Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 113 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 (36) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+


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Pipeworks Spotted Puffer , Scratch Meadow Saison , Scratch Gooseberry Saison , Pipeworks Flower Child 92, Pipeworks Mandarina , Pipeworks / 4 Hands Square Grouper 99, Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy 86, Pipeworks Passion Abduction 91, Hanssens Experimental Cassis 96, Hanssens Experimental Raspberry (Frambozenlambik) 93, Hanssens Oudbeitje 93, Dark Horse Ollopa Eert Dekoorc 82, Surly Bitter Brewer 92, Dark Horse Edacsac Dekoorc Eert 89, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 70, Surly Blakkr 99, The Bruery Cuivre 100, Surly Pentagram 98, Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale 97, Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn 97
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113 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  85%
 Selection  89%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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100
  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.
96
  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.
80
  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.
92
  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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (205) 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.
96
  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!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (344) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | 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.
100
  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.
82
  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).
90
  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).

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