Firkin

★★★★☆
  • 515 N Milwaukee Ave

    Libertyville, IL 60048

    Map & Directions
  • 847-367-6168

About Firkin

Hours
Mon-Wed 11am-11:30pm ; Thu-Sat 11am-12:30am ; Sun 11am-9:30pm ; Open 7 Days

Food

Food
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Extensive beer selection and not just your usual Miller and Bud. They serve a worldly selection. The restaurant/bar is always busy and quite loud. The food is very good and you won't be disappointed.

4
★★★★☆

Extensive beer selection and not just your usual Miller and Bud. They serve a worldly selection. The restaurant/bar is always busy and quite loud. The food is very good and you won't be disappointed.

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After a Private Party at Firkin?s sister restaurant; The Tavern, a few of us stopped into Firkin for a night cap. \r\nIt was a Thursday evening and the place was jamming with Rhythm and Blues. The band was really good, and the beer was mind blowing. After seeing how many impressive draft handles they had, we all decided to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. I hadn?t been to Firkin before that night, but now I can say it is the best place to taste, and drink great beers in the Chicago Land Suburbs. You can get there by catching the Metra Milwaukee District North Line out of Chicago or anywhere in between, because the train stops 1 block away. If you are driving in, you may need a D. D. as they have over 25 draft handles to temp you. The bartenders had fun describing the beers, for those of us in the group who needed assistance. Since we had already eaten dinner, food was not on the agenda. We did take a peek at the menu and there were so many dishes that looked really good. Next time we come out , we?ll have to plan on eating dinner as well. \r\n\r\n\r\n

2
★★★★☆

After a Private Party at Firkin?s sister restaurant; The Tavern, a few of us stopped into Firkin for a night cap. \r\nIt was a Thursday evening and the place was jamming with Rhythm and Blues. The band was really good, and the beer was mind blowing. After seeing how many impressive draft handles they had, we all decided to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. I hadn?t been to Firkin before that night, but now I can say it is the best place to taste, and drink great beers in the Chicago Land Suburbs. You can get there by catching the Metra Milwaukee District North Line out of Chicago or anywhere in between, because the train stops 1 block away. If you are driving in, you may need a D. D. as they have over 25 draft handles to temp you. The bartenders had fun describing the beers, for those of us in the group who needed assistance. Since we had already eaten dinner, food was not on the agenda. We did take a peek at the menu and there were so many dishes that looked really good. Next time we come out , we?ll have to plan on eating dinner as well. \r\n\r\n\r\n

Pros: Great Beer, Great music, wonderful service

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No matter the time of day or year, Firkin feels like the right place to be. It's cozy and funky decor are welcoming, and the staff is friendly. Along with a huge beer list, Firkin offers food that has never disappointed us in the many times we have eaten there. The goat cheese appetizer and warmed goat cheese salad are so good, my husband and I order them every time. Not to say we haven't sampled much off of the menu. The wahoo tacos are great, and my husband's favorite part about the steak tacos is that they come with fries (yay!). We take our kids sometimes, and while there isn't a menu for them, the staff is kind enough to split their entrees onto two plates, and make them feel welcome. The only downer about this restaurant is there isn't enough seats! GO!

2
★★★★★

No matter the time of day or year, Firkin feels like the right place to be. It's cozy and funky decor are welcoming, and the staff is friendly. Along with a huge beer list, Firkin offers food that has never disappointed us in the many times we have eaten there. The goat cheese appetizer and warmed goat cheese salad are so good, my husband and I order them every time. Not to say we haven't sampled much off of the menu. The wahoo tacos are great, and my husband's favorite part about the steak tacos is that they come with fries (yay!). We take our kids sometimes, and while there isn't a menu for them, the staff is kind enough to split their entrees onto two plates, and make them feel welcome. The only downer about this restaurant is there isn't enough seats! GO!

Pros: beer list, goat cheese!, seasonal decorations especially funky Christmas, live music

Cons: not enough seating---make it bigger!

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Everytime I go the Firkin I am always surprised with something new. Whether it is a new beer, a new food special or the ever changing decor, the Firkin does not disappoint! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and easy going. This is the spot to relax with friends, grab a beer and hear great live music.

2
★★★★★

Everytime I go the Firkin I am always surprised with something new. Whether it is a new beer, a new food special or the ever changing decor, the Firkin does not disappoint! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and easy going. This is the spot to relax with friends, grab a beer and hear great live music.

Pros: seasonal beers/specials, live music

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My girlfriend and stopped in here one evening on a tip from a friend who loves beers. They had over 25 on tap and really rare ones like Samichlaus (they're like one of only 20 bars in the U.S.!) and Czecvar. We sat at the bar and the bartender was really knowledgeable and friendly. His food suggestions were right on. It's so nice to find a place that has awesome beers without crappy pub food. Fried asparagus and the pasta was killer. If you live in Lake County and haven't been here there's something wrong with you! Oh, no Budweiser or crappy Corona, that was also nice to see. GO here!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and stopped in here one evening on a tip from a friend who loves beers. They had over 25 on tap and really rare ones like Samichlaus (they're like one of only 20 bars in the U.S.!) and Czecvar. We sat at the bar and the bartender was really knowledgeable and friendly. His food suggestions were right on. It's so nice to find a place that has awesome beers without crappy pub food. Fried asparagus and the pasta was killer. If you live in Lake County and haven't been here there's something wrong with you! Oh, no Budweiser or crappy Corona, that was also nice to see. GO here!

Pros: Amazing food and beers, great decor, good date place

Cons: Not big enough, no place for coats

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This is the best bar outside Chicago! They had over 28 beers on draft, and not that Bud, Amstel, MGD crap, but real beer! The food we had was amazing compared to the boring crap bar food offered from other bars. The bartender seemed to know quite a bit about beer and had no problem even talking vinatges. Now THATS a beer bar! They had Dogfish Head 90 on tap (only 1 out of 2 bars in Illinois) and an aged Belgium Lambic which is super rare. If you like beer and haven't been here, then you don't like beer.

PROS: Best beer in Lake County
CONS: Not open late enough

5
★★★★★

This is the best bar outside Chicago! They had over 28 beers on draft, and not that Bud, Amstel, MGD crap, but real beer! The food we had was amazing compared to the boring crap bar food offered from other bars. The bartender seemed to know quite a bit about beer and had no problem even talking vinatges. Now THATS a beer bar! They had Dogfish Head 90 on tap (only 1 out of 2 bars in Illinois) and an aged Belgium Lambic which is super rare. If you like beer and haven't been here, then you don't like beer.

PROS: Best beer in Lake County
CONS: Not open late enough

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Great selection of beer, fun atmosphere, and always a crowd. Food selection is great however food quality can really vary from visit to visit. Worth a stop.

3
★★★☆☆

Great selection of beer, fun atmosphere, and always a crowd. Food selection is great however food quality can really vary from visit to visit. Worth a stop.

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