Lincoln Park, Chicago
This is what we do, I don't care if people don't like it. We certainly do want them to like it because we're in business. But at the same time, you have to be consistently 'unliked' by a lot of people in order to do what you like. We have no problem doing that because we're patient, skilled, and we work.
A sentiment shared by the entire Local Option staff and an attitude which has led many to dubb them an "Island in Lincoln Park." Local Option has been a staple in the Chicago beer scene since it's current owner, Tony Russomanno took over in 2006 (the bar began as 'LO' in 1986). Located in a heavily residential neighborhood, just blocks from DePaul's campus, the metal-inspired bar may not be exactly what you expect. This unassuming three-flat houses some of the best local beer events like Pi Observance Day or the upcoming Taketh Me Down to Local Option. No matter the day you go, you are always going to find one of Chicago's most diverse and ever changing beer lists.