Local Option

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Beers At Local Option

Lagunitas Willett Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout11.7%11/28/2016
Cascade Drie Zwarte Pieten Sang Noir9.2%11/28/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option Rohrwerker 10.5%11/23/2016
Une Annťe Framboise6.5%11/23/2016
Trois Dames Winter Sour Ale7%11/23/2016
Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak5.3%11/23/2016
Trois Dames ForÍt Noire6.8%11/23/2016
Three Floyds Zombie Dust6.2%11/23/2016
Scratch Barrel-Aged Sahti5.8%11/23/2016
Pipeworks Cranberry Berliner 4%11/23/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option / Freigeist The Long Hair Affair 6%11/23/2016
Pipeworks The Jones Dog (12 Year Elijah Craig Barrel Aged)13%11/23/2016
Pipeworks The Hyper Dog (Barrel Aged)13%11/23/2016
Pipeworks The Jones Dog (Bourbon Barrel Aged)13%11/23/2016
Local Option Outlawger5%11/23/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common6.5%11/23/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common - Bourbon Barrel6.5%11/23/2016
Lagunitas ScareCity #3: High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout12.1%11/23/2016
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (High West Rye Barrel)12%11/23/2016
Half Acre Juice Man5.6%11/23/2016
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter8%11/23/2016
Green Flash Cellar 3 Series: Blanc Tarte Barrique4.5%11/23/2016
Goose Island Hombre Secreto9%11/23/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout14.2%11/23/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietorís 201613%11/23/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine12.1%11/23/2016
De Molen Cuvee #510.9%11/23/2016
Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Quinced5.2%11/23/2016
Central Waters / Lowlands Quadder Bourbon Barrel Aged10%11/23/2016
Cascade Cranberry7%11/23/2016
Brekeriet Queens Quad13%11/23/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee12%11/23/2016
Almanac Farmerís Reserve Raspberry7%11/23/2016
18th Street Sex and Candy7.5%11/23/2016
Surly Darkness9.6%11/13/2016
Three Floyds Blood of the Sunsets7.2%11/13/2016
Trois Dames Saison Framboise6.8%11/13/2016
Maine Beer Peeper Ale5.5%11/13/2016
Scratch Sour Anise Hyssop4.8%11/13/2016
Pipeworks Sunburst Peacock9.5%11/13/2016
Maine Beer Lunch7%11/13/2016
Pipeworks Bloody Guppy5%11/13/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal7%11/13/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Saison X4.5%11/13/2016
Green Flash Blanc Tarte Barrique4.5%11/13/2016
Cascade Sang Noir9.5%11/13/2016
Brewski / Against the Grain Against the Grapefruit 4%11/13/2016
Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout9.5%11/13/2016
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%11/13/2016
Almanac Tangerine de Brettaville6.5%11/13/2016
Three Floyds La Noche Se Mueve7%11/12/2016
Pipeworks / Toppling Goliath Double Creature Feature9%11/4/2016
Three Floyds Permanent Funeral10.5%10/26/2016
Pipeworks Unicornís Revenge10%10/20/2016
Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger6%10/15/2016
Cascade The Vine8.85%10/12/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%10/12/2016
Brewski Mr. Candy4%10/12/2016
Local Option / Central Waters De Kleine Dood9.05%10/12/2016
Pipeworks Reaper Vs Unicorn10%10/11/2016
Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine11.2%10/11/2016
Brouhaha ForÍt Noire11%10/11/2016
Pipeworks Sangremancer 8.5%10/11/2016
Pipeworks Scarlet Betta9.5%10/11/2016
Spiteful Working For The Weekend7.9%10/11/2016
18th Street Hunter Vanilla8.5%10/10/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%10/10/2016
Trois Dames Saison Brett6%9/27/2016
Three Floyds Skeletonwitch Red Death Sour8.5%9/27/2016
Scratch Sweet Clover Coffee6.3%9/27/2016
Mikkeller / Three Floyds BlŚ SpÝgelse Blueberry Bluebic7.7%9/27/2016
Pipeworks Mandarin Dragonet9.5%9/27/2016
Scratch Cedar Oak Saison5.6%9/27/2016
Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial Stout10.5%9/27/2016
Prairie Bomb!13%9/27/2016
Pipeworks The Lizard King6%9/27/2016
Local Option Scorched Tundra VI7%9/27/2016
Half Acre Deep Space10%9/27/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Matame Ahorita5.5%9/27/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Monkish Cucurbitophobia6.1%9/27/2016
Cascade Elderberry8.1%9/27/2016
Amager / Crooked Stave Chad, King of The Wild Yeasts5%9/27/2016
Founders Nitro Pale Ale5.4%9/27/2016
Evil Twin Even More Jesus12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Decadence 201510%9/27/2016
Half Acre Golden Tuna4.7%9/21/2016
Scratch Aronia Berry Old Ale0%9/21/2016
Almanac Tropical Platypus6%9/21/2016
Pipeworks Raspberry Berliner4%9/21/2016
Almanac Farmerís Reserve Blueberry7%9/21/2016
Almanac Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir10.3%9/21/2016
