hombrepalo (145) Chicago, Illinois | June 7, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went here to watch a international soccer match as this is the premier place to watch matches of this magnitude. Love the soccer crowds! I was surprise to see how many beers and the variety this place had. Had to be over 200 beers, mostly in bottles. Stuff from all over the world and also craft beers. Great if you like Soccer, wild fans, beer and bar food. Overall a nice surprise and I will be back!
Newk (32) , | April 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
If I was rating this just as a soccer bar, it would be 5ís across the board. But, this is more of an overall rating.
Granted, I have never been here when there wasnít a match on. So, my view on the atmosphere may be a slight bit skewed, so Iím holding back a slight bit. This is the best atmosphere for matchdays in chicago.
The selection and quality of the beer is pretty solid. They know what they are going for as they show a lot of premier league and german bundesliga matches, so their beer list is focused on british and german beers. There is a good belgian selection as well. The selection wonít blow you away, but they do a good job of keeping a lot of quality brews available.
Iíve always had good experiences with the service. Even when itís packed with screaming fans, the servers are available and easy to get a beer or food from.
The food is pretty good for what theyíre aiming for. High-end dining this is not, but itís solid to good pub food. They have traditional english and irish fare along with a good bit of other selections.
If it wasnít for the soccer, Iíd probably only stop in here only once in a blue moon. But, it more than suits my needs and is worth going to even if you arenít a soccer fan.