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One Trick Pony

Not Rated.
One Trick PonyOne Trick Pony
BA SCORE
95
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 173
Beer Avg: 4.04
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

17851 Chappel Ave
Lansing, Illinois, 60438-4525
United States
phone: (708) 213-7995

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Monday: 6pm-11pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 3pm-11pm
Sunday: 2pm-10pm

(Place added by: emerge077 on 07-06-2012)
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Irishace9, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

birdsellam, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

LukeK, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

thewimperoo, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

One Trick Pony is truly a hidden gem in the south suburbs.

Really there are few like it, it reminded me of the first time visiting Jolly Pumpkin in Dexter and Dark Horse in Marshall years ago. Effortlessly original and DIY.

Dave was a delight to meet and talk/listen to. This guy had stories for days, and happened to be the co-owner of the brewery. He only works there every day, so you'll likely meet him if you go. Quick with both samples and jokes, this guy was great.

The beer selection was solid too, about 8 house drafts and a couple from Transient.
Everything I tried was good quality. Usually there's a few clunkers at a brewpub, but not here. They fill outside growlers too, unlike FFF nearby.

The vibe was unique and cozy, the walls displayed a collection of old Chicago bottles and newer growlers, framed maps and various posters, breweriana, and ephemera. A rack of books had the latest Mash Tun magazine and a hardcover book about horror movies from 1984. Awesome.

emerge077, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

warpig372, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kodt, Jul 09, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Simple tasting room, relaxed atmosphere, free samples, Excellent beers (mainly on the full flavor side), Very friendly staff and customers who know their beers. No food but you welcome to order in or bring your own, CASH ONLY, Most beers are $5.00/ 20 oz. imperial pint or $2.50 for a half pint. free pretzels. Great place, my favorite by far.

Glazzzmann, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tmarretti, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

EvolutionAles, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jtg5678, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

danoble1, Mar 18, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -11.1%

Been to OTP a couple times, their beer is good, the people are better. Friendly staff who enjoy conversing with the customers as well as asking for their opinion. I couldn't remember all the beers I drank when I went, I just remember they were good and it was a relaxing, enjoyable time.

It is a very cozy place, and the customers who I have met and talked with are always nice and are having a good time as well.

Looking forward to going back soon, no better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon, especially when it's nice out and the doors are open.

ddodger41, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Crentakey, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Chi-fly, Dec 11, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

A- One Trick Pony resides in a large industrial park, right across from a cemetery. Even though it is somewhat hard to find, it is definitely worth the drive. Inside you find a nice cozy taproom, with growler memorabilia scattered across the wall. At the bar, you can see their modest brewing equipment where all the magic is made. They always have music on, ranging from oldies to death metal, depending who's working the bar.

Q- The beers are phenomenal, having a wide selection of styles. Usually they have at least 6 taps with different beer, but at the time they have 8.

Sr- Amazing service every time I enter. Bartenders usually give samples before you buy so you can start feeling buzzed by just samples. Bartenders are also very attentive and are great for conversation.

Se- They enjoy hopping up their beers, but they also have experimented with dubbels, tripels, and hefewiezens on tap as well. So much to try from, and they do rotate their list a couple times a month at least.

F- As stated, they don't have food, but you can bring in or order out of you like. They have complimentary pretzels to snack on as well.

Seriously an underrated place that needs some recognition. They also house transient artisan ales as well and sometimes if you beg let you sample a couple of his beers if they have any readily available.

Efay, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

coz, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Inglewood, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TheRealPour, Oct 24, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

great place right outside of IN not far from fff friendly faces and even friendlier service i love their american black ale and spotted saddle ...beers change pretty often so check it out soon as you can taps may have change already...small tasting room but small place are usually preferred with me like fff...pint and half pints and nothing is an arm and a leg...reallly check them out before they get big and something changes drastically

sudsy2drunk, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Rogorama
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

This is a nice little gem tucked away in Lansing. It's still very small, about 15-20 seats, but the beer is great, and the brewers are awesome. It's only a few minutes off of 80-94 so it' very accesible. The spicy pretzels on each table make up for the lack of food. Definitely worth a try if you are in the Chicagoland area.

Rogorama, May 08, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%

Stopped in after a recommendation from some locals we were chatting with at Flossmoor and very glad we found it.

Very quaint tap room located in an industrial park in Lansing a town I didn't know existed until our visit. Drove right by it at first. First thing I noticed was a line of mismatched lawn chairs sitting outside with some patrons sipping beer. Lots of growlers line the walls from breweries near and far.

Went down the line and sampled every beer they had. Not every one wowed me, but every one was solidly average at worst. Ended up going home with a growler of the StormCat an all mosaic amber ale and one of the better hoppy ambers I've had.

We also spent quite a while talking to the owner while running through our samples. He was very gregarious and a treat to be around as was everyone we interacted with there. Change was given in $2 and half dollars as well.

Had around 9 beers on tap IIRC with all available for growler fills at reasonable prices. Pretzels were available for snacking and also had pickles for sale.

Very glad we found this place and I absolutely love places oozing character like this. Just a small brewery operation run by people passionate about making beer. I will definitely stop by here my next time near the area.

jmarsh123, May 03, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +3%

I've been to One Trick Pony a couple times and it's slowly becoming one of my favorite Chicago-area establishments.

A - This is an old school tasting room, and it really represents the personality of the brewery. The collection of mismatched yard sale furniture accommodates about 15, and there are some nice vintage wooden tables on which to set one's beer. There's a delightful old-school record player and milk cartons full of records from which to choose, as well as some board games and magazines. I also dug the palm tree in the corner. Decorations include a massive collection of growlers and various brewery-related posters and shirts for sale. Demographic seems to be mostly older locals getting off work and looking to socialize - largely devoid of hipsters, bandwagon jumpers, and fanboys.

Q - All the beers I've had from One Trick Pony range from good to excellent. I dig the use of Imperial pint glasses for most beers, and I'd try virtually any beer there without hesitation.

Sr - Service is speedy and friendly. I also got my change in $2 bills?! Definitely suited the off-beat vibe of the place. The bartender, who I think may also be the owner loves to chat and makes everyone feel welcome and at home. Generous pours and willingness to give samples is appreciated.

Sl - They had about 10 different beers on, and it'd be impossible to try everything and drive home afterward. Thankfully all but the Kentucky Mountain were available for growler fills.

Very affordable beer prices, with free pretzels to snack on and a variety of take-out/delivery menus if you want something more substantial. There were also free pickles for the DD, which was a nice touch ($2 otherwise). Great place to stop by - especially if you're doing a Flossmoor to 3 Floyds pub crawl.

MasterSki, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Fetching
4.73/5  rDev +9%

I love this place. The only thing holding them back is how small they currently are. I only see good things in their future and I'm glad I'm around for the ride. Please, please go give them your money. They are super humble and just glad people enjoy their beer. Their beer is very good and worth your bucks. You're welcome.

Fetching, Mar 26, 2013
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One Trick Pony in Lansing, IL
95 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.