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Hopleaf Bar

Beer Bar and Bar$$$$
Andersonville, Chicago
321 Tips and reviews
  • mussels
  • beer
  • french fries
  • zombie dust
  • cashew butter
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  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistApril 10, 2015
    It's where you'd least expect, but Hopleaf actually features a great wine list. It's mainly European, focusing on old world wines, but that's not to say there aren't any new world choices. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneDecember 31, 2014
    Come to this bar for lunch or dinner as they serve up some delicious meals as well as great drinks. Ask your server what they recommend but definitely try the Montreal-style beef brisket. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    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.
  • Zoe
    Zoe1 week ago
    Awesome beer selection, bartenders know their stuff. Everything you’ve heard is true... their mussel pot is amazing, which comes with fries but definitely get the onion rings.
  • Muriel V.
    Muriel VegaOctober 11, 2014
    Get the Belgian style mussels (they come with pomme frites!). If you see the table by the window open, grab and order from the bar. Better than waiting for 45 mins for a table.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonMay 6, 2013
    Snag the CB&J - an adult grilled cheese made with cashew butter and fig jam and a side of Stilton Mac & Cheese - and pair it up with one of many draught beers, or a rarity from the south bar fridge.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PitmanNovember 7, 2015
    We only had the mussels, but they were excellent. very nice atmosphere, high quality food. Andersonville is a very nice area to explore, and this is a great place to have a few beers and it
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoJanuary 16, 2015
    You may enter here as a novice, eyes glazing over with one glance at all the "brouwerijen" smattered through the encyclopedic menu. Take your time and experiment with something new. Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HodowanecMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the reasons I moved to Andersonville. Likely the world's greatest beer bar. The ham sandwich is epic, so are the muscles. Have a Zombie Dust, one of few places in Chicago that have it on tap.
  • Shycu
    ShycuJuly 22
    Extensive beer list. Fancy food for a brew pub. Crab and corn fritters were yummy. Lots of pomme frites come with sandwich orders. Sandwiches $11-$13, entrees over $18-$32. Mussels are the specialty.
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 20, 2014
    Incredible beer selection. Don't be like my friend who ordered Bud Light. But don't worry, the bartender put him in his place and it was great.
  • Kristi D.
    Kristi DorsonNovember 18, 2012
    The brisket has great flavor but it's super lean and often dry. It's better in sandwich form, or just skip it and go for the amazing sausage plate with the bourbon white beans, and a side of frites!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    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
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A solid, sincere bar whose backbone was Belgian styles, but which has since expanded to the entire spectrum of craft beer; both U.S.A. & imported. ☞ Stunningly, it now has wi-fi [ComcastBusiness].
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13
    Andersonville residents manage to agree that the fireplace at Hopleaf is a huge asset to the space. Get lost in the Hopleaf's massive beer menu. Read more
  • Simon K.
    Simon KFebruary 24, 2015
    Great selection of actual proper beer. Staff very friendly and willing to let you sample a couple and advise you before deciding. Possible to get food in the bar, which was very good.
  • Mia Q.
    Mia QJune 18, 2013
    Delectable beer and scrumptious food make the Hopleaf great for a date or a quick beer. It's usually not crowded in the afternoon and they serve the fries with mayo, need i say more?
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 23, 2012
    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
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 7, 2015
    The woody pub atmosphere of this neighborhood staple adds even more to make this a must-do weekend stop, early or late, or if you’re compelled to linger there for hours (and you probably will be). Read more
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsOctober 16, 2012
    The vast majority of the beers here are from the small, extraordinary breweries around the world, including many esoteric, seasonal or hard-to-find brews, so there’s always something new to try. Read more
  • Theo E.
    Theo EstesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 6, 2016
    Hopleaf is well known for its huge beer selection—which is well deserved—yet the interesting takes on Belgian food is also a main reason crowds continue to pack the Andersonville spot. Read more
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerAugust 30, 2015
    Great potato chips and obviously a great beer list. Two bars so if the front is crowded, move around to the back left and find that the space opens up nicely.
  • Larry H.
    Larry HallDecember 21, 2012
    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.
  • Hudson Sutler
    This bar has been slingin’ beer for 25 years, and recently added onto the kitchen to satisfy any of your stick-to-your-ribs bar food needs. Read more
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 24, 2015
    The bar’s selection of around 400 different bottled beers and 64 on draft will satisfy even the most discerning beer fan, especially one who is hankering for a good Belgian ale.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 8, 2013
    The Onion "Rings" are more like onion strands or strings, which makes them way better than you would expect. Plus, the aioli sauce that the "rings" are served with is delicious!
