Kasey's Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood bar in the Printer's Row/South Loop neighborhood. I was studying the top-notch draft list in advance and was on cloud nine after perusing the tempting options. Upon arrival, I was extremely impressed with Nicole, the sole bartender, who was taking care of customers inside and out. The moment I walked in, she came to me before I even had a chance to go to the bar.
The tavern conveys its love for their Chicago teams; however, one doesn't need to be a sports fan to feel welcome. All walks of life were in the bar on a Thursday including businessmen, sports fans, and casual beer drinkers like myself. In spite of the numerous TVs, you could easily hold a conversation and hear yourself think. The array of tap handles on display add a playful touch.
Kasey's Tavern notably offers about 38 taps, 65 bottles, and 10 cans with styles too numerous to count. I chose to start with a refreshing Tank 7 by Boulevard Brewery, which was served in the appropriate glassware. This beer is one of my favorite Farmhouse Ales. I proceeded to move to the dark side, ordering a Serpent's Stout by The Lost Abbey. Oh my stars, this flavorful imperial stout was so good and made me realize it would be my last brew on this visit. http://kaseystavern.com/our-menu/
A food menu isn't available other than Doreen's Gourmet Pizza; however, they are cool if you bring your own. There is a charming patio adorned with flowers and split between smoking and non-smoking sections.
Fun facts: Kasey's Tavern is the second oldest tavern in Chicago and holds the second oldest liquor license. Kasey's is Zagat rated for a top-shelf beer list, as well as best seasonal beers and historic Irish pubs in Chicago.