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Hopleaf Bar

#121 of 7,758 Restaurants in Chicago
#134 of 8,514 Places to Eat 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
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
Great place for dinner & friends

Fun restaurant to try with friends. Interesting menu items and a drink selection that goes on for days. The back patio is covered and perfect for springtime/summer weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
MarthaRossYall
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Fun restaurant to try with friends. Interesting menu items and a drink selection that goes on for days. The back patio is covered and perfect for springtime/summer weather.

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Kansas City, MO
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408 reviews 408 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Came here for lunch with our son, who gave us the tip. We did not have any beer, so this review is entirely about the food, which was outstanding. My wife had the smoked cod salad, my son the vegetarian soup (ramp and other vegs) and I had the (wait for it) Peking Duck Reuben, along with the Spring Vegetables,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?