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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Pig Minds Young Grist Hopper , Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Mšrzen 84, Solemn Oath Extreme Intensage , Tighthead Wee Heady , Allagash Fluxus 2014 92, Harviestoun Bitter ní Twisted Zymatore (Gin & Pinot Noir) 86, Local Option Die KŲnigin 76, Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Stone Coffee Milk Stout 92, SKA Estival Cream Stout 92, Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 100, Perennial The Last Word 81, Lunar Red Planet , Evil Twin The Porthole 87, Dogfish Head Rosabi 79, Moody Tongue Crushed Green Coriander Witbier , Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 96, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #6 / Odell FOCOllaboration Pale Ale 96, Pig Minds Vanilla Bitch Slap
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t0rin0 (1360) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2010.
I had heard that their barrel aged beers are worth travelling for but the rest of the beers are just ok. Thatís pretty much accurate. The place is dark and on the edge of a residential part of town. Not a real scenic area.
Service was decent as were prices and atmosphere. If I had some business in the area Iíd stop in again as they seem to rotate their house beers often and they do have some good guest beers.
Braudog (722) Glenville, Pennsylvania | May 9, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a mid-week, mid-day. This places smacks of a cool old neighborhood bar turned brewpub. There was a small contingent of seemingly local regulars and a very friendly barkeep. If not for the fact that we had to drive on to other destinations, I couldíve spent much time here. With an impressive lineup of house beers (the few we tried were good), but they also had a kick-ass selection of guest taps. Brewery #507.
theisti (523) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Place Rating #200. Traditional corner bar setup, decent sized bar with tables filling out the place. I visited right after they opened, so was the only person in there. Service was busy setting up for the day, so pretty much left me be. When I visited, it was brew day and smelled amazing in the place. Three taps of their own (Kolsch, IPA and Steam) and a really high quality list of guest bottles and about 10 or so guest taps. Food wise, it looked like a couple of different frozen pizzas and bar snacks. Cool vibe, bet it would be a lot of fun on a busy night. I always love these combo micro brewer high end beer bar places. Fun stop, one of those places that if it was near me I would be at pretty often.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | October 11, 2008| Updated March 11, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in with the wife and was pleasently surprised as from the outside it does not look like much. Mostly local crowd. Had 5 of their own beers on tap. Had the IPA and was very good. Solid guest taps with brews like 3F Moloko and Rogue Imperial Red. 40 or so other bottled beers available and it seems they rotate them frequently. Lot of dark wood and cool place to chill and have some good brews. Bartenders were awesome as they let my wife try several samples before choosing what beer she wanted. If I were to own a bar I would want something like this. To bad there is nothing like this in my area.
Terminus (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | January 24, 2005| Updated June 22, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is a great bar. If you want micro brews in bottles or some of their own micro brews on tap, then this is your place. The staff is really great and I can talk to them for hours. The locals are also great and I plan on making the long drive out there many more times just to hang out here. Kristen, you rock and I look forward to another refill!
deyholla (303) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | January 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in to try a few beers on the way to a wedding. Sign was so warn out, almost missed. Feel of an old 60s bar that hasnít changed much at all. Was empty on my visit but service was fine. Had about 6 of their own taps plus a number of guest brews. Some snacks available. Beer made it worth the stop and at nice prices.
ElGaucho (225) Minnetonka, Minnesota | March 24, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
My first impression of this place was SMOKE. Thatís my big knock on it. I arrived at around 6pm on a Thursday evening, and the place was covered in a haze of smoke, including a guy smoking a cigar. I canít wait until Chicago enacts the smoking ban. Dark, dingy bar with 2 TV screens. A good selection of house brews and a quality selection of bottles that includes Alpha King, some DFH, etc. A little spendy. $4 a pint for the house brews? I had the Moondance IPA and it was excellent and worth $4, but I can go to Town Hall in Mnpls and be assured world class beer for $3.50/pint. Bottles were steep at around $4 per as well. I couldnít handle the smoke so I didnít stick around for a second beer. I should have asked if they had a sampler, but I forgot. I will be back for sure when and if they enact the smoking ban.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | June 29, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I went here two nights in a row and found it was worth it. It looks like a hole in the wall bar, but has no BMC. It is hard to find as I drove one night, right past it. The next night, a cabbie also drove right past it, even with his in car guidance system. First, I went on a Saturday night, a live band was playing with friendly locals as well as the staff. I went again on a Sunday night and also had an entertaining time. The bar was surprisingly empty on both trips. i am amazed that so few people frequent this bar. The brewpub beers were well above average and I was impressed. They also had a solid guest tap list as well as bottles. Possibly the best beer bar in the Chicago area other than the Maproom.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
pretty cool place. Small bar feel. Wouldnít know it was a micro unless you asked or looked at the tap handles. And, they have a really awesome dog, too! Beer was phenomenal.
kseecs16 (207) Naperville, Illinois | January 26, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome place, better than expected. Cozy corner bar atmosphere with good service. Big old bar with a cool wood doored fridge in the back thatís probably been there as long as the building. Good variety of in-house beers and a nice selection of high quality guest taps and bottles. If I lived nearby I would be a regular. Look for the entrance on the northwest corner of St. Charles Road and Illinois Ave. Park in back or on the nearby streets.
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