Always a bit more crowded than I'd wish, but with reason. Incredible beer selection and tasty food like mussels w/frites. Never had a bad beer there, out of dozens I've tried.
Work your way through the front bar to the back dining room for a more comfortable spot to take in the awe-inspiring international beer selection and even better food. - Inspector
best beer selection in Chicago
It's all about their decadent CB&J. House-made cashew butter, fig jam, and morbier cheese, and on top of that it's pan-fried!
Great spot if you are looking for savory dishes, Belgium beers and a cozy table for two! #vday
Go to Hopleaf Bar and order their mussels. I never had mussels before and when I did I fell in love, specifically for Hopleaf's...nom nom nom :)
With such knowledgeable staff and so many draughts be sure to expand your beer horizons by asking for recommendations.
Best selection of beers in the city!
Grab some buddies and head over to the Hopleaf, a microbrew emporium of unsurpassed greatness. You don’t have to be a beer nerd to feel compelled to tackle extensive beer selection (over 200) on tap.
If you loved (or still love) PB&J as a kid, try the CB&J for dinner - cashew butter and fig jam sandwich with mac 'n' cheese, chips on the side. It's a sophisticated childhood meal - so tasty!
Get the mussels. They come in two styles. Get them Belgian style.
With beer, there’s a story behind every bottle. That’s why there’s genius in this bars beer menu. Those stories? Right there in black and white. Read up, boy, then drink up.
I love the fact that Hopleaf generally gets first run at Metropolitan and Half Acre limited releases. Drink local!
Hop Leaf is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Beer menu can't be beat. Delicious gastropub menu, they do better on the heavy dishes so come prepared to eat a rich meal! Can't wait to go back!
Eat the CB&J with Stilton Mac n Cheese
Favorite bar in all of Chicago. You couldn't ask for a better beer list. The mussels are a must--with a side of frites, of course!
Mussels. Do it.
Go to Hopleaf with your favorite beer snob and order the mussels for two (Belgian style), with extra bread
One of the best beer bars in Chicago! Far north though. Try the mussels, as if this wasn't noted 22 time already.
Try the the Belgian style mussels in White Ale
Mussels are amazing here. Get em!
try the beer Rare Vos!
Don't miss the frites!
Belgian style mussels are awesome!
Get a tall one "Zombie Dust"
Update: all of the bartenders are asses except the bald guy with the cool goatee... He's cool.
If you want to go here, truly try to go during the week. This place is a madhouse on the weekend.
Beer, Brisket & Battlestar Galatica.
This place is a must-visit for ANYONE on the northside. Great food, Excellent atmosphere, Great neighborhood, and if that wasn't enough, this place has THE BEST beer list in the city, hands down. Ch
Allagash white is the best buy. German weisse style
Besides their extensive menu of drinks/beers, you must try their mussels and fries!
Awesome beer selection. You can spend quite a few hours (and quite a few dollars) trying all the brews. The frites are a good snack to nibble on while you imbibe.
Charcuterie is a treat, frites are a must, brisket sandwich is delicious & filling, mussels also a must and if it has any kind of fish (menu changes) GET IT.
Three Floyds Zombie Dust is an excellent pale ale.
It's a lot like the pub scene from Inglorious Basterds, except Michael Fassbender doesn't slip up and get us all killed.
I disagree with the comment about bartenders being asses. If you tKe the time to understand their disposition, excellent service ensues. I love this place for the beer, food and ambiance.
Too many hipsters
If you are sitting at a table or booth in the front room, you need to go to the bar to order your food and drinks.
Upstairs bar is cash only, but there's an ATM downstairs
Go with the Belgian style mussels.
Duck Reuben Ohhh yeah!! Staff was very helpful and it has great atmosphere. :D
Kwak all the way
If you like super douchey bartenders this is your place. They don't know beer etiquette and customer service is sub par, unless you're bros with the bar keep. Cheers.
Man, the fries, order and devour.