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Hopleaf Bar

5148 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

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(773) 334-9851

  • Sun - Fri 12:00pm - 2:00am
  • Sat 12:00pm - 3:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars

4.7 of 5.0 from 236 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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  • Eating For Sanity on Feb 07, 2014

    It is a well-known fact in Chicago that Hopleaf has some of the best, if not the best, mussels and frites dish. So it was quite obvious that this would be our first pick. Prepared Belgian-style, the mussels are cooked with a Witterkerke white ale and a mixture of shallots, celery, and thyme. It is served with a nice chunk of toasted bread and an entire cone of frites.

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  • ShycuExtensive beer list. Fancy food for a brew pub. Crab and corn fritters were yummy. Lots of pomme frites come with sandwich orders. Sandwiches $11-$13, entrees over $18-$32. Mussels are the specialty.

    55555 by Shycu

  • DanGreat selection and vibe

    55555 by Dan

  • Joseph BlewittGood for small groups (1-2 people), since the place is always packed.

    55555 by Joseph Blewitt

  • PureWowAndersonville: Even on the hottest of days, the garden at Hopleaf is packed with people cooling off with a Hefeweizen and light salad—made with greens grown around you, no less.

    55555 by PureWow

  • Francisco LFries and beer selection.

    55555 by Francisco L

  • Alexey VNo burgers at a bar? Are you kidding? The beer is great though.

    33333 by Alexey V

  • Lizzie HinemanAwesome beer list. Split the mussels and had the cb&j sandwich.

    55555 by Lizzie Hineman

  • Bertram J.Mussels, okay? Mussels

    33333 by Bertram J.

  • Özge DThis is how a pub should be. Go earlier, far much better. You may also try muscles.

    55555 by Özge D

  • Paula CThe service is consistently good. I've never had a meal I didn't like. The beer selection is varied.

    55555 by Paula C

  • EaterAndersonville residents manage to agree that the fireplace at Hopleaf is a huge asset to the space. Get lost in the Hopleaf's massive beer menu.

    55555 by Eater

  • Damon MExcellent beer list and wonderful food. Mussels are incredible and the charcuterie platter great too. Pork belly salad was to die for.

    55555 by Damon M

  • Tyson Gach👍🏼 CB&J sandwich

    55555 by Tyson Gach

  • David GThe charcuterie is on point. Great beer selection, a lot of Belgians, but a lot of options overall.

    55555 by David G

  • Paige K.great beer! good vibes

    55555 by Paige K.

  • Samir NazirIt is a little further out, but great Belgian beers and solid food

    55555 by Samir Nazir

  • Louis KliegerMussels are a must. And the chocolate brownie for dessert is mind blowing.

    55555 by Louis Klieger

  • Peter B.Try the Traquier. Not very common, with a novel taste/body.

    33333 by Peter B.

  • Ben L.Definitely try the CB&J sandwich! It comes with mac & cheese and real potato chips—more food than you probably need.

    55555 by Ben L.

  • Christopher N.Check their off menu "Cooler" for the rarer and vintage bottles

    55555 by Christopher N.

  • Kirstjen L.Get there early if you want a table. This place is busy on the weekends.

    55555 by Kirstjen L.

  • Jeff SA Chicago institution. No better place for beer (Belgians especially) in this town.

    55555 by Jeff S

  • Gary T.Had the brisket sandwich! And the sausage appetizer! Great atmosphere.

    55555 by Gary T.

  • Daniel MIncredible selection of draft beer.

    55555 by Daniel M

  • Kelly NSour beer lovers should try this place. Beer lovers of all kinds will be happy.

    55555 by Kelly N

  • Prash S.Try the beer

    55555 by Prash S.

  • Jamie VWe only had the mussels, but they were excellent. very nice atmosphere, high quality food. Andersonville is a very nice area to explore, and this is a great place to have a few beers and relax.love it

    55555 by Jamie V

  • Julian KThe beer selection is amazing. Even though they pronounce all the European beers wrong. M

    55555 by Julian K

  • kailey BMussels were a little gritty but food was pretty great and awesome beer selection

    55555 by kailey B

  • Carrie NVery few veg options for food

    55555 by Carrie N

  • Bill S.Lots of Belgian beer.

