The Tribes Alehouse
Taps: 42 / Bottles: 21
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cagocubs:
4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been here several times, accumulated a good feel for this place, and felt I should review it.
Atmosphere: Tribes is a smaller place with a nice cozy atmosphere. There is a long bar that has tvs above it and the many taps in front of you. There are tables in the front part to sit and converse with a party. There is also a larger dining room area where you can get comfortable. Of the times I've been here it was only full to an uncomfortable point once. The music selection is great and at a good volume.
Quality: These guys know beer and whiskey. If you have a question on any of the beers you can be assured they will know the answer. They are active in the craft community and always have a top notch selection of craft beers on tap.
Service: Service is always friendly and helpful. The food is made quick and the beer is served even quicker. The pours are always great.
Food: Seeing as this place is an offspring of a much larger restaurant once upon a time...the good food has carried over. Whether it is an appetizer or meal, the food has always been good.
Value: You pay the appropriate price for what you are getting.
07-30-2011 19:24:23 | More by cagocubs
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Service at the bar is great. Service elsewhere is a little hit or miss. That is really my only complaint.
Food is good with a nice variety of appetizers and entrees. Outstanding burgers.
Beer selection is rotating and there's always something for just about any taste with 40 or so tap handles.
Gets crowded quick on the weekends, and the bar area is a little small. Overall, a great place, and I stop in regularly.
03-04-2014 20:04:03 | More by BrewThru_29
4.69/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
There may be two locations now, but Mokena is my favorite.
Looking past the awesome rotating tap beer selection for a brief moment the atmosphere is one of the main reasons I love coming here. The bar area is comfortable and the whole place is intimate, warm and friendly - just a like a neighborhood pub (only one with a world-class beer list).
The specialty tappings/events only make this place all the more excellent.
And without question: the best reuben sandwich I have ever had....
10-02-2013 15:40:41 | More by pointyskull
3.53/5 rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
The selection of beers is great at this place but I feel like the food is only alright. I have been there a few times and there wasn't anything bad about the food or service but it wasn't spectacular either. I would go back to try some more of the beers they have though.
08-10-2013 00:49:51 | More by ruckus232
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
I love the atmosphere of this place! They have cool chalk board art work depicting the logos of several craft brews as well as craft beer metal-like signs! I especially like it when they have a the newest Fat Tire bike on display....wonder if they ever consider raffling it off? hhmmm... Quality is outstanding, from the service to the beer to the food options! The service that I have experienced on my visits has always been attentive, friendly and helpful with suggestions of what to drink and/or eat. My last visit I had the blackened catfish sandwich with mango salsa. The catfish was tender and seasoned just right, add the touch of sweet with the spicy and it was delicious! Overall this place has something for everyone and the staff are more than willing to educate you about the different brews, as well as make appropriate suggestions to those who are veterans as well as virgins to craft beer. If you can make the trek to the south suburbs it is well worth the drive! Enjoy!
07-31-2013 19:41:49 | More by DrinkurWheaties
4.61/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
This place is a solid little gem in the southern suburbs. You can definitely get a nice "city-like" vibe. I haven't been to the new location in Tinley Park and I hear it is much larger. I will give it a go, but I tend to like the classic friendly, low lit alehouses with well informed staff and even better beer and food. Friendly and cozy are two words that come to mind when describing the Mokena location. Steaks are outstanding and pairing it with one of the many imperial offerings on the ever-changing list make the dining experience complete. Watched a Hawks game here and it did not have the typical "meathead" sports bar atmosphere or attitude. It is nice to go out and watch a game and drink some fine beers while chatting with others. Staying squirrelled up at home watching the games some times leaves me a bit flat. I'm sure I'll be back next time I am in the area or even up for a little side trip. Getting home safely can be a challenge with all of the high-gravity beers offered. Top Notch place and well worth the visit.
06-02-2013 15:39:26 | More by DownDaHatch
3.94/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Nice little place in a newer strip mall in Mokena.
Beer selection is always quite good,plenty of less common beers,and special tappings on Wednesdays. These tappings can be quite nice,and have included. beers such as CBS,Black Note,Darkness,to name only a few.
The service is quite nice even if the food can often leave something to be desired. The variety and overall selection of the food is great,the quality is unfortunately not there much of the time.
Overall,the place is nice to have available in the SW burbs.I go here often,the beer keeps me coming back.
New Tinley location opened somewhat recently,but I have yet to try it,
05-14-2013 07:32:29 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
3.98/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I've been here a few times already and each experience is great, mostly due to the selection of brews and consistency of good service. Downside is that this place is in a remote area in the far southwest suburbs.
A: This place will fool you! The building Tribes is in is a strip mall and there a tanning salon next door, wtf?
Q: Food is amazing, enough said. They have a high quality selection for a bar and it's much larger than the typical brewpub someone would go to. The beer is fresh and from what I can tell they clean out the beer lines from time to time because there isn't the noticeable funk that some places have in their draft selection.
11/1/2012 - Editing the quality to average since my most recent visit to the Mokena location. There were quite a few empty taps, both our burgers were ordered Med but came well done and the burger meat was very salty. I did complain so they could correct the issue going forward. After visiting the new Tinley Park, IL location twice since it opened, it seems as though they took the quality away from the Mokena location and put it in Tinley.
S: The waitstaff here are very attentive, even during peak hours when it's standing room only. Always a smile and quick to get drinks.
S: The menu says it all, they have EVERYTHING. Special tappings each Wednesday and the beer selections change with the seasons to follow the breweries' releases. Food selection is decent too (There's even some vegetarian dishes for those types.)
F: Covered already
V: Warning, can be expensive depending on the type of food and beers ordered. Dinner and drinks can easily run $35-60 a person.
11-01-2012 15:04:15 | More by dcsoke
The Tribes Alehouse in Mokena, IL
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.