This place is in either a shoppers paradise or stripmall hell, depending on your point if view. For me it’s the latter. Fortunately when you’re done gorging yourself on American capitalism run amuck you can stop in for a pint or two. You get sux samples for nine bucks here, or you can just try the obe seasonal and one special, they were the highlights for me - the rest of the stuff was mediocre. The food is terrible - salmon cakes tasted like breaded cardboard. Oh well, if you have to shop, cone here too.
All the appearance of a chain brewpub. Lots of seating, but on closer inspection its better than that. Restaurant area separate from bar. Pretty dead on a Wednesday afternoon, but the bar was hopping. About 16 taps running, all DuClaw regulars and specials. Flights of 6 available for $9. Good service, so so beer.
This location is housed inside a town center area with many other restaurants and shopping places. The interior is new and very open, though the bar can get crowded. Our service was pretty good. There were 15 house beers available, 1 of which was on Nitro. The appetizer we had was well made. The prices are really good, particularly considering your proximity to the District.
A very clean and very mordern decoration with steel and concrete. The stalls are very secluded with walls going all the way to the cealing. I like the tabletops, that are made to resemble rusting metal. 8 beers on tap at my visit. The service was good - but we visited early with only few patrons. I found the sampler very cheap, but the beers very mediocre.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 28, 2010| Updated August 10, 2010
Nice modern atmosphere. Bar is seperated from rest of restaurant. Went on both Wednesday and Friday nights and both were relatively slow. First time I got the 10 beer sampler for $15 which is a pretty good deal as samples were at least 3-4oz. All beers were solid and they had 3 specials and a couple of seasonals. Food is upscale bar food. Fish and chips was a little weak for area but burger was solid. Will come back for happy hour which has some nice deals. Not what I would think of when a Northeastern brewpub comes to mind but this is much better than anything else in the area.
Have been back about 5 times in the last 3 weeks and this place has grown on me. Bartenders are cool. Actually bought be a beer tonight, which never happens in this day and age. Best night to go is Tuesday. Happy hour prices all night long. Beers are pretty high quality overall. Can’t beat 3 glasses of Serum and Buffalo tenders and fries for under $15.
Like the Arundel Mills location, the bar is separated from the Restaurant. It is also very nicely designed with a contemporary vibe to match the vibe of Duclaw’s branding style. Menu is the same, as well as the beers. The main difference is that this is a stand alone building and is smoke free. It was not very busy when I stopped in, but seemed to have a mixed crowd as well as some regulars. Two days later I went to the Serum release and it was packed with tons of locals. I hardly ever go through the area without stopoing here or at Arundel Mills.
Seemed a lot like the Arundel Mills location -- given the food is decent and the beer is the same, that’s a good thing. Slightly clueless waitress, but that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm at going to a much closer location (to DC). Only downside is that we went of Sunday, and didn’t realize until the way out that we’d have gotten some discounts if we’d sat in the bar area instead of the restaurant area. Ah well. Will definitely return.
Very...industrial looking place in a non-industrial part of town. A bit out of place, you’d expect an IHOP where this was. Nice decor. Sat in the bar right after open, had a sampler. Didn’t try any food. Nice service. Lots of decent beers and lots of ho-hum ones. Kangaroo Love? C’mon!
Nice bar in the town center complex. Big industrial feel. Pretty busy on a friday but i managed to sit at the bar. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. I didn’t get to eat but i heard the food was good. I would go back.
Basic brewpub situated among a new shopping area; granted, the bar area was much nicer than the restaurant portion. Service was only okay, especially since we were one of the few people there. Selection is primarily the mediocre house beers, but there are plenty to try. Food was pretty good and happy hour offers up some good food specials. Overall a place worth visting for the new ratings, but nothing special.