SmallBar - Division | Chicago, Illinois
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SmallBar - Division
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Bar

2049 W Division
Chicago, Illinois United States 60622 [ print map ]
773 772 2727

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Hours: 11 am - 2 am


Mayor: deyholla (2) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 200+


SmallBar - Division

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Beer Available At SmallBar - Division (arranged by most recent)
Triporteur From Heaven 84, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Two Brothers 16th Anniversary Ale 90, Victory Alla Spina Via Weiss 70, Three Floyds Tiberian Inquisitor 86
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21 reviews for SmallBar - Division
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  74%
 Selection  76%
 Food  68%
 Value  64%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  85%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
fluffheady  (95) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013
I usually donít come down to this part of the city very often because the neighborhood is a douche fest. SmallBar, however, is a nice little gem. The bartenders and servers were nice and knowledgeable. They had a cool beer event when we were there. Iím not really into metal bands, but apparently they are. Iíll definitely be back.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (388) Burnsville, Minnesota | September 13, 2012
Awesome spot. Bartender chatted me up for half hour then bought me a beer. Great selection. Fantastic. Bonus points for having 2 Surly posters on the wall.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63  (132) La Porte , Indiana | May 19, 2012
The atmosphere is much like an old school futbul/soccer bar you find tons of overseas, long wood bar and mostly cozy location. While there is a good tap selection, the bottle selection is even better. Had a nice firkin as well which was the best value in the house. The first time I was here the service was prompt and accurate. The next time, the service was still prompt. I will go back.
32
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 4/20
christourre  (1) Illinois | April 22, 2011
Usually friendly staff. Always have 2-3 great beers on tap. Tap list tends to have too many Lagunitasí brands. Expansive bottle list. Simple menu, but great food that compliments the beers. A favorite spot to go on the weekday evenings for a quiet beer with a friend.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
AgentZero raves about this place so finally got around to checking it out on a lovely Saturday evening... Got to sit outside which was great on a perfect nighe. Inside a soccer bar so that is awesoem, cool memorobilla....The service is tab bit lacking, the servers are not beer people, donít know a ton. The bar tenders know more but didnít really discuss with them...The quality of the beer was only decent. They did have a huge selection 20ish taps, over a 100 bottles, lots of American and Belgians. However, wasnít blown away by anything. Mostly easy to find crafts, nothing special or rare. Mostly the craft staples. Overall, solid place nothing over the top great. Local Option and Map Room are both within 10 minutes of Small bar so Iíd recommend them.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque  (39) Illinois | January 10, 2011
Always good things on tap here, but on friday and saturdays it can be hard to get your order in. Also, soccer hooligans. The food Iíve had has been bad.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 5, 2011
Cozier than the Fullerton location, but not as cozy at Logan Square. Definitely a soccer bar with a good beer program. Not in the ranks of the top bars in the city, but very close. Big plus for hosting the Stone Total Tap Tower Takeover this fall. I like that they are trying cask ale, but I got an awful pint of flat double dry-hopped Daisy Cutter the first time I went in. At least they took it back and thanked me for letting them know that the cask had turned. Definitely a good spot for the area, but I wouldnít go out of my way to come here if not for an EPL match or a special event.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | December 11, 2010
largely due to the crowd - measured in their character and masses - not as pleasant of an experience as the logan square location though in my estimation nearly nothing is. perhaps even more homey (with crowds at bay) then logan square however, though likely you wont see it that way most of the week. still, if you are experienced in the ways of crowd control and navigation the beer list never disappoints.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9  (31) Nashville, Tennessee | January 22, 2010
Selection was good in both bottles and draft. The bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers they had available as well as other local beer spots. Value was decent. I will return to this bar for their selection of drafts.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose  (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | September 13, 2009
Outdoor seating, but not the best view. The staff was all very friendly and helpful, but it sometimes took a while to get service. The selection was pretty solid, easy to find stuff I wanted to drink. Happy with the food.

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