Nevin's Brewing Company

3.7
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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About

Nevin's Brewing Company opened its doors in December 2012. Like all breweries, we use grain to make our beer. But unlike other breweries, we do not simply discard our used or "spent" grain. Instead, we deliver our spent grain to local farmers to use as feed for livestock and compost to enrich the soil for vegetables. We then, in turn, purchase this well-fed livestock and nutrient-rich vegetables to make our steaks, burgers, salads, side dishes and so many other items on our menu. Our goal is not only to bring you the freshest, most flavorful food and beer possible, but also to aim as high as we can for true sustainability.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brewery, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday-Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(815) 436-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcus Mooney
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Private party facilities
We offer one of the most distinctive nights out in town. Whether you are interested in a brewery tour and custom beer dinner, small gathering with friends, or a grand celebration, our top-notch event specialists will design the perfect event for your group.
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Private party contact
Vick Sahajpal: (815) 436-3900
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Catering
NBC offers customized catering menus. Choose from a wide variety of Cold and Hot Beginnings, Salads, Burgers, Entrees, Pizzas, Snacks & Desserts.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 59 & 127th
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Parking details
NBC has a free, convenient, and spacious parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.5
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3.7
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious.
Priced reasonably.
Until you saw the portion size .
Huge plates small servings.
Our cats water bowl is larger then the side salad bowl.

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p
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I went to hear the band the kennedy compound play on friday night . the music was fantastic !!!.. the host greeted that greeted us was very friendly . the food was good.

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l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only complaint was that it was FREEZING cold in there!

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JP
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This venue has unfortunately been on a downward slide. The music is really loud - which negates any kind of conversation and the menu could use a good overhaul to include some interesting/ healthier options. My biggest disappointment was the heat on the jambalaya - it was SO HOT that all you could taste was the heat. Really unfortunate as it's a really charming atmosphere and the service was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was way too slow! Unfortunately there were not enough staff on duty for a planned event. Food came out cold. We were very dissatisfied overall.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nevins was extremely Accomodating.
I recently had knee surgery and really wanted to see the band the evening of St Patrick's Day ,and was worried that I would have to stand all night which would be very painful. I called and they allowed me to reserve a table and make sure that was ready when I arrived. I was very grateful that I was able to get out that night and grateful that they were able to accommodate my situation.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was noisy but fun environment...totally packed and servers did amazing job with food service

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r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One server for 13 tables upstairs and in an hour and a half we received two Ice teas and one appetizer. Clearly someone didn’t show up that night, but no explanation or apology was made. People were just sitting at tables looking around and waiting for food to come out. We finally just left. Won’t be back.

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JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok, but the dinner took over 1:30 to finish. Waitress was not very attentive.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Band playing was super loud.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good beer was better and the dj was very entertaining.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great band! Lots of fun. Service was slow. Wasn’t overcrowded enough for slow service. Glad we didn’t order too much food because we would have been waiting for it.

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CS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All enjoyed their food but it was a little cold in the room which made it a little uncomfortable.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Live band was phenomenal

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not very good and menu is very small. Beer is very good but over all , pricey.

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service.

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TH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitstaff was overloaded; they rarely seem to have an adequate number of servers on shift.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were outside on patio for dinner. Service was very slow. Our server had way to many tables to take care of at one time. It took a very long time to get drink refills, etc. Food was good. Just wish service was a little better.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice. The food selection seemed limited and not enough choices but the quality of what was available was good. The waitress was a little cold at first but tried very hard to become comfortable with being customer friendly. We had a person in our party that was celebrating a birthday and Nevins supplied her with a complimentary dessert of her choice which many places do not offer anymore. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.

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O
Chicago
270 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat 6:30pm reservation,honored on time. Wasn't busy. Plenty of TV's to watch sports. Live entertainment, Band @8. Good food & service. Ordered flight of beers...bitter, citrusy, terrible.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bathrooms needed attention. I would have liked to see more attention given to bathrooms.

