Tomís Place

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra  (13) Lemont, Illinois | June 22, 2008
This is, by far, the best bar in Lemont, and would make a run for best bar in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Yeah, the beers on tap arenít so great, but the company is amazing. The bartenders are great. This is the kind of bar that makes me want to hang out at bars.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 1/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 2/20
frankenkitty  (99) Oak Lawn, Illinois | February 4, 2007| Updated February 5, 2007
If you are searching for a "Beer Place", there is absolutely NO reason for you to set a foot inside of Tomís Place. Sure, itís a homey joint with alot of history and local flavor, but all they can offer you are six taps of crap and some bottled macros.

As well as brewpubs and beer bars, my wife and I enjoy nightclubs, music venues and dive bars. If this site were "", I would speak favorably of Tomís... but it is not so I will not. And now that Iíve said that, Tomís isnít even so much a "Dive Bar" as it is just an "Old Man Bar".
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer  (10) St. Paul, Minnesota | June 24, 2006
Tomís Place has nothing to do with good beer but it is one of those places that is alot of fun to hang out at. This is honestly my bar of choice in the Chicago area. It is a no frills dive bar that excels at what it is. You want a rare microbrew? Not here. Food? Nope. But what they do have is atmosphere. You could spend half the night just looking at the random "flair" that they have behind the bar. Drinks are boozy and dirt cheap. Local "regulars" are abundant. You look at the hardwood bar seeing the dents and dings and wonder about the history of such a place. Always a good time and highly recommended if you are in Lemont.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott  (90) Downers Grove, Illinois | April 19, 2006
Iím not adding this place just to put down its beer selection, more to point it out as one of a vanishing breed; the well-established neighborhood tavern. Founded in 1924 in Lemontís historic downtown, near the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail, this place still is marked by a Blatz beer sign hanging over the door. Thatís right, Blatz on tap. I just had to go check that out. But the other taps, besides Lite and Labattís, also had a Sam Adams seasonal and Trumer Pils. Much of the decor looks like it has been there for decades, including the bartender, an older lady who wonder why the hell I should be so interested in the beer. She said they didnít have any interesting bottled beers, but she did serve my pint on a Tucher coaster, so one never knows. Big windows in the front keep the place airy, TV tuned to Jeopardy! while old locals are arguing over the George Ryan verdict. Iím not saying this is a vital beer tour stop, but as more downtown taverns get knocked off by bland Benniganís style franchises, this becomes a nice historic setting to just have a beer.

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