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Hopleaf Bar

#128 of 8,473 Restaurants in Chicago
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German, Belgian
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5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2828
773-334-9851
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome beer options, and great food too!

Not your typical bar food by any means, and a wonderful beer selection. Gets annoyingly crowded at high-traffic times, but outside of that, it's a great place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
HillarySM
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not your typical bar food by any means, and a wonderful beer selection. Gets annoyingly crowded at high-traffic times, but outside of that, it's a great place.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are travelling solo, drop into Hopleaf, sit at the bar and strike up a conversation. The beer suited me just fine, as did the company. Andersonville is a great part of town, and I ate here four out of 11 nights in my latest trip to Chicago. You may have to wait a little for a table, unless... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hopleaf is one of my favorite bars in the city. I love the Andersonville neighborhood, and Hopleaf is a great treat whenever I'm in the area. The food is quite good, but it's really all about the beer - one of the best beer lists in the city with quite a few brews that are off the beaten path. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the duck rueben with a plate full of fries. The beer selection was great. We were there while they had the fire place going putting off great heat on a cool Chicago night. The place doesn't look like much from the outside but once you get in it really opens up. Great atmosphere and great food.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Hopleaf was recently on Diner's, Drive Ins and Dives and we were attracted by the brisket sandwich, so chose to try them out while in Chicago. While the flavor was good, it was a little disappointing with no crunch to it. I had the Reuben which likewise was very good, but also fell short of memorable. The selection of beer... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great selection of microbrews and unusual food. Unusual in a good way, most things are familiar yet prepared and served in a way you may not have had. The frites (French fries) are served with mayo just like I have them in Europe. Great selection and service on top of the excellent food!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Place is cozy and nice. They have a great selection of beers and the food is really good too. Nice place to visit with friends or as a couple.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I live a block from here and spend plenty of time exploring other restaurants in the city, but I'm very lucky that this is my standby. The atmosphere is pleasant and low key. The smell is wonderfully delicious. It's large enough that you can almost always snag a seat in the open bar area despite it's popularity. The beer menu... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

With the temperature down in the teens, the entry ambience and warmth of Hopleaf was very welcome on a cold, dark Monday night. I was immediately impressed with the number of people in Hopleaf given the weather and knew this had to be a special place. We were seated promptly and had fantastic service throughout our meal. Great suggestions of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a beer here last summer and new I wanted to come back for more. Visiting family in the Andersonville area gave us the perfect opportunity for lunch. Starting with an amazing beer selection, with a heavy Belgian focus, we sampled a few before making our final selections. I had the celery and squash soup with a beet relish garnish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2828
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-334-9851

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?