easy to see how they cut the BS from the old galway location and refocused into a smaller, smarter room. well decorated with a multitude of beer tins covering the walls and a huge line of taps. attended during a special event so while most of the staff gave great service it was hard to test their knowledge. i did not eat there but i saw at least 3 people order the nachos and it was at minimum 3 lbs. of a platter towering nearly 12" high off the plate. going back for another event in a couple months and if the place was closer (or at least near an interstate) id return. niall seems to have a genuine interest in making this place great and the íultimate beer boutsí are a very unique idea which so far are well executed as well.
Good beer selection. Good food. Horrible pricing on brews. If this were Map Room, Hopleaf, etc. I could understand. But this is far too removed from downtown for these kinds of prices. Itís unfortunate too, since I work very close to both, but find myself frequenting Hailstorm and 350 Brewing more. The value is the only downside, but itís significant.
Stopped by for a visit which was convenient to friends in the area. Yes, itís in a strip mall, but they did a lot of work on the interior to make it feel like a "brewpub". Tables are close yet cozy, bathrooms are clean but a little stark. Beer selection crosses most palates, if you like hops, malts, sours, fruits, youíre sure to find something. I had no problem sticking with Tribesí Sapphire Sky Saison while I also tried my wifeís Howís Your Father ESB which was also well-made, to-style and sessionable. Food was pretty darn good for "pub-grub". I had the Muffalleta which was a savory, salty heart-attack in a sandwich (exactly as I expected)! My wife had the Chicken Vesuvio which she enjoyed. I had leftovers the next day and they were on-point... well seasoned, plenty of gravy and potatoes which were tender and succulent. Our guests enjoyed their Lobster Roll and another Muffalleta. Story-short... a nice place for above-average food and beer. However, if Iím going to compare apples to apples, Iíd recommend Tribes Tinley (10 miles, ~15 minutes NE) which has a more breathable atmosphere with a staffed, outdoor patio.
Good vibe, great tap selection, I had a friend come with me who is a master chef and he liked his dish as I did.
All the four ales I tried were solid. He said the same. G.M. and staff were very nice. I will get other friends to come if they have not before. I will try and visit the other location in Tinley Park, IL. soon
A nice tap house in a strip mall. Induces trail and very local. Friendly service, but not particularly beer forward. Decent menu but I didnít eat. Tasting flights available from a decent selection of beers from around US but pricy. Not worth a specific trip, but a worthy stop.
Weekly tappings of limited/rare releases to go with the other 40+ exceptional beers on tap. Excellent food. Not just the best beer place in the south suburbs but one of the best in all Chicagoland. Also have a strong whisky selection (even did a reasonably priced Pappy tasting once).
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 wasnít 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.