    55555 by Bill S.

  • Sam W.Best beer brain Chicago. Period.

    55555 by Sam W.

  • Eric V.Great potato chips and obviously a great beer list. Two bars so if the front is crowded, move around to the back left and find that the space opens up nicely.

    55555 by Eric V.

  • Fodor's Travel EThe bar’s selection of around 400 different bottled beers and 64 on draft will satisfy even the most discerning beer fan, especially one who is hankering for a good Belgian ale.

    55555 by Fodor's Travel E

  • ChicagoistThe woody pub atmosphere of this neighborhood staple adds even more to make this a must-do weekend stop, early or late, or if you’re compelled to linger there for hours (and you probably will be).

    55555 by Chicagoist

  • Renee V.CB&J! who knew cashew butter was so good?!

    55555 by Renee V.

  • Sam B.Mussels and frites!

    55555 by Sam B.

  • Wanda KBeer selection is amazing! 🍻

    55555 by Wanda K

  • Heather KThe CB&J's are killer :)

    55555 by Heather K

  • Teresa W.Real German food! Nothing better than the sausage plate and beer.

    55555 by Teresa W.

  • Stephanie H.Zombiedust and steak frites

    55555 by Stephanie H.

  • Todd CarpenterCatfish hogie was pretty good and the beer selection is great. I had a delicious Flemish sour.

    55555 by Todd Carpenter

  • ChicagoistIt's where you'd least expect, but Hopleaf actually features a great wine list. It's mainly European, focusing on old world wines, but that's not to say there aren't any new world choices.

    55555 by Chicagoist

  • Jorge ChavezMore beer yei!

    55555 by Jorge Chavez

  • Ninah RandolphThe mussels are good. Tons of beers to choose from. Great atmosphere

    55555 by Ninah Randolph

  • Ryan NagodeGreat place love all the glassware

    55555 by Ryan Nagode

  • Jenny LuiIt has all the beers.

    55555 by Jenny Lui

  • valeria EThe beer selection is very exciting. The food is good, but just concentrate in the beer.

    55555 by valeria E

  • Redeye ChicagoYou may enter here as a novice, eyes glazing over with one glance at all the "brouwerijen" smattered through the encyclopedic menu. Take your time and experiment with something new.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • Bobby KennedyMussels and Beer. You're welcome.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy

  • Lee P.Excellent beer list

    55555 by Lee P.

  • Chicago TribuneCome to this bar for lunch or dinner as they serve up some delicious meals as well as great drinks. Ask your server what they recommend but definitely try the Montreal-style beef brisket.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Andrew WhiteLarge selection of great beers on tap. Magazines and periodicals are available

    55555 by Andrew White

  • Muriel V.The Duck sandwich is amazing! Get it with the smokey mac n cheese or homemade potato chips. So good!

    55555 by Muriel V.

  • Andrew JThe beers. Lol

    55555 by Andrew J

  • Steve G.Best beer selection on earth. Awesome dinner menu. Lunch offerings a bit lacking, though.

    55555 by Steve G.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Hopleaf Bar as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Brittany NicoleGreat beer selection and good atmosphere

    55555 by Brittany Nicole

  • TammyBesides their extensive menu of drinks/beers, you must try their mussels and fries!

    55555 by Tammy

  • Kellen T.Best beer bar in Chicago. Get the duck Rubin.

    55555 by Kellen T.

  • Anita M.Mac n Cheese is wonderful!

    55555 by Anita M.

  • Fletcher RhoadsThe mussels are fantastic, and the sausage and potato appetizer is great too. Killer Belgian beer selection.

    55555 by Fletcher Rhoads

  • AFAR MediaIf you go, make sure to order the mussels for two in the beer sauce.

    55555 by AFAR Media

  • Food NetworkThey're nixing regular fries and burgers and adding in none other than cheese head (that's pig's head) charcuterie. Or, try a duck and Gruyere crepe.

