About Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Brewpub serving Midwestern comfort food and Texas inspired BBQ. Reservations strongly encouraged.
American, Barbecue, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM
Pizza bar remains open one hour after kitchen closes.
Bar remains open until the last pint has been poured.
Davis & Church
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Have Smylie Brothers barbecue and beer at your next event with our catering options.
Metra Train, Davis Purple Line Stop, CTA 93 Bus
Private Party Facilities:
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is the perfect place to hold your next event. For event details please contact our Event Coordinator.
Private Party Contact:
Katey O'Brion: 2249997320
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is the perfect place to hold your next event. For event details contact our Event Coordinator, Katey O'Brion. 224-999-7320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. Ratings and Reviews
We were not expecting a great meal after ...
We were not expecting a great meal after reading a few poor reviews, but tried it anyway. The poor reviews we read were way off. Our party included four adults and two pre-schoolers. Two of the adults were from Austin TX, a place that has some good BBQ. The smoked brisket sandwich Smylie's served was delicious, big, and memorable. I am looking forward to a return just for that. I am also looking forward to a return for the pizza, which had a flavorful thin crust and was enjoyed by all at our table.
Our first time to this spot. Went for th ...
Our first time to this spot. Went for the brew and barbecue and were not disappointed. We chose a flight of beers. All were very tasty. The combo plate gives you pulled pork, brisket & 4 barbecue ribs. All were tender and delicious. The ribs were nicely spiced with a little kick. The mac & cheese was one of the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Corn pudding was dense and flavorful. You MUST get the poutine fries for an appetizer. They are "seasoned" with pork belly -- amazing. Nice patio for outside drinking. We'll be back. Downside? Parking can be tricky. They don't have a lot.
We have been to Smiley's quite a few tim ...
We have been to Smiley's quite a few times but this was by far our worst service experience. Waited more than 10 minutes just to be greeted by our waiter; another 10 minutes for him to ask for our drinks; another 10-15 if not more for him to ask for our order, etc. We would ask for extra napkins or more water and he would completely forget. Great food, awful service, most likely just from this one waiter, but puts a damper on the entire idea of service for the place.
Friendly, lively atmosphere. Their was ...
Friendly, lively atmosphere. Their was a variety on the menu so everyone had something to pick from, including two delicious vegetarian options. The Flat iron steak was tender and cooked perfectly to my medium rare request. The side dish of broccoli and mushrooms was good except it could have used more mushrooms.
Great Ribs, Mac& Cheese full a flavor not Sauce
Service & Food was Outstanding ! Ribs had nice dry rub & sauce.
Mac & Cheese very nicely blended.
Now the Bad ...NO Bathrooms upstairs. Keep the Upstairs Children Free . Not free food free from
Children ! There was a group that kept growing by our table and they took ever open chair they
could find. Very Annoying.
The Outdoors is the Real Food
My brother and family requested that we eat outdoors. I think of Smylies as the most attractive outdoor dining in Evanston. The only negative is that while you can make a reservation, you cannot reserve an outside table, which was the main reason I chose the restaurant. Everyone was very happy with the menu and their food choices and once we were seated (in about 20 minutes), we had a great time, definitely bolstered by the ambiance of the outdoor venue.
The weather was perfect to enjoy a wonde ...
The weather was perfect to enjoy a wonderful dinner on the comfortable patio. This was our first alfresco dining here, since we usually were dining in less desirable weather. The food was terrific and the environment enhanced the experience.
I will continue to explore the menu and the beverages at this wonderful place.
I usually try the home brews, but had the Virtue Percheron Cider this visit. It was the perfect pairing for appetizers and dinner.
I dined with a friend who loves beer. I ...
I dined with a friend who loves beer. I'm not a fan of beer was delighted with my root beer and hamburger on a gluten-free bun. The weather was mild and atmosphere was perfect for conversation. The service was excellent. I have to admit, it was the best hamburger I've had in a very long time. My friend enjoyed her mussels. Nice experience. Thank you.
We had a delightful evening on the comfo ...
We had a delightful evening on the comfortable outside patio. Food and service were both very good -- as usual. Particularly enjoyable were the BBQ items, including a side of hot links. Pizza and burgers were also top-notch and the beer specials topped it off nicely. We will return.
Great atmosphere and energy. Very accomm ...
Great atmosphere and energy. Very accommodating staff and attentive to customer needs. We were there to celebrate a college graduation, and had a great time. Very relaxing atmosphere, very good food, and the beer was absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be going back again.
Good food, poor service.
Enjoyed the food. However we went to celebrate a birthday and were hoping for a friendly welcoming experience to help make it special. Very abrupt waitress... and nothing says "happy birthday... now leave" like being handed the bill the second we finished eating! Not even a chance at the dessert menu much less a birthday dessert as I had tried to plan when I made the reservation.
It was a Saturday night, so it was very busy. Took some time for our server to take our order. 4 other tables in our section were also waiting for a server. Once he came and took our order, things went well! Food was awesome! The brisket was the best we have had in the city. The MAC & CHEESE was so good we ordered a second one to take home! Definitely try a little bit of everything if you are with a group.
Such a great place to eat! I wish I coul ...
Such a great place to eat! I wish I could hear. It's not a diss on the restaurant; I was the sixty year old that decided to eat there knowing it is full of very 'live' surfaces. Just beware if energetic noise levels are difficult for you for whatever reason.
First the at this restaurant! Ribs were ...
First the at this restaurant! Ribs were tender and very good! Dudes were very good - Mac n cheese and great fries We ordered the brisket and it was total fat and dry! They gave us a free dessert to make up for the bad brisket sandwich!
Service Good...Sausage Not So Much
Our server as terrific although it did take a bit longer than it should have for her to show up after we were seated. The pizza was good and the bert salad was great but the bacon sausage was horribly dry. We never send things back but this time we felt we had to call attention to a batch that had been badly formulated. Our server was very accomodating and a new entree was substitued without a fuss. Beer selection is awesome!
Food was great, the special menu was a t ...
Food was great, the special menu was a total deal and our waiter was kind enough to let us sit and drink and eat as we pleased. We will def. be back to check out more of the menu. The place itself is really large and an amazing atmosphere.
Smylie Brothers is our "go-to" restauran ...
Smylie Brothers is our "go-to" restaurant favored by everyone in our family young and old. The chili is a mainstay. We had 3 bowls, the truffle pizza, a great salad and a big burger between us and everyone was happy and content. Service was good and our waitress came by just the right amount of time. The Blood Orange beer is excellent. We're so happy it's back in season. Don't let the color fool you. It's lighter than it looks.
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