Ginger's Ale House (CLOSED)

3801 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60613, United States
(773) 348-2767
Latitude: 41.95077, Longitude: -87.66864


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 3.00 | Food: 3.00
out of 100
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pudgym29 (55)
Monday 21st of July 2008 09:07:59 PM
I wrote on how Arno's Place _was_ where to go to view a soccer game on satellite in 1984-87. I submit that Ginger's Ale House is where you should go in 2008.
I waited to scribe this review. I've been to Ginger's when it was sparsely attended, and I've been there when it was *crushed*.
Ginger's is a solid example of how the rising tide of quality beer appreciation has lifted many venues in its ebb. If you are *not* a soccer fan, and you somehow wind up here, you will have a good time selecting from its beers on offer. You get the sixteen-ounce pour on draft. (It is not called a "pint", and it shouldn't be - a true "pint" in the beer universe is twenty ounces.) You can select from a spectrum of U.S.A., Irish, English, German, Dutch, & Danish brews.
I am pretty certain Ginger's has a subscription to the Setanta sports premium channel, and a DirecTV dbs hookup for other sports satellite channels, including the Major League Soccer 'Direct Kick' package.
It is much better to visit here when there is not a significant soccer match occurring. (That would be a European championship semi-final or final; a World Cup qualifier [any nation's]; or an Olympic second-round match.) Try here during a Major League Soccer telecast on Thursday night if you want some sampling of the soccer atmosphere.
I had its Wednesday lunch special once here. It was ok. If you really want to eat something filling before venturing here, hit the Diner Grill at Irving Park & Ashland.
Transit options: The #9 Ashland bus runs southbound from here until 1:45 am. I am certain you know by now that the #80 Irving Park quits running westbound at 12:10 am. The #152 Addison quits westbound at 10:50 pm weeknights, and 8:10 pm on weekends.
If you want to ride the "L", you're going to walk four-to-eight blocks. Two blocks south and two blocks west on Addison will get you to the Brown Line "L". Two blocks north and six blocks east will get you to the Sheridan Red Line "L" station.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3 | Food: 3.0

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