United States > Illinois > Mokena
Crafty_Mike (5) Chicago, Illinois | August 15, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
New to RateBeer and joined just to make sure I start voicing my opinions on the great and not so great beer bars in Chicago-land!
The Tribes Mokena has been my go to place for the last 4 years.
It has like 45 rotating tap handles with no BMC on draft at all. They seem to focus a little heavily on IPAs but thats OK by me for the most part.
However it seems like in the last year or so, they have been spreading out to include more Belgian style saisons and sours which is really cool too. The place is located in a strip mall which when you arrive could be off-putting, but once you step inside, you feel like you disappeared in to a downtown Chicago Saloon. Except thereís no sarsaparilla! (Maybe they should??) Beer tackers and tappers adorn the walls and the back bar tappers with the copper sheeting is incredible and makes you just want to sample everything!
Food is far better than normal pub grub. And you can indulge in beer-centric foods like charcuterie ^ cheese boards.
But really the beer list is killer. I hope they stick around a long time!
Beers2U (1) Illinois | July 31, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is a gem! I am just getting into craft beer and the staff here are mighty knowledgeable and helpful when needing to be "schooled." The blackened catfish sandwich with mango salsa was delicious! Canít wait to attend their special tappings on Wednesdays!
BringOnTheBigUns (6) Illinois | July 31, 2013| Updated August 21, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is comfy and cozy for the craft beer lover. Especially at the bar. My preferred place to sit and both drink and dine. The beers never disappoint. Usually a well balanced list of IPAs (my favorite) along with Belgians, stouts and the likes. Probably the most affordable steakhouse in the area. Iím talking high quality. I would put one of these up against one served at Sullivanís or Gibsonís. The staff are both friendly and knowledgeable about beers. That is a breath of fresh air among the many bars that claim to offer craft beers yet know nothing about them. If you have any doubts about trying a new style, ask for a sample. They seem to be very quick to offer a sample for your palate. I wouldnít miss this place if you are in the area and looking for a great place for eats and beers. CHEERS!
apartak (1) Manhattan, Illinois | April 24, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
My "Go To" Alehouse. Iíve not found a place better than this anywhere. Total experience is awesome!
bparks95 (1) New Lenox, Illinois | April 24, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer selection in the area, by far. Great food, good mix of traditional and upscale pub grub. Service has always been outstanding.
vandl75 (1) Frankfort, Alabama | February 2, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite. The beer menu always leans towards the hop enthusiasts. Intimate setting and decor. Very knowledgeable staff. Food is excellent.
Gumballhead2 (3) Illinois | October 5, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I happen to be local and have been here several times. Food is very good for bar food, beer selection is decent, but needs to be changed over more often. I also prefer beer to be on the colder side and all their beers tend to be a little warm. Definitely worth a stop, but donít go out of your way.
Bassbrewmash (2) , | September 12, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection - caters to the beer enthusiasts. Great food, most bartenders are very good- couple snobs have been weeded out.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | February 19, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great experience for lunch here following the HiFi Release at Flossmoor Station (about a 10 min. drive away) Nice tap list of about 50 beers, many limited availability beers. Great bison burgers, friendly staff, a sports bar with a craft brew feeling and atmosphere. Will definitely be going here again.
IanIPA (8) Tinley Park, Illinois | January 4, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
40+ taps, wide whiskey selection and good pub food. Small size does lead to crowding in the restaurant some times but the food and beer selection makes up for it. Food includes burgers, fish and chips and other pub fare.
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