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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin The Porthole 86, Dogfish Head Rosabi 80, 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 95, Pig Minds Vanilla Bitch Slap , Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 21st Anniversary 95, Hitachino Nest White Ale 87, Surly Bitter Brewer 93, Deschutes Twilight Ale 67, Sierra Nevada / Three Floyds Beer Camp Chico King 85, Lunar Polaris Porter , Urban Legend Cooperís Parachute , Brooklyn Fire & Ice 92, Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam 98, Boulevard Love Child No. 4 100, 1809 Berliner Style Weisse 96, Anchor Steam Beer 77, Goose Island Rasselbock 66
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don_zouras (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lunar Brewing is the kind of bar I wish I had in my neighborhood. It is not corporate looking at all. It sits in an unassuming old brick building with a single sign on it. I had no trouble finding it based on the address. I parked in the small lot in the back of the building. I donít know how that would work out if they had been really busy.
Stepping inside you are treated to a classic long bar on the left and a few rickety tables along the wall on the right. The place was pretty dead because I like to drink in the afternoon, so there was plenty of seating to choose from. I chose the bar of course.
The place wasnít covered in TVs either, which is a good thing.
The bartender nudged the list of Lunar and guest taps in my direction.
I started with the Space Cadet Stout by Lunar Brewing. It was different than I expected and my first impression was that I didnít like it. The subtle hint of cherry was unusual. Luckily after a few more sips it started to grow on me and I was really glad I stuck with it.
My wife had a Lunar double IPA that I cannot remember the name of. It was very good and I took quite a few samples from her glass.
As the day progressed we worked our way through several other beers by Lunar and others. The selection is impressive and we enjoyed everything.
The bartender was friendly and honest about the beer. I liked that he could be himself without worrying about some corporate behavior policy.
Overall, I like the beer and the atmosphere of Lunar Brewing. I wish they served food (besides frozen pizza) so that I could make this a destination. It is too far from my house to just "stop by", but that is my problem, not theirs. I will definitely try to make it back to this hidden gem of a bar.
MOlsonNotBeer (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
Good selection of bottles, a bit pricey though. House brewed beer is ok but nothing that brings makes me go out of my way to go there. Used to live down the street from here so have been going there many years. Quality of the brews has fallen off over the years or, maybe my palate has matured (?).
Love the dive bar atmosphere. Weekends can be tough if they have a band - it gets very loud.
ryanfolty (203) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 4, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little dive bar not far from where I grew up. Very nice guest tap list (GI Barley Wine being the highlight this trip) and bottle list. I am looking forward to visiting again.
icehawk (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | October 19, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great neighborhood watering hole with a solid brewery and great beer selection. Local-centric dive with a no pretentiousness , and folks that are proud (rightfully so) of their establishment. In house brews are very good, and itís easy to feel like a local in this place.
jandd1983 (177) Florissant, Missouri | July 25, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in on a weekday evening. There were a handful of people in the brewpub. We sat at a table a few feet from the bar. There was a beer menu on the table, so we read through it a couple of times, and no one came over to see if we wanted to try any of their beers. After a few minutes I went up to the bar, and the bartender came over to me. He was down talking to a few of the patrons sitting at the bar. I asked about trying a flight of their beers, and they donít do that. He said he could pour a couple of samples, so I agreed. I went back to the bar and bought a pint of their IPA. It was ok, but I was disappointed in the overall experience. The guest tap list was impressive, but we were ready to move on. Not sure I would revisit.
bigbearclaw85 (1) Illinois | February 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
The prototypical corner dive bar but this one is a brewery and has a craft beer selection that will blow your mind.
deyholla (302) 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.
t0rin0 (1330) 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.
Cliff (68) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | October 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a dive joint, but a pretty cool place. Awesome selection of guest taps, but I mostly kept to the Lunar beers. Their IPA was a bit "different", but really good. I could not put my finger on what was unique with it, but it was delicious. I also tried their Oktoberfest and a Belgian Pale Ale, both of which were very good. No food that I could see and the bartender was accommodating, but not overly friendly. Prices on par with the Chicago íburbs. Overall a really cool place and went twice in two days while in the Villa Park area for work.
Atom (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 28, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
First Iíll say, Iím going to have to give this place another chance if Iím in the area. The place is a pretty cool corner street dive bar, my kinda of place. Just after DLD, although I didnít go, people just getting back from it. Nice selection of in house brews and some nice guest taps and a huge bottle list! Wish I would have had more time. Unfortunately, not a great experience. I ordered the Kolsch, I get it and all it smells and tastes like is Belgian Spice. I ask the bartender if they had just changed kegs. They had and he asked if something was wrong with the beer. He tastes the Kolsch and admits its off and says sometimes when they change kegs the beer can be funky, dirty lines. So I order an IPA, now I didnít watch him closely but I get the IPA same deal. So either all their lines are dirty or he didnít give me a clean glass. Disappointing, but willing to go back.
bernatbeer (76) barcelona, Spain | July 28, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Brew pub pequeŮo en los suburbios de Chicago.Las cervezas de la casa aceptables,gran selecciůn en botella!!Muy amables y cerveceros..mķsica en vivo.
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