  • It's A Major Plus
    It's A Major PlusMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    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.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 3
    Andersonville: Even on the hottest of days, the garden at Hopleaf is packed with people cooling off with a Hefeweizen and light salad—made with greens grown around you, no less. Read more
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyFebruary 5
    Loads of great beer with a rotating list - always something new when I go in. Also, this place is crazy big with various different levels and rooms. Cool vibe!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertApril 9, 2016
    Definitely try the CB&J sandwich! It comes with mac & cheese and real potato chips—more food than you probably need.
  • 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
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyNovember 6, 2012
    Great place to grab a few beers with your buddies. Break free from those generic commercial brands and explore a wide variety of unique beers on tap.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    They're nixing regular fries and burgers and adding in none other than cheese head (that's pig's head) charcuterie. Or, try a duck and Gruyere crepe. Read more
  • Joe D.
    Joe DodsonJune 24
    This place is awesome. Had the catfish hoggie and can't wait to come back and get it again.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BishoppJanuary 13, 2016
    Great beer list! Downside- no flights or small pours. Cozy fireplace in the winter and lovely patio in the summer. Soup is excellent!
  • Damon S.
    Damon SununtnasukDecember 30, 2016
    Excellent beer list and wonderful food. Mussels are incredible and the charcuterie platter great too. Pork belly salad was to die for.
  • Original Penguin
    Original PenguinNovember 9, 2010
    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.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DonkaJune 13, 2011
    I recommend the Thai mussels. They are spicy and rich and wonderful. Trust your waitstaff's recommendations when it comes to a beer pairing. They really know their stuff.
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny Fukumoto 🍺May 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Jake G.
    Jake GoodJune 13, 2015
    The mussels "Belgian Style" are superb! They pair nicely with almost any beer!
  • David C.
    David C.September 25, 2016
    It's definitely a trek from downtown, but so worth it. Amazing beer and wine selection.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WebbOctober 28, 2013
    The mussels. Oh my God the mussels. The frites. And the biggest beer menu I've ever seen. And the best part: not a single TV in the place.
  • Matt V.
    Matt VolkwynOctober 14, 2014
    40 beers on tap, great selection of various IPA's. Good food on the menu as well
  • Nik W.
    Nik WenzelJuly 18, 2010
    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
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJune 18, 2016
    Mussels are a must. And the chocolate brownie for dessert is mind blowing.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    The best mussels, best frites and best grilled sandwiches at any bar in Chicago team with an extraordinary beer selection. Read more
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CFebruary 24, 2014
    The Brisket sandwich with fries was absolutely delicious. Great place to grab a beer and chat with friends. Great atmosphere!
  • Sara S.
    Sara StubblefieldSeptember 20, 2011
    Awesome Beer selection, pretty good sausages too, but not a lot of food to choose from, mainly a beer place, so don't go too hungry, unless you want sausage. ;)
  • Quentin R.
    Quentin ReulJuly 27, 2013
    The selection of Belgian beers is better than anywhere (even most bars back home in Belgium), but was a bit disappointed by the small selection of US craft beers.
  • Luke
    LukeMay 18, 2013
    If you get muscles make sure to bring your own bread. They don't bring enough and if you ask for more they bring one piece each time you ask. Then if you ask too many times they just ignore you.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KayeJune 7, 2014
    Get the white wine mussels. Amazing and enough for two for a meal. Comes with huge basket of awesome frites.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah Conner-SmithFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterApril 20, 2015
    Stay for the mussels. Great beer selection. A pioneer in craft brewing when it comes to bringing it to Chicago.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AkimoffMay 5, 2013
    Try the Mussels In Belgium Beer - Beer and mussels might be the perfect pairing. Better than basil tomato even.
  • Keith B.
    Keith B.April 22, 2013
    A must for any Beer Geeks! Plus the newly expanded kitchen and seating makes it an even better experience.
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 25, 2010
    Amazing beer selection, especially belgiums. As everyone has said, the mussels and frites are a must. But, try the restaurant in the back- the rest of the menu is delish too
  • Ken P.
    Ken PelletierApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a Kwaak! A solid Belgian, served in a small yard with a wooden stand. The pageantry of it alone makes it a good choice.
  • Muriel V.
