United States > Illinois > Schaumburg
t0rin0 (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited October 2010, the last stop of a long night.
Got in really late, as in after midnight, and it was still pretty full. Despite that the service was pretty good. Got a sampler and didnt eat anything. Beers at this location were a bit subpar after having been impressed by the Ram in Seattle a year earlier.
Seems like a fun place to hang out but I dont think Iíd make a trip out from Chicago for this place.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 05/2010): Ram Restaurant/Big Horn Brewing is located in Schaumburg right off I-90 on McConner Pkwy. They have a fairly large lot.
The inside is very spacious with high ceilings. The lounge/bar area is on the right and the restaurant seating area is on the left. There is a lot of brick along with red/brown colors and the place has a somewhat industrial feel. In the bar area the brewing equipment is visible, and there are large boards displaying the beers on tap.
As for the beers, this location has more or less the standard "spiral" group of beers from the Hefe, Big Red IPA, 71 Pale, etc as well as a seasonal (Maibock). All of the beers are more or less average and are available in a sampler for $4.
Service was decent on a weekday lunch. The bar server didnít seem overly knowledgeable about beer but was friendly.
The food at Ram is pretty good, no complaints about my sandwich.
Overall this is a decent stop along the highway but is pretty far down the list of Chicago-area beer spots.
BeerandBlues2 (624) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A large brew pub with a chain feel to it. There were about 6 house beers on tap, with two being seasonal. The food was good, though nothing strayed too far from typical pub fare. Service was good.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 13, 2004
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
December 2003. Giant, loud and ugly sports bar appearance...server knew nothing about beer and didnít understand, I mean could not comprehend the concept of a vegetarian entree -- and this in the Chicago suburbs! Beer was very bad, food not much better; this is sub-Rock Bottom, sub-John Harvards to say the least.
hopscotch (223) Vero Beach , Florida | May 6, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Lots of parking. Outdoor seating, if you can tolerate the wind. Decent indoors. Lots of big screen, flat panel TVs with sports on... mostly Cubs games, ESPN and such. Didnít eat. Most of the beer was over-attenuated and fairly bland, but the stout and hefeweizen were spot-on!
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | March 11, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Giant, generic sports bar. HUGE on the inside with cavernous ceilings. They do have about 10 beers on tap, the food is absolutely generic. The beer is reasonably well made, albeit kind of one note. Not really worth a revisit, imo.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | October 6, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Larger than the Rosemount location. Really, only RAM beer on draft which is so so.
Food is pretty good. near IKEA.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | March 22, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Typical Humperdinks...food is pretty good but the beers are mediocre...if you are in th area, go there but donít go out of your way.
Dixonian (142) Plano, Texas | June 18, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Was brought here by some co-workers as itís one of their favorite local spots. A handful of year rounds on tap (I had the Big Red IPA) and a seasonal Maibock. The food menu is huge and varied.
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 19, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking place with a huge bar, hardwood floors and numerous seating options. The prices rocked - six beers in their sampler for $2.99 plus tax, and they gave me their two seasonals for free. Nice people, nice service. I didnít dig the Chicago Bears jerseys that the staff was wearing, but whatís a Packer fan to do on a football Sunday in enemy territory?
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