Bangers & Lace - Chicago

Mayor: drdisque (2) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 75
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice  (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
Bangers and Lace allows me to participate in one of my favorite Chicago summer activities - drinking beer outside. With a large tap selection and a fair amount of bottles as well, this would have the beginnings of a great beer bar. The best part about the beer menu is the Six Pack, were you can get 6 2 oz. samples for $9, normally of an interesting mix of beers. Right now, I think it is a few steps away from being in the category of great beer bars I would visit regularly. The service is all right, although I have normally gone during off-peak hours, so that might have an impact. The prices on the tap list are coincidentally all $1 too expensive for an equal or smaller pour than other bars around. The food leads me to the same conclusion - there is nothing inherently bad about the quality, but I am left wondering why it costs so much, considering it is pretty average. Mostly consisting of sausage products, the menu is also not very substantial. This is the type of place I will head if they have something special on tap, but it will not become one of my regulars.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
crossovert  (102) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2016
Often busy bar where i know a bartender or two. everything available as a sampler size but only a 2 oz pour. Food is decent but a bit pricey for what it is. Selection is always new to market or limited stuff, has a nice biergarten and open doors in the summer.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
rulas3  (54) Madrid, Spain | December 13, 2015
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (333) Indiana | October 20, 2015
A solid pub in (midtown?) Chicago with a nice tap list. The ambiance is nice, with both indoor and outdoor seating, and the service was good too. I didnít eat, but this place specializes in "bangers" (sausages, coneys, etc.) and they looked good. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo  (148) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | November 17, 2014
Dimly lit & pretty small on the inside. Kind of like an upscale hipster bar vibe. Tap list was pretty large with 32 or so beers on tap. Not the most interesting selection ever, but plenty of new things to drink. Good service. Incredible food. Fried cheese curds with amazing sauce, an incredible venison brat, & fried deviled eggs with chorizo filling. I would come back here on food alone. Definitely gotta try this place if you havenít.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Desalt  (1) Ontario | October 21, 2014
I found this place in 2012; I walked in and the gm was talking buffalo trace antique collection. We shared some fois gras pogos and drank all the pappy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | September 7, 2014
Opening weekend for the Chicago Bears; yes the gameís on the couple of 30" TVís they have hanging about, but they want to play a Talking Heads playlist over the PA?!? Hell yeah! This is the type of place I wanna watch a game at! Definitely a lodge-y / dive-y type bar with a solid selection of uncommon beers available on tap and in bottles. And the food? ... yeah, good stuff. Itís a sausage-based menu done very well (I recommend the goat "sandwich"). Itís a bit overpriced, and their was nothing special about the wait staff - although they did a good job "checking" in on me. I get the hype, but definitely a place I would pass up if there was a wait.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | November 18, 2013
old parlor bar ambiance offered. some sort of new belgium sour beer tap takeover going on when i was @. roughly 0 people offered @ offpeak hour, which is fine. a nice option.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | June 4, 2013
liked this place. stopped by during Chicago Beer Week. Port & Solen Oath night. Great decor, long bar & communal table, outdoor seating. nice list. Will definately go back
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | February 9, 2013| Updated August 4, 2013
This place is OK. The beer list is awesome. Their "Bangers" are kind of disappointing. They claim to be a sausage landmark, but all they really have are some dressed up hot dogs and 2 or 3 sausages. Theyíre pretty good, but not what I would expect from a sausage place. Now for the service. Go read yelp. Thereís a lot of reviews on there about the staff being much more concerned with themselves than the customers. Itís true. These guys didnít have the time to give a crap, even though the place was empty when we were there. Stop being assholes to your customers, and Iíll gladly come back. In the mean time, thereís a crap load of other bars with really good beer lists. Skip.

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