Horse Thief Hollow

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3.79 w/ 71 ratings

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

10426 S Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60643-2508
United States

(773) 779-2739 | map

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Added by dcsoke on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of 3fdread
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Open floorplan and great light from the front wall of windows.
Decor is music based set with historical notes. It seems anachronistic now, but Chicago was the 'old west' a couple hundred years ago. The name stems from stories of the beverly area, in which the brewery sits. Pre-civil war rustling led to the eponymous name.
Beer selection is limited to in-house brews and two guest handles. No bud/coors. Solid house brews. The kitchen sink, mild ale, is almost a red ale. I also tried, and enjoyed, a mango flavored ale that looks like juice, but drinks like a nice balanced ipa.
Food is better than average pub food. Appetizers include the ubiquitous wings and southwest eggrolls, but the chicken slider trio hits the mark with out-of-the-box sauces. Salads are fresh. Sandwiches also surpass the obvious. Not just pork and lamb, but wild Illinois boar and Illinois sourced lamb. Great for the area and worth visiting.

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Photo of TrapJaw77
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Really like the food here, beers are okay (hit & miss) and there's not much of a selection; maybe 6 or so.

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Photo of Homer53
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

At first I wasn't really sold. But I've been here 4 times (I live relatively close) and I feel like it has improved each time. Hopefully they will get a little more ambitious. Beers are usually solid but not extraordinary.

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Photo of rossracing
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of robgutie
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Nice layout with tanks and aging barrels in view. Relatively quiet when I went in for a very lunch on a weekday. Everyone was siper nice. Ordered a couple beers and was offered a few tasters. Prices are pretty reasonable.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sjroseen
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spointon
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Ken134
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SWChi
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of communionofthesaints
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pros: Energetic atmosphere, fun crowd, slightly better than good beer and great food.
Cons: pretty pricy for what you get

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

The outside is a nice clean unassuming building with a nice crafted wood and glass double door. Do be alarmed as you walk in and see a growler plummeting from the ceiling toward the hostess. It is actually part of the automatic door closer. The inside is a great open space brick walls and a barrel ceiling with local art work,and seating sections are broken up with the bar off the the right, and some barrels off to the left.

The beer is served in very nice stemware but don't be fooled these are 16 oz. beers and not 12 oz. beers, at least that's what is says on the website. So the value is even better. They have a very nice range of beers, and the few I got to taste were very solid and well built.

The food is large portions, and I do appreciate the kids menu on there as well with decent choices. The Banh mi sandwich was there own riff on the classic with lots of pulled pork and was very tasty.

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Photo of Keelin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of justlovebeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jonnyhiggs
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of coz
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of stix86
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Ok first thing first this place was packed which os to be expected on a saturday night.
They have a bar booth seating and tables. The ceiling is awesome and from the booth I was seated at I could see into the actual brewery.

The quality was outstanding the beer was flavorful with quirky names. The tables where clean. Everything was nice.

The service was good the waitress that we had was attentive.
They have more than the average bar food on the menu. The had six beers by them and I also glanced over there whiskey/bourbon list and they where mostly all distilled in the midwest. Didnt try any of thesenext time I will.

Ok as for the food, im a big burger fan well I had a grass feed cow burgwr and it was hands down the best burger I have ever had. Also burgers/ chicken sandwich come with fries.

The price was easily affordable.

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Horse Thief Hollow in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 67.6% out of 100 with 71 ratings
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