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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., Evanston, IL
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

4.2
4.2
399 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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Additional information

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (224) 999-7320

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Grant Carey

  • Catering

    Have Smylie Brothers barbecue and beer at your next event with our catering options. <br /><br />http://www.smyliebros.com/menu/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is the perfect place to hold your next event. For event details please contact our Event Coordinator, kobrion@smyliebros.comhttp://www.smyliebros.com/menu/private-events/

  • Private party contact

    Katey O'Brion: (224) 999-7320

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Cross street

    Davis & Church

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

  • Public transit

    Metra Train, Davis Purple Line Stop, CTA 93 Bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smylie Brothers is fantastic for dining or just having a pint of beer. Great staff, great food, and great beer.
  2. r

    rdog

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Our waiter seemed way too busy to do a good job. Half our order never made it to the table until we complained twice. Coffee/water never refilled. Brought take a away boxes without a bag... had to ask. The entire experience was meh. We expected something to be “comped” since half our food arrived as we were finishing. Didn’t happen. Not cool
  3. G

    Goldie

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Third time there. Enjoyed both dark beers. Very good barbecue but not at the same level as Smoque in the city. Great spoon bread, very good pulled pork, tasty but fatty brisket, decent ribs. The best bbq in the north suburbs.
  4. l

    lexiandrachelsmom

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decent burger, good fries. I like the 5oz beer. I had the French Zut and it was very good.
  5. J

    Joanne

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Rude staff. Food made me feel ill.
  6. EF

    EvanstonFamily

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Double date with friends. Great to be able to reserve via OpenTable. Excellent beers and wine.
  7. B

    danielB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer! Great food! Head to Smylie Bros for a good time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ribs and beer
  9. LM

    LindaM

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit and still as awesome as the first. Love the room, the ambiance, the food and the service.
  10. DB

    DB19

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Sneaky brew pub with some unique food options you don't normally see. Poutine and white bean dip were great starters and frankly you could go apps all night and not be disappointed. Will venture beyond pizza and burgers next time. Solid beer choices and great diverse mule coctail options.
  11. RP

    RobertP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time there / Will go back to try other items on food/beer menus 'Barbecue Flight' on menu a good way to sample BBQ choices
  12. S

    Seivady

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They use the "team" approach to service and it left us without refills on drinks. The kitchen needs to work on it's timing. We had eaten about three bites of the appetizer and the main course showed up. Had to put those plates aside to finishes the appetizer. Decent food but maybe a buck or two over priced. Good spot for a date or a group. Just don't have high expectations going in for the service.
  13. DD

    DiDi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for Valentine's Day celebration at lunch time. Quiet during my experience. Welcoming hostess, and waiter-Adam G. (knowledgeable and attentive) Menu has good selections. Chicken was ok. But, loved the beef brisket sandwich on brioche. The mac and cheese was a pleasant surprise. Ordered it for tasting. Like the ambiance. Sat by the fireplace, really enjoyed seating. Plan to return.
  14. c

    chocolatefix

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably delicious
  15. w

    winenegress

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dry ribs and improperly prepared dry martini. Spoon bread pretty good as were mussels.
  16. RM

    RosanneM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and lots of fun!
  17. LS

    LaurenS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my second visit and it was just as delicious as I remembered! My husband and I are both craft beer fans and we came armed with a growler to fill this time. Our one disappointment was that apparently there were no ribs available until about an hour after we ordered. I realize that ribs are a time-consuming and delicate task, but they're my absolute favorite BBQ food and I was really surprised that we ordered at 12 noon and apparently ribs weren't available until closer to 1p
  18. t

    tomas

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place keeps getting better every time we go. Can’t wait for them to open up more restaurants .
  19. n

    nrlb

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The BBQ brisket end cuts were terrific. This came as part of the BBQ flight dinner. Everyone in our party was very pleased with all the dishes.
  20. CF

    ChrisF

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here several times. Both Rueben and brisket are done right. Their local brews are great and they aren’t too proud to have other good ones on tap. This place is a family favorite when we are in the Evanston area
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place was such a great choice for me and my friends for our early Christmas dinner together! It was so much fun and the food was awesome.
  22. MB

    MaryB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always excellent. BBQ: some of the best I have had. Wood-fired oven pizzas have that great crust and Mike will entertain with a few in air crust throws. Zef (SP) and team are doing a great job. Evanston needed this restaurant.
  23. TW

    TerriW

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and our party of 6 had a great time. The food was excellent and we will definitely return.
  24. P

    Pickylady

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I come here A LOT. Horrible service today, manager not interested in feedback, rude attitude. Have your bartender wait tables during football game? It’s a joke. Not coming back.
  25. MP

    MadelineP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smylie Brothers is a great classic - solid food, friendly service, and a fun atmosphere!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    From grandparents to grandkids, everyone enjoyed the food and experience!
  27. KG

    KeblerGirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great beer 🍻, great place to watch football 🏈, pizza 🍕, pretzels and Mac & cheese were all super!
  28. A

    Abby

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  29. BB

    BillyB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  31. KM

    KMos

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff and beer . Family friendly.
  32. D

    Dutchie

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    First time dining at Smylies. Suggested to us by friends. The service staff was very friendly and fun. Food was representative of the space.
  33. D

    D0123

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my family here and service was great and reservation was timely
  36. BG

    BethG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    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😊
  39. TJ

    TriciaJ

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for a reunion. We had a wonderful time, and the poutine was a fun icebreaker.
  40. SM

    SharonM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    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.

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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is rated 4.2 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Davis & Church

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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

  • Public transit

    Metra Train, Davis Purple Line Stop, CTA 93 Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Grant Carey

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (224) 999-7320

  • Catering

    Have Smylie Brothers barbecue and beer at your next event with our catering options. <br /><br />http://www.smyliebros.com/menu/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is the perfect place to hold your next event. For event details please contact our Event Coordinator, kobrion@smyliebros.comhttp://www.smyliebros.com/menu/private-events/

  • Private party contact

    Katey O'Brion: (224) 999-7320

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