Beverly and Morgan Park residents have long clamored for the opening of Open Outcry Brewing Co., the brewpub that could be become a South Side destination for all craft beer drinkers. Open Outcry finally debuted to the general public on Friday morning and owner John Brand is proud of his tap system, which will pour some of the freshest beer in town. Wood-fired pizzas are also on the menu inside the former O’Brien’s at 10934 S. Western Ave.
Open Outcry borrows much of its design from other brewery tasting rooms. It’s a minimalist design with Edison bulbs illuminating the 110-seat space. Beer on the 12 taps will rotate seasonally, and right now the bar features beers including the Speculator Cream Ale (4.2-percent ABV), Strike Price Wheat (5.5-percent ABV), Open Interest IPA (6.7-percent ABV), and Self Regulator “East Coast” IPA (5-percent ABV).
On breezy summer days, the garage door windows will roll up in front and there’s also a larger table outside for groups. There’s counter service with runners bringing the food out to customers’ tables. Open Outcry’s counter is shaped like a food truck, as food trucks are often the only source of food for many customers at breweries. Chef Cesar Lopez is excited about his Neapolitan crusts as they compete with South Side tavern-style pies.
Take a look at the photos below. Craft beer lovers can rejoice as Open Outcry is finally open.
Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western Ave., (773) 629-6055, open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.