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“Exceeded expectations in all areas”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hopleaf Bar

Hopleaf Bar
Ranked #275 of 9,494 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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608 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations in all areas”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I knew the beer choices were going to be outstanding, but I was not prepared for the over-the-top dinner choices and preparation. Wow! Now you can drink outstanding world-class beer AND have a gourmet dinner (if you are so inclined) right at the bar. Recently enjoyed the Striped Bass dinner entree with some Zombie Dust. Combined very well. I also found the atmosphere at Hopleaf to be very comfortable and easy to wind down. In a city with so many places to choose from, Hopleaf has earned by repeat business. I look forward to a return visit during my next trip to Chicago.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mussels and Beers!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is close to where I live as well as they get bars and dinning options--I am a frequent visitors. Must have: Mussels for one or two. I always ordered the "Belgian-Style" which for me is less salty yet still savory! They have huge selection of drafts. Everything on the menu sounds good to me; I just have hard time to pick one. Ask friendly staffs for suggestions on seasonal ones. They are always right ;-)

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, SC
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious and Different”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

If your looking for a continually changing immense selection of craft beers and ciders both bottled and on tap, then you have come to the right place! Along with an eclectic menu of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees, Hopleaf is a super gathering place and welcoming environment literally on many levels. Upstairs, Downstairs, Inside, Outside, Large Bar, Small Bar, your choice and the choices are numerous. The food and service were excellent and prices reasonable. Don't miss the Chorizo steamed mussels appetizer. The Macaroni-&-Stilton-Cheese side is the best ever

  • Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,020 reviews
805 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 927 helpful votes
“Beer Heaven”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My spouse is a beer lover and really enjoyed this place. Me, not so much. The menu is very foodie friendly and very eclectic. What we did order was pretty good, the portions were generous and prices reasonable. Found the service knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend for beer lovers and those who are adventurous eaters.

Visited September 2013
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Como, Italy
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“nothing special”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I would give this place 5 stars if I was a beer lover...but I'm not. Service is bad, bartenders are nasty and always act like you are annoying them with your orders (even when they are not busy). food is not that great either and it's always so crowded and loud in there! avoid weekends and busy nights, you will have to wait for at least 45 min to be seated

  • Visited October 2012
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