Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 98 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 (32) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+

Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Boon Oude Geuze 95, Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 98, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session IPA 95, Three Floyds Moloko Plus 99, Three Floyds Gumballhead 99, Local Option Outlawger 86, Local Option Mourning Wood 93, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 73, Local Option Sweet Leif 79, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Middle Brow Robyn , Local Option Die Königin , Three Floyds BlackHeart English IPA 98, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Scratch Herbal Rye Porter , Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit 85, Pipeworks Passion Abduction 61, Pipeworks Grillz , New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grätzer Ale 87, Three Floyds Yum Yum 96
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98 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock  (183) Stockholm, Sweden | November 6, 2011
Visited on a Saturday evening in October 2011. I was immediately hooked on Local Option, a nice place located in a residential area. Not too crowded and with Rock music in the background and a great atmosphere in general. Friedly and laid back staff. 30 beers on tap, three of them from Three Floyds. The bottle list was not as impressive but ok. It was easy to find this place, around 10 minutes by Metro from downtown Chicago and then a short walk. Would love to visit again in the future.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
pivotalalexi  (12) Illinois | November 1, 2011| Updated January 23, 2013
Great beer bar in Chicago.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo  (101) Chicago, Illinois | October 10, 2011
Stopped by on a Friday for an event called "Mucho Chingo" (spanish translations = lots of bad ass), which it was. The ambience was young hip college (near DePaul Univ.) to 30 year olds. The place is medium size, somewhat reminded me of a mix between Maproom and Delihlas. Kinda a punk rocker theme with a dark look. 30 + taps, that day was a special day so can’t really say this would be an everyday thing, but from what I’ve seen on Beermenu Chicago website they have a decent selection with some special beers always showing up. Location is pretty decent too. Overall a nice place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealMGD  (58) Lakewood, Washington | September 12, 2011
Two visits, one in June and another in August of this year. Ambience isn’t what one might expect for a specialty beer bar, but I can easily get past the ’club’ looks given the superb selection. Craft brews from across the US are featured and this is one Chicago joint which seems to have an ’in’ with the 3F lads. Ales are fresh and served properly with a smile. As one might expect, this bar is a labor of love from a beer loving owner and staff and it shows. Folks are made to feel welcome and accurate recommendations are available if you need them. So good that when staying downtown I’d pay for a taxi there and back just to have a couple of pints! Not to be missed when visiting Chicago and if you live there, well, you’re a lucky so-and-so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
cratez  (215) 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. Didn’t 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. I’d love to return for dinner to try the one of the po’ 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 that’s 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 I’m 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 Floyd’s Shark Pants a couple weeks ago for their party. Surely not your typical "Lincoln Park" bar, this is why I’d 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  (177) 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.

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