Visited the location in Concourse C of Terminal 1. Basically a little more than a cubby hole. Small bar and a few little tables. The draft list is mostly just the normal lineup of stuff like 312, but they did have Green Line which I had not previously tried, so I got a glass of that. It was okay, I suppose.
Service was pretty lax here, which I guess is not terribly surprising given that itís an airport and I rarely receive good service at any airport bar or restaurant. And of course the prices are kind of eyebrow raising.
Good enough for a quick place tick, but thatís about all I would really come here for.
I wasnít too impressed with this location. I tried to get to the pub in the city, but didnít make it. This had to do, but barely. The biggest issue with this place was the service. Our waitress was SLOW. A restaurant in the airport isnít the place to be a slow server. We literally had to chase her down to get our check to make our flight on time (we even had two full hours to be there). The waitress even thought the Sam Adams winter lager was Goose Islandís seasonal offering. We questioned her on it, but she insisted it was. Enough beating up the waitress. The beer selection was pretty tame; only four Goose Island beers on draft and about four more in bottles. The menu was typical pub fare, with nothing really special being offered. If I find myself at OíHare again, Iíll probably be fine with skipping this spot.
I went to the Goose Island outlet next to gate C10 at OíHare as my flight was leaving from right there so why not kill time with a beer at 930AM? 16oz pours for ten bucks(one size) in this small sports bar looking place with about a dozen seats at the bar 6 facing the windows with a view of the Tarmac and another 8 facing a wall but they have outlets to charge your devices. The selection here is pretty lame just 3-4 GI taps but they do take out and if you want to try Goose Island at the source but arenít leaving the airport it is a serviceable option.
Review is for the Terminal 1, Concourse C one. Over many many trips through this terminal, I can honestly say this is the best option in either B or C, which isnít saying much. Very small and almost always packed. You are lucky to get a seat at any time that is remotely busy (which is most of the time). If you can find a bar stool, it is a fine place to kill some time, but good luck.
A very ho-hum experience, and probably not a place that Goose Island are all that proud to be associated with. Very typical bland airport bar/restaurant ambiance. Cramped space, bright lighting, blaring TVs. Thereís only 3 GI beers on tap (Matilda, 312, and Green Line) plus a few of the ubiquitous offerings from the ABI portfolio. The bottles arenít any more inspiring. The barís main trade seems to be food. Stuff like burgers and chicken tenders are available. I downed a $9 Matilda then got the hell out of there.
I went early in the morning, so it was pretty empty, and thus comfortable. Had a couple nice GI beers including Matilda, at about $9 each. A very reasonable airport bar. The beers were in good shape, the selection and prices ok, breakfast food looked good. Small, though, so like everyone says, I wouldnít want to try to get in here during rush hour. NOTE: Donít expect to find BCS. I was told they stopped carrying it.
Suttree (211) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 29, 2013| Updated October 31, 2013
I went to the one at C concourse. It was small, crowded, and uncomfortable. I counted 5 people behind the bar, and 3 of them did not appear to be doing anything. The other 2 could not be bothered to speed up or anything. It literally took me 23 minutes standing at the bar to get waited on.
What a joke. This is a product of Goose Island being bought out. They only have 4 goose taps - 312, Honkers, Green Line, and Matilda. They have some other bottles, but the bartenders have no idea what they are and have to fumble around the ice bucket.
The servers know nothing about beer, and the draft lines were absolutely disgusting. My Matilda smelled like the trap on a Hobart dishwasher. I left my overpriced draft on the bar half full.
I learned a lesson today. Donít order draft beer at an airport.
This place was ridiculous to me. Their taps were only OK, and not enough of them, especially since most were available nearly everywhere within 500 miles. The most ridiculous thing was that they charged over $8 for a 12 oz bottle of their nut brown ale. Something that would retail for ~$1.69 at any bottle shop. Awful.
Oct 2012. The best place for a beer at the OíHare airport. Unfortunately itís very crowded and both times I had to wait in a queue for 20 minutes to get in. Well, first time I waited, second time I skipped the whole place.
Food isnít good, so skip it. Service isnít that good either. Beer selection includes 6 Goose Island beers and I had Matilda. They do have Bourbon County Stout, but not the rarities you usually see on this the availability page. Bad timing, I guess. And itís pricy.
Nevertheless a crowded airport pub with better-than-average beers on tap.