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
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Metra Train, Davis Purple Line Stop, CTA 93 Bus
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. Ratings and Reviews
We found this restaurant pricey for pret ...
We found this restaurant pricey for pretty mediocre food. We had two barbecue sandwiches, one meager fish entree, a beer and a glass of wine for $70.
Took my husband and kids for Father's Da ...
Took my husband and kids for Father's Day. Great barbecue food, friendly staff, husband loved the beer.
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.
Just loved how the exposed wood in the c ...
Just loved how the exposed wood in the ceiling!
We had the nicest waiter.
We had the nicest waiter.
Happy hour specials
Happy hour specials
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.
Our go-to place
A great visit as usual. Attentive server, good choice of beers, nice venue for a visit with friends.
service getting bad
Since patio opened for summer service is confusing and slow. They need to figure this out.
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.
Limited food menu, good beer and service
Food menu was very limited and mostly meat, but beer and service were good. Would recommend for drinks, but not dinner.
We loved this place although it was a bi ...
We loved this place although it was a bit loud. The smoked meat was fantastic! Our waiter gave us some excellent recommendations. We will definitely go back.
Improve on service
The food was good but our server was slow and inattentive.
Best Bisket Ever
I had never been here before but went under a recommendation of a friend. I had what they call The Flight which is the greatest barbecue sampling and included the most tender beef brisket I have ever eaten!
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.
The bbq flight was great and the fries w ...
The bbq flight was great and the fries with the rib rub were excellent.
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.
Between us my husband and I had the chil ...
Between us my husband and I had the chili, some ribs and the cheeseburger. All delish! Especially the burger with its Smylie sauce!
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.
Asked for the bill to be divided into 2 ...
Asked for the bill to be divided into 2 orders. They just split the bill in half and were not very willing to divide into w bills by orders.
Great local spot. Very good food and ser ...
Great local spot. Very good food and service.
The food and service was outstanding. Pu ...
The food and service was outstanding. Pulled pork, bacon sausage, mussels, chili... everything was flawless - just be prepared for a backup beer order in case they're low on or out of their crafts!
Have dined here several times. Food is t ...
Have dined here several times. Food is tasty, beers are seasonal, desserts are homemade. The Purple Line is my fav.
I've eaten at Smylie's several times and always have enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It's a great neighborhood place with a wonderful menu.
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.
Venue is awesome and the food is good, but our waiter was very slow and not well informed about the food or beers. He may have been new on the job, but then he should have had an experienced wait staff helping him.
Friendly Place for Friends
First of all, any time you stumble upon a happy hour at an establishment with excellent beer, it's a win. A friend of mine and I went out to dinner to catch up, and this was the perfect place to meet. It's just off the Davis Metra, has decent parking, and the noise level was beautiful. We both loved our meals, I took full advantage of happy hour pricing, and the staff was beyond warm and friendly. We can't wait to come back when it's patio season again!
THE Company Burger
When I am searching for THE burger that will satisfy me, I keep coming back to the Company Burger at Smylie Brothers. My wife said it's like a REALLY GOOD BIG MAC! That kind of sums it up. The service has always been good, too. The only thing I'd like different is to have the sound on for the Blackhawks game, but I understand that they are not a true Sports Bar.
Good Service Bad Food
I ordered the sampler, Pulled Pork was Dry Brisket was very fatty Hot Link was burnt Ribs were average. Only 2 choices of average BBQ sauce Good Mac N Cheese
Good lunch place.
Very nice interior. For a brew pub it was very good. None of us had beer, but two had soups and both thought they were very good. Spinach salad got rave review. I had the pulled pork sand - pork was good, but no coleslaw - just a ton of french fries. Would go again for lunch, but probably not for dinner. Service was very good.
Ribs-Come and get'em
Sit down ribs have been hard to come by for awhile in Evanston, but now Smylie has some good ones. The sides are good, too. Especially liked the beans. Don't like ribs? Try the pizza. It's also top notch.
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