Hopleaf Bar

5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave), Chicago, IL 60640, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri, Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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  • mussels
  • beer
  • zombie dust
  • french fries
  • cashew butter
  • sandwiches
  • brisket
  • mac & cheese
  • good for dates
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • cider drinks
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Check out the roasted chicken with oven-roasted artichokes, spring onions and mashed potatoes or a CB&J: a grilled sandwich of housemade cashew butter, fig jam and Morbier cheese on sourdough bread. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · November 2, 2011
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. With 150 beers on tap, including Trappist ales and mead, try to order something other than a Stella Artois. Read more

    Esquire · February 1, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    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.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    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

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • Brent S.

    best beer selection in Chicago

    Brent Sordyl · April 27, 2009
  • Mazda

    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!

    Mazda · November 15, 2010
  • Valentine's Day Movie

    Great spot if you are looking for savory dishes, Belgium beers and a cozy table for two! #vday

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
  • Tiff 'TheFemGeek' T.

    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 :)

    Tiff 'TheFemGeek' Tate · June 20, 2009
  • Time Out Chicago

    The best mussels, best frites and best grilled sandwiches at any bar in Chicago team with an extraordinary beer selection. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 30, 2012
  • Maria

    With such knowledgeable staff and so many draughts be sure to expand your beer horizons by asking for recommendations.

    Maria · December 26, 2009
  • Maroon 5

    Best selection of beers in the city!

    Maroon 5 · June 7, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    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. -HS Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 23, 2012
  • Original Penguin

    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.

    Original Penguin · November 9, 2010
  • Jenny F.

    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!

    Jenny Fukumoto 🍺 · May 21, 2010
  • Rebecca S.

    Belgian-Style Mussels are a must! Steamed in Wittekerke white ale w/ sliced shallots, celery, thyme & bayleaf. Don't wait as long as I did to try this wonderful treat. Read more

    Rebecca Sage · June 16, 2010
  • John R.

    Get the mussels. They come in two styles. Get them Belgian style.

    John R · March 17, 2010
  • Men's Health Mag

    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.

    Men's Health Mag · November 15, 2011
  • Chris S.

    I love the fact that Hopleaf generally gets first run at Metropolitan and Half Acre limited releases. Drink local!

    Chris Steele · January 5, 2010
  • Sarah C.

    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!

    Sarah Conner-Smith · February 15, 2010
  • Mel K.

    Eat the CB&J with Stilton Mac n Cheese

    Mel Kleve · April 28, 2009
  • Eric S.

    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!

    Eric Slepak · May 19, 2010
  • Adrienne

    Mussels. Do it.

    Adrienne · April 26, 2010
  • Chris S.

    Go to Hopleaf with your favorite beer snob and order the mussels for two (Belgian style), with extra bread

    Chris Steele · January 5, 2010
  • Sima D.

    Go for the beer but stay for the food. Read more

    Sima Dahl · June 6, 2011
  • Manbque

    One of the best beer bars in Chicago! Far north though. Try the mussels, as if this wasn't noted 22 time already.

    Manbque · February 21, 2011
  • Todd S.

    Try the the Belgian style mussels in White Ale

    Todd Schorle · July 19, 2010
  • Joanne S.

    Mussels are amazing here. Get em!

    Joanne Swanson · February 25, 2010
  • Rachel B.

    try the beer Rare Vos!

    Rachel Baker · September 20, 2009
  • Craig N.

    Don't miss the frites!

    Craig Newman · June 29, 2013
  • Don H.

    Belgian style mussels are awesome!

    Don Hoover · March 10, 2013
  • Jeff K.

    Get a tall one "Zombie Dust"

    Jeff K. · September 23, 2012
  • Curtis B.

    Update: all of the bartenders are asses except the bald guy with the cool goatee... He's cool.

    Curtis Becht · July 27, 2012
  • Matt R.

    If you want to go here, truly try to go during the week. This place is a madhouse on the weekend.

    Matt Robinson · December 5, 2011
  • John P.

    Beer, Brisket & Battlestar Galatica.

    John Pham · September 14, 2011
  • Nik W.

    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

    Nik Wenzel · July 18, 2010
  • Matthew W.

    Allagash white is the best buy. German weisse style

    Matthew Wojtowicz · March 9, 2010
  • Tammy

    Besides their extensive menu of drinks/beers, you must try their mussels and fries!

    Tammy · August 22, 2014
  • Theo E.

    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.

    Theo Estes · August 7, 2014
  • It's A Major Plus

    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.

    It's A Major Plus · March 13, 2014
  • Steve S.

    Three Floyds Zombie Dust is an excellent pale ale.

    Steve Silver · May 16, 2013
  • Eric P.

    It's a lot like the pub scene from Inglorious Basterds, except Michael Fassbender doesn't slip up and get us all killed.

    Eric Pitt · January 25, 2013
  • Larry H.

    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.

    Larry Hall · December 21, 2012
  • Mike M.

    Too many hipsters

    Mike Mitsui · April 21, 2012
  • Chuck M.

    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.

    Chuck Malm · March 6, 2012
  • Lisa C.

    Upstairs bar is cash only, but there's an ATM downstairs

    Lisa Capretto · September 4, 2011
  • Dan M.

    Go with the Belgian style mussels.

    Dan Melillo · July 11, 2011
  • Cindy S.

    Duck Reuben Ohhh yeah!! Staff was very helpful and it has great atmosphere. :D

    Cindy Santaolaya · May 16, 2011
  • Jerry J.

    Kwak all the way

    Jerry Jascoviak · March 5, 2011
  • Chase W.

    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.

    Chase Wreyford · December 16, 2010
  • Daniel B.

    Man, the fries, order and devour.

    Daniel Bernardo · September 18, 2010

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