    55555 by Food Network

  • Lynn MarieHate this place. Over priced and the bartenders are rude.

    22222 by Lynn Marie

  • Kelly K.Get the white wine mussels. Amazing and enough for two for a meal. Comes with huge basket of awesome frites.

    55555 by Kelly K.

  • Daniel DBest beer selection of any place I've been, and excellent food as well.

    55555 by Daniel D

  • Melissa S.You may need a cocktail after all of this, Hopleaf has a great selection of beers!

    55555 by Melissa S.

  • Jerome K.The toasted ham sandwich is mad delicious son! Get some of that in your life right now.

    55555 by Jerome K.

  • KarinHeard so many great things about this place but both dishes were SUPREMELY SALTY

    33333 by Karin

  • David W.Charcuterie is a treat, frites are a must, brisket sandwich is delicious & filling, mussels also a must and if it has any kind of fish (menu changes) GET IT.

    55555 by David W.

  • Hipster MDeez nutz!

    33333 by Hipster M

  • KendallFriendly but not the best service, food was good

    55555 by Kendall

  • Robert S.The best mussels that I have EVER had.

    55555 by Robert S.

  • Brittany S.Mussels! So good!

    55555 by Brittany S.

  • Ben A.Get the fried brussel sprouts. They're one of the best things I've ever eaten.

    55555 by Ben A.

  • omar o.not crowded on Sundays

    55555 by omar o.

  • Jude R.The Mussels are excellent. Vegetarian Wellington and cauliflower salad are awesome.

    55555 by Jude R.

  • Anne Z.Mussels for two is the best deal!

    55555 by Anne Z.

  • Matt C.Huge/excellent beer selection. Lots of Belgian beers on draft. Try Atomium. Tasty.

    55555 by Matt C.

  • stephen r.Toasted Ham. Best thing evar.

    55555 by stephen r.

  • Steven M.Rabbit croquettes were amazjng.

    55555 by Steven M.

  • Adam W.The mussels. Oh my God the mussels. The frites. And the biggest beer menu I've ever seen. And the best part: not a single TV in the place.

    55555 by Adam W.

  • Jenna R.Don't underestimate the size of this place. Tons of beer options.

    55555 by Jenna R.

  • Candy L.The mussels are the best.

    55555 by Candy L.

  • Judith V.Zombie Dust.

    11111 by Judith V.

  • Matt F.Always start with a zombie dust. One hell of a beer!

    55555 by Matt F.

  • Katy G.CB&J is the best thing you'll ever have ever and if it isn't then I hate you.

    55555 by Katy G.

  • Shannon H.$10 purchase $30 or more only before 5p with Drink Deck

    33333 by Shannon H.

  • Jerry B.Zombie Dust !!!

    22222 by Jerry B.

  • B W.LAME! NOT family friendly or nursing mother accepting.

    33333 by B W.

  • Emily G.If you have a kid turning 21 from now until Feb. '14, take advantage of the 21st bday deal! Meals for 4 and first round FREE! Only for this year, their 21st anniversary. Jackpot!

    33333 by Emily G.

  • Anne B.Zombie killer mead & cider is perfect. Pair with frites and elote and I'm done.

    55555 by Anne B.

  • Quentin R.The selection of Belgian beers is better than anywhere (even most bars back home in Belgium), but was a bit disappointed by the small selection of US craft beers.

    55555 by Quentin R.

  • Josh H.Belgium beers up the ass

    55555 by Josh H.

  • Max H.Waiter didn't say hello before demanding ID in a gruff voice. Felt unwelcome to say the least. Also, I'm 32.

    11111 by Max H.

  • NightstickHoppin great, try the dick ruben

    55555 by Nightstick

  • Craig N.Don't miss the frites!

    55555 by Craig N.

  • Andy P.This isn't a fratastic bar despite what 4sq says. It is awesome tho.

    55555 by Andy P.

  • Lindsay E.Besides the best Belgium list they now have wine and Prosecco on tap!

