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Nevin's Brewing Company

3.8
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brewery
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  • Fun
  • Live Music
  • Great Beer
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.
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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
What 157 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Band playing was super loud.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Live band was phenomenal

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food and service.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

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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3.0Dined on March 2, 2017

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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2.0Dined on December 10, 2016

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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3.0Dined on November 12, 2016

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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4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

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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5.0Dined on October 20, 2016

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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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

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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1.0Dined on September 23, 2016

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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4.0Dined on May 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2016

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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4.0Dined on April 2, 2016

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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5.0Dined on March 4, 2016

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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3.0Dined on February 13, 2016

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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5.0Dined on February 5, 2016

Good food!

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2016

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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4.0Dined on November 25, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2015

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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1.0Dined on November 14, 2015

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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1.0Dined on October 31, 2015

We decided to try Nevins as we'd seen it in the past and thought it'd be a good place to try seeing as we like craft beers. We invited some friends to join us to celebrate the wife's birthday. We thought Nevins would be a good start to our Halloween experience. First, we couldn't find a beer that was decent (tried the Pumpkin ale and it was flat). Finally chose the Octoberfest but only had 1/2 of that. Girls ordered Margharita's but after the 1st one we were told that they ran out of mix?! The birthday girl ordered a sangria which was horrible and returned. Ordered tacos (chicken were the best in 1 out of 3, the others being steak) and the rest of us ordered the bison burgers on pretzel rolls. So, first of all these burgers are not cheap ($13) and then then charge you for the bun ($4). We all asked for raw onions and we all got onion straws (which we didn't want) and then one of our orders were to be a side of sweet potato fries but because 2 of us were ordering the steak cut fries, I guess that's what we all got. The burger was the worst and we've eaten bison a lot. It was dry and flavorless. Good thing we ordered those pretzel buns though because that's all we did eat. We ordered mac and cheese for the table and good thing on that too because we all liked that. So for $115 (between the 4 of us) we had fries, mac and cheese, and tacos that were edible. They knew we were celebrating a birthday and said at the beginning of the meal "we'll see what we can do about that". Well, apparently nothing as we finished up and no more was said. We told the waitress that we were disappointed in the meal but that her service was great and shouldn't reflect on the poor quality of food and drink order options. Needless to say, Nevins will never get our business again, shame on us for expecting a great experience.

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1.0Dined on October 25, 2015

The food was terribly bad. Worst salmon and steak we ever tasted

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2015

Had a great bartender. The food and beer was great.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2015

Food was decent bar fare. Server was nice. Beer was a little disappointing.

We sat next to a big, loud birthday party, so our romantic outing was spent listening to them and having them constantly walking around us. With 4 kids at home, we don't get out much so I was disappointed in how this outing went.

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2.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Average beer. Below average food. Do not go on a weekend night if you are looking to just watch a game - very loud bands overtake the place around 9 or 9:30. Service was spotty. Won't be going back.

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