The Open Bottle

The Open BottleThe Open Bottle
The Open BottleThe Open Bottle
Bar, Beer-to-go

7101 W 183rd St
Ste 105
Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477-4111
United States

(708) 263-0449 | map

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Ratings by mschrei:
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Rated by mschrei from Illinois

4.92/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sep 26, 2015
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Rated: 5 by oN3xM from Illinois

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 12, 2020
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Rated by SWChi from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Nice selection of beer, staff has always been friendly, nice rotating tap list, they have various events throughout the year.
Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
This is a beer geek's store/bar. The sell local brews, and some hard to find bombers. They have some unique beers on tap to. We have found great beers here. Staff was nice.
May 21, 2019
Reviewed by WITTBEER from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75
Open Bottle has a quality selection of beers to go. Their taplist can be overpriced at times though. Kind of a sterile vibe to the place. Some employees are friendly, while others barely make eye contact with you.
Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by AngEo from Texas

4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Fantastic selection of beer from a wide variety of styles and the worker who was there was very kind and knowledgeable. I will certainly be returning whenever in the area.
Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by Muss42 from Michigan

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.72 by ale_addin from Illinois

Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by FFFjunkie from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
This place is really good for many reasons.

1. 8 taps to choose from while you shop. They usually always have something interesting on tap.

2. More times than not they do free samples of specific beer when you walk in the door.

3. The owners are very knowledgeable about what they carry and almost all beer styles.

4. They date everything they get in the day they get it in. It's nice to know when the site received something even if a certain brewer doesn't date it. It takes most if the guesswork out of it.

5. You can break any 4 or 6 pack into a single to make your own assortment of 4pks or 6pks.

6. You can drink while you shop.

This place really is a highly recommended shop if you're in the area.
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 4.89 by Jinx989 from Illinois

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by REVZEB from Illinois

May 27, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by kidzord from Illinois

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4.86 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Zuidman from Illinois

Mar 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Dankacheese from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
If you're looking for a place that has great bottles for sale, great service and a very nicely lit space for us foggy visitors...then this is it. Yes, it's in a odd location but the feel and the vibe of the outside surrounding city/strip mall disappear once you walk in and get lost in the selection. Great spot to space out for a while and talk about brews while enjoying something awesome on tap.

Staff is extremely knowledgeable and have heard of and or tasted just about any beer you could toss at them. They're very cool with bringing food in and letting you eat at the bar.

The bulk of my review is only going to be two negative pieces of criticism and they're still pretty light. Otherwise I'd just be rambling about how awesome it is. 1) It'd be pretty cool if they hosted bottle shares. Just throwing that out there. It's not like they don't share bottles daily or customers don't bring bottles in. Because there is a shitload of that going on. But perhaps organize like a monthly whale bottle share? I dunno. Guess that's why I don't own a place like this. 2) The tap prices seem a bit pricey, on occasion. Again, I can't say anything negative without following it up with what they do right because it is such a good place. Even though their taplist is seemingly expensive sometimes, the VARIETY and QUALITY is phenomenal. If you live in the surrounding area, good luck finding anywhere with the variety of constant rotating beers they have on tap.

Hopefully this was helpful. If you're near Tinley Park or live in the area and love craft beer, then you should really know all about this place. Insert all their good membership deals, yada yada. Good luck getting the owner to give a negative criticism about any beer. I try all the time!
Mar 08, 2017
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Nice place with a clean and well laid out space. Not what you'd expect to find in a suburban strip mall.

US craft on an island in the front, imports on an island towards the back. Limited cooler space along a back wall, as well as a small mix-a-six section. Some small details of the store were straight out of the Beer Temple playbook, the island layout (with identical shelving), tags with received on date, daily free tastings, and the door in the back covered with bottle cap magnets. The owners even mentioned in an interview they were inspired to open a shop after visiting Beer Temple. Even if it's not fully original, they do pull it off well, and you can tell a lot of work was put into the place. It serves a niche in the area for sure.

Selection is very good, noticed some parallels with the Beer Temple again on certain aspects (Garage Project, Prairie, Middle Brow, Sullers Past, Transient, full Mikkeller lineup, specific import selection). The highlight was the assortment of super fresh local cans from Hailstorm, Noon Whistle, Pipeworks, and Half Acre.

