emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 17, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is an oasis of a beer bar in Logan Square, in an area where there aren’t many craft beer options. It appears like a nondescript corner bar from the outside, but once inside it exudes a minimalist noir vibe. It’s never too crowded, and is a great place for conversation. The owner Alex will likely be your bartender, and is very knowledgeable about the beer he serves. Chrome tap tower that has an antique look to it, and serving 6 or so beers on tap. All craft except for the terminally cool PBR. I had a "house beer" pulled from a plain railroad spike tap, it was a nice and clovey belgian-style Tripel, served in a Piraat snifter for $5. Beer menu is well detailed by brewery and state of origin for the US craft, and by country for the imports. Lots of Rogue, 3 Floyds, Lagunitas, O’Fallon, and Unibroue, plenty of others too. Imports have a pretty well-rounded range of styles, including Aventinus, Duchesse, Hitachino White, and many others. Prices were pretty affordable.