    Muriel VegaOctober 11, 2014
    The Duck sandwich is amazing! Get it with the smokey mac n cheese or homemade potato chips. So good!
  • Adriana Cruz N.
    Adriana Cruz NicolatApril 19, 2014
    Get the CB&J Sandwich for a great vegan experience! The Mac n cheese that comes with it was so tasty!
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HinemanFebruary 24
    Awesome beer list. Split the mussels and had the cb&j sandwich.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CraddockNovember 17, 2011
    CB&J is to die for. Make sure you sub pomme frites for chips. Mussels are, if I may use 90s vernacular, off the chain.
  • Damon S.
    CB&J (cashew butter and fig jam) comes with Mac & cheese and house made chips is absolutely amazing
  • Fletcher R.
    Fletcher RhoadsAugust 8, 2014
    The mussels are fantastic, and the sausage and potato appetizer is great too. Killer Belgian beer selection.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    If you go, make sure to order the mussels for two in the beer sauce. Read more
  • Kerry N.
    Kerry NevelMay 10, 2013
    Yes, the mussels are without question, awesome, but their other foods are great,too. Also, great onion rings.
  • Jenni M.
    Jenni MoyDecember 7, 2012
    Lots of craft beers and cider on tap. Delicious mussels and frites. Great late night hang-out.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkySeptember 6, 2015
    1. Zombie Dust on tap. 2. Outstanding, fresh and local foods. 3. DESSERT WITH BEER
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieDecember 22, 2010
    Yes, get the CBJ & wash it down with a great beer on tap. Get there eraly or make reservations: can get quite crowded on weekend evenings.
  • David S.
    David SeitzAugust 25, 2016
    The charcuterie is on point. Great beer selection, a lot of Belgians, but a lot of options overall.
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay A.April 22, 2013
    Mussels for 2 and awesome beer selections. Slim is the best cat around. Just go there, dummy.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SageJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TauerJune 23, 2016
    Great bar with an awesome selection of beers on tap. Friendly staff.
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JamesMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best selections of IPAs, ever... There's also Belgium styles for the soft ones (slightly judging you)
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CarrMarch 31, 2013
    Fantastic food and awesome beer. Great atmosphere, too. A bit loud, but not loud like a sports bar.
  • Tammy
    TammyAugust 22, 2014
    Besides their extensive menu of drinks/beers, you must try their mussels and fries!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GozdeckiSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer selection on earth. Awesome dinner menu. Lunch offerings a bit lacking, though.
  • Julian
    JulianNovember 4, 2015
    The beer selection is amazing. Even though they pronounce all the European beers wrong. M
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    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.
  • PB B.
    PB BrownDecember 6, 2012
    This place is always busy, but it's my favorite beer bar in town. Get the cashew butter sandwich.
  • Jude R.
    Jude ReterJanuary 13, 2014
    The Mussels are excellent. Vegetarian Wellington and cauliflower salad are awesome.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterApril 27, 2015
    Catfish hogie was pretty good and the beer selection is great. I had a delicious Flemish sour.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherFebruary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Check their off menu "Cooler" for the rarer and vintage bottles
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CantonDecember 2, 2015
    Sour beer lovers should try this place. Beer lovers of all kinds will be happy.
  • Emily P.
    Emily ParkOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Muscles for two (muscles in your choice of broth & fritz with aioli sauce). Love their selection of beer! I suggest the Delirium tremmens!
  • Emily Z.
    Emily ZanottiSeptember 12, 2011
    The food is fantastic, the beer selection is second to none, but the bathroom graffiti is the real treat. Seriously.
  • Chuck M.
    Chuck MalmMarch 6, 2012
    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.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 15, 2010
    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!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    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
  • Matt C.
    Matt CoppensDecember 3, 2013
    Huge/excellent beer selection. Lots of Belgian beers on draft. Try Atomium. Tasty.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a splash of hum in a Flemish Sour and it will change your life. hum is the World's Most Unique Rum made right here in Chicagoland.
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay ErinJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Besides the best Belgium list they now have wine and Prosecco on tap!
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 17, 2014
    I had a really good cherry cider that wasn't too sweet or bitter, very good.
  • Ben O.
    Ben OstranderMarch 24, 2013
    Great beer selection, great atmosphere, and fantastic bartenders. Highly recommended.
  • Reverend J.
    Reverend JimFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels. craft beer. men in beards. Tattoos. cb&j. Order a Trappist and enjoy the best place in the city.
  • Carly S.
