Rotten Apple

220 W Main, Grafton, IL, 62037, United States
618-786-2798
Latitude: 38.96980, Longitude: -90.43792

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 4.00 | Food: 4.00
83.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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emerge077 (358)
Monday 22nd of February 2010 09:33:22 AM
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Rotten Apple was our destination today, after looking for eagles on the Mississippi and exploring caves for the Paisa monster, traversing the back roads of south central Illinois...

The scenic drive down the river was a nice prelude to a stop here, a river shack with a view of the water. Walking in, the first floor is really cozy and small, with a bar that seated maybe 10, and a handful of tables. There was a bigger seating area upstairs, with a small balcony that held a few tables too. In warmer months, it looked like there was a side patio too. Lots of rustic wood inside, plastered with dollar bills signed by patrons. Upstairs there was a nice collection of coasters and beer cans, also black velvet paintings.

Beer: Taps were fairly good, highlights were Storm King and Two Hearted, also there was Lagunitas IPA, Schlafly Hefe, Stag ($1), Pandora Bock, and a few others. There was no bottle list, but behind the bar there were a couple FFF bombers and Lost Abbey Red Barn, about 10 ciders, and a few other craft bottles.

Service was pretty timely, and we got a deal on some Munsterfest bombers, so that was nice. Beer knowledge at the bar was great.

Food was the lowlight, burgers and a couple sandwiches were overdone, the gumbo had plenty of sausage, but very little shrimp, and no chicken. Maybe it was an off day, we'll try again in the future. Atmosphere was the strong suit, with a good beer selection coming up second.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5
83.3
Overall
Tap List - 05/09
Tap List - 05/09
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Downstairs taps
Downstairs taps
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Rotten Apple entry
Rotten Apple entry
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