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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Dark Horse Edacsac Dekoorc Eert 92, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Lunar Moondance IPA 95, Brewery Vivant Big Red Coq 88, Revolution Bean Gene 98, SKA Vernal Minthe Stout 82, Two Brothers Sidekick 93, Boulevard Coffee Ale 97, The Bruery White Oak 98, Lunar Imperial Moondance IPA , Lunar Afternoon at Mars Lake , Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen 70, Gigantic The End of Reason 87, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 69, Dark Horse F.F. Dekoorc Eert 87, Hinterland White Cap White IPA 58, Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf 100, Goose Island Dark Traveler , Greenbush Distorter Robust Porter 95
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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.
WITTBEER (23) Illinois | October 7, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
House beer are decent, but they have some awesome guest taps.
monkeychugg55 (30) Joliet, Illinois | April 25, 2009| Updated December 15, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Was first introduced to this place by a friend, and recently went back. Went there around 2-3 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Nice place, very broken in... old aged wood and wonky stools. Very friendly atmosphere, staff is great too. One regular had brought in some homemade gumbo we got to try. Prices are a little steep, but it is a bar. All in all, a great little hole in the wall with really great beers. I recommend the Moondance IPA and the Moonraker scotch ale.
DrnkMcDermott (85) Downers Grove, Illinois | January 29, 2009| Updated December 15, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally managed to get to this place. A non-descript old bar building (half of which is a closed restaurant, or is that where the brew works hides?). Small signs that are already fading away. But inside I find my three favorite kinds of places combined: brewpub, great beer bar and dive bar. If they only had pinball or a shuffleboard table, itíd be my ideal place. 8-12 Lunar brews on tap, plus guest beers Iíve never seen on tap elsewhere, and an old-time wooden front bottle cooler with a few dozen more varieties. Yes, there are BMCís, though: the bartender popped an MGD 64 for a female regular as soon as she came in the door--I do like that kind of attention, although my "regular" will always be a sample of the newest brew. A good schedule of live local music.
kseecs16 (194) Naperville, Illinois | January 26, 2009| Updated December 15, 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.
TheMurphys (4) Willowbrook, Illinois | December 20, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is great. If you did not know it was there you would drive right by it. It truly is a hidden gem out in the burbs.
The beers they make are just wonderful! The staff is great and full of beer knowledge They have everything you could want from their own fine beers to micros to macros no one should leave this place with out being able to find a beer to drink. Live bands on the weekends makes this place a great hang out This is what a bar should be.
emerge077 (72) < RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | December 17, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Lunar is a hidden gem in an area where there arent many other beer options. Their BA Batch 500 recently took gold at FoBAB 08, so that should tell you something about the quality of their brews. Last weekend I went in for a growler of Xmas in the Carribean, a mango infused pale ale. Very accessible and tasty, with real mango character. It has a quirky atmosphere with its own crowd of regulars and live music on weekend nights. Guest taps often have a few gems, and they recently redesigned their bottle list, which is a big improvement.
msante79 (335) 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.
hombrepalo (101) Chicago, Illinois | July 11, 2008| Updated March 11, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Almost missed it while driving down St. Charles Rd. This is a neighboorhood looking bar, old outdated look with a funky smell to it. I went there at noon, just had opened, so I was there alone. Seems that this place has a small stage area for small venue bands. The selection of guest brews are solid, thing youíll find at any other good beer bars. I stuck with a couple of the house brews. Nice to have checked this out but I is kinda out of my way so Iíd probably not have a chance to come here again.
heemer77 (211) 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.
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