Horse Thief Hollow

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(773) 779-2739 | map
horsethiefbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.76
Beers:
47
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
105
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.93
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
pDev:
9.67%
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Reviews by Gambyt20:
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Oct 25, 2019
More User Reviews:
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DotDrinks from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Great vibe, great decor, great beer.

May 23, 2018
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3fdread from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 26, 2017
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enelson from Illinois

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

May 23, 2017
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

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.

Jul 10, 2016
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TrapJaw77 from Illinois

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.

Feb 16, 2016
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Homer53 from Illinois

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

Jun 18, 2015
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BecauseWhalezbro from Colorado

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

May 07, 2015
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773-F-I-B from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 18, 2015
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southsidejoe8089 from Illinois

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.

Apr 15, 2015
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rossracing from Illinois

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

Mar 31, 2015
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31Sam13 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 16, 2015
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robgutie from Illinois

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.

Dec 04, 2014
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BRami127 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Oct 25, 2014
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sjroseen from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Oct 16, 2014
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spointon from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Oct 06, 2014
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Ken134 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sep 15, 2014
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SWChi from Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Sep 11, 2014
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communionofthesaints from Illinois

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

Sep 10, 2014
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

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.

Aug 14, 2014
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Keelin from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Aug 13, 2014
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kodt from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Jul 19, 2014
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justlovebeer from Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jul 02, 2014
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Jonnyhiggs from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Mar 04, 2014
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coz from Illinois

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

Jan 05, 2014
Horse Thief Hollow in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 105 ratings