Iíve been here about 4 or 5 times now... my first outing about a year ago on my birthday. Itís situated in a weird "semi-developed" stripmall-ish area and I always use the CVS as a landmark for me to turn. I really have never gone to Tribes with the intent of reviewing it, but I must say I have always had a pleasant experience. The beers have always been fresh, the food well-prepared and the staff friendly and attentive. The rotating menu-board is lovely and I have only once been daunted by a choice that was no longer on tap. My first food experience was with their fish & chips (battered fish and fries) which was perfect. Since then, my friends and I have only indulged in charcuterie plates which have been flavorful and fulfilling. Finally, on my most recent visit, I ordered a Gose. Our server could not comment on it since she had never tried it... but I didnít mind since I was simply in the mood for a Sour. Our drinks were delivered promptly and the beers were on-point. After about ten minutes, our server returned to check on us... and to tell us she sampled the Gose (which is seriously an acquired taste). She ended up actually liking it and chatted with us to review it! (I believe her name was Jessica and we tipped her well, but she deserves a raise or a gift-card or something!) Said and done, Tribes is an easy place to find, there will always be something on tap that you like, and you can choose your food as your budget dictates and not be disappointed.
I finally made it here after years of wanting to tick the place. I really like their super informative website that is updated often. Driving up I wasnít expecting a spot in a strip mall. Walking in it feels like a chain place from the outfits, to the standard decor to the menus. There are tons of tv with live menus with price, size pour, and interactive feature like new deals who is checking in on untappd. I like this and wish some place besides Links was a little more forward thinking in the city. The draft list is really solid and varied. They allow you to tick 4 beers in a sampler which is a huge plus at a restaurant. The beers tasted crisp and fresh, you can tell they clean their lines. The food despite feeling like a chain on the menu was really solid. Besides the locale, this is a really solid place I would come back to if I lived closer.
Huge place in a strip mall right off LaGrange Road. Friday night crowd must have had 200-300 people there, with no available seating. Sports on most of the TVs, but several screens near the bar showed the current tap list, which is a nice feature. Seem to have regular tappings and events, so always a good group of beers on the list and a wide variety of styles. Just something of a weird vibe about the place didnít sit with me. It was like being at Buffalo Wild Wings for football Sunday, except with good beer and the 20 something fake-hipster crowd. And nobody was friendly, staff included. Not rude per se, just not friendly. High marks mainly for the beer.
I thought it would be tough to top the Mokena location but....Tinley has exceeded my expectations! The outdoor patio/garden area makes you forget that you are in a strip mall in the suburbs. The assortment of unique food offerings as well as the plethora of craft beer choices makes this place unbeatable when it comes to bars/restaurants in the south suburbs! The fun, interactive events that are offered are above the rest in the area & are well-managed and professionally executed. This location is especially great for a group/family gathering!