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One Trick Pony

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One Trick PonyOne Trick Pony
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23 Beers
211 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

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Place added by: emerge077 on 07-06-2012

Monday: 6pm-11pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 3pm-11pm
Sunday: 2pm-10pm
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 14
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4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of AngEo
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The bartender was awesome. When I told him it was my first visit he started pouring me samples of just about everything until I decided what to start with. All the beer was top notch as well.

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of SWChi
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of communionofthesaints
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

This is a brewery in progress. I live in Lansing and try to visit every few months. Everytime I go there it seems that they have raised their product (wasn't too impressed early on). While they don't have any real food available, they have plenty of pretzels and great conversation available.
This is a great place to visit and one of the reasons I love the craft beer movement.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Glazzzmann
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EvolutionAles
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ddodger41
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Chi-fly
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Efay
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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One Trick Pony in Lansing, IL
94 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.