Tribes Beer Company

Tribes Beer CompanyTribes Beer Company
70 Ratings
Tribes Beer CompanyTribes Beer Company

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

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

(815) 464-0248 | map

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Added by TMoreaux on 12-01-2009

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Reviews by jeonseh:
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4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went to Tribes for the first time yesterday. I have to say this is quite the gem in the South burbs as it definitely stands out as one of the better beer bars. When you first walk in, the look of it reminds me of an Irish pub meets FFF. What I mean is that it has the big wooden bar and beer paraphernalia all over the walls (including chalk drawings of the logos what they have on top) but instead of it being all traditional beer logo (think Guinness etc.), it's craft beer focused.

The place gets pretty packed as I was there on a Wednesday and around 7, there was a pretty decent wait. The service was pretty good once I got the waiter to realize that I had arrived and meet my wife, which took awhile.

The beer selection was really good here and is what makes this worth the trip. They had fresh Hopslam, a variety of Stone, Founder's RIS, some FFF beers and a few others. They also seem to partner with the breweries to do release nights and promotion nights as well.

The food was solid. We both had burgers which were good and large. They also have poutine as an appetizer (who doesn't love a place with poutine). Dessert we had a piece of chocolate cake as big as your head.

Overall, a nice place and worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IPADrone
3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1.4%
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 -26%
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 +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of cducap
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Havok0425
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bolognasuave
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +0.2%
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 -7.5%
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 -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of spointon
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of iliketigersalot
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Eman17
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of redsand22
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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 +2.5%

Photo of birdsellam
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of schuler
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Tribes Beer Company in Mokena, IL
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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