Venue Info

If you can stop carrying on about the hipsters, you’ll find a notable beer & cocktail gastropub near the Natty Boh Tower. It’s nicknamed OLAR, not to be confused with OMAR from The Wire. Beer-wise, you’re drinking Stillwater Artisanal drafts from owner Brian Strumke. He’s been labeled everything from a "gypsy brewer" to a "vagabond" because of his habit of utilizing others’ equipment instead of setting up a brewery of his own. It’s working, because the 18 Stillwater options (and counting!) are tasty. OLAR's cocktails promise to eschew fancy bitters and syrups in favor of booze thoughtfully layered on booze. We dig the barrel-aged options priced at $11 or less, and creative shot-and-beer combos like a can of Classique paired with a shot of Fernet-Branca.

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If you can stop carrying on about the hipsters, you’ll find a notable beer & cocktail gastropub near the Natty Boh Tower. It’s nicknamed OLAR, not to be confused with OMAR from The Wire. Beer-wise, you’re drinking Stillwater Artisanal drafts from owner Brian Strumke. He’s been labeled everything from a "gypsy brewer" to a "vagabond" because of his habit of utilizing others’ equipment instead of setting up a brewery of his own. It’s working, because the 18 Stillwater options (and counting!) are tasty. OLAR's cocktails promise to eschew fancy bitters and syrups in favor of booze thoughtfully layered on booze. We dig the barrel-aged options priced at $11 or less, and creative shot-and-beer combos like a can of Classique paired with a shot of Fernet-Branca.