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Beverly Swills

Hardboiled Coffee, with its shelves of pulp magazines and walls of long forgotten film noir, is only the latest addition to a neighborhood that’s unafraid to wear its history on its sleeves.


Located 12 miles from the Loop, Beverly is situated on the utmost southern point of the city. However, if you mistakenly call Beverly a suburb, be wary of the inhabitants’ retort. “People are always saying, ‘You live in Beverly, that’s…


Originally dubbed “Beverly Hills” in reference to a massive prehistoric ridge that spans it, the neighborhood has always been home to more upwardly mobile middle class families than California-style celebrities. Today, while the outskirts of the neighborhood are home to commercial development, a continuous stream of traffic, and sun-baked sidewalks, the heart of Beverly continues to provide a respite from Chicago’s harsh urban scenery.