Beer Joint

BXL East

BXL East

Hot damn the Belgians love their beer. I mean they probably love chocolate just as much, but this joint doesn’t trade in the sweet stuff….

Valhalla

Valhalla

Its name says Valhalla, but its interior reads more like an empty Crate & Barrel showroom or minimalist model condo. There’s just entirely too much…

Stanton Public

Stanton Public

[CLOSED] How often do you go to a bar where the bartender could confuse one one-legged man loitering outside for another? It so happened that…

Spitzer's Corner

Spitzer’s Corner

This joint is like a dream–a dream in which you have to wait an hour for a table, but a dream nonetheless. Stocked with more…

The Pony Bar

The Pony Bar

This joint has a seriously classic look. A long wooden bar with wooden bar stools lines one side of the narrow space, with low tables…

Peculier Pub

Peculier Pub

One surveyor claims he drank an elephant piss beer from Pakistan — and we don’t doubt it. This place has a menu as long as…

Matchless

Matchless

Brunch is supposed to be eaten at nice white tables on a sunny garden patio with stemware and fruit juice mixed with bubbly alcohol. There…

Jimmy's No. 43

Jimmy’s No. 43

Everything at this joint screams good time. Some sort of vaguely Belgian theme combined with a kind of Arthurian rusticness and close subterranean quarters and…

Hop Devil Grill

Hop Devil Grill

[CLOSED] Evil this place is not. But Satan’s lair is flush with beers. Service? Not so much. To be fair, though, we hit this place…

The House of Brews

The House of Brews

I used to frequent this joint back in the day when it was B.B. Doyle’s and sat a mere two blocks from my workplace in…

124 Old Rabbit Club

124 Old Rabbit Club

I believe a rabbit’s hole is called a “warren.” I suppose I could Google that shit, but where’s the fun in that? I’ve always said…