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100 /100 162 EAST SUPERIOR
“Best bar of my life!“
HopsScout31 2 days ago
100 /100 1206 N. STATE PARKWAY
“Best bar of my life!“
HopsScout31 2 days ago
100 /100
HopCat - Chicago (Restaurant)
2577 N. CLARK ST.
“Best bar of my life!“
HopsScout31 2 days ago
84 /100 3800 N. CLARK STREET
“Nice place near Wrigley. Looks new. Bar seats about twenty. About dozen tables inside and outdoor patio. Lighting is bright and big windows. Service is good and friendly. 12 beers to choose from. Overall nice place. Cheers!“
unclefrito62 4 days ago
86 /100 2812 N LINCOLN AVE
“Sick spot in Chicago. Did some work here after a conference wrapped up and they do have free wi-fi. Great selection, about 16 taps and loads of bottles. Some reasonable cats manning the bar as well. Much like a spinning device that blows air, I'm a fan.“
nickd717 5 days ago
90 /100 3340 N KEDZIE AVE
“Excelente Bar de Fábrica, se puede visitar la fábrica con personal de la compañía el cual es muy agradable y esmerado. El tap room no ofrece comidas, si excelente variedad de estilos de cerveza tirada y en latas para llevar. Hay juegos y el ambiente está muy cuidado. Recomendable!!!!“
SourExports23 33 days ago
68 /100 1801 W. FOSTER
“Tap room pequeño y de ambiente ameno, se puede visitar con mascotas y tomar buenas cervezas. El servició y la ambientación son normales.“
SourExports23 33 days ago
90 /100 4257 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE
“Excelente Cervecería de Chicago, ambiente familiar e impecable, muy buena variedad de panes frescos para acompañar las excelentes cervezas que sirven! Recomendable!!!!“
SourExports23 33 days ago
96 /100
The Beer Temple (Beer Store)
3185 N ELSTON AVE
“5/13/19 (Chicago): Not sure why it took so long to reach The Beer Temple beyond the location, but well worth my first visit and can't wait to go back. Started in the tap room, over 20 draft pours including an ongoing cask conditioned handle, they offer a wide variety of brewers and styles at reasonable prices, especially considering the quality and availability of their offerings. Bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service to one and all. Bar and table areas nice and accommodating. Bottles also offered, either from the taproom or bottle shop, which is extensive in terms of styles and quality of offerings, including non beer offerings such as meads and whiskey. In addition to the four (two more than I originally planned on going in), I brought additional offerings home (new offerings and old favorites),with a second and third trip list of additional offerings I plan on snagging in future trips. Friendly and knowledgeable service and selection, I look forward to many future trips to the Beer Temple!“
dukeandduke 35 days ago
84 /100 960 W 31ST STREET
“An on-site and carryout spot on the southside that's worth stopping by, but more for the latter than the former. You won't be disappointed if you do though.“
b3shine 44 days ago
88 /100
The Beer Temple (Beer Store)
3185 N ELSTON AVE
“This place is a must-stop while in Chicago. The staff and selection are both great. An esoteric selection that will impress everyone from enthusiasts to connoisseurs.“
b3shine 45 days ago
100 /100
The Beer Temple (Beer Store)
3185 N ELSTON AVE
“sample while you shop, brilliant“
zebra 47 days ago
50 /100 4055 WEST PETERSON AVENUE, REAR SUITE
“Sparse warehouse feel. Lots of hazy on tap but besides Le Just, not much hitting the mark. Solid.“
chibuck 50 days ago
92 /100 3630 S IRON ST
“This place is awesome! Located on the South Side of ChiTown in an industrial area. They have a wide variety of beer to choose from, my favorite are their DIPAs, which they have several and their staple is Jungle Boogie! Their food is excellent, try the Cubano, best ever, and they make their own chips. The ambiance is super cool, on Sundays they have a DJ spinning vinyl and they have events on Friday or Saturday night But really it’s all about the beer.“
pablo951 91 days ago
82 /100
State and Lake (Restaurant)
201 N. STATE STREET
“3/18/19: First visit met a friend for lunch. Nice selection of local beers, a dozen on tap and similar bottle count. Food very good, nice lunch spot. Service was friendly throughout, nice food suggestions. Companion had wine. Pricing consistent with downtown casual restaurants, beer somewhat pricey. Overall nice friendly spot to meet friends or chill, very good food offerings, liked the beer selection and looking forward to next visit.“
dukeandduke 92 days ago
88 /100 2300 N MILWAUKEE AVE
“12/3/18: Went in on the suggestion of the Great Lakes forum after a stop at Revolution Brew Pub. Well stocked independent store with some hard to find varieties. Pricing fair to very good, staff friendly and knowledgeable. They have good coverage of large and small brewers. Overall good stop, look forward to my next visit.“
