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Geneva Ale House
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 156
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
319 W State St
phone: (630) 262-3877
(Place added by: thewimperoo on 12-11-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Finally got a chance to stop by on my way home from work. I had been meaning to get here for months now.
12 craft taps. Tons of bottles. Some tap prices were very good, some seemed a little high. Settled on a pint of Racer 5 for $5. No complaints here. Grabbed the pulled pork and homemade chips. Sandwich was good (I am a sucker for the pretzel roll) and they put a ton of chips on the plate. More than I expected for $8.95.
Overall, I will definitely be back in the near future. I'll definitely consider coming here more over the Bavarian Lodge. The number of taps may not be as good, but I didn't get the holier than thou attitude I sometimes experience at the Lodge.
04-20-2011 01:07:20 |
More by spankdog42
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I love going out to Geneva. It is a peaceful relaxing area, where one can go on bike rides, relax in the park, and hit up the downtown. I go there often, and literally every time I do I hit up Geneva Ale House. The atmosphere is normally either quiet (on the weekdays) or pretty bustling during the weekend. The clientele are not "beer" people, but regular patrons who may or may not be looking to get a pint.
The quality of the establishment is on par with what you would expect, and the service has always been very good. They often have at least one fun special thing on the tap list, and overall have a solid, albeit smaller tap lineup.
The food here (well, what I've had) is phenomenal. I highly recommend the Chipotle BBQ Chicken breast. I get it almost every time I go and it hasn't gotten old.
I will say, my biggest gripe with this establishment is that they overcharge what THEY think are "rarer" beers on tap. It is absurd. For example, they are charging $12 for a 12oz pour of the Dogfish Head Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines IPA. This beer can be purchased anywhere around the area, is NOT that expensive, and is frankly, not that good. This bugs me mostly because it makes it seem to me they are trying to make a quick buck off of what they think is a limited beer. Don't do that Ale House - it makes you look cheap and that you don't care about your regulars/clientele. If you want to charge a bit extra, increase the price a reasonable amount. Don't charge a dollar an ounce for a mediocre, sub-par, not rare beer.
04-19-2013 18:00:05 |
More by SpdKilz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Located in historic downtown Geneva, IL underneath the old Geneva Theater marquee.
Atmosphere: Excellent environment consisting of friendly people and relaxed ambiance. Friday and Saturday dinner sees an increased pace, but this doesn't detract from the overall experience. Several TVs are scattered thought the bar area and the staff controlled music selection is a mix of classic rock and blues.
Quality: Outstanding. Traditional glassware and pours, although this can be confusing for some who are always expecting a MGD draft experience. Owner knows his stuff and is always willing to discuss craft brews with interested patrons.
Service: Staff is well trained and friendly. They are always willing to answer any questions about the beers and offer 'tasters' of draft beer you might be on the fence about.
Selection: 12 taps all of domestic and international craft brews, with another 100+ on bottles/cans. More traditional mass market beers (Miller Lite, Corona, Coors etc) are also available, making it a place you can take anyone, even if they aren't interested in the craft brews. Although, the staff will try and convert them!
Food: Burgers and sandwiches are amazing. Signature 'Ale House Burger' comes with a friend egg, bacon, grilled onions, and sharp cheddar. Simply amazing. All burgers are served on pretzel rolls, which compliment the beers nicely.
Value: For the same prices you pay at other local establishments you get a better selection of beer and some of the best pub food around. When it comes to getting your money's worth, it's hard to come up with anywhere else to go in the Fox Valley area.
04-18-2010 18:43:41 |
More by mmckee82
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
From notes during a February 16th, 2011 visit
This is always a favorite stop when visiting my college buddy who lives nearby. It’s a great location! Located in historic downtown Geneva in an old building that once used to be a theater. Walking in you’ll see 3-4 bar-height tables to your right and about 10 or so normal-height tables to your left. In the middle of the place is an “L”-shaped bar with a couple of flat screen TV’s on the wall. There is always a great line-up of brews at this place. 12 Craft beers on tap, 112 of bottles of various Craft brews and 2 Craft brews offered in cans. This is always changing so if you want to see the most current list of brews see the website for an updated list. Prices are reasonable, as low as $5 for some Tap & Bottle offerings and high as $20; however, you should see most in the $5 to $10 range. On this visit I had Tyranena’s “Shaggin’ in the Wood” on tap!
The food here is also quite delicious! Prices are reasonable as well. Basically you are going to spend around $7 to $10 for a huge burger, sandwich, or Panini. Like I said the food here is very delicious! For this visit I had the Blacken Turkey Panini which is by far my favorite sandwich there. Price is $7.95.
Well, if you are in the area and looking for a nice place to enjoy a nice craft beer and maybe have something to eat Geneva’s Ale House is the place to go!
04-26-2011 17:54:58 |
More by Dhren1979
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Geneva Ale House in Geneva, IL
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