hogan873 (14) Joliet, Illinois | June 13, 2009| Updated August 4, 2009
Excellent food, good service, and very tasty beer. Not a huge selection of beer, but what they have is very good. I partook in the sampler, and was impressed by all beers, especially the brown ale and pale ale. I tried a pint of their seasonal Cinco de Mayo...this was very good.
Overall a great place. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. A bit pricey, but not too bad.
Ok place. Service was ok. Food was ok. Nothing special, kind of a "generic/ commercialized" brewpub.. I enjoyed their flight and would compliment their house brews. Nice stop if you are in the area, but don’t go out of your way.
Visited on 7-11-12 and 7-12-12, as it was across the street from my hotel on a work trip. I sat at the bar the first night and with coworkers at a table the next. I tried four beers, two each night, all of which were good and two of which were very good. I was surprised at how good the beer available was, especially at the high end on the gravity scale. About a dozen beers on tap, with a good variety of styles available. The food (ballpark pretzels with cheese one night, pizza the next) also was remarkably tasty, ordinary though it was. Wood décor. The atmosphere and setting was acceptable but completely forgettable, American sports bar normal. Mostly middle-aged crowd, with a few 20-somethings thrown in the mix. Service was on the slow side. Reasonable, unremarkable pricing.
This place seemed to have some decent ticks so I thought I’d head over despite my reservation of it being another RB. Looks brand, a huge really nice looking building inside and out... Selection of their 5 regulars with 10ish pub drafts, sadly most that I had were not very good... the service was ok, the server seemed to know beer but wasn’t very good at suggestions... not worth the tick
Great food at this place. Nice, slightly fancy restaurant feel. Great selection of food. Beer selection has both sessionable and heavier, interesting ales. The Brewmasters beer gets better every time I go there.
Typical suburban chain restaurant feel. Very clean. They had a nice selection of beer on tap. Mainly session-type stuff. The service was quick and attentive. Food was decent. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 12, 2008| Updated January 28, 2009
Been to this location about 7 times as it is less than 5 minutes from my house. Typical RB design with standard RB beers and fare. The main 5 beers that are on the every day menu are decent but Brewmaster’s Specials are quite good. Can’t say I have had a bad beer at this location but nothing I would say is great. However, I do beleive Iain Wilson will produce some fine brews in the future as the beer gets better everytime I go. My favorite so far has beer the Naughty Scotch Ale.
The food and service is quite good also. The wife likes the pretzel appetizer and I perfer the Chicken Enchilades and Fish Tacs. All in all it is a nice place to have a brew and beats the hell out of anything beer wise in Orland and Tinley Park.
First Rock Bottom I’ve been to. Decor was much like a Chilis or Ruby Tuesdays. We got great service and the food was quite good and the portions ample. Ordered their beer sampler which started with their version of light beer. Of the six, only the last two (a porter and a stout) were decent. Wanted to try their bourbon coffee stout but was told I was too late. The guy who waited on me knew enough about beer.
dm9831 (34) Monee, Illinois | March 24, 2008| Updated February 23, 2009
jason was the bartender when i stopped by. nice selection of beer, and jason poured me three samples of of my favorite styles without being asked. knowledgable staff, decent beer, nice place. maybe i will eat here soon. join the mug club...it’s free!
iain willson, the master brewer is often on hand to discuss beer, or present free samples on mug club beer release nights. my second home brew pub.