dukeandduke 94 days ago
76 /100 1720 NORTH MARCEY STREET
“7/2/18 - Larger than average Binny's, home of the annual Goose Island Bourbon County release. Very good beer sales on a regular basis, haven't been to a tasting but this location has several throughout the year. Across from the Goose Island brewpub, convenient for to go purchases after hitting the pub. Overall good store for very good beer selection and pricing.“
dukeandduke 100 days ago
70 /100
The Publican (Restaurant)
837 WEST FULTON MARKET
“Old time look and feel with stand up bar and closed booth seating, 12 taps and extensive bottle list , food is family style and good“
blutt59 102 days ago
78 /100
Au Cheval (Restaurant)
800 W RANDOLPH ST
“Diner on Fulton, claim to fame is the burger where a single is a double, served with cheese and pickle , mayo, 30 ish taps of good quality stuff, fries were also good“
blutt59 103 days ago
82 /100 17 W ADAMS ST
“Great atmosphere, with a German fine dining motif. Food and service were impeccable. Beer is brewed there and is tasty, though a limited selection.“
GregMooreNH 120 days ago
44 /100 2925 W. MONTROSE
“Parking is stupid again. Terrible location that I think continues to lead to closures. Prices are all inclusive but absurdly expensive for a half pour. Flights are going to be $20. Interesting design but feels like the Willy Wonka brewery, not in a good way. Beers were forgettable and bad, pomegrante sour was passable. Food was solid. Enjoyed the fries. Once the scene wears off this will close soon.“
chibuck 149 days ago
84 /100
Kumas Corner (Restaurant)
2900 W. BELMONT
“My last visit in Chicago, Wednesday night, June 2018. Visited after a long day doing sightseeing - museums, etc. Not busy when I visited it. Very nice ambiance, dark, nice rock music. I went there for the burgers. The one I selected was excellent. I also found a very good beer to drink from the small tap list. Very good service. I would go again.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
88 /100 1102 WEST WEBSTER AVENUE
“When I was planning to visit Chicago back in 2012 (couldn't make it finally) this place was at the top of my list. I visited on a Tuesday night, June 2018 to take part in a bottle share. I liked the ambiance. Some of their own beers on tap along with other nice mostly local ones. Very good service. I didnt try the food. I would go again for sure.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
84 /100 1927 WEST NORTH AVENUE
“Visited for dinner on a Tuesday night, June 2018. Very busy, I was lucky that I found a spot at the bar. Nice ambiance, dark during night hours, TV screens. 7 beers on tap available in flights. They were quite good. OK service, very good pizza. I would go again.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
86 /100 1949 NORTH HOYNE AVENUE
“When I was planning to visit Chicago back in 2012 (couldn't make it finally) this place was at the top of my list so I visited in June of 2018 for sentimental reasons :P Very nice ambiance. Many beers on tap, not something crazy but I found some interesting ones - new for me. Didnt check the bottles list. Good service. Nice place if you are in the neighborhood.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
76 /100
Hopleaf (Bar)
5148 N. CLARK
“When I was planning to visit Chicago back in 2012 (couldn't make it finally) this place was at the top of my list so I visited in June of 2018 for sentimental reasons :P Nice interior and ambiance. Many beers on tap, half of them Belgian. Not something crazy but I found some interesting local beers. Since I prefer brewpubs I dont know if I would go again unless I was in the neighborhood“
rouhlas 162 days ago
86 /100 4257 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE
“Small tap room next to the brewery and next to a merch and beer store. Visited a Tuesday afternoon, June 2018. Not busy during my visit. 13 beers on tap. Flights available. Very good service. Beers were good. Didnt try the food. I would go again for sure.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
86 /100 1934 W IRVING PARK
“Went there on Tuesday morning to watch a World Cup football game, June 2018. It was packed with people as it is every-time when there is a football (soccer) game. From what I read one of the best (if not the best) place to watch football in Chicago and in US :D Service was very good even if it was so busy. Around 40 taps, not a crazy selection but I found some really good beers to drink watching the game. There is food but I didnt try. Great ambiance.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
86 /100 2323 NORTH MILWAUKEE AVENUE
