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Beer Available At The Olympic Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Rye Day the 13th , Goose Island Kisetsu 45, Dogfish Head Piercing Pils 83, Ciderboys First Press Traditional Hard Cider 35, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas 97, Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Anchor Brekle’s Brown 88, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Deschutes The Abyss 100, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (High West Rye Barrel) 98, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 5: Black Rye Ale 94, Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat 92, Victory Winter Cheers 76, New Belgium Accumulation 84, Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Ovila Dubbel 97, Ballast Point Black Marlin with Chipotle, Cocoa Nibs, and Orange Peel 46, Ale Syndicate Sunday Session Hopped-Up Ale 75, Off Color Troublesome 86, Goose Island Ten Hills 84
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jmagnus87 (85) Rockford, Illinois | August 28, 2012| Updated July 13, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great bar. Probably one of the best craft selections in town. Good crafts come and go on tap but the website is usually pretty updated as to what is there currently and what is coming in the future. As of this review, Stone, Founders, Lost Coast and a New Belgium LOF beer are all on tap.
EDIT: They now offer to-go beer as well.
Terminus (312) Las Cruces, New Mexico | December 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very good bar. has been the old local bar that all the neighboorhood i grew up in that everybody goes to. has become more than what it used to be. This was never a beer place before they remodeled. Solid tap list with lots of midwest regionals. Never have had food there, but i hear its great. Seems everytime i go to this place its a high school reunion. Decent place but i usually end up going to others in Rockford.
ck1 (39) Illinois | March 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Huge restaurant that keeps going and going. Nice big old bar area with TVs. Plenty of pretty good taps. Decent enough bottle selection. Food is excellent, if a bit pricey. Went there specifically for some Alesmith, and was not disappointed. With Oasis and others, the craft beer scene in Rockford is really looking nice.
cbfobes (26) Madison, Wisconsin | January 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited here this past weekend. Place was huge, a lot bigger than I was expecting. Easy to find for sure. The bar area was nice, 28 beers on tap, some cool stuff but nothing mind blowing. They did have a decent bottle selection including some Cantillon and some limited Firestone Walker stuff. We ordered a pizza which was very good, the other menu items seemed a little pricey. The beer is pricey as well and isn’t a place we would stay at for more than just a few. Overall pretty cool place and we’ll probably be back at some point again.
TheGuy (26) Illinois | January 5, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went there on the day of Darkness the brews on tap.were 010 BCS,EXPY,Stones RIS,OLD Raspy nitrogen,Dragon’s Milk and fade to black, pretty impressive line up.The food is world class being that it is a Resturant Steaks,Seafood,chops, with some of the recipes using beer,Zac the beer buyer is a big as beer geek as any of us. It’s nice to see that Rockford is moving forward in the craft beer movement!!!
hoosier222002 (9) Illinois | February 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Friday evening for dinner. Decent tap selection and a menu of bottles. Food was pricey.
JJClark (9) Roscoe, Illinois | June 17, 2009
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
I agree with Substance T. Not a bad place but certainly nothing worthy of being called a place for a good beer selection. The food isn’t bad but it isnt anything special you ccouldn’t get at other places in town.
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | February 11, 2007| Updated March 27, 2007
24 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
The Olympic Tavern is a waste and I truly wonder why this was added (new member, adds this place, gives it rave reviews and rarely returns). Their beer selection is marginal and cointains mostly macros. Occasionally they have seasonal Sam Adams or Bells when it was in Illinois. I have been to this place more than a couple times and each time the service was marginal. Food selection is your typical bar food but in the higher price range. The bar area is okay, pretty smoky. If you are looking for an overpirced meal Id suggest going to this place. If it is beer that you are into DEFINATELY go somewhere else. In Rockford go to the Carlyle for beer and Garrett’s for a meal like you would find here, just better.
Updated 3/25/07. It should be noted that ’screwcitybeer’ is the beverage director at this establishment and his initial rating was: The Olympic Tavern is a Rockford tradition! A welcome environment for dinner with friends and family or a night out sampling the finest American and European craft beers available. Many unique brews that you’re just not going to find outside of Chicago, Check their website for current beer lists/specials.
screwcitybeer (1) | January 17, 2007| Updated March 25, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Constantly changing craft beer selection, as much as will possibly fit in the cooler.
Victory, Dogfish Head, 3 Floyds, Rogue, Breckenridge, Ommegang, Chimay, New Holland, DuPont, Samuel Smith, Leinie’s, Sam Adams and the rest of the macros too.
Voted Rockford’s Best Outdoor Dining 2005.
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