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Solid start for One Lake Brewing

After years of anticipation, One Lake Brewing, opened on June 4 and has successfully navigated its first dozen days in business. Located on the southwest corner of Austin Boulevard and Lake Street, the brewery is bringing an array of community members out to experience what the establishment has to offer. 

One Lake Brewing is housed in the former First National Bank of Oak Park, built in 1920, and the finished gut-rehab pays special attention to the historic aspects of the unique building. Original dentil molding and large historical photos mingle with modern touches like luxe banquette seating and reclaimed wood tables.

As expected, customers flocked to the well-appointed brewery as soon as the doors opened. The pace has been swift for the young restaurant, with the rooftop dining area proving to be especially popular among patrons.

“Even with three levels of dining, we had people waiting well over an hour for an outdoor table during that first weekend,” said One Lake Brewing manager Joe Yates. “But we’ve made some adjustments and things are running much more smoothly now.”

Adjustments included making the coveted rooftop tables available on a first-come first-serve basis, while taking reservations for the two indoor dining rooms via the One Lake Brewing website.

Article by Melissa Elsmo of Oak Park Eats www.oakparkeats.com. Click to read the entire article