Tribes Beer Company

BEER AVG
3.92/5
Tribes Beer CompanyTribes Beer Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

11220 W Lincoln Hwy
Mokena, Illinois, 60448-8208
United States

(815) 464-0248 | map
tribesalehouse.com

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Added by TMoreaux on 12-01-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
23
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
22
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by cagocubs:
Photo of cagocubs
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IPADrone
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Bar with several pulls, both in-house and solid guests. Restaurant featuring great burgers. Brewery with a wide variety of well crafted styles.
15 seats at the bar surrounded by 8 four tops. Beer memorabilia and draft pulls adorn the walls and ceiling.
40 draft pulls highlight their consistent house brews and leave room for lots of local: Pollyanna; Haymarket; and Solemn Oath regional: 4 Hands; Founders; Ale Asylum and national: Ballast Point; Lagunitas; North Coast.
Bottles and cans are strong and deep, you can even get Coors Light for the kids.
Space has three separate rooms. The bar area, the Brew House, which is behind glass, and a middle room for about 50.
Service is attentive and knowledgable.
As for food, I enjoyed my Wisconsin q burger and I heard several compliments from other patrons.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food, takes pub grub to a foodie level. Awesome selection of beers on tap and they brew their own.

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Photo of TrapJaw77
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Went here yesterday. New space with the brewery is nice; lots of their stuff on tap.

Food was good; much better than their other location.

What I can't understand is that they charge $6 for regular pours of their own beer. That's way overpriced IMO and to the point where I just won't even order their stuff. Maybe I'm shallow minded, but I'd rather pay $6 for a brew made by Deschutes than by Tribes. No other brewery in the area charges this much for their own stuff.

Food took awhile to come out, but believe it was because it was made fresh so I'm good with that. The other location the food comes out quicker, but just slopped together and the fries are rarely freshly cooked.

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Photo of myuncle
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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

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Photo of Ryannel24
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of cducap
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Havok0425
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bolognasuave
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great food, great selection that changes daily. special events for tappings, or holidays. great vibe and very knowledgeable staff. food selection is awesome and tastes great as well. quality of service second to none. definitely worth the trip, and far better than the other location in Tinley Park.

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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

The service was exceptionally great despite being understaffed on a Sat. afternoon for our first visit here. Great space with food good enough to stand on it's own merit. I've seen past tap lists online and more often than not they are very good/great consistently; I just had bad timing being in the area when the list didn't offer much out of the ordinary.

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Photo of Burgman08
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Good beers, food is standard fare

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Photo of Irishace9
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of spointon
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of iliketigersalot
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Eman17
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of redsand22
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Excellent Beer bar with a great staff, one of the best in the Chicagoland area!

*Great food
*excellent bar staff
*amazing beer list

I could go on and on, but it's one of my go to beer bars for sure!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of birdsellam
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of schuler
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Tribes Beer Company in Mokena, IL
3.92 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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