    55555 by Lindsay E.

  • mia q.Delectable beer and scrumptious food make the Hopleaf great for a date or a quick beer. It's usually not crowded in the afternoon and they serve the fries with mayo, need i say more?

    55555 by mia q.

  • Ren C.CB&J. Wow...

    55555 by Ren C.

  • Darek L.Cashew butter & jelly sandwich is soooo good! Have another!

    55555 by Darek L.

  • Luke Z.If you get muscles make sure to bring your own bread. They don't bring enough and if you ask for more they bring one piece each time you ask. Then if you ask too many times they just ignore you.

    33333 by Luke Z.

  • Steve S.Three Floyds Zombie Dust is an excellent pale ale.

    55555 by Steve S.

  • Ethan M.Ask Michael to bring back the chalkboard...we like seeing the current list up high...not just on paper...

    33333 by Ethan M.

  • Kerry N.Yes, the mussels are without question, awesome, but their other foods are great,too. Also, great onion rings.

    55555 by Kerry N.

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    55555 by Drink Deck Destination Guides

  • Rick J.Snag the CB&J - an adult grilled cheese made with cashew butter and fig jam and a side of Stilton Mac & Cheese - and pair it up with one of many draught beers, or a rarity from the south bar fridge.

    55555 by Rick J.

  • Tim A.Try the Mussels In Belgium Beer - Beer and mussels might be the perfect pairing. Better than basil tomato even. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tim A.

  • Tim A.Try the Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Super dry. Love this hop and what it does to this beer. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tim A.

  • Beren K.waw great!!

    55555 by Beren K.

  • Keith B.A must for any Beer Geeks! Plus the newly expanded kitchen and seating makes it an even better experience.

    55555 by Keith B.

  • Lindsay A.Mussels for 2 and awesome beer selections. Slim is the best cat around. Just go there, dummy.

    55555 by Lindsay A.

  • Mike G.The bartenders are super douchey! I should have sat in the back.

    33333 by Mike G.

  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.A solid, sincere bar whose backbone was Belgian styles, but which has since expanded to the entire spectrum of craft beer; both U.S.A. & imported. ☞ No wi-fi.

    55555 by Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

  • Andre C.Belgian style Yellow Curry Mussels is what's Up!

    55555 by Andre C.

  • Edgar R.Beer! All the time, beer!

    33333 by Edgar R.

  • Jonathan C.Fantastic food and awesome beer. Great atmosphere, too. A bit loud, but not loud like a sports bar.

    55555 by Jonathan C.

  • Ben O.Great beer selection, great atmosphere, and fantastic bartenders. Highly recommended.

    55555 by Ben O.

  • Don H.Belgian style mussels are awesome!

    55555 by Don H.

  • Vince V.Best selections of IPAs, ever... There's also Belgium styles for the soft ones (slightly judging you)

    55555 by Vince V.

  • Dan F.Get the Belgian mussels. Nothing else

    55555 by Dan F.

  • Ben V.Not too busy on weekdays if you can get there 5-6.

    55555 by Ben V.

  • Ozzie D.Try Art of Darkness before they run out!

    55555 by Ozzie D.

  • Katie W.Get the mussels!! There are more than enough for 2 people in the order for 1!

    33333 by Katie W.

  • Jake S.The Onion "Rings" are more like onion strands or strings, which makes them way better than you would expect. Plus, the aioli sauce that the "rings" are served with is delicious!

    55555 by Jake S.

  • EricIt's a lot like the pub scene from Inglorious Basterds, except Michael Fassbender doesn't slip up and get us all killed.

    33333 by Eric

  • Vince V.THEE BEST PLACE FOR AN IPA!!!!!!!!!!!! So much beer in and around my mouth.

    55555 by Vince V.

  • Michael B.Try the local gin

    55555 by Michael B.

  • katie w.Better the 2nd time because of the hot man meat that I brought with me.

    33333 by katie w.

  • Larry H.I disagree with the comment about bartenders being asses. If you tKe the time to understand their disposition, excellent service ensues. I love this place for the beer, food and ambiance.

