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Beer Available At Owen & Engine (arranged by most recent)
Oso The Big O 24, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf 100, Big Shoulders Hopapalooza IPA , Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, Victory DirtWolf 99, Thornbridge Halcyon 98, Brash Item Nine 94, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Solemn Oath Skinny Jeans Are Ridiculous - Single Hop Crystal , Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Ale Syndicate/Atlas/Celt Experience Seven Flowers 96, Hinterland White Cap White IPA 80, Solemn Oath Banoffee , Meantime India Pale Ale 92, Solemn Oath Lost Abbey Famine 80, Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask) 45, Big Sky Brush Tail Saison 51, Arcadia Hopmouth Double IPA 93
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satan165 (102) River Grove, Illinois | March 20, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
ambiance was nice, was with a party of 7 and we were sat in one of two areas equipped for a group that large. we were in an íenclaveí on the 2nd floor right next to the bar up there, very comfortable, felt like a private room. server was excellent, gave no misinformation regarding the beer that i noticed and did inform us that he was much more informed on the food menu then the beer offerings. 4 hand pulls as noted by others with some interesting two brothers one-offís which seemed well designed for the hand pull. selection otherwise was excellent but an odd and noticeable lack of anything goose island related. food was above average. we got a complimentary chartucerie platter which was above average, house made rashers were quite nice as was the landjager. i had two small plates: the cauliflower soup (the soup was bordering on tepid; i did not expect hot but this was nearly cold. however the anchovies were a delight) and the marrow bones (i found the lack of toast to be shocking [i requested some] and the side of risotto while excellent detracted from the bones themselves. prices were fair, average $15 per small plate which is fair. desserts were nice and they even indulged us by preparing a previous dessert not currently on the menu just for us. in the end, i draw too many parallels between this and longman and eagle and L&E wins out everytime in every category, often by leaps and bounds.
fluffheady (95) Chicago, Illinois | November 24, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really great spot. Itís a little small, so sometimes wait times for a table or a bar spot can be a chore. We first went on a Tuesday, and they had a cool deal where if you bought the burger, you got a short beer and a shot for an extra dollar. The burger was great and the shot wasnít bad. They also had Ichabod on cask, which is awesome. Their beer prices are great ($6 for most imperial pints). The food prices are a bit high, but I forgive it because of the cheaper beer and the high quality of the food. The bartenders are all-pros and have fascinating rhythm.
They also have one of the best cask programs in the city (four).
To the guy who was mad that they didnít have English beer on the cask...youíve gotta be kidding me. I donít think you quite understand the distribution game. Itís definitely possible to get casks from overseas, but not regularly enough to fill 4 engines. Iím just very happy to have the opportunity to drink some of the best-attended fresh cask beer around. One last word of advice: be sitting at the bar at 10:23 (or thereabouts). The huge clock behind the bar broke 3 days after opening and was stuck on 10:23. If youíre sitting at the bar at that time, be prepared to participate in a communal round of shots!
pablo951 (63) Chicago, Illinois | June 29, 2013| Updated July 25, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place for a micro / craft brew. They always have a strong list of beers 20 on tap and 4 on cask at all times. The food is gastro English pub style, sausage heavy, good but slow. Slightly pricey. They have now added an rooftop patio, itís small but cute. Itís all about the beer.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | December 3, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Decided to check this place out for dinner with the wife. Nice english pub feel. 4 beer engines and about 20 or so taps. Menu is of the gastropub style with some nice items like scotch eggs which were delicious. Wife had the fish and chips and I had the bangers and mash which were house made and great.
Nice tap list and a couple nice options on the engine. Service was pretty good. Would go back.
dinkle50 (73) Chicago, Illinois | September 16, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really excellent food and a huge draft and bottle list. The food is a little pricey, but it is also really good. The deck on the roof is very nice when the weather is ok. Inside there are 2 bars on 2 floors. The building feels very old, but it isnít. Great spot to drink away an afternoon.
deyholla (259) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 29, 2012| Updated September 16, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice feel of an English pub. Food is of English fare and out of this world! A decent selection of beer with four on the engine. Best place to get a cask beer if that is your thing. Service was quite good. Prices are a touch pricey but well worth it IMO.
hombrepalo (101) Chicago, Illinois | December 7, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by for a drink on a Frida night, pretty full, at least all tables and bar area was full. ended up going upstairs and found a couple of leather chairs to sit and order a couple of beers. The place looks classy with a European look to it. I did not get to try the food but it looked pretty good. The selection was above average with an emphasis on euro beers. the ambience was cool with an average age I would say of 35-40 yr old. the value was a just about right $6-8 per draft. Overall an elegant place with a good vibe.
nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | August 10, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a cool vibe. Dark and cozy. Well thought-out beer menu and the undisputed place to go if you want cask ales in Chicago. Service was great, but where this falls short is on food and value. Beer prices are reasonable, but food is expensive, mediocre, and small portioned. I had fish ín chips, with two apps and left hungry. Iíll probably go back, but if the foodís not any better, Iíll probably be pissed off about the cost again.
drdisque (39) Illinois | August 10, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Place seems very new inside (like youíre walking into a rich old coupleís home in the suburbs). Beer list rotates very frequently and beer engine selections can change daily. However, beer list could be a tad larger and more varied. Food is good, but pretty expensive (simple but good pub fare over $15) and smallish portions. Beer prices are more reasonable and in-line with other beer bars in Chicago.
Rando7 (20) Iowa | May 3, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wife and I happened by the place by accident on our way to West Lakeview, and Iím glad we did. As others have said itís set up as an English Pub. We got seats at the bar immediately. Beer selection is on their website so I wonít go into that but it is very solid. I ended up having a Tyranena Dirty Old Man which was fresh and served in a snifter. Service was very good - there were three guys behind the bar and it was easy to flag them down. Food was excellent, I had the hamburger and wife the fish and chips. Both were very good. Prices a little on the high side but given the food quality I thought were fair.
jrallen34 (349) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
A perfect place for date night being right across from the movie theatre...Inside is pretty cool, total English pub feel, however out the front window is busy Western Avenue, so its kind of distracting. Upon seating we waited a good 5 minutes before anyone came to us, way too long as I was getting antsy to get one of their tastey cask beers. I was disappointed again as the 2 selections on cask were 2 Hearted and Robert the Bruce. If Iím at an English pub, give me some damn Enligsh beers on cask. There were 4 English drafts and about 10 other Belgians and American staples. About 20 bottles, but pretty over priced, especially the English bottles. All the English beers on tap were light, after dinner I really wanted something roasty but I was left with American options. The food was pretty good, mussels and fish chips both worth trying again. Really good crunchy fries are worth getting as your side. Our server was really slow with everything, especially our bill when we were trying to hustle to the movie.
A decent place to grab dinner and drinks. Just donít go expecting to have an awesome selection of cask or English beers.
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