Local Option

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Beers At Local Option

NameABVEntered
Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek6%5/21/2017
Local Option Shuggahfem!9%5/21/2017
Scratch Chantrelle Turmeric Sour4.1%5/9/2017
Scratch Barrel-Aged Aronia Ryewine9.2%5/9/2017
Scratch Black Gruit5%3/31/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Hammerhead12%3/17/2017
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%3/14/2017
Brekeriet Cassis5.2%3/14/2017
De la Senne / Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak6.5%3/14/2017
18th Street Under Crown 9.9%3/14/2017
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .3946%3/10/2017
Le Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus7%3/10/2017
To Øl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine12.5%3/10/2017
Three Floyds Zombie Dust6.2%3/10/2017
Three Floyds Crack the Skye11%3/10/2017
Pipeworks The Lizard King6%3/10/2017
Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPA8%3/10/2017
Local Option Outlawger5%3/10/2017
Local Option Mourning Wood7.3%3/10/2017
Local Option Kentucky Common6.5%3/10/2017
Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste5.3%3/10/2017
Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout12.2%3/10/2017
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal7%3/10/2017
Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 7%3/10/2017
Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Spruced5%3/10/2017
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged In-Ten-Sity12%3/10/2017
Green Flash Cellar 3 Series: Nouveau Tarte7.7%3/10/2017
De la Senne Saison du Meyboom 4%3/10/2017
De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)12%3/10/2017
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout9.5%3/10/2017
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal10%3/10/2017
Almanac Peach de Brettaville6.5%3/10/2017
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry7%3/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee12%3/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%3/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%3/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged12%3/10/2017
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged11%3/10/2017
Off Color Blueberries Feel Pain8.1%2/20/2017
Spiteful Working For The Weekend7.9%2/20/2017
Pipeworks Mocha Abduction10.5%2/20/2017
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 201613%2/19/2017
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze6%2/14/2017
Trois Dames Sauvageonne6%2/14/2017
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel Aged13%2/14/2017
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt13%2/14/2017
Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)13%2/14/2017
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel10.9%2/14/2017
Anchorage 2016 Rondy Brew Saison6%2/14/2017
Scratch Wild Passion Fruit Saison5%2/14/2017
Mikkeller AK Alive8%2/14/2017
Prairie Bomb!13%2/14/2017
Pipeworks Mango Berliner4%2/14/2017
Pipeworks Mango Guppy4.6%2/14/2017
Pipeworks End of Days (Batch 012 and After) 8.2%2/14/2017
Pipeworks A Couple Two Tree9%2/14/2017
Mikkeller / Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse Blueberry Bluebic7.7%2/14/2017
Local Option Kentucky Common - Bourbon Barrel6.5%2/14/2017
Hanssens Oudbeitje6%2/14/2017
Hanssens Experimental Raspberry (Frambozenlambik)6%2/14/2017
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine12.1%2/14/2017
Brekeriet Hallon6%2/14/2017
Brekeriet Sour White5%2/14/2017
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Vietnamese Coffee5%2/14/2017
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke13%2/14/2017
Pipeworks Hyper Dog 7.5%2/5/2017
Paradox Beer Future Knowledge5.2%2/5/2017
Maine Beer Lunch7%2/5/2017
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout13.9%2/5/2017
Prairie Vanilla Noir12.5%12/29/2016
Prairie Pirate Noir12%12/29/2016
Prairie Prairie Noir11%12/29/2016
Prairie Coffee Noir11.5%12/29/2016
Prairie Christmas Bomb!11.5%12/29/2016
Prairie Bomb! - Barrel Aged11.2%12/29/2016
Off Color Dino’smores (Coffee)10.5%12/29/2016
North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)12.1%12/29/2016
Jester King Simple Means5.6%12/29/2016
Jester King / 18th Street Multifarious6.6%12/29/2016
Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 6+)3.3%12/29/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher 9.4%12/29/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%12/29/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%12/29/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee13.4%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel11%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Forester Barrel11%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend (2015)11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon Barrel10%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel10%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend (2016)11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel10%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Cognac11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee11.9%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel10%12/29/2016
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel 11%12/29/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Tequila Barrel)13%12/29/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Rum Barrel)13%12/29/2016


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50  (101) Chicago, Illinois | February 6, 2016
I really like this place. Probably the best beer bar in Chicago. The wings are really tasty here. So are any of the tacos or Po’ Boys Massive selection, great staff, better beer. The only downside is it is a bit pricey, and sometimes the metal is very loud. I go here often though, and do enjoy about everything about this place.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff  (15) Chicago, Illinois | February 19, 2017
Every time I’m in there I’m like the only guy with out a beard. Good food, rare beers, staff is much nicer once they’ve decided you actually are into beer.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Habanero  (26) Tranbjerg, DENMARK, Denmark | December 3, 2016
A small pub oddly placed in a pleasant residential neighborhood and a little hard to find. The style with heveay metal is a bit of fun, but the background music is varied. The tap list is great with local Chicagobryggerier3F where freshly tapped Dreatnaut and double Daisy Cuttter was truly delicious., Prices are somewhat high, even compared to the relatively high prices at home in Denmark. Local Option is a must if you are in the area around Chicago.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse  (124) London, England | November 29, 2016
Great tap list, never bothered to look at the bottle list. Friendly staff, but the whole metal vibe and big beards hipster kind of thing is getting old... Seriously? Kind of hard for me to talk about value as I basically went for the most expensive beers on tap, and it’s hard to argue you’re going to pay a premium for anything from Cascade and Speedway Stouts...
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06  (53) Cincinnati , Ohio | November 14, 2016
Small place in what seemed to be a quite section of Chicago. We found street parking a short block away. Nice metal vibe. Good selection of what turned out to be very expensive beers, no taster option. The food was good. Turned out to be a good, but expensive lunch before FoBAB.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch  (414) Glasgow, Scotland | October 15, 2016
Craft beer bar in North Chicago. Good tap list. Black Sabbath music. No wifi. Quite expensive. Not sure about available bottles. American sports on TV. OK place. Not sure why it comes top on RateBeer for Chicago.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush  (225) Granollers, Spain | October 9, 2016
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
oeltroll  (7) | September 7, 2016
Visited this place after having had a number of their beers around Chicago. Exceptional draft list featuring lots of things I was unable to find around town in bottle ( let alone on draft). Bartenders were very helpful in navigating the draft list. Great food. By far the best draft list in Chicago.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
crossovert  (98) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2016
This is a love/semi-dislike place for me. I like the staff and they have treated me well over the years but I can’t help but say they are pretentious. Their beer list is filled with over-priced garbage most of the time and they only stock a handful of breweries some of which (dark horse, Evil Twin, FFF18th street, Almanac, Surly) i consider to be pretty decent breweries not amazing but vastly overpriced and overhyped. The prices here are near the top for chicago which is already an expensive town. Their house beers are always good and decently priced compared to the other stuff on. I love the metal theme and atmosphere and the Jambalaya (and other menu items) is top notch but if they want to stay alive in the coming years they are going to have to expand their horizons or just remain a niche for extreme beer nerd with money to burn.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Shanshirohop  (27) Zaragoza, Spain | May 30, 2016
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ads135  (286) Omaha, Nebraska | May 20, 2016
One of the best places I’ve been for beer in Chicago. Metal bar vibe, fantastic beer selection, knowledgeable staff.

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