These southside neighborhoods both have rich, fascinating histories. Pullman was the country’s first planned community and is home to Chicago’s first and only national monument. And nearby Beverly is 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: Argus Brewing
Argus Brewing in Pullman prides itself on being authentic Chicago. Housed in a former stable house from the 1900s, this neighborhood brewery is owned and run by a father and son. Visit their laidback space, where you can shoot pool, take a tour of the brewing facility, and sip on brews like their Pegasus IPA or Bloodshot Red Ale. 11314 S Front Ave.
Stop 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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.