Old Chicago - Rockford | Rockford, Illinois
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Old Chicago - Rockford
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

6280 East State Street
Rockford, Illinois United States 61108 [ print map ]
815 227 4040

oldchicago.com

Hours: 11am to 2am


Mayor: jmagnus87 (29) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 120+


Old Chicago - Rockford

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Beer Available At Old Chicago - Rockford (arranged by most recent)
Miller Fortune 8, Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Destihl Flanders/Oud Bruin , Buckledown Mirth , Summit Frost Line Rye 76, Destihl Ambassador Am-Belgo Double Pale Ale 72, Destihl Abbeyís Single 50, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout 99, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat 92, Southern Tier 2XIPA 97, Victory Winter Cheers 76, New Belgium Accumulation 84, Goose Island Ten Hills 83, Goose Island Sixth Day 86, Vander Mill Blue Gold 55, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, New Belgium Pumpkick 60, Bells Oberon Ale 90, Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider 81
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9 reviews for Old Chicago - Rockford
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  72%
 Selection  69%
 Food  70%
 Value  60%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  73%


76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy  (26) Illinois | January 5, 2012
Not much to be said here but it is a nice place,with a nice line up of crafts,just nothing over the top.I go here with the family and at least I can have a decent brew,the best thing was when Goose Island. Released. BCS Vanilla they hosted an event with reps from the brewery and had some one offs on tap the good is decent which anybody whoís ever been to one can attest to
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87  (85) Rockford, Illinois | March 31, 2011
One of the best bars in Rockford. Great selection of crafts on draft and bottle. The servers all seem to know at lest something about the beers they are selling. Donít go here if you are trying to drink on a budget though.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT  (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | January 14, 2007
Its an Old Chicago. Spot oin with what everyone else is saying. I used to frequent Rockford quite a bit and know that this place is a local kind of hang out. The selection of good restaurants in rockford is terrible and this is ía good place for this town.í
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
gws57  (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | August 3, 2006| Updated August 18, 2007
Came here after the Rockford Riverhawks game. The dining room was practically empty so our large party was seated immediately. Food seemed pricey for typical pub fare. Excellent bottle selection, and the draught selection wasnít bad either. Certainly not unique, but a nice change-of-pace in Rockford.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Arnie  (17) Chicagoland, IL, Illinois | August 2, 2006
Decent food, fun atmosphere. Went after dollar beer night at minor-league baseball. Sat in the dining room, but the bar semeed to be the place to be. Good service, decent beer selection, but not much unique.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind  (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | November 2, 2005
Much different than my "local" Old Chicago in Trevose, PA. This was a lively bar with regulars and fun bartenders. Nice well rounded selection including local and regional beers. For an out-of-towner like me this was a great spot to sample regional beers and chill out.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 10, 2004
The first Old Chicago I ever visited...it may not be the last, but I canít say I was really impressed. Food is basically Bennigans-level greasy crap in obesity-ensuring portions, though palatable enough...beer is for the most part "world tour" -- 50 crappy lagers from 50 countries sort of thing; but on the plus side, they usually have a dozen or so regional seasonals, Bells and Capital among them. One of those places thatís worth a try in otherwise beer-desolate areas.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus  (318) Las Cruces, New Mexico | October 28, 2004
I have a bias towards this location. This is my place to go back home in Rockford. I have many fond memories with my friends here and thats why I love this place. They do have a pretty good selection of taps: Goose island (with a rotating seasonal GI), Sierra nevada (Celebration on tap!!!), Bells (Two Hearted, Oberon, Oatmeal Stout even once!). They used to have 750ís of NG belgian Red for $11, but no more NG in Illinois.....
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt  (72) Macomb, Illinois | October 28, 2004| Updated May 10, 2005
Just like every other Old Chicago Iíve ever been to, right down to the same beer list. This one does have a few more local beers, though (Carlyle, Goose Island, etc). A majority of the waitstaff Iíve had doesnít know the first thing about beer, though, outside of the Bud/Miller/Coors scene, so donít expect a beer geek to assist you in selecting a brew. The pizza is good!

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