Our roots run deep
It’s no accident that Horse Thief Owner Neil Byers topped more than 70 entrepreneurs to win the 2015 James Tyree Leadership Award. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce described Horse Thief as “a neighborhood anchor institution, creating jobs and investing in the community on the South Side of Chicago.”
Our commitment to community comes from Neil’s roots in Beverly. He grew up here and, after culinary training and several years cooking for other restaurants, chose to invest in the neighborhood’s emerging “craft-micro scene”.
Horse Thief Hollow uses local suppliers whenever possible. We’ve partnered with HardBoiled Coffee to roast our Hollow Grounds coffee beans on site. Our fall menu features sweet potato pies from Jimmy Jamm’s Bakery on 95th Street. Mead comes from BevArt, a craft beer and winemaking store on Western Avenue. Neil has even purchased a cow from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, creating special menu items featuring the fresh beef. And a lot of the liquor behind the bar is made in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Horse Thief collaborates with the Beverly Arts Alliance and has turned the restaurant walls into an art gallery that offer works from local artists for sale. We’re also a proud supporter of the Beverly Arts Center and have thrown fundraisers and brewed specialty beers and cocktails to support them. We continue to make special brews for a number of organizations and share the proceeds with local charities, including the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk and Pat Mac’s Pack. We’re proud of our South Side roots!