    Carly SMarch 21, 2016
    If the wait for the restaurant is really long, grab a table in the bar area and order food from the bartender.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteDecember 26, 2014
    Large selection of great beers on tap. Magazines and periodicals are available
  • Katie W.
    Katie WFebruary 10, 2013
    Get the mussels!! There are more than enough for 2 people in the order for 1!
  • Mightybytes
    MightybytesJuly 23, 2012
    Hopleaf features Belgium's finest brews, plus food including perfect mussels and frites. Read more
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SmithDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to try a new beer or 200? Hopeleaf has an amazing selection. And if you've never tried their Duck Reuben, you haven't lived!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzFebruary 3, 2016
    Get there early if you want a table. This place is busy on the weekends.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MaguireMay 27, 2014
    Best beer selection of any place I've been, and excellent food as well.
  • Anne B.
    Anne B.July 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Zombie killer mead & cider is perfect. Pair with frites and elote and I'm done.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SpencerJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak frites are amazing... a bone-in ribeye! One of the best beer selections in this part of town. Read more
  • Merly p.
    Merly payneDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork chop with brussel sprouts, hen of the woods mushrooms and apple puree is brilliant
  • Gary T.
    Gary TeSelleDecember 24, 2015
    Had the brisket sandwich! And the sausage appetizer! Great atmosphere.
  • Chateau Chantal
    Chateau ChantalDecember 20, 2010
    Get some Chateau Chantal unoaked Chardonnay and pair with their mussels - best and most delicious deal in town!
  • Curtis B.
    Curtis BechtJune 17, 2012
    The bartenders are all asses. Just be ready. But the beer and food are amazing
  • kailey a.
    kailey arlenOctober 23, 2015
    Mussels were a little gritty but food was pretty great and awesome beer selection
  • Tim A.
    Tim AkimoffMay 5, 2013
    Try the Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Super dry. Love this hop and what it does to this beer.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RobinsonDecember 5, 2011
    If you want to go here, truly try to go during the week. This place is a madhouse on the weekend.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SlepakMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Paula C.
    Paula CameronJanuary 27
    The service is consistently good. I've never had a meal I didn't like. The beer selection is varied.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirAugust 1, 2016
    It is a little further out, but great Belgian beers and solid food
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphFebruary 26, 2015
    The mussels are good. Tons of beers to choose from. Great atmosphere
  • Manbque
    ManbqueFebruary 21, 2011
    One of the best beer bars in Chicago! Far north though. Try the mussels, as if this wasn't noted 22 time already.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SandsApril 19, 2014
    You may need a cocktail after all of this, Hopleaf has a great selection of beers!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoldmanDecember 26, 2009
    Try the Gift of the Magi beer (from Lost Abbey Brewery). Flavored with frankincence and myrrh, it's perfect for the holiday season (or just winter).
  • Adam
    AdamOctober 30
    Mussels were great! Great beer selection as well.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittMay 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for small groups (1-2 people), since the place is always packed.
  • Jerome K.
    Jerome KelleyMarch 23, 2014
    The toasted ham sandwich is mad delicious son! Get some of that in your life right now.
  • Ben A.
    Ben AndesJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fried brussel sprouts. They're one of the best things I've ever eaten.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WymoreJuly 24, 2015
    Real German food! Nothing better than the sausage plate and beer.
  • Carrie J.
    Carrie JeanSeptember 27, 2015
    NOT vegetarian friendly... But great atmosphere and wonderful beer list!
  • Özge B.
    Özge B.February 16
    This is how a pub should be. Go earlier, far much better. You may also try muscles.
  • A N.
    A NApril 19
    Great beer selection and surprisingly creative and delicious food
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 10, 2014
    Best beer bar in Chicago. Get the duck Rubin.
  • Curtis B.
    Curtis BechtJune 17, 2012
    The bartenders are all asses. Just be ready. But the beer and food are amazingv
  • Pari S.
    Pari S.February 18, 2012
    Try the Brandade - Mmmmm whipped salty cod on sourdough! Genius!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 4, 2015
    Definitely do a beer tasting to learn about different types of beers!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel StreicherMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the brandy barrel aged Angel's Share stout before it's gone. Tastes like sweet chocolate with an anise aftertaste.
  • valeria v.
    valeria velazquezJanuary 19, 2015
    The beer selection is very exciting. The food is good, but just concentrate in the beer.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezMay 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great, GREAT beer selection. I like the Ham Sandwich.
