I am talking about the historic Berghoff located in downtown Chicago. It was a perfect dinging experience, with some delicious food and excellent beer. A great place to have brunch before a day in town.
Stopped by real fast during a layover mid June 2015. Small place, packed though. Swervice was lacking some due to the fact there was not many working, but many wanted to do drinking. Didn’t feelt he urge to stay really. Not a place to go looking for, more if you happen to have some time and be really close with your gate.
A super cramped space that felt somehow even more chaotic than Goose Island’s O’Hare location. I waited a few minutes before I was able to claim a few square inches at the bar. There were 3 Berghoff beers on tap plus a couple of bottles. I also spied a couple of cans from Revolution. The dortmunder I tried wasn’t awful, and (relatively) not bad value at $7.50 for a 16oz pour. Overall, not an essential stop by any means. O’Hare surprisingly seems to not offer much in the way of good beer.
just look at all the other reviews, most are spot on .. cramped .. expensive as anything (even for an airport) .. bland beer .. a place for beer if you can’t find goose island..
Travlr (3055) Charlotte , North Carolina | June 1, 2012| Updated June 30, 2012
The line was too long for me to try the food, i wish you could order at the bar. The bar itself is very cramped, and you have to climb over luggage or cram in almost shoulder to shoulder like thirsty sardines. After all that disappointment and effort, the beers are oretty bad. What kind of style is "Dark Beer’ anyway?
Nothing I had there was particularly good. Didn’t have food. In the airport, so it’s obviously overpriced.
theisti (899) Kansas | January 21, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
Didn’t have food, just a beer in the very cramped space near Gate C22. They had 3 Berghoff on, and a bunch of other uninteresting stuff. Forgetable place, though I guess I enjoyed the Berghoff Dark over a Bud Light at a normal bar in the airport.
52 = ★ (Borderline whether this should be on the site)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
For an decent beer while stuck in OHare, it’s a good choice. Decent Huber-brewed Berghoffs - light, dark, a seasonal, that’s about it. I prefer the more comfortable Goose Island stand just inside the AA terminal, near the connection between UA and AA terminals (next to the Wildcat WWII plane) - spread out tables for sitting quietly contemplating the Chicago weather out the big windows. The newer ’Tuscan Cafe’ at the other end of the UA C terminal has a much bigger bar if your looking for traveler conversation, but don’t want to fight for a seat. Expect airport prices at all of these.
bhensonb (605) Woodland, California | June 19, 2008| Updated October 9, 2008
Pretty crowded. Lady at the bar indicated brews are the same as served at the old brewry restaurant downtown - but it doesn’t brew - contracts out. It’s a good place to get 3 or 4 ticks without going into town! Pretty decent lagers - and maybe the best beer in the whole airport. The best in area has to get a somewhat decent overall! NOTE: That best beer part has changed - Goose Island is now in place just a short distance away!