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l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The beer is...okay. The food is...okay. The staff is better - warm and friendly if often a little harried. The place is a barn. We had reservations for St. Patrick's Day with a special request that they were unable to honor so we got stuck in the loft where the experience was, well, extraordinarily meh. We eat/drink here with some regularity but mostly because they're convenient for us - not because they're doing anything more than average suburban pub stuff.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Called after making reservations to ask to be by the band. The lady said ok I will mark it by your reservations. Upon arriving we were taken to our table which was as far from the band in a completely different room. The waitress asked us one time after we received our food how things were. After that we never saw her. We had to ask the hostess for our check. The food wasn't that great either.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our waitress was very disengaged, forgot to bring us waters, no side plates for the appetizer and when the food finally came out, it was very cold - cheese wasn't even melted on our burgers. Poor first experience overall.

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FW
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Mandy was our server in the restaurant area. separate room from the bar area. she seemed to be the only server in the room. there were others helping with bringing out food but only saw her as a server. too many tables for her to handle properly. she was really sweet and helpful just too much for her. very tasty beers of their own on tap. not many other on tap options which was ok by me.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were both great. We had such a good time with the band and the music. I will be back again.

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JS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the Cubs and Bears game and they had many tvs to see from any way we were sitting. Great All You Can Eat Wings on Thursday's for $10.99 and $2 house drafts.

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O
Chicago
270 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Entertaining Friday night. Great Band "Run Forest Run" (Live Music) in the bar. Food Just Average. Menu Specials...buy one entree, get other half off. Reasonably priced. Ribs were over cooked & dry, soggy flavorless fish & chips weren't any better. Service was good. Restaurant was empty. TV's ALL OVER, Great place to watch Sports.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

HUGE disappointment. Attended on a Friday night, and the restaurant was empty . Even with a low turnout, service was VERY SLOW for both drinks and food service. Food quality was AWFUL. Our entire party each left over 3/4 of their food on the plate. PRICES ARE WAY TOO HIGH FOR SUCH POOR QUALITY FOOD. We will NEVER RETURN and NEVER RECOMMEND this restaurant.

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great variety of Beer,good food-enjoyed the band!!! Server was outstanding

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RM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great server a little ditsy and loud just due to live band

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Because Nevin's had the Plainfield Central High School Jazz Band performing we went to support our children in the band. Though we had heard good things about Nevin's - we never went there before - our mistake. The food was fantastic and a good value - huge portions, reasonable prices. And, our service was simply amazing. Can't wait to do it again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was pleasantly surprised with the food and prices. Service was good, and entertainment was great. Could not have asked for a better seat. I expect to be back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive always asking if we needed anything. She even went out of her way to get me the cherries I requested in my drink that the bar tender forgot.

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M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to Nevins to see Maggie Speaks. Reserved a spot via Open Table and requested a seat with a view of the band. The site does not indicate they do not do that so it might be good to indicate that somehow. The band went on at 9:30, we got there at 730 for our reservation but we were already too late to get a seat in the bar area.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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MJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

GREAT BEER! Food was good, service was great, and the beer was AWESOME. Had the IPA, which was very good! Every beer had a 4oz portion that run about $1.50-$2.00, so you can try a few. House made mozzarella sticks were great, French onion soup was great, "bees knees" burgers kind of fell off the tracks. Patty was cooked nicely, but it's was nothing special. Wife had the beer cheese soup, which was ok and the grilled cheese with bacon, which was pretty weak. Fried were hand cut, but a little undercooked and not crispy. I would go back 100% for the beer. I regret not leaving with a growler!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Most of our food came out below acceptable temperatures, but the waitress quickly had our dishes remade.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and service was fantastic. We started out with an appetizer of steak bites and frittes. So good! Then, I had the Bang Bang Chicken Salad and my husband had the Fish & Chips. We were both very pleased with our meals. To drink, my husband had their draft beer flight- which featured their house brews. I had apple pie sangria, and it was very tasty. Our service was fantastic. Kristi was our server, and she was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was extremely poor except for the bus boys. I actually tried to tip them but they would not accept. The ambiance could be improved by dimming the surrounding lights - its a little too bright. We also were seated by the door when the band started loading equipment. It was freezing every time they opened the door. It would have been nice to have an attentive waitress - just an apology would have sufficed but she was never around until the end of our dinner. On the other hand, food was very good. It's unfortunate that the service was so poor.

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