  • Carlos
    CarlosJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, get the frites you know you want them...their brisket rocks too. Read more
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BaileyJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    A Chicago institution. No better place for beer (Belgians especially) in this town.
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.June 26, 2010
    A lot of great Belgian style beers - but don't forget about the cheap but excellent Goose Island Green Line. Read more
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MagdovitzMay 11, 2013
    Ask Michael to bring back the chalkboard...we like seeing the current list up high...not just on paper...
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NolanDecember 24, 2011
    Amazing beer selection and wonderful food. But is ALWAYS crowded.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NagodeFebruary 14, 2015
    Great place love all the glassware
  • Cindy S.
    Cindy SantaolayaMay 16, 2011
    Duck Reuben Ohhh yeah!! Staff was very helpful and it has great atmosphere. :D
  • Darek L.
    Darek LaneMay 25, 2013
    Cashew butter & jelly sandwich is soooo good! Have another!
  • s p.
    s pJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    delerium tremens on tap. still one of the best beer bars in chicago.
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    Get the Mussels & frites, aioli sauce is on spot!
  • Nilot
    NilotOctober 15, 2016
    2 PIECES OF SCALLOPS IS $16. Yes, just two. If you ask for $16, please give more food. Dont make it feel like it is a complete RIP-OFF!!
  • Alex
    AlexMay 7, 2010
    Drink beer at Hopleaf. Get the mussels if you're hungry. Either preparation is great. Don't forget your ID.
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaDecember 29, 2015
    Sssooooooo many amazing beers. Atmosphere is great too.
  • Mikey G.
    Mikey GApril 20, 2013
    The bartenders are super douchey! I should have sat in the back.
  • Curtis B.
    Curtis BechtJuly 27, 2012
    Update: all of the bartenders are asses except the bald guy with the cool goatee... He's cool.
  • Andre C.
    Andre C.April 13, 2013
    Belgian style Yellow Curry Mussels is what's Up!
  • Andy P.
    Andy PerezJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This isn't a fratastic bar despite what 4sq says. It is awesome tho.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BudejenJuly 15, 2012
    Order whatever you want. Everything is fucking amazing.
  • Yesenia S.
    Yesenia SoteloAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The new bar also has wine on tap!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeithJuly 17, 2010
    You MUST try the onion rings. Skinny, flaky rings with a slightly spicy mayo — perfection.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WymoreJuly 24, 2015
    The sausage plate with beer--excellent German food!
  • Jessa B.
    Jessa ButlerJune 7, 2011
    Hand made fries with garlic aioli: a definite must.
  • Maria
    MariaDecember 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    With such knowledgeable staff and so many draughts be sure to expand your beer horizons by asking for recommendations.
  • Pari S.
    Pari S.February 18, 2012
    Try the Lamb Chops - Heaven in my mouth! Lovvvvvvve it!!!
  • Ben V.
    Ben Van SickleFebruary 15, 2013
    Not too busy on weekdays if you can get there 5-6.
  • Bill
    BillSeptember 18, 2015
    Lots of Belgian beer.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FischbachJuly 25, 2015
    The CB&J's are killer :)
  • Logan B.
    Logan BeauxApril 8, 2011
    Beer list is fantastic. Mussels, Mac & Stilton were good but not great.
  • Anne Z.
    Anne ZmudaDecember 8, 2013
    Mussels for two is the best deal!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BunderJune 3, 2016
    Try the Traquier. Not very common, with a novel taste/body.
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JamesJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    THEE BEST PLACE FOR AN IPA!!!!!!!!!!!! So much beer in and around my mouth.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PistekMarch 28, 2015
    The best mussels I've had in the city.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuchananJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak freete is the bomb. Plus, all the Belgum brews make it truly awesome.
  • Jen O.
    Jen OstafinskiFebruary 1, 2015
    If you sit in the back area, you have to order food
  • Robert T.
    Robert TeinowitzJune 25, 2011
    Great beer but a very good, well selected, wine list.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellFebruary 6, 2014
    The best mussels that I have EVER had.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FukudaSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always start with a zombie dust. One hell of a beer!
  • Rowell S.
    Rowell SottoFebruary 7, 2011
    They've had an amazing selection of beers for years. They still do.
  • 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 :)
  • Don H.
    Don HooverMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Belgian style mussels are awesome!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2013
    $10 purchase $30 or more only before 5p with Drink Deck
  • katie w.
    katie williamsJanuary 6, 2013
    Better the 2nd time because of the hot man meat that I brought with me.
