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JCB (186) Durham, North Carolina | December 1, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Stopped in for a pint on a pleasant afternoon, and was surprised by how far this place fell short of expectations. Kind of a cavernous eatery with loads of TVs and a noisy atmosphere, I bellied up to the bar to see what was a pretty perfunctory tap and bottle list. Dialed up a Revolution Rose Hibiscus, enjoyable enough, but the selection and service left a lot to be desired. Canít understand the high ratings.
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | October 6, 2013
26 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 3/20
If this is what counts as a decent spot in Evanston, I will never be moving anywhere close to here. Huge space that is nicely thought out with a busy bar, a couple dinner rooms, then an even quieter back room. The food was terrible, uninventive items poorly executed, my fries were even cold. The service was equally bad. Our service missed 4 drink orders meaning she took them and never brought them. The beer list blew. Ok taps, but the bottles were things you can find anywhere. Horrible fail, donít bother.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | June 7, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Finally stopped in here a few weeks ago to check it out and came away a fan. Reminds me of a lot of the suburban breed of craft bars that are popping up in the downtowns of Chicago burbs. Locals and not over crowded. Good selection of decent beers, would be interested to see how often beers are turned here and what the full scope is. Food is reasonable and well made. Service was good enough on our visit and the overall ambience was nice. Will return.
mualumnus (10) Skokie, Illinois | September 6, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent selection of IPAís/hoppy beers on tap, and I have become a frequent attendee here during the summer months. For food, they have very good burgers/sandwiches, and pretty good service. Definitely the best beer bar in the near north suburbs, with a very convenient location to public transportation.
mansquito (61) Nueva York, New York | February 23, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Came here a few days ago on a visit to Northwestern. Atmosphere is pretty good an lively, insofar as you can go there with people who care about having a good time and not just about the nuances of beer (the advantage is that you can get the best of both worlds). There is a strange yuppie dining area between the two bar areas, which I didnít see anyone occupy. They also have dart boards and pool tables. The place was busy, but I never had to wait more than a minute to get my beer; that is all I want with service. The selection was pretty good (as a Northeasterner, a lot of the beers on tap were pretty new to me, but I assume ubiquitous for the natives). I didnít have any food. The value seemed to be relatively good (I paid 7 for a Stillwater, but I think that is pretty standard where ever, and $5.50 for a Three Floyds Alpha, which I donít think is a horrible deal). Overall, if I end up in Northwestern, it looks like I will spend a good amount of time there.
nr706 (2) Evanston, Illinois | September 28, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Probably North Shoreís best beer bar, excluding the very noisy and annoying chain-like Yard House in Glenview.
thedanimal (10) Flagstaff, Arizona | February 22, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
A great beer selection. Many good draft beers to chose from. I enjoyed the Left Hand Milk Stout and Bellís on tap. Staff was busy, but friendly. Seemed like a nice college (rich kid) hang out.
beercamel (5) Chicago, Illinois | November 8, 2009
18 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 4/20
This place is weird and funny... Very overated and child like atmosphere. This is a place for young college students who canít make it out to the city. Very overated and pricey, food is a joke.
kiplog (15) Evanston, Illinois | January 27, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Best beer bar in Evanston and perhaps on the north shore. Good, but not huge selection, with one or two rolling taps for seasonals, a couple of Belgians, most of the MidWestern brews like 2 Brothers, New Holland etc are covered. Good range of styles, with the usual Gunniess, Delirium, Sierra Nevada, Goose Island available too. Good big bottle selection.
Big place - two bars open on busy nights. Enclosed patio in season. (Youíre not on the street breathing bus fumes like most Evanston sidewalk tables.) Good food from excellent burger to regional fare specials.
Gets a little ícollegeyí on some nights, but it is a college town.
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