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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 35
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2034 W Irving Park Rd
phone: (773) 472-1749
Monday - Friday: 2pm - 2am
Saturday: 2pm - 3am
Sunday: 2pm - 12am
Kitchen opens at 5pm (closed Monday)
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Resis Bierstube: In Chicago, just West of Lincoln on Irving Park. Surprisingly small, with a huge selection of imported beers, pored well and served in appropriate glassware. Every major German brewer is represented, and the beer was terrific.
The main room is relatively small, and yes, a little dingy. There is a long bar that runs along the wall, with a few booths on the other wall. However, there is a small, but very comfortable beer garden out back, with 4 or five picnic benches and a hand full of smaller tables. The primary decorations were flower boxes, and two massive trees right in the middle of the concrete patio. The atmosphere was perfect, low key, and the service was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.
The food was phenomenal. Nothing fancy, just very well made and huge portions. The sauerkraut was simply the best I have ever had, bar none. Very tender and flavorful.
If you can go while the Beer Garden is open, this is a fine spot to enjoy good beers, good food and a nice atmosphere.
07-28-2003 15:16:52 |
More by jackndan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Here is another great German institution in the St Bens neighborhood. While not shiny, bright and new inside, it does have some charm that really grows on you.
I have always had top-notch service here. The bartenders are respectful of beer and their customers. The waitresses are efficient and friendly. Who knows, they may even pull-up a seat at your table for a chat!
A fantastic selection of German beers. There are 20+ taps and man I dont know how many bottles (I would hazard a conservative guess of 75+, maybe over a 100). There is always something new to try. Tap lines seem to be kept in immaculate condition. Glasses are always clean.
They serve good, inexpensive German food. It is easy to pair a favorite food with a good beer. Try the schnitzel, thuringer plate, or the hunters stew.
The beer garten is great, I wish it were bigger. Lots of tables to share and nice shade trees. I have met some interesting people here while sharing tables.
Nice bonus, If your at Resis, make sure you cross the street to visit Laschetts Inn, another great local German bar.
This is a fun bar and gives you a taste of what the ethnic places in Chicago used to be like. Now, if they would only make it nonsmoking ..
03-06-2003 11:36:46 |
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