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Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
Taps: 31 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
41 E Superior St
phone: (312) 266-0400
(Place added by: sholland119 on 11-06-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a Friday night with the girlfriend...
Cozy, warm, smells like a fireplace and BBQ, became hungry the second I walked in the door. Ample seating, tables, booths and a large bar area.
Impressive tap list, 4 unique Surly offerings (pretty rare for a Chicago bar to have that many)...very locally influenced list with many from Metropolitan, Half Acre and Goose...
Everything on the menu sounded delicious and what I had did not disappoint. Service was good, friendly staff, maybe a tad slow at times but really no major complaints.
Located right by Holy Name Cathedral in the heart of beautiful River North, would definitely visit again.
01-16-2010 09:11:38 |
More by hawks10
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Typical sports bar atmosphere with lots of TVs, but no sound, so it was tolerable. We sat in a group of 9 at a long, high table. Our server came somewhat rarely but was always real prompt about getting things we had ordered out to us. The appetizers for the table were mussels, BBQ nachos, fried pickles, and hot wings. All were good except for a few mussels which weren't open (indicating it was dead when they started cooking ... they shouldn't serve them). I was shocked at the beer selection and ordered a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout but they were out of it. I settled for a Bigfoot which was really good. Overall I liked the place quite a bit, and around Michigan Ave with relatives from out of town, it's a fine place to go.
12-05-2010 18:00:36 |
More by EricCioe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had to take a break while my wife and girls were spending money at the American Girl Store nearby on Michigan Avenue. Great location, I had planned a trip to Chicago and wanted to get away for a few pints. I thought this was the place within walking distance that had the best selection -- and I wasn't disappointed. They had a great selection of local beers (several from Metropolitan Brewery that I would've like to have tried, Goose Island) as well as beers not available where in Ohio (Surly, Port Brewing, several Allagash and Stone). The bartenders were very knowledgeable -- took time to answer any questions and made some excellent recommendations based on my taste. My only regret is that I so excited about the beers, I forgot to ask for a menu and ran out of time to order any food, but the menu looked OK -- sandwiches, appetizers and finger food. Definitely worth a return visit next trip to the Windy City.
04-28-2010 03:11:47 |
More by chaz01
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I enjoyed my time here this past Friday. The prices were fine for a good beer place in Chicago--six to eight dollars for a Belgian or bigger American beer is normal, and given the prime location almost surprising.
I had some decent potato skins and flatbread there, too--and I'm a prick about food. It's definitely a good price point for the comparatively expensive neighborhood it's in--a block from the Mag Mile. Perhaps a bit more than two dollar signs for many, but spot-on here.
Selection is enough to keep most BAs at least interested. They were out of a couple taps I asked for, but comped me for a round because of that. A fine institution with good location.
A bit of a sports-bar/after-work crowd might detract some.
09-13-2010 00:58:36 |
More by wschmit
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I've been frequently this establishment for quite some time and within the last year they have greatly enhanced their beer selection (both bottle and draft).
Though basically a sports bar (numerous tv's, video games, megatouch, golden tee etc), their beer cache has really made them a great downtown alternative for those seeking hard to find micros at reasonable prices.
Right now they have 4 Surly drafts (Smoke, Bender, Furious and Cynic), HopSlam, Half Acre's Big Hugs to just name a few. Emphasis is on local (Metropolitan, Half Acre, Goose Island) as well as regional micros (Surly, Bells).
Bottle Selection is also vast and deep (Great Lakes, Lagunitas, Two Brothers, Rogue)
They're even hosting a monthly meet the Brewers series.
Aside from the beer, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Food is pretty good for pub fare with daily and monthly specials.
I will be back (again).
01-14-2010 16:53:50 |
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