Mickey Finn's Brewery
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 217
Beer Avg: 3.64
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Reviews by tmitch75:
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A fine local establishment that welcomes families and has a simple pub feel. Nice long bar area, with a separate dining area and a sweet outdoor beer garden (across the street from the main downtown park).
Service is friendly and prompt. Prices are reasonable.
Food is good with decent pub variety. I especially like the calzone and the sausage platter. Specials are frequently good too.
Beer is solid with good variety and usually a couple cask selections. Rye Stout and Black Magic are among my favorite beers.
A very good neighborhood-type place, which gives me a chance to visit often. I'm a big fan.
03-09-2008 05:13:28 | More by tmitch75
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3.4/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Mickey Finn’s is a pretty standard brew pub restaurant in downtown Libertyville. The atmosphere is nice except on weekends when it can get pretty loud. Food and beer can be hit or miss. I"ve had some good beers and some not-so-good beers here. Food selection can also be an adventure - but the burgers here are usually a safe bet. In an area that doesn’t boast many brew pub options, this is certainly worth a visit. But, it in no way can stack up to the kind of pubs you’d find in Chicago proper.
05-20-2011 03:17:12 | More by kjc51478
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
I went here while getting my car serviced in Libertyville after having a pint at the Firkin.
It is a two part place, a bar/pub area, and a restaurant. I sat at the bar. It has a loud sports bar feel with tons of basketball on the tv.
I tried a sample of 7 beers, with one of them being the nitro version o the other. The beers ran the gamut of horrible (847 Suburban Wheat) to pretty good (Czech Pils).
The food I got was the sausage plate and it was pretty good and hearty.
The bartender was nice.
Overall it is a nice little brewpub not too far from home.
02-01-2011 04:21:57 | More by crossovert
3.94/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited 10/11/2010 on Columbus Day. 9 house taps including both versions (nitro/CO2) of Big Head APA and a couple of casks (Q-Dog and left over Summer Ale).
This place is in another nice looking quiet country side town. The bar is across the street from a park so parking was easy. The restaurant is kind of stretched out into an L shape. It was sort of dark inside and a bit warm but over all nice. Not many people inside at 11 am on a holiday.
I tried the sampler, although I'm still not sure if they normally offer this. The sampler included the regular beers but when I asked to include the nitro Big Head, the seasonal (Oktoberfest), and the 2 casks the bartender happily obliged. After leaving me with my drinks he went to hang out with one of the waitresses. Fine with me as I was only making a quick stop on the way back to Chicago and I was paying cash so I didnt need him around.
The beer wasn't bad with the standout being the 847 APWA and the variations of the Big Head Pale (nitro, CO2, and Q-Dog which is cask Big Head with some extra dry hops).
Not even sure if they offer food but at a friendly neighborhood bar like this I wouldn't mind hanging out a bit.
12-22-2010 19:53:09 | More by t0rin0
3.88/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This little gem in the North suburbs of Chicago (Lake County) offers a wide selection of beers. They have standards available throughout the year, as well as, seasonal offerings. You can purchase growlers.
Small, quaint pub, restaurant feel with a separate bar section, along with live music area upstairs.
The pub fair is very good and after visiting this place many times, have tried many different things on the menu. Mickey Finn's has something for everyone concerning beer (weaker to heavier) and also food.
This is a must for IL and WI residents. Support local beer.
12-10-2010 18:44:45 | More by BeerLover99
4.95/5 rDev +31.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Mickey Finn's is a great place to get a few beers and have a nice meal. They usually have many different varieties on tap, including, amber, hefeweizen, and oatmeal stout. The beers are top notch and the service is every bit as good. There is also a reasonably priced menu, mostly comfort food. This is the place to go to in Libertyville. It is a great place to go with a large group or to take a date to. My personal favorite is the oatmeal stout. I also like the hefeweizen, especially in the summer, great banana and clove flavor.
11-02-2010 22:06:40 | More by vlad1456
4.38/5 rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Had some friends in town from the Northeast, and we headed over to Finns to sample their beers. These guys know A LOT more about beer than I do, and all 6 of them praised the beers as VERY good. One of them told me how difficult it is to get a decent Kolsch in his area, and that I was lucky to have Finns so close with such a variety of VERY good beers. (The six of them took the train from downtown and exclaimed it was well worth the trip.)The service and selections are great, and the atmosphere is exactly what you'd like for a friendly neighborhood pub. I recommend it highly!
11-02-2010 14:35:19 | More by RMC
2.81/5 rDev -25.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I would not recommend this place at all. I have been there a few times, never by choice, always because a friend is having a party there. The beer is just lazy or boring or sometimes just plain offensive. I don't like to complain, but there is no excuse for some of the swill that is being brewed in this place. The service is good and Libertyville is always a fun little town to check out. But please, I urge you, go across the street the The Firkin or The Tavern, spend a few extra bucks, get some great brews and hang out in a more inviting atmosphere.
10-13-2010 23:21:39 | More by Czap
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Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, IL
86 out of 100 based on 31 user ratings.