I'm from Lockport, but I get out and about quite a bit. I actually run a beer review blog (www.thebrewbros.com
) so I have had my fair share of after-hours hang time. My absolute favorite joint for grabbing any variety of beer is Tribes Alehouse in Mokena. Visit their website at The Tribes Alehouse
. They have an AMAZING selection of brews on tap and their food is to die for. I would really check them out, and no, I'm not affiliated in any way.
As for buying booze to bring home, I would check out Barley and Hops (Barley & Hops - Drink Something Different Tonight
). They are a microbrew/homebrew shop that specialize in all of the best brews in the world. Two great great spots that I spend a lot of my own money at.
You can follow me and Tribes on Twitter, too: Thebrewbros and Tribesalehouse