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The Bad Apple

The Bad Apple

Burger Joint and Bar$$$$
North Center, Chicago
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    The large beer list at The Bad Apple is a can't miss
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    Allison K.
    "Amazing burgers!! Meet cheese curds and the half acre beer on tap"(32 Tips)
    Molly K.
    "Awesome beer menu and the That Sweet Hash burger was on point!!"(44 Tips)
    Dan F.
    "Garlic fries and a slow burn = food coma"(11 Tips)
    Terry M.
    "On par with Kuma's...actually, the fries make it better."(7 Tips)
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  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
    https://www.beermenus.com/places/1195-the-bad-apple
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TowleMay 17, 2011
    Watch out- the firecracker fries are burn-your-lips hot!!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KacprzynskiAugust 17, 2013
    Earthy is the best sandwich.
  • Dan C.heart icon on user image
    Dan CraigJuly 23, 2014
    Good burgers. Bad apples.
  • Eli S.heart icon on user image
    Eli SpeigelMay 29, 2015
    The beer list
  • Courtney F.
    Courtney FinnicumOctober 27, 2011
    Try the Bohemia Mexican beer and cheese curds
  • Chaz B.
    Chaz BNovember 7, 2011
    The fried cheese curds are rockin!
  • Ed G.
    Ed GilardonNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The new art and sign are AMAZING
  • Claire M.heart icon on user image
    Claire MaudeAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Truffle fries. Oh yes.
  • Dave C.heart icon on user image
    Dave CzernickiJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Astounding beer selection.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJuly 31, 2012
    Get the cheese curds! :)
  • Michael B.
    Michael BJanuary 12, 2014
    Blah. Really not very good burgers. Lots of signs telling you what not to do.
  • Kristina M.heart icon on user image
    Kristina MFebruary 2, 2016
    Fried cheese curds
  • jeffery s.
    jeffery smithSeptember 10, 2010
    You HAVE to try the Butterscotch beer. Taystay.
  • Jeff
    JeffMay 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tremendous burgers and an impressive beer list.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MenardFebruary 17, 2012
    This is so a hipster bar, I kind of feel uncomfortable
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PattersonJuly 30, 2011
    Get the Montreal Poutene. Delicious
  • Matt A.
    Matt AmannJune 14, 2012
    If you're a fan of poutine: DO NOT order it here. Tiny portion, flavorless gravy, crap curds. Ew.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TowsleyFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the Earthly sandwich.
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniAugust 26, 2013
    Big cheesy nom nom nom!..
  • Anne V.
    Anne VargoJanuary 8, 2012
    Must have beard and tattoo.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KostanskiMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the late breakfast sandwich! It's delicious!
  • Disa J.heart icon on user image
    Disa JohnsonJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice burgers, great beer menu
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaneyMay 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The burgers are good but the beer selection is amazing.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MoonJuly 10, 2010
    Good food and kid friendly too.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is amazing, Jessica is awesome waitress too.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FFebruary 22, 2013
    Garlic fries and a slow burn = food coma
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HooksMay 29, 2010
    Awesome burgers and fantastic beers!
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: Revenge from Mars
  • Brian G.
    Brian GearhartSeptember 21, 2011
    Having a 2010 Stone Russian Imperial Stout
  • Lori Z.
    Lori ZJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Remember to order the burgers with pretzel bread. Yum!
  • Andy
    AndyFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Metromix's pick for best burgers in Chicago
  • Katya H.
    Katya HantelJuly 26, 2010
    Margarita burger isn't bad, but it didn't rock my world
  • carlos v.
    carlos varelaMarch 26, 2012
    Nice choice
  • Evan D.
    Evan DamianoAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The curry fries smell like maple syrup, but they are too dry to eat without ketchup.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GilardonNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask Adam about his short shorts
  • Leatrice
    LeatriceFebruary 23, 2011
    slow burn w/goat cheese please. and goat cheese fondue? mmmmm
  • Timmy B.
    Timmy BananasNovember 6, 2011
    Scrumpies! Scrumpies!!!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreDecember 18, 2011
    DRINK Victory Dark Intrigue
  • Gerard B.
    Gerard BlantonJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beer
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CouturierNovember 12, 2009
    Try the PMO & PBR, trust me.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DreyerDecember 5, 2011
    it's time to mayorize the heck out of this place.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KayAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not order the beer flights! Overpriced and no substitutions allowed.
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiSeptember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the food and just go for the beers
  • Mike M.
    Mike MellodyApril 2, 2010
    Great beer selection.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CouturierNovember 12, 2009
    The Slow Burn is great.
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsOctober 27, 2010
    Ridiculous beer list. Hear the slow burn is killer.
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MillerOctober 7, 2011
    Their ketchup is awful.
  • Casey R.
    Casey RoeskeMay 20, 2011
    Food no good, drinks no good. Power has been out for 10 min 2 thumbs down
  • Steve M.heart icon on user image
    Steve MFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Slow burn and Wheach.
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