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Old 12-11-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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Piece is owned by one of the guys from Cheap Trick. Don't try to go on the weekends unless you're into the college-post-college party-hardy crowd. It's loud, packed, and impossible to get a drink.

During the week it's fine.
Nevermind. Being from Rockford (the birthplace of cheap trick), I have to put up with their "famousness" all over the place here. He's also trying to build a place called Rick's but the funding fell through or something. I also can't stand his son and their crappy band, so I wouldn't want to chance seeing them by going in there. Maybe I'll go in during the week someday and hope to God I don't run into any of them.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:33 PM   #12
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Piece is owned by one of the guys from Cheap Trick. Don't try to go on the weekends unless you're into the college-post-college party-hardy crowd. It's loud, packed, and impossible to get a drink.

During the week it's fine.
^^ This

and its also true for the entire area!
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:34 PM   #13
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www.hopleaf.com.... I love that place
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:53 PM   #14
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www.hopleaf.com.... I love that place
I was just up there for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I dropped off the kids at a Weezer concert, and went to Hopleaf to check it out...
I told SWMBO it's a damn good thing I don't live up there any more. I'd be in a LOT of trouble!!! That was the best selection of Belgians that I've ever seen on tap!
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:15 AM   #15
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I'm just amazed Weezer is still around....

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Old 12-13-2009, 03:42 PM   #16
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After the bus crash last week, they almost weren't. But the kids, and even SWMBO , enjoyed the show. Not as much as I enjoyed Hopleaf, though !!!

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:11 PM   #17
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I was just up there for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I dropped off the kids at a Weezer concert, and went to Hopleaf to check it out...
I told SWMBO it's a damn good thing I don't live up there any more. I'd be in a LOT of trouble!!! That was the best selection of Belgians that I've ever seen on tap!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #18
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try the Map Room
Been there. I didn't like the bartender, or the general "attitude" of the crowd.(Must be a sign on my age!) Beer selection was good, but I think that Hopleaf has a better one, at least as far as Belgians are concerned.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #19
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Right in downtown Downers Grove, don't miss Emmett's. Try their McCarthy Red if they have it on tap. Good stuff.

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No one wants to mention the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle? Whats the matter with you guys?!

yeah the McCarthy Red at Emmetts is gooood, though its been inconsistent in my experience.

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