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

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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 Morning 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 KŲnigin , Three Floyds BlackHeart English IPA 98, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Scratch Herbal Rye Porter , Lost Abbey Witchís Wit 85, Pipeworks Passion Abduction 61, Pipeworks Grillz , New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grštzer 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 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  (258) 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).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
needaloan  (11) Illinois | June 30, 2011
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).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (657) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | June 2, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
kaser  (4) Chicago, Illinois | May 18, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow  (56) Chicago, Illinois | May 14, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
gd4evr  (31) Mar Vista, California | May 7, 2011
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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