About Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Brewpub serving Midwestern comfort food and Texas inspired BBQ. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Evanston, IL 60201
American, Barbecue, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM. Half priced pizzas 9pm-10pm.
Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM. Half priced pizzas 10pm-11pm.
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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Private Party Contact:
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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
To be clear, I didn't experience outdoor ...
To be clear, I didn't experience outdoor dining on this visit. I've been here a number of times and have always enjoyed this restaurant. This time it was a quiet Wednesday lunchtime and the place was 2/3 empty. We had great service and as always, the food and beer were enjoyable. Looking forward to returning during the spring/summer and enjoying the outdoors.
1. I left the info that this would be th ...
I left the info that this would be the Birthday Party for 4 people in our party ----> restaurant did not ask ..../ ignored that information....
the Cheese plate is not a cheese plate but a bread plate, the amount / quantity of cheese is neglectable ..... way too expensive for the amount of cheese provided --- this was also not addressed although we complained .....
the price for a Preztel was $7.00 ---- was not gold plated ..... we had expected more for the $$$. Every street wonder in NYC has a better Pretzel ....
While the beer was good, the food was no ...
While the beer was good, the food was nothing too special. I got a brisket sandwich and for midwest BBQ it was average, but way too fatty. Nonetheless, it would be a cool place to have a chill night out with a group of friends.
All pleasant except that it was freezing ...
All pleasant except that it was freezing at our table. We were there for lunch (12:30) and all kept our coats and hats on for half the meal. By the time we were leaving a hour later, the heat had been on long enough to raise the temperature. But so unpleasant for the first 30 minutes!
We brought friends here for their first ...
We brought friends here for their first time and they thoroughly enjoyed it. That always seems to work: everyone treated us warmly and well; the menu is broad enough to provide something for everybody; the kitchen executes well, so that items that look good on the menu are actually enjoyable; the setting is comfortable and conducive to easy conversation; the prices are reasonable. We shall return.
I have been to Smylie Brothers a number ...
I have been to Smylie Brothers a number of times---the food is always excellent, the service is always exceptional (Erin was especially outstanding this past Saturday), and it is always a terrific dining experience. Very highly recommended!!
Good slightly BBQ focused pub food and s ...
Good slightly BBQ focused pub food and some pizzas. Recent menu update seems to have added a few new options. Main room (most seating) is loud (not bad, just loud) off shoot rooms and outside are quieter. Service can be inattentive.
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!
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