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Hopleaf Bar

#144 of 8,181 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Pub, German, Belgian, European
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 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
Good food, good bar

The menu changes somewhat, so I'm not going to review a specific dish, but rather say that they often have dishes with meats not often found in other restaurants--goat, venison, boar saucisson, that sort of thing. Not a restaurant for those with light appetites, or (given you walk through the bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jjhenke
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu changes somewhat, so I'm not going to review a specific dish, but rather say that they often have dishes with meats not often found in other restaurants--goat, venison, boar saucisson, that sort of thing. Not a restaurant for those with light appetites, or (given you walk through the bar to reach the restaurant) for impressionable children. Husband and... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I repeatedly come here and not just because its super close to my apartment. It has expanded over the years to different rooms and an upstairs. There's a designated dining room but you can get food at other rooms but you need to order at the bar. The beer is Belgium but there's so much to choose from. Between the... More 

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Thank Olivia B
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Awesome night time setting in a convenient location. Main room has a wood burning stove surrounded by brick walls and plenty of Windows. Good food and great beer selection (including zombie dust, when writing this review), prices are good as well. Recommended when in the area.

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Thank Eric M
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Hopleaf! Great draft beer selection. Too bad they didn't have Goose Island Bourbon County on tap! Otherwise...great beers! Didn't eat food so can't comment much...other than the food looked good.

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Thank Brian W
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have visited Hopleaf many times over the last few years and always wonder why I don't stop in more often. Initially it was always for a good beer or two but eventually for dining as well. Whatever your desire, Hopleaf is the place. They have grown and added space to the south of the original area. The ambiance at... More 

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Thank Frank S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Hop leaf is a great place for lunch, dinner or just drinks and apps. The food is original and quite good. The beer selection is fabulous but Hopleaf also has a very interesting and affordable wine selection. We have been to Hopleaf during many Chicago stays and love the Andersonville neighborhood!

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Thank Terri T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This place is fantastic. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere in a really great neighborhood every time I am in Chicago, I always try to make one trip here for dinner.

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Thank A C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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250 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I will begin by indicating that, if Trip Advisor would allow, the rating would be 4 1/2 instead of 5. The downfall.......tables are quite small if there are 4 people, which is what we were. And, the place is very noisy....a little acoustic treatment would be in order to tone it down so that we would not have to shout... More 

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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

It used to be all tiny and cosy, but it's been expanding over the years and now it's large and cosy! The expansion of the original bar and grill must be one of the most successful transformations on Chicago's restaurant scene, as it managed to maintain the place's many little nooks and crannies and added a bunch more. The beer... More 

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Thank Andreas W
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I've always loved the Hopleaf and recently took my Australian husband while visiting Chicago. The food did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and helpful. I loved the mussels and the frites were so addicting with the aioli.

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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: Pub, German, Belgian, European

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?