Really nice beer bar on the southern outskirts of Chicago. I stopped here although out of my way based on the good reviews on RateBeer. I wasn’t disappointed. I do think the overall reviews might be scoring just a bit high...but nonetheless a great beer destination if in the area. I do feel there is some tougher competition if you get closer to or in Chicago though (Hopleaf, Revolution, Map Room, to name a few). Probably my only negative was the food which although certainly not bad...also did not impress.
Hands down the best Craft Beer bar with the most amazing food offering in the South suburbs! The vast assortment of craft beer and food choices will not disappoint no matter how big of a beer "geek" you may or may not be. The staff is highly-educated on beer and are very accommodating in helping you make the best decision based on your tastes. Love this place!
Hands down, the best place to grab a beer and a burger in the southwest suburbs! The Tinley location has a a lot more space and seating. The Mokena location’s food is a bit better. Both locations have wide selection of craft beers and IPA’s, a thoughtful menu, knowledgeable and patient staff, and a warm, inviting decor, to make a pleasurable dining (and/or drinking) experience. Tappings and food specials every week, and constant updates to their website and social media sites. This place is on top of their game.
This new Tinley Park site for Tribes is excellent. Great seating and especially the outdoor area makes this a great place. The food is always top notch and they always have a good beer selection. My only criticism is the beer prices are a bit high.
I have been living in the South suburbs of Chicago for over 10 years now. And only in the last 4 years have I been turned on to craft Beer. And that was because of Tribes Alehouse! I am writing this review for Mokena and Tinley because I believe them to be the same in all aspects except for sheer size. I have been an avid fan and supporter of the Tribes and tell all of my friends that this is the best place for craft Beer - bar none - in all of Chicagoland. They have 42 handles of awesomeness in Mokena and 54 tappers in Tinley Park. They are pretty much the only place to be able to get Three Floyds products consistently. Great events, service, atmosphere, food and beer!
Without question, my fave place to meet with my friends or BF to drink good beer and snack on some tasty food.
Yeah, its small and yeah its in a boring strip mall. But its in the suburbs what do you expect? The main thing is that they have an incredible beer list that changes like every day! The bartenders are really helpful and always know their stuff.
If this place was in the city it would rival even the best!
The room has really cool beer decor on the walls and the they hang all of their tap handles on a wall and it looks really awesome.
They always have cool events going on too...
Defintely a great place to go.
Nice, cozy beer bar with some very tasty food. If you are looking for a great steak this is the place. Very good selection of all types of beers. They do have the games on the tvs but not a sports bar which is nice. Definitely worth the trip out. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable
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 there’s 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!