United States > Illinois > Chicago
jrallen34 (460) Chicago, Illinois | March 3, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been a few times but mostly for special events, which have been quite nice. The space is a bit small and cramped for my taste, hard to move around. Service is nice and friendly. The food sounds great and I love bacon, but its all a bit too greasy for me leaving one of those queasy feelings hours later. A good place to come if someone is going on but not a place I visit often.
patrickberger (1) Illinois | December 9, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
mualumnus (10) Skokie, Illinois | September 6, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I loved the three bacon barbeque cheeseburger, and a solid selection of tap beer to go along with excellent food. A cool spot in the Lincoln Park area.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 15, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
I went here for one of their beer and bacon tastings, thanks to groupon. Pretty typical ’hood joint for Chicago. Built in an old house, it would seem. solid selection of beers, mostly local and imports. Standard Chicago prices. Friendly people.
drdisque (46) Illinois | January 10, 2011| Updated January 28, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good selection of European brews and a few American microbrews. Went with my dad who is not a beer guy and the bartender was not able to offer good recommendations to him. Haven’t had the food there. Bathrooms are gross.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 1, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Paddy Long’s turned out to be a pretty impressive place for a "neighborhood joint".
As a former 70-ish year old pub, it had that worn in charm already built in, with some modernized touches and Irish/UK decor such as an Arsenal banner and Irish Whisky signs and barrel heads. Dark cherry wood throughout the place, some tables in the back and along the wall. Two flatscreens were in 2 corners above the bar. The bar itself seats 15-20, and there was a nice little nook in the front window with a view of the street scene. A small patio had a couple tables in front, decked out with colorful Delirium and Hoegaarden umbrellas and flowerboxes.
The line of taps were towards the back end of the bar, and a chalkboard above listing the drafts. A couple Metropolitan (Flywheel & Krankshaft), Alpha King, and Imperial Brown Goose, which I did a double take at. There were some gems in the bottle selection, and solid descriptions on the beer menu. It was nice to see Cuvee Rene listed with the other Lindemans, in an accessible way. Selection was good with room to expand, with plenty of stuff for the craft novices.
Food-wise I had a Reuben, which was very tasty, and used a thick cut of good quality corned beef. Next time i’ll try the corned beef and cabbage.
Crowd was laid back, there was a larger group in the back that occupied 4 tables, and an assorted mix at the bar. It was a relaxing vibe on a weekday night, which is probably different on weekends.
Thanks to quinnsi for the tip on this beer bar!
edit: 11/09 There were 4 Metropolitan taps on for the release of their Generator Doppelbock. Selection here is great for a neighborhood joint.
2/10: Brian Boru and Behemoth on draft.
beermonkey1 (1) Illinois | November 10, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great mixture of Belgian, German and American craft beers on tap. Every burger is prime. Nice charcuterie board too. Knowledgeable owners. Best beer pub in Lincoln Park.
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