    55555 by Larry H.

  • Philip E.Amazingly fast service.

    55555 by Philip E.

  • Jenni M.Lots of craft beers and cider on tap. Delicious mussels and frites. Great late night hang-out.

    55555 by Jenni M.

  • Matthew S.Want to try a new beer or 200? Hopeleaf has an amazing selection. And if you've never tried their Duck Reuben, you haven't lived!

    55555 by Matthew S.

  • Kate S.Mussels. sooooo good!

    55555 by Kate S.

  • Patrick B.This place is always busy, but it's my favorite beer bar in town. Get the cashew butter sandwich.

    55555 by Patrick B.

  • Erica M.Not a lot of veggie fare here but lovely in terms of alcohol and good, warm atmosphere. Easily my favorite bar in Chicago.

    55555 by Erica M.

  • Deniz B.The CB&J is awesome!

    55555 by Deniz B.

  • Kristi D.The brisket has great flavor but it's super lean and often dry. It's better in sandwich form, or just skip it and go for the amazing sausage plate with the bourbon white beans, and a side of frites!

    55555 by Kristi D.

  • Erik R.Great place to grab a few beers with your buddies. Break free from those generic commercial brands and explore a wide variety of unique beers on tap.

    55555 by Erik R.

  • Richard W.Beer heaven!!!

    55555 by Richard W.

  • Renaissance HotelsThe vast majority of the beers here are from the small, extraordinary breweries around the world, including many esoteric, seasonal or hard-to-find brews, so there’s always something new to try.

    55555 by Renaissance Hotels

  • Jeff K.Get a tall one "Zombie Dust"

    33333 by Jeff K.

  • Thiago C.Stay away from the heirloom tomato salad. Just not worth the $10. You barely get the equivalent of one whole tomato and a few crumbles of cheese.

    33333 by Thiago C.

  • Yesenia S.Now serving wine!

    55555 by Yesenia S.

  • Benjamin D.Green line on tap.

    55555 by Benjamin D.

  • Yesenia S.The new bar also has wine on tap!

    55555 by Yesenia S.

  • Chazamm$5 for French fries??? WTF , fly them in from france, stick to beer...

    33333 by Chazamm

  • Curtis B.Update: all of the bartenders are asses except the bald guy with the cool goatee... He's cool.

    33333 by Curtis B.

  • MightybytesHopleaf features Belgium's finest brews, plus food including perfect mussels and frites.

    55555 by Mightybytes

  • Alexis B.Order whatever you want. Everything is fucking amazing.

    55555 by Alexis B.

  • Hailey F.The stone saison du buff beer is crazy good!

    55555 by Hailey F.

  • Curtis B.The bartenders are all asses. Just be ready. But the beer and food are amazingv

    55555 by Curtis B.

  • Curtis B.The bartenders are all asses. Just be ready. But the beer and food are amazing

    55555 by Curtis B.


    55555 by Megan G.

  • s p.delerium tremens on tap. still one of the best beer bars in chicago.

    55555 by s p.

  • Yesenia S.Open for lunch from 11:30 to 3pm now!

    55555 by Yesenia S.

  • Maroon 5Best selection of beers in the city!

    55555 by Maroon 5

  • Time Out ChicagoAlways a bit more crowded than I'd wish, but with reason. Incredible beer selection and tasty food like mussels w/frites. Never had a bad beer there, out of dozens I've tried.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Time Out ChicagoAlways a bit more crowded than I'd wish, but with reason. Incredible beer selection and tasty food like mussels w/frites. Never had a bad beer there, out of dozens I've tried. -HS

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Mike M.Too many hipsters

    33333 by Mike M.

  • Stephanie M.Mmmmm mussels and manhattans.

    55555 by Stephanie M.

  • Ken P.Try a Kwaak! A solid Belgian, served in a small yard with a wooden stand. The pageantry of it alone makes it a good choice.

    55555 by Ken P.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe best mussels, best frites and best grilled sandwiches at any bar in Chicago team with an extraordinary beer selection.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • corey h.Mexican Hot Chocolate! YUM!

