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Taps: 5 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2900 W Belmont Ave
phone: (773) 604-8769
(Place added by: gwtucker on 12-18-2005)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This is my go-to place for beer and beef.
The on-tap selection is solid but the bottle list is outstanding.
Waiting for a table usually takes an hour but bar seats open up fairly quickly if you come alone.
The food is prepared with so much love and consistency and the portions will not leave you hungry.
Heavy metal pours out of the grease-laden speakers so conversations are usually drowned out- thankfully.
Watch the kitchen in action. They are amazing.
10-13-2013 17:37:05 |
More by Karl_M
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$
*From my Yelp profile*
That was the best burger that I have ever eaten.
Since I know almost nobody will read my entire review, I thought I'd be generous and put the "Too long, didn't read" at the top, rather than the bottom. For those with an attention span better than that of a squirrel, READ ON!
I came here on a Sunday at about 11:20, knowing that they opened at 12. As it turned out, I got here at just about the right time. There were already about ten people in line. I read that there are insane wait times for Kuma's Corner, so I wanted to beat the rush. At about 11:45, Kuma's decided to let people in. I got sat in the back (See pictures I added), and ordered a beer. For those wondering, I went with a Dreadnaught by Three Floyds, which ran $10 a pint -- about the price I was expecting, given the quality of the beer and the ABV.
Within a few minutes, I got my order taken and decided to have the Plague Bringer. Being a huge fan of "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives", I wanted to get the Black Sabbath burger, but I felt compelled to get something that seemed "new" to me. The Plague Bringer, having roasted garlic mayo, crushed garlic, housemade hot sauce, jalapenos, tortilla strips, lettuce, tomato, and onion, did that for me. I should also note that I decided to get the burger medium rare, even though I normally get my meat cooked medium.
For the love of God. Half of the 9.5% ABV pint of Dreadnaught may have had an effect on my opinion of the burger, but I was far from drunk -- I've had plenty of intoximeals where the food wasn't anywhere near as good as this.
The Plague Bringer basically blew me away. First of all, it's monstrous. I took some pics, but it doesn't do it justice at all. With the bun on, the 10oz burger with all of the toppings has to be nearly five inches tall. You'd better have a wide mouth, otherwise you'll just have to eat this with a knife and fork (wimp...). Everything about the Plague Bringer makes me crave it right now. Obviously, the perfectly cooked, juicy burger makes me want to dive in, but the spice from the jalapenos and fantastic house-made hot sauce. The crunch and flavor of the tortilla strips that somehow stay perfectly crispy with all of the juices from the burger... I can't get over it.
My friend went and got the Black Sabbath burger, to which he simply said was "Good." He wasn't nearly as impressed with his burger ... I assume that's a combination of being completely sober and his burger choice. I have no doubts in my mind that even if I hadn't had any beer whatsoever (wasn't much to begin with), that I'd be just as in love with the Plague Bringer.
For $13, you actually get an impressive value. The 10oz burger is slightly bigger than the normal half pounder, and obviously almost twice that of a 6oz burger. If that's not enough for you, you get a generous portion of fries. The fries aren't anything to write home about, but if you couldn't already tell, THE DAMN PLAGUE BRINGER IS!
Absolutely, 100%, no doubt, I'll be back to Kuma's (Not KUMAR'S... why are some people calling it Kumar's!?) when I'm in Chicago... and I'll *try* to get something different. I can't make any promises though...
For those that skipped to the bottom of this review and didn't read the top...
08-29-2013 00:13:56 |
More by Alextricity
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75 | $$$
Big Deal...you make a big burger.
The burgers are 10oz. and have interesting sounding toppings. They are $13-16 each.
They have about 10-12 taps with some Lagunitas and 3 Floyds selections which is nice.
They play metal music and their burgers are named after metal rock bands.
My burger was over cooked and dried out. The fries were OK.
I definitely would never go back again.
08-13-2013 18:24:11 |
More by rudyarmand
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This was an interesting place to say the least. Very dark with the overall feel of a run down biker bar (I think that is their goal). Showed up later in the evening on a hot night and could barely stand sitting inside due to the lack of A/C, despite the giant industrial fan that they had. I actually had to leave and sit outside for a few minutes while my friends ate their burgers.
The beer selection was very good, with rotating taps from FFF and Half Acre among the taps.
I didn't eat, but the burgers looked fantastic. As long as it isn't a hot night, I will give this place a another try next time I am in Chicago.
07-22-2013 13:20:15 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
Amazing burgers! Heavy metal, plenty of ink, great service, and craft brews. They don't even allow the big name beer companies in here. Bring your appetite because all burgers are 10 ounce patties. In addition to the amazing craft beers both bottled and on tap, they have 3 whiskeys on tap. This place is serious. You can't go wrong coming here.
07-01-2013 23:04:53 |
More by BLITZNGRINS
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Best burgers in the world, probably. Great, if not top-notch beer selection too. Really nice waitstaff and bartenders. Has gotten a little too well known for its own good the last few years, but as long as you ignore the posers, you'll have a great time. The only reason this place doesn't get all fives is because it's always crowded. It takes a bit longer than the usual burger joint trip, but if you're like me and enjoy the music, then it's absolutely fantastic.
06-28-2013 01:51:13 |
More by RMelyon
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Out of hand burgers and good craft beer selection. This place is not for people who hate to wait and hate heavy music. During peak times, you can see the line go around the block. Get yourself the Mastodon burger and head bang to the blasting metal music.
06-08-2013 00:16:19 |
More by tbergsli
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Awesome place but get there early. All Heavy Metal but who really cares as this place is awesome. Beer selection has at least 3 Floyds on draft and the bottle selection is also out of this world. Burgers, Burgers, and more burgers and they all sound an amazing. Also the mac and Cheese comes highly rated
05-14-2013 21:16:18 |
More by phillybeerfreak
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I've been to Kumas Corner twice now. Great metal bar with an awesome selection of brews and the best burgers I've ever tasted! If you're ever in Chicago, this is the place to go. Great atmosphere and great service. Convenient and free parking on the street behind Kumas. I recommend the High On Fire burger!!!
05-09-2013 21:13:49 |
More by Claytonbrewsby
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I have been here at least 30 times and it is by far my favorite place to eat. I have never had better burgers/food in my life. I have tried about 10 burgers about from their and wasn't disappointed with a single one. And considering its heavy metal themed, so all the burgers are names after metal bands and they play metal, thats amazing for me since I'm a huge metalhead. Don't let that sound like bias though, like i am reviewing the place/food good just because they play metal. Not the case, its just a huge plus. Ive recommended this place many people who hate metal and all they talk about is going back ASAP. As far as beers go, they have like 5 or 6 on tap which sometimes change, been the same ones for a little while now though and a large amount of bottled craft beer (never counted but it would take a while to try them all). Ive had to wait for a seat from anywhere between 1 second and 2 hours, just got to know when to get there. 2pm on multiple occasions has seemed to be a no wait time, also very late like 10pm or so will usually get you seated quick. Despite how crowded this place gets I have always had great service and the waitresses have always been able to make good beer recommendations for me.
10-11-2012 18:49:30 |
More by ScreamBloodyGore
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