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TheMurphys (4) Willowbrook, Illinois | December 7, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
troyc (147) Illinois | November 3, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
rednapx3 (4) , Isle of Man | August 11, 2008| Updated August 17, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 !
mmhnto (11) Illinois | May 10, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
lovemyipas (17) nw burbs, Illinois | February 11, 2008| Updated January 27, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
i agree with everyone who has rated this place. very nice beer menu, good food, and nice bar. it is definetly a must see.
Dough77 (7) Aurora, Illinois | January 28, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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 (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | November 11, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Kodos (10) | October 2, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Maximus71 (1) Illinois | June 6, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
kseecs16 (205) Naperville, Illinois | August 24, 2006| Updated April 1, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Recently renovated exterior and inside the cozy dark wood bavarian lodge is quite welcoming. Service is good and prompt, but can get slow on Saturday evenings. Beers are served with appropriate, and branded glassware and at good temperatures. A nice selection of german beers including Spaten, Ayinger, Augustiner, etc... along with a decent array of Belgians, Unibroue beers, and an always expanding selection american micros. And a concession of MIller Lite, but only in bottles. Good food with schnitzels, sausage, and authentic entrees along with a less extensive selection of americanized dishes for the less adventurous. Good food, good place. The dining room closes two hours before the bar every day but sunday. 10/9/2007 - Increased my selection rating as they added more draft choices and increased the range and quality of the bottles. Great place!
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