United States > Illinois > Lisle
zootfinster (12) Chicago, Illinois | March 5, 2012
30 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
Their beer is great but their food sucked. I was really disappointed in the place. Went with a couple of friends and we all thought it was pretty bad.
DCussick (1) Illinois | February 26, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer list and they do an awesome job of keeping it updated. Best selection of craft brews in the burbs.Pour beers glasses that represent the style. A must visit.
MiamiRedhawk (10) Downers Grove, Illinois | January 31, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
First time here, very nice spot. Lots of beers on tap from some breweries that i havent even heard of. I had a Bear Claw from flossmor station, very nice wheat wine beer. Didnt get a chance to try the food but looked good.
Gruesome (2) Illinois | November 1, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I adore this place. The food is outstanding and authentic, the portions are generous, the selection is wide and I have always had good service. The beer selection is very impressive and I am always able to try new brews here. I wish I could go much more often.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A: Very cool. German-looking place and I like that you can sit at individual tables on high stools without being too close to the bar, while still getting the bar atmosphere.
Q: Both the beers and the food are of quite high quality. Also, the website is outstanding--has a list of beers that are currently on tap, as well as those that will be coming soon.
S: Every time that I have been there the service has been quite good. I canít attest too much to their serversí knowledge of the product, as Iíve generally used their online beer menu to pick out what I was getting before arriving.
S: Great selection of craft brews on draft from around the country. Good deal of Belgian beers as well. Their bottle list isnít as large as many other places, and thatís really the only thing holding them back here.
F: Traditional German style food. The hamburgers served on pretzel rolls are my personal favorite.
olim (1) Illinois | August 4, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of draft beers
dragonlady1010 (25) Illinois | October 27, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cute woodsy theme...for the Black Forest I suppose. Fantastic German food! Try the liver dumpling soup and any of the schnitzels. Beer selection is fantastic with something new and different every time weíve been there. The bar area does get really crowded and their hours are a little odd.
AOF (3) Naperville, Illinois | October 6, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
donttreadonme (23) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
don_zouras (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have visited The Bavarian Lodge several times.
Service at the tables in the bar side has been slow. Lately we have taken to sitting at the bar and it goes much better.
The bartender, Tyler, is always friendly and prompt. She seems to have a true appreciation for the beer as well and offered suggestions based on personal experience. The chairs were comfortable and the rail was in just the right place.
The beer is great. They donít brew their own, but they have a fantastic selection of Belgian, German, and American specialty beers. There were about 25 different selections on tap, and probably double that in bottles. The biggest problem is trying to decide which ones to try.
The unique selection and imported nature of many of the beers means they come at a premium price. Many of the stronger beers are served in smaller 12oz glasses. For me it is worth it, but if you are looking for cheap beer to guzzle, then look elsewhere.
The food at Bavarian Lodge is good, but nothing to rave about. The concentration on German cooking means that most everything is "brown". Not to say that I donít like liver dumpling soup, spatzel, sausages, meat in gravy and sauerkraut, but it is, what it is. The beer justifies the long trip from my house. The food helps fill me up in between beers.
The veggie schnitzel was an interesting departure from the traditional menu. The roast duck is also pretty good.
I like the atmosphere at the Bavarian Lodge. It has plenty of dark wood and relatively few TVs. The music is quiet enough to permit conversation.
Overall, I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a great selection of great beer. The crowd is a mix of younger and older and everyone seems to be able to enjoy themselves. I will definitely be back. I just wish it was closer to Bartlett. Then again, if it was, I might never go anywhere else!
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