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Hopleaf Bar

#318 of 7,593 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European
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5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2828
+1 773-334-9851
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Does it have an extensive beer/wine list? Yes, but so does most bars nowadays. Food is pretty good, but overpriced, especially compared to Europe. Just wasn't that special meal that I was looking forward to. Good service.

Thank hotdrop
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to the Hopleaf for 10 years now, and I completely appreciate the low key vibe and extensive beer selection--they even have wine on tap! However, in the past year or so, their food, more specifically their 'frites' and other food items are so over salted it almost makes the trip over more of a question now than... More 

Thank seamnick
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261 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a group of 4 before a show at the Aragon. Being a brewer and a beerhead in general, I love the wood floors, brick walls and tons of old-school beer ads and merchandise on the walls. We ordered a number of different beers along with some appetizers and entrees. This is not bar food by any... More 

Thank KenL60089
Aurora, Illinois
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't put an identity on this place. Feels a little Nashville. A little southern. But if this place were in the South they'd be laughed at. But I can say that it had good food. I almost wanted them to be a little less complicated with thier dishes, but I get it. Everyone wants to be that creative guy... More 

Thank terrasea
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried both types of mussels with the frites and had some of the draft beers. Mussels were very good, but the frites were a bit over-done. However, the choice of draft beers were excellent. Good casual place, but agree with a previous review about the 'doorman asking for ID'. Can understand asking people who look in their 20s, but... More 

Thank Garonne9
Adelaide, Australia
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304 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why do these idiots constantly employ Neanderthal bouncers who insist on bugging 40 year old people about producing ID in order to be let in? I've loved the beers here since I was a student almost 20 years back, but I can't believe I'm still getting the same stupid attitude if I forget to bring my passport along (I don't... More 

Thank hogiebear33
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went primarily for the craft beers, and were not left disappointed, a wide and varied selection on tap, a huge number of bottles. This is all on top of an excellent choice of Belgian beers too. The food is also really good, we have a number of dishes between us and everyone enjoyed what they had. The duck fat... More 

Thank Dont_Panic11
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Really good varied selection of beers to choose from, and a good take on belgian cuisine, makes this place ever so popular and has a great vibe. We had a table out by the balcony (best place to get a table)

Thank Jakeclayton8686
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Got to our hotel after 10:00. Wandered down Clark and asked several women where we should eat. They suggested Hopleaf. Good food. I had the duck reuben. Really good. And the doorman asked for my ID. I'm 56 years old! He knows how to flatter a woman.

Thank snyder60
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I've been going to Hopleaf for 10-years or so... This is the best belgian pub in town with the best fries in Chicago & the largest belgian & international beer choices in town! I love all the beers you can try there (I get the La Chouffe or Fin du monde or Kriek or their draft beer there). The steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2828
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-9851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?