen (Colorado Whiskey Edition)11%8/10/2016
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday5.25%8/10/2016
18th Street / Mikkeller Grapefruit Dead9.7%8/10/2016
Paradox Beer Tart Noire7%7/26/2016
Prairie Paradise13%7/23/2016
Almanac Barbary Barrel Noir10.2%7/23/2016
Three Floyds Blood of the Sunsets7.2%7/20/2016
Maine Beer IV0%7/20/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common - Bourbon Barrel6.5%7/20/2016
Lagunitas Imperial Stout9.9%7/20/2016
Illuminated All Colors of the Dark0%7/20/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Rocky Mountain BORIS9.4%7/20/2016
Half Acre / Other Half Rainbow Never Ends8.5%7/20/2016
Goose Island Madame Rose6.5%7/20/2016
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout10%7/20/2016
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal10%7/20/2016
Alvinne Wild West Pommerol Barrel6%7/20/2016
Alpine Beer Company Duet 7%7/20/2016
Almanac Tangerine de Brettaville6.5%7/20/2016
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry7%7/20/2016
Pipeworks Nelson Sauvin10%7/1/2016
Argus Cidery Fermentables Ginger Perry4.5%7/1/2016
Three Floyds $600 Lizard Shoes6.9%7/1/2016
Scratch Turmeric and Oak Leaf5.2%7/1/2016
Three Floyds Icelandic Pants of the Dead6%6/29/2016
Three Floyds Perched Atop The Denim Throne7.7%6/29/2016
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%6/29/2016
Pipeworks Emerald Grouper 9.5%6/29/2016
Pipeworks Fairy Basslet9.5%6/29/2016
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)12%6/29/2016
Maine Beer Lunch7%6/29/2016
Pipeworks The Murderous (Bourbon Barrel Aged)11%6/29/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option Rohrwerker 10.5%6/29/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Rum Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher9.4%6/29/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
LinuxSam  (2) , Sweden | December 2, 2012
Nice place, nice people, good food, good selection of beers.
98
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MarcatGSB  (17) Eagle Harbor, Michigan | November 6, 2012
Great spot. This place has officially surpassed Map Room, HopLeaf, SmallBar Division, and Fountainhead on my list of personal favorite Chicago beer stops. The staff is absolutely ingrained in this business. They followed Tony from his last venture, and many have been there from the beginning. You can tell by the way they present themselves, and the care they take in their craft, creating both craft beer and a craft beer atmosphere. Great vibe in this place. I’m not a metal head. I’m a long haired hippy, but I never felt out of the place, and the staff was a great reason why. Very welcoming, the vibe is lively and overall very joyous...most of the people here are totally geeking out on the dankest beer list in the city, so why not. Their tap list is very well rounded, and at 31, it’s the perfect number. A bit of everything for everyone, and I would know as my group was 10 thick, and we visited numerous times and each time someone found something new and interesting that they enjoyed. The bottle list is spectacular. Short and sweet. Plenty of vintage bottles. Focused mostly on bottles that age well, they have a great selection of things you will not find in the city, anywhere! The food was fantastic, each of the three times our group decided it was time to put some food in our belly. Swordfish tacos, shrimp tacos, crab cakes, french fries, tots, pan fried spinich. A very nice, concise, well rounded menu. I wish this place the best. This is the epicenter of beer passion in the hear of the Midwest. I am proud to support this venture.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2012
(Visited 06/2012): Local Option is located on the north side of Chicago on Webster. Parking on the surrounding streets is fairly difficult to find.

The interior has a red and blue color scheme accented by a chalkboard listing the beers and some snare drum heads. The long bar is along the left side and there are some booths in the back. They also had a marker board that read "Welcome Beer Nerds", which I thought was a nice touch.

The bar has around 30 beers on tap from brewers like Goose Island, Three Floyds, Central Waters, Port Brewing and Local Option house beers. Lots of bottled options too from Bells, Three Floyds, Goose Island and many more.

Service on a weekday afternoon was good, and the bartenders were accommodating considering I showed up right as they opened.

I did not try any food on this visit.

Overall this is a great Chicago beer bar.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | November 3, 2012
There on a Saturday afternoon- steady but not overly crowded. Outstanding selection. Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Had some great chats about beer at the bar. I’ll be back.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (561) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 30, 2012
Easy to find location with street parking. Late afternoon on Saturday and the place was busy but had no trouble finding table and the same on Sunday. Chalk board with draft beer list. Freindly service and good knowledge of beers. Started with tap list and server gave one of the house bottles to go. I had new beers for me. Very good food menu of sandwichs and main courses at a good price for the city. Short trip from downtown, but long trip from Cincy. I went two nights and I will return.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jmm635  (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | October 25, 2012
Pretty much a world class craft beer bar. Fairly small and crowded on a Saturday night but my crew of three managed to find a table after a round standing at the bar. The tap list blew my mind. I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable of American craft breweries and I only recognized a handful of breweries from the chalkboard. The staff was very friendly and beer geeky and made wonderful selections throughout the evening. A must visit if you are in Chicago.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Advocate_Ames  (35) Pennsylvania | October 3, 2012
Stopped by on a Chicago trip. A memorable stop for me. The employ helped with all my questions and even gave me some suggestions of other places. Which is really a nice thing to do. I will go back if I make my way to the city again.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
The perfect beer selection, which in my mind means not overwhelming and full of interesting brews, not to mention any one who can get Zombie Dust on tap is a dead in. So, good beer and all I ordered was the creole wings, which seemed to be double fried crisp deliciousness with the sauce boss to match!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz  (65) Erin, Wisconsin | July 29, 2012
Love this place. 31 taps of great stuff. Food was really good. Lots of bottles too. Wish I lived in Chicago.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
n2pux  (17) Houston, Texas | July 29, 2012
Serious beer bar. Spent a Saturday afternoon there after a night at Three Floyds Brewpub. I have to say I preferred LO, although you could hardly go wrong either way. World class selection. Cool beer nerd vibe. Thankfully, like FFF, the music is not nearly as death metal as the imagery suggests. I foresee much more time spent there on my next Chicago visit. Between FFF, LO & West Lakeview Liquors, the Chicago-area beer geek is very well served.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
bsuedekum  (18) Saint Louis, Missouri | July 11, 2012
One of the early places that first turned me on to craft beer. The evening crowd can sometimes be a little much but if you’re seeking a great place to have a few top notch beers during the day then no place is better than Local Option. Hilarious servers with top notch sarcastic and surly attitudes, an always rotating draft selection so you can find something new each time, and a true passion for doing things the right way. I’ve never regretted making a stop at Local Option and I always leave happier than when I came.

Review This Place


What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In

Print Travel Map