    55555 by corey h.

  • Chuck M.If you are sitting at a table or booth in the front room, you need to go to the bar to order your food and drinks.

    33333 by Chuck M.

  • Joshua S.The "Specials" offered by Foursquare are NOT honored here. Foursquare needs to fix this.

    33333 by Joshua S.

  • Pari S.Try the Lamb Chops - Heaven in my mouth! Lovvvvvvve it!!! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Pari S.

  • Pari S.Try the Brandade - Mmmmm whipped salty cod on sourdough! Genius! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Pari S.

  • Peter K.Best mussels in the city hands down

    55555 by Peter K.

  • Tony G.Get something Trappist. I highly recommend the St. Bernardus on tap!

    55555 by Tony G.

  • Hannah ..Get the Mussels & frites, aioli sauce is on spot!

    55555 by Hannah ..

  • Andrew B.The steak freete is the bomb. Plus, all the Belgum brews make it truly awesome.

    55555 by Andrew B.

  • Will M.Happy new year!

    55555 by Will M.

  • Bryan B.Best frites in all of chicago..

    55555 by Bryan B.

  • Steve S.This is one of the best beer bars in the US!

    55555 by Steve S.

  • Merly p.Bread pudding + a glass of port = happiness

    55555 by Merly p.

  • Merly p.Pork chop with brussel sprouts, hen of the woods mushrooms and apple puree is brilliant

    55555 by Merly p.

  • Matt R.If you want to go here, truly try to go during the week. This place is a madhouse on the weekend.

    55555 by Matt R.

  • Nick G.Eat here. Now. Scallops. Get them. Now.

    33333 by Nick G.

  • Christopher C.CB&J is to die for. Make sure you sub pomme frites for chips. Mussels are, if I may use 90s vernacular, off the chain.

    55555 by Christopher C.

  • Men's Health MagWith beer, there’s a story behind every bottle. That’s why there’s genius in this bars beer menu. Those stories? Right there in black and white. Read up, boy, then drink up.

    55555 by Men's Health Mag

  • Faith K.Slow. Slow. Slow. Slow. Did I say slow? They weren't even very busy and it took 45 mins for us to get our food. Unacceptable.

    11111 by Faith K.

  • Time Out ChicagoCheck out the roasted chicken with oven-roasted artichokes, spring onions and mashed potatoes or a CB&J: a grilled sandwich of housemade cashew butter, fig jam and Morbier cheese on sourdough bread.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Sara S.Awesome Beer selection, pretty good sausages too, but not a lot of food to choose from, mainly a beer place, so don't go too hungry, unless you want sausage. ;)

    55555 by Sara S.

  • John P.Beer, Brisket & Battlestar Galatica.

    55555 by John P.

  • Emily Z.The food is fantastic, the beer selection is second to none, but the bathroom graffiti is the real treat. Seriously.

    55555 by Emily Z.

  • Andrew B.Love the fries

    55555 by Andrew B.

  • Lisa C.Upstairs bar is cash only, but there's an ATM downstairs

    55555 by Lisa C.

  • Adam S.Try a splash of hum in a Flemish Sour and it will change your life. hum is the World's Most Unique Rum made right here in Chicagoland.

    55555 by Adam S.

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleWork your way through the front bar to the back dining room for a more comfortable spot to take in the awe-inspiring international beer selection and even better food. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • Dan M.Go with the Belgian style mussels.

    55555 by Dan M.

  • Joe D.I recommend the Thai mussels. They are spicy and rich and wonderful. Trust your waitstaff's recommendations when it comes to a beer pairing. They really know their stuff.

    55555 by Joe D.

  • Alex D.Get the bread pudding... "the maple kind?" it's amazing.

    55555 by Alex D.

  • Jessa Hand made fries with garlic aioli: a definite must.

    55555 by Jessa

  • Samay G.The mussels. Seriously, amazing.

    55555 by Samay G.

  • Logan B.Beer list is fantastic. Mussels, Mac & Stilton were good but not great.

