Local Option | Chicago, Illinois
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Local Option
World Class based on 101 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 (31) | Affiliated user(s) here pivotalalexi | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 50+


Local Option

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Beer Available At Local Option (arranged by most recent)
Surly Darkness 100, The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel 99, Struise Ypres 95, Struise O.N.E 97, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, Pipeworks Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 98, Local Option Voku Hila 77, Local Option Sweet Leif 79, Pipeworks Cherry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 90, Pipeworks Orange Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 97, Local Option Walk Ov Shame , Central Waters / Local Option Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort 97, Local Option Schmetterling Gose 66, Local Option American Muscle 94, Local Option Exorcist , Local Option die KŲnigin 77, Local Option Blood ov the Kings 74, Local Option Outlawger 86, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 100, Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
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101 reviews for Local Option
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  85%
 Selection  90%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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94
  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.
80
  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.
96
  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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jlanning215  (31) Peoria, Illinois | April 4, 2011
I didnt eat but drank alot. Amazing tap selection. So many hard to find brews. Love it. The place is super cool. They carry miller high life...their only domestic and the have a sign front and center that.says "its miller time" i thought that was hilarious. A wonderful place.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated July 31, 2011
Best beer bar in Chicago hands down, one of the best tap lists in the world, lacking on bottles...25 drafts, always local fff, always something random from Denmark, always an awesome sour, sometimes a Cantillon... this is the place to go in Chicago... its never busy, only downside is so-so bar food, its also expensive
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JSwaz  (1) Chicago, | March 20, 2011
Unfortunately this joint is too swinginí! I missed out on Founders KBS the same day they released it on tap BUT they have such an amazing draught selection it didnt really matter. HIGHLY recommended to all beer lovers, local or non-local. Food menu reflects typical bar grub that may or may not accentuate your beer experience. You come to this joint for the BEER though! Ill definitely be back.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 5, 2011
If you are into beer, and I mean really into beer, then you must visit this place. It helps if you like metal and loud music in general. Awesome tap list that is always turning over. The owner knows his beer like nobodyís business and will talk you head off about the subject if you get him going. This is the kind of place that almost feels like a dive at times, but never disappoints on the beer front. As for decor, think lots of Miller High Life neon signs and then a huge Mikkeller neon sign right above the bar. For the FFF event that they did in the fall, I think they managed to get the whole brewpub selection on tap (well, almost). Not the cheapest place to drink, but the quality of the beers more than makes up for that.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
AlephNull3  (10) New Jersey | December 1, 2010
Good selection, but I was a little disappointed that they didnít have 2 of the 4 beers I was expecting them to have based on ther availablity list. But the two that I had were excellent. I was also expecting a nice bottle menu, none offered. 24 excellent beers on tap makes this place a top beer bar. Canít top Eulogy in Philly.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | November 29, 2010
I visited this place on two separate occasions. Seemed pretty mellow and laid back. Lots of great beers on tap, so I didnít even see the bottle list. Pretty busy during the mid evenings, and a lot of people were enjoying the food. I didnít try any, but it looked good. The prices are pretty much in line with other area bars. Always worth a visit if youíre nearby!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270  (67) Henrietta, New York | November 20, 2010
Now this is a bar that I would be at every day if I lived in Chicago. 20+ taps of incredible beers. Bartender really knows his stuff. Great atmosphere and very laid-back attitude. Kind of small which I like. Jeopardy went on the TV followed by music of every genre. All around fun time. Menu looked great but we didnít have anything that night. Nearby, definitely check it out.

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