  • Carly P.
    Carly PribylAugust 28, 2010
    Pair the Belgian ale muscles with Tripel Karmeliet for a hands down spiritual experience.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PierNovember 18, 2016
    Amazing beer menu and fries
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    Great spot if you are looking for savory dishes, Belgium beers and a cozy table for two! #vday
  • Max B.
    Max BriggsDecember 30, 2012
    Immense selection of excellent beers!
  • Drew D.
    Drew DiverApril 9, 2016
    Tons of beers... And the Mac and cheese was an awesome companion.
  • Jenna R.
    Jenna RecuperoOctober 25, 2013
    Don't underestimate the size of this place. Tons of beer options.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Hopleaf with your favorite beer snob and order the mussels for two (Belgian style), with extra bread
  • Alex D.
    Alex DrennenJune 9, 2011
    Get the bread pudding... "the maple kind?" it's amazing.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasAugust 5, 2015
    CB&J! who knew cashew butter was so good?!
  • Nightstick
    NightstickJuly 6, 2013
    Hoppin great, try the dick ruben
  • Bethany B.
    Bethany BarkerDecember 3, 2009
    Loveee this bar, amazing beer and food! And the area is a nice get away from the college neighborhoods!
  • Shannon H.
    Winner of Best Beer Bar at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PittJanuary 25, 2013
    It's a lot like the pub scene from Inglorious Basterds, except Michael Fassbender doesn't slip up and get us all killed.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SilverMay 16, 2013
    Three Floyds Zombie Dust is an excellent pale ale.
  • Hailey F.
    Hailey FJuly 14, 2012
    The stone saison du buff beer is crazy good!
  • Megan G.
    Megan GatesJune 17, 2012
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Great beer selection and good atmosphere
  • sam s.
    sam sanchezJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bourbon County Stout by Goose Island.....will change your life. #nuffsaid
  • Thiago C.
    Thiago CamposSeptember 15, 2012
    Stay away from the heirloom tomato salad. Just not worth the $10. You barely get the equivalent of one whole tomato and a few crumbles of cheese.
  • Maroon 5
    Maroon 5June 7, 2012
    Best selection of beers in the city!
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer brain Chicago. Period.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CaprettoSeptember 4, 2011
    Upstairs bar is cash only, but there's an ATM downstairs
  • SocialOne !.
    SocialOne !September 20, 2011
    the Mac and Cheese here is the best!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimFebruary 3, 2012
    Best mussels in the city hands down
  • Shara M.
    Shara MillerJanuary 31, 2016
    Fantastic food and beer selection.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BrownDecember 29, 2011
    Best frites in all of chicago..
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out Hopleaf Bar as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Heather C.
    Heather CammFebruary 25, 2010
    Fantastic mac n cheese. Great beer selection. You can't beat this place
  • Dan
    DanMay 19
    Great selection and vibe
  • Craig N.
    Craig NewmanJune 29, 2013
    Don't miss the frites!
  • Karin
    KarinMarch 14, 2014
    Heard so many great things about this place but both dishes were SUPREMELY SALTY
  • Lee P.
    Lee PlummerJanuary 5, 2015
    Excellent beer list
  • Yesenia S.
    Yesenia SoteloJune 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Open for lunch from 11:30 to 3pm now!
  • Edgar R.
    Edgar RivasApril 13, 2013
    Beer! All the time, beer!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the fact that Hopleaf generally gets first run at Metropolitan and Half Acre limited releases. Drink local!
  • Christopher
    ChristopherAugust 30, 2010
    order the mussels. They're the best in the city. Enjoy!
  • Geena A.
    Geena AngiolioFebruary 5, 2011
    The bearded bartender is often in a pissy mood and I am just trying to give him money.
  • Philip E.
    Philip EggerDecember 8, 2012
    Amazingly fast service.
  • Katy G.
    Katy GolightlySeptember 14, 2013
    CB&J is the best thing you'll ever have ever and if it isn't then I hate you.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DMarch 10
    Sandwiches and steak frites!
  • Wanda A.
    Wanda AponteJuly 26, 2015
    Beer selection is amazing! 🍻
  • Candy L.
    Candy LonisOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The mussels are the best.
  • Alexey M.
    No burgers at a bar? Are you kidding? The beer is great though.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FFebruary 17, 2013
    Get the Belgian mussels. Nothing else
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiAugust 9, 2016
    great beer! good vibes
  • Todd S.
