Lunar Brewing Company | Villa Park, Illinois
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Lunar Brewing Company
Excellent based on 45 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

54 E. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, Illinois United States 60181 [ print map ]
630 530 2077

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Hours: Mon-Thu Noon-1:00, Fri-Sat Noon-2:00, Sun Noon-10


Mayor: tmoreau (70) | Taps: 7-12 | Bottles: 40+


Lunar Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Fluxus 2014 92, Harviestoun Bitter ní Twisted Zymatore (Gin & Pinot Noir) 86, Local Option Die KŲnigin , 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 78, 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 , Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 21st Anniversary 95, Hitachino Nest White Ale 87, Surly Bitter Brewer 93, Deschutes Twilight Ale 67
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45 reviews for Lunar Brewing Company
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  79%
 Selection  79%
 Food  27%
 Value  68%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
don_zouras  (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
MOlsonNotBeer  (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty  (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 4, 2014
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk  (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | October 19, 2013
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.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983  (180) Florissant, Missouri | July 25, 2013
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
bigbearclaw85  (1) Illinois | February 7, 2013
The prototypical corner dive bar but this one is a brewery and has a craft beer selection that will blow your mind.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (303) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | January 10, 2013
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 24, 2012
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff  (68) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | October 4, 2012
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Atom  (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 28, 2012
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer  (76) barcelona, Spain | July 28, 2011
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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