Central Waters Cassian Sunset10.5%9/21/2016
Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)7.2%9/14/2016
Struise Black Albert13%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Mango Guppy0%9/14/2016
Three Floyds War Mullet 8.1%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Sure Bet9.5%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy9%9/14/2016
Pipeworks Lil Citra4.9%9/14/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Habanero  (25) Tranbjerg, Denmark, Denmark | December 3, 2016
A small pub oddly placed in a pleasant residential neighborhood and a little hard to find. The style with heveay metal is a bit of fun, but the background music is varied. The tap list is great with local Chicagobryggerier3F where freshly tapped Dreatnaut and double Daisy Cuttter was truly delicious., Prices are somewhat high, even compared to the relatively high prices at home in Denmark. Local Option is a must if you are in the area around Chicago.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse  (117) , England | November 29, 2016
Great tap list, never bothered to look at the bottle list. Friendly staff, but the whole metal vibe and big beards hipster kind of thing is getting old... Seriously? Kind of hard for me to talk about value as I basically went for the most expensive beers on tap, and itís hard to argue youíre going to pay a premium for anything from Cascade and Speedway Stouts...
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06  (51) Ohio | November 14, 2016
Small place in what seemed to be a quite section of Chicago. We found street parking a short block away. Nice metal vibe. Good selection of what turned out to be very expensive beers, no taster option. The food was good. Turned out to be a good, but expensive lunch before FoBAB.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch  (380) Glasgow, Scotland | October 15, 2016
Craft beer bar in North Chicago. Good tap list. Black Sabbath music. No wifi. Quite expensive. Not sure about available bottles. American sports on TV. OK place. Not sure why it comes top on RateBeer for Chicago.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush  (211) Granollers, Spain | October 9, 2016
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
oeltroll  (7) | September 7, 2016
Visited this place after having had a number of their beers around Chicago. Exceptional draft list featuring lots of things I was unable to find around town in bottle ( let alone on draft). Bartenders were very helpful in navigating the draft list. Great food. By far the best draft list in Chicago.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
crossovert  (83) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2016
This is a love/semi-dislike place for me. I like the staff and they have treated me well over the years but I canít help but say they are pretentious. Their beer list is filled with over-priced garbage most of the time and they only stock a handful of breweries some of which (dark horse, Evil Twin, FFF18th street, Almanac, Surly) i consider to be pretty decent breweries not amazing but vastly overpriced and overhyped. The prices here are near the top for chicago which is already an expensive town. Their house beers are always good and decently priced compared to the other stuff on. I love the metal theme and atmosphere and the Jambalaya (and other menu items) is top notch but if they want to stay alive in the coming years they are going to have to expand their horizons or just remain a niche for extreme beer nerd with money to burn.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Shanshirohop  (27) Zaragoza, Spain | May 30, 2016
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ads135  (266) Omaha, Nebraska | May 20, 2016
One of the best places Iíve been for beer in Chicago. Metal bar vibe, fantastic beer selection, knowledgeable staff.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (983) London, England | May 13, 2016
An excellent place. Has kind of a neighbourhood bar vibe to it. The beer range is damn impressive; on our visit that had upwards of 10 Three Floyds beers, five+ Local Option, some Hammerhead Speedway, and many others that youíre not likely to see around. One complaint might be that the styles featured were pretty punchy; there wasnít much lager, witbier, etc. on offer. The barman was friendly, but they probably should have had another server as the service could have been speedier - and it really wasnít that busy. The beers seemed a little pricey to me, but I was told by a local friend that the prices here are about par for the course. Overall, I really liked the vibe in here, and the selection of beers was world class. Absolutely worth a visit.

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