    Todd SchorleJuly 19, 2010
    Try the the Belgian style mussels in White Ale
  • Steve S.
    Steve StromDecember 27, 2011
    This is one of the best beer bars in the US!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TantaleanDecember 13, 2015
    Incredible selection of draft beer.
  • Anita M.
    Anita MettilleAugust 10, 2014
    Mac n Cheese is wonderful!
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels and Beer. You're welcome.
  • Connie M.
    Connie MeehanNovember 3, 2011
    Great Belgian Specialties!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    Eat here. Now. Scallops. Get them. Now.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go with the Belgian style mussels.
  • Monica W.
    Monica WilsonJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hard cider selections
  • david m.
    david murphyJanuary 9
    Pom frites with garlic aioli
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SteerJanuary 20, 2014
    Mussels! So good!
  • Sima D.
    Sima Dahl, CSPJune 6, 2011
    Go for the beer but stay for the food. Read more
  • Chase W.
    Chase WreyfordDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Beth W.
    Beth WanlessNovember 10, 2011
    Delish, but avoid the hostess, she's a wench.
  • Adam Scott S.
    Adam Scott SmithApril 21, 2015
    Hopleaf Bar, Check out Freebie, its awesome! Read more
  • Alex T.
    Alex TheilerAugust 17, 2014
    Best beer selection in Chicago
  • Ozzie D.
    Ozzie DiazFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Art of Darkness before they run out!
  • Michael D.
    Michael De ChantFebruary 27, 2014
    Worst service ever. No one took our order for 20 minutes. The Mac and Cheese was overly seasoned & in edible. I will never come back here again.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LockmanAugust 28, 2010
    The Belgian style mussels are where it's at!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MinorNovember 20, 2013
    Rabbit croquettes were amazjng.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LuiJanuary 28, 2015
    It has all the beers.
  • stephen r.
    stephen rileyNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Toasted Ham. Best thing evar.
  • Yesenia S.
    Yesenia SoteloSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Now serving wine!
  • Deniz B.
    Deniz BayramogluNovember 21, 2012
    The CB&J is awesome!
  • Chazamm
    ChazammAugust 5, 2012
    $5 for French fries??? WTF , fly them in from france, stick to beer...
  • Leah N.
    Leah NicoleOctober 28, 2014
    Mussels, beers oh my!
  • Andre W.
    Andre WilliamsAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonMay 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Zombiedust and steak frites
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Kendall
    KendallMarch 3, 2014
    Friendly but not the best service, food was good
  • Matt D.
    Matt DimmerJune 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's completely organized. Ru fee. They'll take your beer. And deposit in it.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BobbJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels and frites!
  • Max H.
    Max HowellJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Waiter didn't say hello before demanding ID in a gruff voice. Felt unwelcome to say the least. Also, I'm 32.
  • John P.
    John PhamSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer, Brisket & Battlestar Galatica.
  • Samay G.
    Samay GMay 27, 2011
    The mussels. Seriously, amazing. Read more
  • Jana A. Kri
    Jana A. KriJuly 2, 2016
    Loved hopping here.
  • Amalia H.
    Amalia HohbergerDecember 27, 2010
    Let the server get you his favorite beer for the first round
  • Prash S.
    Prash SabharwalNovember 22, 2015
    Try the beer
  • Francisco P.
    Fries and beer selection.
  • Kate S.
    Kate StranbergDecember 7, 2012
    Mussels. sooooo good!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie McNeelyApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmmmm mussels and manhattans.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AswellDecember 23, 2009
    Great Beers, Awesome (always changing) food menu.
  • Jim D.
    Jim DavorenAugust 22, 2011
    Steak & Frites w/ aioli.
  • Ren C.
    Ren C.June 1, 2013
    CB&J. Wow...
  • Michael B.
    Michael BertoneJanuary 12, 2013
    Try the local gin
  • Richard W.
    Richard WongOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer heaven!!!
  • Merly p.
    Merly payneDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bread pudding + a glass of port = happiness
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LutmanMarch 26, 2011
    Belgium beer lover haven!
  • Michelle
    MichelleAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Most amazing mussels I've ever eaten
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezApril 3, 2015
    More beer yei!
  • Katie O.
    Katie O'TooleMarch 28, 2014
    Duck Reuben!
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff K.September 23, 2012
    Get a tall one "Zombie Dust"
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StilesSeptember 14, 2014
    The beers. Lol
  • B W.
