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About Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

Thank you for choosing Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. Brewpub serving Midwestern comfort food and Texas inspired BBQ.

Please Note The Following:
- We do not accept reservations for the patio.
- Individual, itemized checks may only be given to parties of 5 or less. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 credit cards when splitting checks.

1615 Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
HOURS
Monday-CLOSED

KITCHEN HOURS
Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM
Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM

Pizza bar remains open one hour after kitchen closes.

Bar remains open until the last pint has been poured.

Cross Street:
Davis & Church

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(224) 999-7320

Website:
http://www.smyliebros.com/

Catering:
Have Smylie Brothers barbecue and beer at your next event with our catering options.

http://www.smyliebros.com/menu/catering/

Parking Details:
•Meters outside of Smylie Bros on Oak Avenue. $1.00 per hour. 2-hour maximum limit. Meters at corner of Oak & Church and down Oak Avenue crossing Church Street. .25 cents per hour. 15-hour maximum limit.

•Parking Lot next to Smylie Bros. $1.00 per hour. 2-hour maximum limit.
•Free street parking on Oak Avenue crossing Davis Street down to Dempster Avenue.
•Paid parking garages. Church Street & Maple Avenue or on the corner of Davis Street & Benson Avenue.

Public Transit:
Metra Train, Davis Purple Line Stop, CTA 93 Bus

Executive Chef:
Grant Carey

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (22)
Casual (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
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Good for Groups (15)
Fun (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

From grandparents to grandkids, everyone enjoyed the food and experience!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great beer 🍻, great place to watch football 🏈, pizza 🍕, pretzels and Mac & cheese were all super!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I love Smylie Brothers and I will be back soon. The food is impeccable, the servers are friendly and accommodating, and the atmosphere is hip but unpretentious. I highly recommend checking them out. Excellent beer brewed in house and craft cocktails!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love just down the street but went for my first time when my mom was in town. My girlfriend came and so did my cousin. We are all pretty impressed with the food, probably one of the best menus I’ve seen at a brewery. But it is a brewery so let’s talk about beer - I loved it. They have a good selection of outside breweries but I went with their own Farmhouse and I thought it was great. I also tried the beers everyone else got and thought they were great. I also enjoyed the ambiance - it looks like a big barn but still manages to feel cozy, and the service was pretty good. He was able to give us good food recommendation as well as (more importantly) good beer recommendations. I’m excited to come back, especially when the summer rolls around and the patio opens back up!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Smiley is a neighborhood fave for us. On this occasion, they accommodated us 30 minutes early, as well as got us a lovely table outside to catch the last of the warm Fall temps. They are a tiny bit touchy about little kids, but there are always a ton of families with littles there (us incuded). Great food, great beer.

Tags: Seasonal, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, staff and beer . Family friendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time dining at Smylies. Suggested to us by friends. The service staff was very friendly and fun. Food was representative of the space.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great location and decor. Very inviting, good menu and more importantly - beer! - selections.

Did not try the BBQ but had house smoked bacon with pickled green peppers (BPLT) - nice thick bacon, very nice

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came here with friends for casual beers in the afternoon before our dinner reservation. Staff was very accommodating and all of us were very happy with the food and beer. I loved the bbq brisket!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Brought my family here and service was great and reservation was timely

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time at Smylie Bros. Service was great, and food came out quick. I had the Reuben and it was outstanding! My friend had the roasted chicken with Mac & cheese and loved it as well. Thumbs up!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I loved the cheese platter and the Farmer's market pizza was delicious! The home brewed beer definitely topped off a great night at Smylie. Overall great service with delicious beer and great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Tried this brewery out because we were in town for NU reunion. Really great find - if they had been in biz in the 70's we would have lived here. Nice bar/pub atmosphere. Pretty good pub food - we really lived the mussels; soft pretzel is yum too. And then there is their beer - goid, really good. Loved the bourbon aged stout, baltic portrr & tripel. Their "purple line" wheat won a silver medal at GABF while we were there... Go here😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great for a reunion. We had a wonderful time, and the poutine was a fun icebreaker.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious BBQ with a wide variety on the menu. The cheese sauce that comes with the big pretzel can also be ordered with fries and is worth every calorie! The restaurant can be a little loud, but the food and beer make it worth having to talk a little louder.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Definitely the place to drink & eat (aka recover) after bicycling 100 miles from Evanston to Kenosha & back after the North Shore Century event.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Welcoming host staff, attentive wait staff, great beer, diverse menu options and very good food offerings. What's not to like?!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The beer was fantastic, the food was high-end pub fare - well presented and generally well prepared. The server was distracted and inattentive; the decor and vibe get high marks. Will definitely return but hope to get a different server.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Chili-cheese fries were amazing! Great place for good beer, lots of sports on the TVs and solid BBQ. We can never make it to dessert (and we typically split the BBQ flight so we can sample all the deliciousness!) but it looks amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I come here on an infrequent but regular basis. Always love the food and the staff is very good. Took home a growler which is waiting the right time to open.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Pretty good food and good flavor on the BBQ brisket, but it was awfully fatty despite having ordered it lean. The sides are really good: corn pudding, cole slaw, salads. Efficient service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Disappointed in meal and service. Waiter was generally unavailable and the Chopped Brisket and Pulled chicken sandwiches we ordered were just warm at best. The best part of the meal were the fries which were hot. Outside patio at a good atmosphere. To many other places to visit. Don't plan on returning.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Favorite. Hits all the starts all the time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was good. The only problem was finding hair in my french fries. Our waitress was kind enough to remove an item from our bill because of this. First time having this issue at Smylie Bros.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I like this place a lot. Love the Purple Line beer and that you can get a 5 oz. beer. The pizza is very good, and the barbecue is good. The half chicken is a great Sunday dinner, and get it with the spoon bread which is warm and moist and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We loved the atmosphere and food!

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Fantastic! Restaurant was accommodating for the 2 year old we had. However the booth behind us was not, and extremely rude.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice service, great BBQ. Nice selection of beers.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great meal as always - our out-of-town guests were very impressed. It was my second day in a row eating dinner there. I never get tired of Smylie and I don't even eat meat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Awesome service. Waitress anticipated needs. Very relaxed and overall great experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The beans were good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great local spot! Had a great meal outside. Their beer list is great and the staff is very knowledgeable of the beer menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I came on a Saturday with my daughter for a last minute dinner. We sat outside on the patio and had a great dinner! I ordered the mussels on recommendation by our waitress and my daughter got (as always..) pizza - and at the whole thing! I forget which beer I had but that was also very good - great experience, would definitely go back!

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We have been here a number of times and have enjoyed every visit. Beers are really good and the menu is full of terrific BBQ options.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My mixed cocktails were not good. The first one I returned, the second one tasted watered down. The food was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was good, fun and festive environment. They messed up once of our group's orders and comped the entree, which was classy.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, Smylie Brothers was terrific dinner. Superb chili, made w/ their great brisket, is a nice starter. We each had the sliced brisket sandwich w/ their excellent hand-cut fries. Service, as always, was excellent--very attentive, very knowledgeable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Usually ribs are outstanding but that night they were overcooked. We sat on the patio and it was a lovely evening. Server knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

If you're looking for a dry rub done right, then this is the place! Food and service are outstanding!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great outdoor seating

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