Belly Up Smoke House & Saloon Coming to the South Loop

Posted by Leo Clark. on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 4:41pm.

Belly Up Chicago

The South Loop real estate market is once again picking up steam, meaning more restaurants and things to do are also popping up all over this up-and-coming Downtown Chicago neighborhood. Yesterday, Eater Chicago brought those already living in the South Loop more good news, with Belly Up planning to open by summer’s end.

For those who haven’t heard, Belly Up will be an authentic, Texas and Kansas City barbecue joint once officially making its debut, which couldn’t be more perfect for the South Loop given the lack of top-notch barbecue options in the area.

According to owners Nick and George Tsoukalas, Belly Up will offer a pretty casual and fun atmosphere with country music playing in the background, but aside from that, the decor and design of the space is still up in the air. Eater Chicago reports that once opening, Belly Up will seat about 150 guests inside, with about 15 more stools at the bar, and around 25 to 30 more people outside on the sidewalk patio.

The Belly Up location will be at 1132 S. Wabash, so for those already in the South Loop or planning a move to the South Loop, keep your eye out for this one!

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