    B WilliamsAugust 4, 2013
    LAME! NOT family friendly or nursing mother accepting.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SauvageauFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Specials" offered by Foursquare are NOT honored here. Foursquare needs to fix this.
  • Melanie N.
    Melanie NessSeptember 26, 2010
    great mussels and mac and cheese
  • Krista
    KristaFebruary 25, 2011
    Loving the Saison from netebuk
  • Bertram J.
    Bertram JFebruary 17
    Mussels, okay? Mussels
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the CB&J.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FisherMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a St. Bernardus Apt 12. It will be a great experience. I promise!!!
  • Raymond H.
    Raymond HarrisAugust 20, 2014
    Beer is much gut.
  • Carrie J.
    Carrie JeanSeptember 21, 2015
    Very few veg options for food
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MorganMarch 10, 2010
    Best place for for Belgian beer and food! Read more
  • omar
    omarJanuary 18, 2014
    not crowded on Sundays
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BernardoSeptember 18, 2010
    Man, the fries, order and devour.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WojtowiczMarch 9, 2010
    Allagash white is the best buy. German weisse style
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BauerAugust 9, 2013
    Zombie Dust !!!
  • judie
    judieSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Zombie Dust.
  • John R.
    John RMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the mussels. They come in two styles. Get them Belgian style.
  • Joanne S.
    Joanne SwansonFebruary 25, 2010
    Mussels are amazing here. Get em!
  • April R.
    April RueberDecember 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my fave places in Chicago. Amazing beer selection.
  • Hipster L.
    Hipster LarryMarch 7, 2014
    Deez nutz!
  • Aldo Z.
    Aldo ZaninottoNovember 30, 2011
    Home sweet home !
  • John K.
    John KreicbergsApril 8, 2010
    Try the duck rueben. It. Rocks.
  • Will M.
    Will MagleyJanuary 1, 2012
    Happy new year!
  • Faith K.
    Faith KlingerNovember 4, 2011
    Slow. Slow. Slow. Slow. Did I say slow? They weren't even very busy and it took 45 mins for us to get our food. Unacceptable.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuchananSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the fries
  • Stu T.
    Stu ThompsonFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Myra for the good pours
  • Russell H.
    Russell HansenSeptember 26, 2010
    amazing selection!
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneApril 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Mussels. Do it.
  • Joshua F.
    Joshua FunkeMarch 30, 2011
    No irish car bombs boooooo! Guest is not happy
  • Jerry J.
    Jerry JascoviakMarch 5, 2011
    Kwak all the way
  • Diana
    DianaMarch 17, 2010
    Brisket and Stout. Manly. Read more
  • Jon K.
    Jon KuehlerNovember 19, 2011
    Service is shady.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BakerSeptember 20, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    try the beer Rare Vos!
  • Disa J.
    Disa JohnsonOctober 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Triple Karmeliet on tap weee!
  • Holly C.
    Holly CahillDecember 22, 2009
    Come hungry and early
  • Marc G.
    Marc GeelhoedDecember 21, 2009
    Another successful nite at Hopleaf. Such a deep list....
  • Nadria T.
    Nadria TuckerNovember 27, 2010
    Always crowded
  • Mike M.
    Mike MitsuiApril 21, 2012
    Too many hipsters
  • Mel K.
    Mel KleveApril 28, 2009
    Eat the CB&J with Stilton Mac n Cheese
  • matthew m.
    matthew modicaNovember 27, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Mustard beer!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwindlerNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    nicest smelling bathrooms!
  • Brent S.
    Brent SordylApril 27, 2009
    best beer selection in Chicago
  • Lynn Marie
    Lynn MarieJuly 24, 2014
    Hate this place. Over priced and the bartenders are rude.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwindlerNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Hopleaf Bar and
  • Sandra
    SandraDecember 5, 2016
    Nuestro anfitrión en Chicago nos recomendó el Hopleaf para echar la copita. Fuimos y tuvo mucha razón. Tienen mucha La Cerveza Internacional, pero me enamoré de la comida. El sándwich de pato, ¡ay!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GreenAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    België heeft twee voertalen, Vlamingen en het Frans en is effectief verdeelde taalkundig door het Noorden/een Zuiden verdeelt (zie hieronder kaart).
  • Tyson G.
    Tyson GachDecember 4, 2016
    👍🏼 CB&J sandwich
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoverAugust 11, 2012
    Green line on tap.
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