The Bavarian Lodge | Lisle, Illinois
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The Bavarian Lodge
Excellent based on 41 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1800 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, Illinois United States 60532 [ print map ]
630 241 4701 | twitter

Hours: Wed-Fri 4-12 / Sat 12-12 / Sun 12-10

Mayor: blahblahBEER (1) | Affiliated user(s) here bavarianlodge | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 160+

The Bavarian Lodge

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Beer Available At The Bavarian Lodge (arranged by most recent)
Werk Force Sleepy Bear Syndrome Imperial Stout , Wild Blossom CranApple Cyser , Three Floyds Fantasmo 46, Elysian / Lost Abbey Avant Gourde 89
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41 reviews for The Bavarian Lodge
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  76%
 Selection  87%
 Food  82%
 Value  71%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  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
  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.
  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!
  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 !
  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.
  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.
  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.
ElGaucho  (243) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Maximus71  (1) Illinois | June 6, 2007
For those of us that have been wishing for a place like Hopleaf or Map Room in the suburbs - our wait is over. Actually, this place has been around since the 80ís, but in the past few years they have created a beer list that rivals any other place in the burbs. The place is really cozy and inviting, very comfortable for a night of drinking and eating. Great beer list, featuring not only a good selection of German brews, but quite a few Belgians (some hard to find), and a good though not extensive representation of American craft brews too (they carry the whole Unibroue line too, I should add). The bartender told me that they would be adding five more draft lines in the next few weeks. I canít wait. The food was great, the service friendly, and all of the beer I tried was as fresh as can be, and served in proper glassware at proper temperatures no less. Much to my surprise the pub was full of younger people with decent music playing (thatís right, no ooompah). The night I was there, the owner even bought everybody in the whole place a shot. Whatís not to love? I suggest trying this place before everybody else catches on and youíre not able to get a seat at the bar. My only gripe is that I wish they were open later. Be sure to check their hours on their website before you go. This is truly one of the best beer bars Chicagoland has to offer. Iíll be back often.

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