The bar is nice, with a finished wood surface and bottle pendant lighting above the bar, clad underneath in light blue corrugated metal. Selection was interesting and varied across 8 taps, thankfully half pours were on the menu. Crowd and vibe were a little sterile, no one seemed to linger, instead staying glued to their phones before leaving.

The lone staff member was great though, she chatted with us and offered a beer sample. We arrived later in the evening but were still welcomed and taken care of. All that said, not a fan of a few obvious shill reviews here. Let honest reviews stand on their own...
Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Vibe is really nice especially considering its in a strip mall. Cool, warehouse like feel, with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Quality is good - they've got fresh stuff, competitive pricing compared to Chicago. Service is stop notch - staff is friendly and helpful. Selection of bottles is a bit thin comparatively speaking, but it has all the most important items. And their draft list is top notch and generally has some nice offerings on tap.
Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 4.93 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jun 18, 2016
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Rated by JmurphylovessAmadams from Illinois

4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great beer selection. Patrick (owner) is super friendly and knowledgeable. 8 taps that are constantly rotating.
Feb 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Matt_Windle from Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
The Open Bottle filled a much missing niche in the SW suburbs. With 8 quality rotating taps, including the occasional cider, and a great selection of local and non-local beers, ciders, and meads, there's something to satisfy everyone's palate. The owners are fantastic and spend a lot of time interacting with the guests in their shop. You've gotta keep tabs on their special events as they host quality affairs that aren't to be missed!
Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by pgardner from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
From the first time I went into The Open Bottle (first opened last January) through now, and I am sure the future, this establishment is fabulous. Patrick and Julia have created a special place you can go to and try new beers, purchase, and learn about types of beers. They change out tap very consistently and keep the variety fresh. Both are very knowledge and I have YET to go there and not leave very happy. I am sure that day will never come. Patrick has changed me from a domestic big brewery beer drinker into someone who really loves craft beers. Without The Open Bottle I would not be able to have such a wide choice of beers to choose from, and be able to taste so many great beers. I recently had a party there which was out of this world and people who went told me they really enjoyed going and being there.
You have to go there to see what a fabulous place this is.
Jan 31, 2016
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Reviewed by VinHalen54 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I've been here 5 times since I live ~50 miles away. If I lived closer I would be much poorer. Friendly, knowledgeable, and great selection of bottles and taps.
Jan 31, 2016
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Rated by JJH1018 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great everything! Owners are very knowledgeable. Shop has a great selection!
Jan 31, 2016
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Reviewed by ringwersen from Illinois

4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Very well-curated selection of to-go beers and taps for on-site enjoyment. Owners are knowledgeable and very friendly. Selection is organized very logically and the presentation is very nice. Cleanest tap lines in town. You can sample something tasty while you shop, or stay for a few pours. Prices are always on par with the big stores - you never have to worry about gouging. And they do regular samples from out-of-market or rare bottles; once stopped in to pick up a few beers and ended up drinking some Crooked Stave. A must-visit for the area. If I lived closer they'd have all my money.
Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Oct 02, 2015
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Rated by myuncle from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by Inglewood from Illinois

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by egrace84 from Illinois

Aug 28, 2015
Rated: 4.79 by Ryannel24 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2015
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Reviewed by creepinjeeper from Missouri

4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Stopped in last week for the first time. Nice bottle selection, they don't carry everything, which I can appreciate because harder stuff can be found there. They sell single bottles of everything. They date the beer with the day it hits the shelves; a nice touch. Nice tap selection, again nice harder to get beers such as Prairie Bomb! Nice vibe, bring your own food and your dog if he can get along with other dogs. Overall, not your typical liquor store. I'll be going back.
Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 4.79 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 5 by Homer53 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Mager from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The best craft beer shop hands down. What's better than shopping for beer while drinking one? Their selection is top notch, the staff is super friendly, and prices are spot-on! Highly recommended!
May 18, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by swarthybrews from Kentucky

May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by enelson from Illinois

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by HabaJohn from Illinois

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.69 by Chris7482 from Illinois

Mar 18, 2015
The Open Bottle in Tinley Park, IL
Place rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 48 ratings