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Hopleaf Bar

5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2828
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Ranked #190 of 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian, German
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food was great, the atmosphere is typical of a neighborhood tavern however the beer selection was disappointing. When I travel to other cities, I try to seek out neighborhood establishments, hence this restaurant. I was disappointed that the large beer list did not include more beer selections from some very good local breweries, that are within walking distance of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

They know their stuff! Sides and mains are well-suited to beer aficionados. Service is spare but friendly. If you're going to try good beers, you will be happy.

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Belle Mead
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As other reviews have stated, this pub has a great location and is a fantastic place for beer, as the selection is extensive. Service is professional and friendly. The food menu is simple but interesting and has all the items you would want to find in a gastropub - mussels, steak frites, sausages. The food would have been excellent, if... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I try to come here every time I am in Chicago. I love good craft beer and this place has an excellent selection of US and Belgium Beers. The atmosphere is perfect for a place like this. Nice outdoor patio in the back, dimly lit dark woods etc. The food is also tasty, streak frites and other good bar options.... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a warm and inviting bar with an excellent restaurant. Some places like this fail at one or another but Hopleaf is great on both counts. I don't know how many drafts they have but the beer selection is awesome. For serious beer drinkers, there's a cooler of off-menu bottled choices, mostly Belgian beers, which are a specialty of... More

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Chicago, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Funky vibe, great selection of beers, wines and ciders on tap and in bottles. The front room is the old bar I guess as it feels like an old bar with many times painted over tin ceiling (now green) and big, solid wood bar with booths on one side and beams in the middle of the room - it all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our group arrived on a Monday evening and Hopleaf was respectably busy, and got busier as the evening went on. We sat at the elevated table near the bar and had a good view of all the folks around us enjoying their drinks and food as much as we did. The beer list is quite impressive with at least 40... More

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Old Airport
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I wanted to do two things last time I was in Chicago -see a Cubs game and go to Hopleaf- but didn't have time for both; I absolutely made the right choice...sorry, Cubbies. The tap and bottle list quickly confirmed my decision, but the food is what brought a huge smile to my face. Nice selection of interesting items all... More

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Charlotte, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Thought I would be eating simple bar food but the menu is full of very unique dishes. Everything was delicious. The Tilapia sandwich was hot and fresh. Perfect. Lots of great beer on tap too. It's a big place so explore and enjoy.

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Page, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Tried the brisket done Montreal style. Don't know what that means but it was killer. Beer is fantastic with several choices on the menu

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