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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. Ratings and Reviews
Service and ambience were good. Food was ...
Service and ambience were good. Food was not that great. Beer selection is fine. 8 people were crammed on two tables and the place was NOT that busy. In the future we will patronize the place for light fare and beer, only.
We were pleasantly surprised by the food ...
We were pleasantly surprised by the food and drinks at Smylie Brothers. They have a tasty and creative list of cocktails and a well stocked bar including many local whiskeys and liquors. My wife and shared the BBQ flight. The flavoring was excellent, though the briaket was a little dry. The wait staff was vey helpful with our special dietary needs. We'll be back.
This was our first time at Smylie's and ...
This was our first time at Smylie's and we were really pleased with everything. We walked from the theater and was really wowed by the outside of the building and loved the interior as well. Our waitress was very attentive. We did start off with a flight of beers. I really liked that we could make our own flight. With the help of our waitress, we narrowed it down to 4 beers to taste. After sampling those, we narrowed to 2 which we ordered full glasses and enjoyed with our meals.
I opted for a salad and a bowl of chili. They have the BBQ Brisket in the chili and it was outstanding! My hubby went with the BBQ sampler plate which was a very generous size so he was able to take almost half of it home to enjoy later.
We definitely will be returning and can't wait to go when the weather is warm enough to enjoy the outdoor patio.
Smylie's is a fantastic addition to our ...
Smylie's is a fantastic addition to our neighborhood! It TRULY has a community feel, each and every time we've eaten there. The beer is always fresh, the food, delicious, and the service, down to earth and friendly. We always seem to run into some we know at Smylie's.
You can't find better brisket anywhere. ...
You can't find better brisket anywhere. The only downside was that we were seated directly below a ventilation vent and it blew hard all dinner. We all ate with our jackets on and the food got cold pretty fast. That was a shame because they also have really good fries. Otherwise, it was fine.
I come to Smylie’s frequently. Probably ...
I come to Smylie’s frequently. Probably once a month. Warm, friendly atmosphere with a blend of families and after work folks. They have a reasonable selection of their own draft beers as well as guest taps. For food, I usually stick with their healthy options, like the burger with fries (very good fries) or a pizza but I’ve sampled the beet salad and it’s also good.
Waitstaff and receptionists have always been courteous and competent. Service is consistently good even during busy times.
The outdoor patio is a nice feature in the summer months.
The menu had a limited selection. We ord ...
The menu had a limited selection. We ordered the grilled cheese sandwich, steak with broccoli and a side of macaroni and cheese. None of which had any good qualities. The service was slow and did not offer to refresh our drinks. We will choose to eat some place else.
This place is great fun, and we enjoy tr ...
This place is great fun, and we enjoy trying out their seasonal beers. The food is pretty good, too. If I had any criticism, it would be that the tables on the main floor seem to be sort of haphazardly placed, with some way too close to others for comfort. I'd suggest a better placement plan for diners' and staff comfort in terms of navigating, having sufficient chair room, etc.
I have been to Smylie Bros on a number ...
I have been to Smylie Bros on a number of occasions and it has been consistently excellent. The menu selections are quite varied and all well prepared. Our party of 4 were all pleased with their meals. I recommend all of the smoked meats of which the brisket is my favorite. Weather permitting, the outdoor dining patio is terrific.
There is nothing wrong with Smylie Bros. ...
There is nothing wrong with Smylie Bros.
The room is large.
The service is fine
The food is good.
From BBQ to burgers just about every palette can be feed.
All things are good.
Ad there is nothing bad about being good.
The restaurant décor and atmosphere was ...
The restaurant décor and atmosphere was nice and probably would be more lively when they have a crowd. However, the food was not the best. I order the Truffle Mushroom pizza that was really unremarkable. It just was not flavorful enough for me. Usually the Truffle oil adds an additional flavor , but the pizza was plain tasting with mushrooms and spinach. Not what I expected at all. My client had the sampler platter of the smoked and barbeque meats. She said the meat did not have enough seasoning on it, was bland until she added the sweet sauce. I tasted a bit of the pulled pork and although it was tender, and you could taste that it was smoked, it still was not enough flavor for my client or me. The sauces are there to enhance, not cover up or make it taste better. Disappointed!
While the "bar food" was pretty standard ...
While the "bar food" was pretty standard fare, they had a nice selection of brewed-onsite craft beer. Our server was great. Good first-time venue to catch up with old friends (glad I found it in time to suggest it).
We had an early dinner here on the patio ...
We had an early dinner here on the patio. The food was ok, but it took a long time for a server to show up at our table. Then part of one person's entree arrived almost immediately before drinks were even on the table, so we sent it back until the drinks and the rest of the food was ready. The patio is a great spot to eat, and the inside of the restaurant has a lot of ambience as well.
We had a 7:30 reservation, but because o ...
We had a 7:30 reservation, but because of a "glitch" they just seated everyone regardless of reservation, so it was after 8 before we got our table. So my experience did not start out well. However, the service was very good - our server was helpful, enthusiastic, and attentive - and the food was good. It was quite loud, but that's not the worst thing. Still, it isn't convenient for me and I wouldn't make a special effort to go there. If you live in the area, it is worth it if you love lots of meat!
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.
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