Good bar in a very bad area. Often has obscure type drafts. The food isn’t all that great despite it being the namesake, they could have called it taps instead. Service is really good prices are fair especially for the area.
Excellent spot. Pretty spacious and well laid out. Ample seating. Very clear electronic beer menus in multiple locations, showing the range of c. 30 beers and the amount of beer left in each keg. The selection is impressive, with a solid range of local offerings and uncommon stuff from farther afield. Very friendly and prompt service. Great food. We had two types of sausage and the hummus. Good prices, and small pours offered on many of the beers. Overall, this place is excellent.
Good destination near Piece/Wicker Park (Damen/North/Milwaukee) Blue Line stop, and not too far from Map Room. Turing 2 this winter with an increasingly interesting and varied draft selection. Go early to avoid the bro crowd and enjoy an old LP spun on vinyl. Solid second stop on way to/from Piece, and depending on draft list (available online) Links is sometimes the main attraction.
Yes, there were many bros here. Yes, there are TVs playing sports. yes, there are massive screens showing what beers they have (these are certainly better than those at Pony Bar in NYC by the way). The tap selection was pretty extensive with tons of Illinois beers that I have not heard of... Most had fewer than ten ratings on this site. The service was fine actually... Maybe they senses quickly that we were not bros. my girlfriend got a bratwurst and I tried it and it was fine. I really had no major complaints.
I’ve passed by this place often, but never gone in, simply because it’s typically infested with Wicker Park Bros. I can handle the hipster crowd, but the bros ... anywho, on one fateful night, out with some out of town friends, we passed by it, and, lo-and-behold, the place was on the empty side, so in we went. I was thoroughly impressed. It definitely has the sports bar vibe that the bros flock to, but they have their tap selection displayed on multiple screens throughout the place letting you know how much of each tap is left and what the next one to be tapped is. On top of this, it appears they only tap uncommon and rare beers - trying to choose a beer I’ve never had before was almost overwhelming! They serve food too, but I did not partake on this visit. The service could do with a bit of an upgrade, but at the same time, dealing with bros all the time would probably make me hate my life too (I gotta stop raggin’ on the bros, but it’s just too easy). All things considered though, the pricing seemed pretty fair for Chicago. I hope another fateful evening is in my future soon where this place isn’t flooded with the type of people I detest.
I came here with friends after a long flight from overseas and needed to stay up for a couple of hours. I’m surprised I’ve never heard of this place, because it’s actually pretty sweet. The feel of this place is definitely more on the sports bar side, which is a bit unfair because there were no sports playing on the night I went, but it just has the feel of a place I’d want to watch a game at as there are TVs everywhere. However, the cool thing is that their TVs showed the draft list with keg levels and what’s up next, which was really cool. I didn’t like the Untapp’d / Instagram integration though, just seemed cheesy to me. I can’t comment on the food, but my friends said it was fine. As well, service was decent but no servers, and I thought it was kind of strange that tax was included in each sale....not typical for a Chicago bar. At the end of the day though, I’ll definitely be coming back to this place, I like what they’ve got going on and I’m a total nerd when it comes to information overload, so I can definitely appreciate the interactive element of their tap list.