Lunar Brewing Company | Villa Park, Illinois
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Lunar Brewing Company
Excellent based on 47 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 (73) | Taps: 7-12 | Bottles: 40+


Lunar Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
NíIce Chouffe 98, Temperance Evenfall 49, Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale 97, Three Floyds Yum Yum 95, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 71, Urban Legend Step On It, Klaus , Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale 97, Lunar Total Eclipse 85, Lunar Darkside Dubbel , Unibroue Quelque Chose 98, Capital Whiskey Barrel Aged Pumpkinataur , Uinta Punkín 49, Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley Wine 99, Ten Ninety / Pollyanna Imperial Black Saison 76, Sierra Nevada / New Glarus Beer Camp There And Back 92, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Gigantic Ginormous 95, Pig Minds Young Grist Hopper , Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Mšrzen 84, Solemn Oath Extreme Intensage 78
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47 reviews for Lunar Brewing Company
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  79%
 Food  27%
 Value  68%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
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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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (533) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dragonlady1010  (25) Illinois | October 27, 2010
Very "corner bar" atmosphere. House beers arenít bad, but not very noteworthy. The guest beer list, however, is excellent.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Wolfenkopf  (3) Villa Park, Illinois | October 14, 2010
I always enjoy my time whenever I go there. The bar is old-fashioned wood and glass, though not flashy. No matter what Charlie and Jim have put on tap, you can bet that the brew will be imaginative and daring. Even if the concoction that you sample may not be your style, it is expertly crafted. The bartenders know what they are talking about and have turned me on to countless brews from their stock that I otherwise would not have purchased. I absolutely love LunaR BrewinG.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog  (752) Glenville, Pennsylvania | May 9, 2010
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.
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
WITTBEER  (23) Illinois | October 7, 2009
House beer are decent, but they have some awesome guest taps.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
monkeychugg55  (30) Joliet, Illinois | April 25, 2009| Updated December 15, 2009
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott  (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | January 29, 2009
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.

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