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. They’re pretty good, but not what I would expect from a sausage place.
Now for the service. Go read yelp. There’s a lot of reviews on there about the staff being much more concerned with themselves than the customers. It’s true. These guys didn’t have the time to give a crap, even though the place was empty when we were there. Stop being assholes to your customers, and I’ll gladly come back. In the mean time, there’s a crap load of other bars with really good beer lists. Skip.
This place is a landmark for me. Perhaps the best beer bar in Chicago. Since the day they’ve opened they have been busy and for good reason. 32 rotating taps and hundreds of beers in bottle. The food is good without being to expensive and they often do special pairings. The cicerone, Ria, always makes chooses an excellent selection for their arsenal of beers.
BVery (689) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 13, 2012| Updated November 29, 2012
Hell yeah. 32 taps, all good stuff, $2 per taster. A RB’ers heaven.
Like dining in a mountain lodge, except this lodge has foie gras corn dogs among their other delectable entrees. Great beer selection, a target rich environment and a cool name, where else would you spend Friday night?
This place is all right, but there are better in the city. Food isn’t too bad. Mostly small little sandwiches based around sausage. Beer list was pretty good too, but they kept running out of stuff all night. They must have shut down about 10 taps the night I was there. Kind of annoying, but in their defense, they were busy.
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.
Been here quite a few times. Very nice beer selection on tap. Good location with some good people watching, especially if you can sit outside during the summer. I haven’t had a ton of the food on the menu, but what I did order I enjoyed.
I’ve been to bangers&lace several times now and really enjoy it. They usually have around 25 beers on tap with the beers being pretty wide and diverse.
Their bottle list was really good and the prices were very fair. I was able to get a bottle of bam noire for $20. The draft list is a bit more on the expensive side, but I’m more than willing to pay since the selection is so good.
The service has generally been pretty good when I’ve come here. I haven’t been here when it’s real busy, but I’ve never had a problem getting a beer when needed
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 21, 2011| Updated November 22, 2011
Very cool environment late Friday, reminds of The Shining somehow with the textured white ceiling, single dim globe-lit room, black and white maybe, fitting 40-50 with a 20 person bar and one odd large table in the center of the room. Mediocre Belgian tap selection, better bottle list, only one with Cantillon that I saw in Chicago. The atmosphere is really cool, location decent, and good lambic is not severely overpriced (16-17 for 12oz).