Holladay Properties, an Indiana-based commercial real estate firm, announced today that Whiskey Hill Brewery & Kitchen has leased 3,740 square feet at Quincy Station in Westmont, Illinois, where the company will operate a new restaurant and bar.
Michael O’Connor, vice president of leasing and development for Holladay Properties facilitated the new lease. Whiskey Hill Brewery & Kitchen is expected to open in December 2021.
“We are excited to welcome Whiskey Hill to Quincy Station,” O’Connor said. “This popular craft brewer will provide an exciting new dining and entertainment option for visitors and residents of downtown Westmont.”
Whiskey Hill Brewing Co. was established in 2018 by Matt Weil and Rob Salerno, restaurant industry veterans who wanted to break into the American craft beer movement. Weil owns Firewater BBQ and Brew, a southern-style BBQ concept serving up smoked meats, cheeses, homemade sides and local regional craft beer, and The Strand Brewery and Kitchen in Dowagiac, Michigan. Salerno owns multiple Italian-style pizza and wine bar/restaurants featuring his family’s Chicago-style recipes.
“The new location in downtown Westmont will be an addition and culmination of Firewater BBQ and Salernos,” said Weil. “We will create a great brewery and kitchen concept featuring slow smoked meats cooked in an all wood pit as well as Chicago-style Italian fare. We will incorporate a ton of Westmont history including prohibition, industry, the railroad and surrounding suburbs like Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale and Oak Brook.”
The existing location in Westmont is a production facility and small tap room. Whiskey Hill features a range of beers from traditional lagers and IPAs, to new hype beers like New England Style beers, Fruited Berliner Weisses and Milkshake IPAs. They also operate Whiskey Hill Brewing & Pizza Bar in Woodridge, Illinois.
“Westmont is excited to have Whisky Hill add a new second location at Quincy Station, in the heart of Downtown Westmont,” said Westmont Mayor, Ron Gunter. “This second location, called Whisky Hill Brewery & Kitchen, will offer a brand-new dining option and be a great addition to the Westmont dining scene. Kudos to all involved in making this project possible for Westmont to enjoy!”