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“Always good, though often crowded”
Review of Firkin

Firkin
Ranked #5 of 96 Restaurants in Libertyville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always good, though often crowded”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

The food is always good here. Reasonably priced. We live close by and often walk over. Great choice of brews. Often crowded and there's no good place to wait other than the bar (which is alwasys crowded too.) So best bet is to give them your name and go have a drink next door at The Tavern.

Visited August 2012
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Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great funky small pub”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Small pub filled with locals. Huge beer list and great food make this place a hit. Loud conversation with great atmosphere, live music, and a different beer every time.

Visited December 2011
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Special treat”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Love this eclectic bar/restaurant. Food is always excellent. They have a small but diverse menu from vegetarian to full meat lover. Their french onion soup is to die for. However, don't go there and expecting to have conversation with the whole table. The sound quality is poor due to the high ceilings and tight space between the tables and oh yes the Bar too. Our server had problems hearing the orders! Too ad they've boxed themselves in this location. This restaurant would have been better served with the option for outside dinning. But that said the food is very good and if you want a night out with lots of energy going around you, go here.

  • Visited July 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

One of my favorite local hang outs. Big city bar feel in Libertyville. Great drinks, awesome staff with Dave and Matt behind the bar, and good food. Atmosphere is funky. They change the decorations for each holiday. Gets crowded at night but what good place doesn't? Even when it's busy it's easy to find a spot at the bar for a drink and the wait for a table isn't too bad. If it is too crowded you can wait for a table while having a drink next door at The Tavern. Live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights is also a plus.

  • Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great BEER selection”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Love everything except the STAFF ATTITUDE... staff news to be all fired and new people who know the customer should be treated as special needs to be hired and kept. I now go only to the new "The Beer Market" in Lincolnshire. 40 on draft...200 in bottles and a GREAT STAFF of servers and a very unique food menu idea !!

Visited May 2012
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