The southern neighborhoods of Chicago have a rich, fascinating history. Get a taste for the area through their unique breweries, like Open Outcry and Horse Thief Hollow in Beverly, a neighborhood known for its deep Irish roots and streets dotted with stunning Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Check out the cool local breweries popping up in these areas.
Stop 1: Open Outcry
Open Outcry is all about everyday beers. You’ll find plenty at their taproom near Beverly, a modern warehouse-style space with glass walls that let in tons of sunlight and put the brewing equipment on display. Walk up to the food-truck shaped window to order Neapolitan-style pizzas. Or head to the sun-soaked rooftop, where you can kick back with and enjoy the full kitchen menu and draft list. 10934 S. Western Ave.
Stop 2: Horse Thief Hollow
On the same street as Open Outcry, Horse Thief Hollow is an award-winning restaurant and brewery that serves Southern-inspired fare and house-made beer. The gorgeous space is a former carpet store, rehabbed by hand by the owner’s family. Order up some empanadas, gumbo, or a pulled pork sandwich, paired with a brew from their rotating selection on tap. 10426 S. Western Ave.
Stop 3: Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
Okay, so it’s not technically a brewery — but it’s still worth a visit if you’re in the area. For more than two decades, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery has been creating wine and mead using locally produced ingredients. Never had mead? It’s an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with yeast (Wild Blossom raises their own bees just for their mead). Come visit their modern taproom to try all their sustainably made sips. 9030 S. Hermitage Ave.