    55555 by Logan B.

  • Joshua LNo irish car bombs boooooo! Guest is not happy

    22222 by Joshua L

  • Daniel S.Try the brandy barrel aged Angel's Share stout before it's gone. Tastes like sweet chocolate with an anise aftertaste.

    55555 by Daniel S.

  • KristaLoving the Saison from netebuk

    55555 by Krista

  • ManbqueOne of the best beer bars in Chicago! Far north though. Try the mussels, as if this wasn't noted 22 time already.

    55555 by Manbque

  • Rowell S.They've had an amazing selection of beers for years. They still do.

    55555 by Rowell S.

  • sam s.Try the Bourbon County Stout by Goose Island.....will change your life. #nuffsaid

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  • Amalia H.Let the server get you his favorite beer for the first round

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  • Ross G.Yes, get the CBJ & wash it down with a great beer on tap. Get there eraly or make reservations: can get quite crowded on weekend evenings.

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  • Chase W.If you like super douchey bartenders this is your place. They don't know beer etiquette and customer service is sub par, unless you're bros with the bar keep. Cheers.

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  • Emily P.Muscles for two (muscles in your choice of broth & fritz with aioli sauce). Love their selection of beer! I suggest the Delirium tremmens!

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  • Russell H.amazing selection!

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  • Daniel B.Man, the fries, order and devour.

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  • Christopherorder the mussels. They're the best in the city. Enjoy!

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  • Todd S.Try the the Belgian style mussels in White Ale

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  • Nik PThis place is a must-visit for ANYONE on the northside. Great food, Excellent atmosphere, Great neighborhood, and if that wasn't enough, this place has THE BEST beer list in the city, hands down. Ch

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  • Lauren W.You MUST try the onion rings. Skinny, flaky rings with a slightly spicy mayo — perfection.

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  • Rebecca S.Belgian-Style Mussels are a must! Steamed in Wittekerke white ale w/ sliced shallots, celery, thyme & bayleaf. Don't wait as long as I did to try this wonderful treat.

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  • Jenny F.If you loved (or still love) PB&J as a kid, try the CB&J for dinner - cashew butter and fig jam sandwich with mac 'n' cheese, chips on the side. It's a sophisticated childhood meal - so tasty!

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  • AlexDrink beer at Hopleaf. Get the mussels if you're hungry. Either preparation is great. Don't forget your ID.

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  • AdrienneMussels. Do it.

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  • John R.Get the mussels. They come in two styles. Get them Belgian style.

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  • Brian F.Get a St. Bernardus Apt 12. It will be a great experience. I promise!!!

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  • Heather C.Fantastic mac n cheese. Great beer selection. You can't beat this place

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  • Joanne S.Mussels are amazing here. Get em!

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  • Stu T.Ask for Myra for the good pours

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  • Sarah C.Hop Leaf is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Beer menu can't be beat. Delicious gastropub menu, they do better on the heavy dishes so come prepared to eat a rich meal! Can't wait to go back!

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  • Valentine's Day MovieGreat spot if you are looking for savory dishes, Belgium beers and a cozy table for two! #vday

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  • Chris S.I love the fact that Hopleaf generally gets first run at Metropolitan and Half Acre limited releases. Drink local!

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  • MariaWith such knowledgeable staff and so many draughts be sure to expand your beer horizons by asking for recommendations.

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  • Dan A.Great Beers, Awesome (always changing) food menu.

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  • Bethany B.Loveee this bar, amazing beer and food! And the area is a nice get away from the college neighborhoods!

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  • matthew m.Mustard beer!

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  • Andy S.nicest smelling bathrooms!

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  • Disa J.Triple Karmeliet on tap weee!

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  • Rachel B.try the beer Rare Vos!

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  • Tiff 'TheFemGeek' T.Go to Hopleaf Bar and order their mussels. I never had mussels before and when I did I fell in love, specifically for Hopleaf's...nom nom nom :)

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  • Mel JEat the CB&J with Stilton Mac n Cheese

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  • Brent S.best beer selection in Chicago

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