“Visited Monday night, June 2018. Went there for dinner after having some beers at Haymarket. Sat at the bar, the place was quite busy. 20 taps with 17 of their beers. Flights are available. OK beers. Very good food, very good service and very nice ambiance.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
88 /100 737 WEST RANDOLPH STREET
“Visited on Monday night (late afternoon), June 2018. Dark inside with TV screens. Busy both inside and outside. Service was good even if it was busy. 22 of their own beers on tap. Flights available. Most of the beers I tried were good. Didnt try the food. I would go again for sure.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
84 /100 3155 N. BROADWAY
“Visited on a Monday of June 2018 around noon. Didn't know about this place, I found it by luck as it was near my hotel. Not too busy when I visited it. Nice ambiance. You can see the brewing equipment by sitting at the bar. They hd 6 of their beers on tap during my visit and I had them as flights. They are doing some good work with hoppy beers. Service was good. Food was good too. I would go again for sure.“
rouhlas 162 days ago
88 /100 4056-60 N MILWAUKEE AVENUE
“12/29/18: First visit to the reopened version down Milwaukee, came for the Prop 14 pour, glad I came. Very modern version of the former bar, exposed bricks, large sunny spaces with ample dining in an adjacent room. The bar is large, they have 20 pours on tap, most high quality craft brews. Beer reasonably priced, food somewhat pricey but what I had (pretzel and beer cheese) was good and other offerings looked good as well. The place was busy for the Prop 14 pour, but there was adequate space, bartenders worked well and provided good service throughout. In addition to the 4 BCS pours on draft, they also offered hard to find draft pours from several excellent breweries. This is a nice upgrade to their previous bar, and I am glad I stopped in for some pours, will definitely return for more!“
dukeandduke 168 days ago
80 /100 4901 WEST IRVING PARK RD
“12/29/18 - First visit to this location, site of the previous Northwest Federal Savings Branch (and subsequent LaSalle and BOA). Large first floor space, ample wine and spirit sales. They have 4+ isles of beer sales, very good quantity and some good rarer beers that sell out quicker at other locations. Staff was courteous and on hand if one had any questions. Overall nice branch, glad I stopped in and picked up some harder to find offerings.“
dukeandduke 168 days ago
84 /100 3340 N KEDZIE AVE
“Very nice Eugene porter. Worth to visit.“
AlanW 174 days ago
86 /100 1 WEST GRAND AVENUE
“One of the best service in craft bars in Chicago. Very kind guy give us a good advices. Good beers, nice selection. Brewery near Downtown area. You can go to the roof and see a panorama of Chicago.“
AlanW 174 days ago
88 /100 737 WEST RANDOLPH STREET
“Brew pub with a good quality beer. They got a few awards for they product. Nice is that you can see a brewery by the window. I notice that, in American bars you can find a lot of Belgian bottles.“
AlanW 174 days ago
84 /100 1800 NORTH CLYBOURN AVENUE
“Very nice place. A lot of vary beers. Giant space, very nice looking bar. Beers much better than a regular offer in nearby shops (APA or Wheat). Nice sours and perfect Bourbon Country.“
AlanW 174 days ago
74 /100 4240 WEST IRVING PARK ROAD
“Beautiful place close to the Irving Park station, superb decor in an old industrial building, but the cider are so-so. Decent beers as well as extensive bottled cider selection. Parking seems to be plenty. Food menu is small but interesting, with cevapi7, burgers, and such.“
Lubiere 178 days ago
84 /100 4419 WEST MONTROSE AVENUE
“Quite a nice surprise. Great beers, lovely decor, good selection of food below 20$ mark, great service, a must stop, close to Montrose Station.“
Lubiere 178 days ago
82 /100 3340 N KEDZIE AVE
“A worth it stop, close to Belmont station (8 minutes walk}. Huge instalation, high ceilings, modern meets old, great prices, from 2 to 5 dollars a 4 ounces sample, great selection, from mild to strong. No food but interesting options around the area.“
Lubiere 178 days ago
90 /100 1970 WEST MONTROSE AVENUE
“11/21/18: Second visit to Fountainhead, first was for a Founders release in February 2017. This visit was for the GI 2018 release of all variants except Reserve. Arrived 90 minutes before first tap and scored last seat at the bar. This place has tremendous whiskey offerings, and has great craft beer releases and regular pours on tap. Bartenders are knowledgeable and provide excellent service, even with the enormous crowds. I didn't order food but the food I saw looked and smelled great. If I still lived in this neighborhood, this would be a regular bar, but I will continue to stop in while close by or for special releases they offer for excellent beers!“
dukeandduke 208 days ago