A few blocks from my hotel (although crossing Higgins Road just after rush hour is an adventure). Huge place, absolutely mobbed at my visit (Cubs game on). Service was troublesome. Bartender was friendly, but refused to let me try all the beers. I had to pick one sampler (all the house beers) or the other (the seasonals). The seasonals (impy saison, wit, Belgian IPA) were all decent, but as you can imagine, a bit safe. I’d like to stop by when its a little slower. Not worth going out of your way but I’m glad to finally stop by one of their locations.
Decent enough sports bar with a brewpub habit. Had 10 things available on my visit, and I tried all of them. Most were below average, but the IPL and stout were surprisingly good. Decent sized crowd for a Monday night with football on. Not a bad spot, kinda like any Rock Bottom, GB, etc.
Typical American sports bar decor. Quite a big place. Friendly service, but not too aquinted with origin of their beers, but OK. Had their curl with 6 beers and service came with 3 more tasters. OK!! Pleasant stay. Food selection and taste is typical, not bad.
Stopped in for lunch and my cousin was behind the bar. Lots of house brews on tap. Regulars and seasonals. Location is a bit strange but free parking garage. Beers are varied, I’m sure you can find one you like.
Stopped in with some fellow Cavaliers. Grabbed the taster and tried all they had. Good selection for what they brew on site. Place was very busy when we went, but the service was always around when we were empty. Plenty of TV’s in the bar and seating. Food was very tasty - but a little expensive. Good stop in, I would go back.
wow, some unbelieable negativity surrounding this place. my experience was not nearly so bad. the food was definately up to snuff. i had a turkey sandiwch with havarti cheese and avacado on toast. it was excellent the cole slaw that accompanied it was actually NOT overdressed with mayonaise and also contained some fresh herbs. the service was attentive but certainly did not share my excitement for beer, which youd imagine they should since they work in a damn brew pub! still, i dont care for their knowledge at any rate. i drank only the porter and it was certainly drinkable at the very least. unfortunately it was served ice cold and even then poured into iced glasses. its not so shocking that they would serve beer this way considering their usual customers, but if they brew their own stuff youd think they not want to insult it as such. i felt that there might have been some interesting notes in that porter but they were buried under an igloo. i half considered asking the barkeep to pour me two at once, and letting the second warm throughly while i drank the first.
before the beer nerd blurs your vision further, lets keep in mind that there is not a resturant with its own brand of beer on every corner. and i really dont see who gives a damn about if the place has ’yuppies’ sitting next to you. and the last thing i need is a bartender or waiter outside of hopleaf telling me anything about beer. i would return to the ram no doubt, i hear they have specials on growler refills that are extremely reasonable.
This place pissed me off. They made us pay for our meal in advance. What the hell is that? The excuse they gave was that they make everybody pay in advance due to proximity to rosemont horizon. The problem with that excuse is that we watched every other table seated after us over the age of 30 NOT pay in advance. So, screw the ram. They can ram it up their a$$es.
This brewpub leans toward pale ales and wheat brews. The only dark ale on the menu was a porter. (I personally prefer IPA’s, porters, and strong ales.) They serve comfort food, steaks, burgers, marinated in sauce. The beer itself is good but not great. Great service. Good beer and good food.
This is an average Ram location that’s convenient to get to from O’hare. There’s a sports bar area, and I stayed in the non-smoking dining room. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The beers were average chain brewpub fare with a couple good ones. Service was solid as well. This is a very good stop, especially if you have a layover.