The Bavarian Lodge

Mayor: tmoreau (1) | Affiliated user(s) here bavarianlodge | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 160+
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
TheMurphys  (4) Willowbrook, Illinois | December 7, 2008
This is an outstanding gem of the Western Burbs of Chicago. The staff is very friendly and really knows their beers. The Bar Tender is great ask her anything about beer and she can point you in the right direction. The food is outstanding and homemade I the soups are by far the best I have had anywhere If you get a chance head there as soon as you can.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Damayor  (2) , | September 20, 2012| Updated January 10, 2013
The best beer selection in the Western burbs if not all of Chicago. Great food too.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
karynmcd  (8) , | March 27, 2016
I love everything about this place. Just wish it was closer to where i live, but it is well worth the drive. Beer selection is incredible with a constantly rotating tap & bottle list, delicious food & the staff is fantastic. Go there. Go now.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bjbennett  (3) | March 6, 2013
By far the best beer bar in the suburbs. I could live happily off thier vegetarian Schnitzel
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
fear025  (1) Downers Grove, Illinois | April 28, 2010
This is my favorite local restaurant and bar. 36 taps of amazing craft brews that are regularly updated. The ambiance is friendly with lots of beer and German memorabilia all around. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Occasionally they will have a nifty tasting event. The food is filling and tasty. Iím constantly amazed at how well their liver dumpling soup pairs with so many beers. The only complaint I have is that itís a little bit small for how popular itís gotten. At peak hours, itís common to have a 30-60 minute wait, and once youíre seated, the service can be a little slow. Because of this they no longer accept reservations (except for mothers/fathers day).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
MrInternet  (1) Illinois | March 18, 2010
Poor Chuffy... everyone can ignore his review. He conveniently neglected to mention his screaming, profanity-laden tirade at the hostess in his assessment of the situation. Seriously, itís somewhat of a legend among regulars. This place is amazing... the food is top-notch in and of itself. Most authentic German cuisine to be had in the western suburbs. But I go for the beer, and the selection, variety, and rotation are AMAZING. Some bars boast 250 taps, but god forbid you get that one specialty that no oneís ever heard of thatís been on a forgotten tap for 18 months... they just upgraded to 36 taps, and their list turns over with regularity thatís surprising. I go abotu once a month, and the beer list is at least 70-85% turned over every time. Fantastic tap selection that includes obscure Belgian and German offerings quite often!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (727) Denver, Colorado | March 18, 2010| Updated January 5, 2011
Visited here on a slamminí Saturday night. The place was packed out but we were still able to approach the bar and get some fantastic beer while we waited for our table. The ambiance of the place is inviting with much German alehouse decor and classy wooden/brick rooms. The service at the bar was great. Tap list here was one of the best I have seen in a long, long time including serious gems like Fastenbier and Older Viscosity. Once we got our table we enjoyed a bowl of liver soup, delicious sausage and schnitzel of some kind which I donít recall, and a dessert which the lady devoured. Prices are fair, considering the quality of the food that comes out and the classy environment. Iíd say we spent about $50 for two rounds of truly awesome and rare beer, a meal and dessert. It really pains me to see a negative comment about such an awesome place. What more can you expect?
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
donttreadonme  (23) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2010
Iíve driven by this place a million times...finally stopped in and what a fantastic beer snobs paradise. I was expecting standard traditional German fare, but there were some very hard to find brews...Weihenstephaner Vitus on tap in proper glassware, 3F Topless Wytch, some killer Rouladen...the only thing missing was an authentic bavarian pretzel! Drop the Cajun whatever I saw on the menu and hit us with a killer pretzel. Also some fried sausage thing was artery clogging deliciousness.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WolfKeeper  (2) Mount Prospect, Illinois | March 15, 2010
I live in the NW suburbs but make the 30+ minute trip down to Lisle at least twice a month for this gem in Lisle. The food is great but the real attraction is the beer, and the bartenders know them quiet well. I have never been let down by any of their recommendations!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AOF  (3) Naperville, Illinois | October 6, 2010
HUGE selection of draft and bottled beers alongside an authentic menu of traditonal German cuisine. Northwoods lodge atmosphere makes this a great place to eat a meal and sample hard to find draft beers. My one downside to this place is that it can get busy and the service tends to be a tad slow, although extremely knowledgable.

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