The Bavarian Lodge

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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 1/20
OldChuffy  (17) | June 25, 2009
I had a really lousy time at their Founderís event. Hot, crowded and they made me stand in line for almost a half an hour to get one of their promised beers, only to learn that they just sold out. These people are amateurs who treat their customers like schmucks. Iíll never go back again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger  (94) Aurora, Illinois | April 27, 2009
This place is fairly quaint in the bar area but they have awesome taps. Service was nice and they were knowledgeable. Didnít eat.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Sohlman  (9) Lisle, Illinois | February 13, 2009
Authentic German food, great beers on tap from all around the world. Service is very good, great beers from all around the world and did I mention the beer
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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 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | November 3, 2008
Man this place is great! Fantastic German food and lots of unique beer on tap. They had some German taps that I have never seen before in the US. Quite a few US craft selections too. Good prices on most things as well. I would estimate more than 100 bottles as well, with German and Belgian beers dominating the list. Friendly waitstaff as well. Well worth the visit!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rednapx3  (4) , Isle of Man | August 11, 2008| Updated August 17, 2008
This is my go to spot for a short drive for good food and better tap beer. Food is killer, everthing i have gotten so far was great, get the fried white cheddar if you just there for beer and need some finger food. The chick behind the bar is always cool, sheís has been there everytime i have gone. This place is a must check out just for a gander at the ever changing beer menu. On Tap selection is beyond great !
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
mmhnto  (11) Illinois | May 10, 2008
Good German food with an amazing beer list on draft and in bottles. The beer prices are a bit on the high side compared to other beer bars in the Chicago and the suburbs. The selection is very well rounded and they have special tappings from time to time. I was able to taste Darkness from Surly a few months ago which was incredible considering the rareity of that beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
lovemyipas  (17) nw burbs, Illinois | February 11, 2008| Updated January 27, 2013
i agree with everyone who has rated this place. very nice beer menu, good food, and nice bar. it is definetly a must see.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dough77  (7) Aurora, Illinois | January 28, 2008
Amazing beer menu for the suburbs! Used to live about 2 minutes from here, donít remember them having the selection they now have but if they did....shame on me for not becoming a regular. Food was solid, looking foward to my next visit already to see what else they have going on.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (268) Minnetonka, Minnesota | November 11, 2007
I canít believe Iíve been living so close to this place & havenít visited until now. Interior is large with at least 2 large rooms. My 2 most enduring impressions are 1) the place is meticulously clean & well kept & 2) they care about their beer. It is a rarity to see a bar menu where the beer selection takes up 75% of it & the wine is the afterthought. I had intended to go to Chef Paulís for an Oífest celebration they held about a month ago & my impression from the brief research I did at the time was that they had a good selection of German draught beers. Although true, they also have a good selection of draught beers period & an even better selection of bottled beer. Their slogan is Best Beer in the Burbs. They very well may be right. If I had to come up with a negative, it would be that some of the beers are a little pricey. Although you can pay as little as $3.50 for a 12 oz Spaten Lager or Ettaler Koster Dunkel, youíll also pay $6-7 for a 12-13 oz snifter of Eggenberg Urbock 23 or GI Matilda. In return, however, youíll receive a fresh beer poured from clean tap lines and served in proper glassware. Their beer menu features a commercial description, ABV, and glass size for every beer. They claim they are soon getting Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Kaiser on draught & a mini-keg of Surly Darkness. You really need to check this place out.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Kodos  (10) | October 2, 2007
Great german ambiance, great selection of beers on tap and bottled. HAd the Schnitzel, was really good. Thereís even some american fare for the non initiated. Have the germans on tap, theyíre great.

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