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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3611
+1 224-999-7320
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (10 reviews)
“spoon bread” (4 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
American, Brew Pub, Pizza, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the brewing again, was very disappointed in both service and food. The brisket was dry, tons of old and cold fries served with the sandwiches. Had to remind the waiter for the food items that were ordered. One of the appeziters came after we...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs were good. But for being a brew house you’d think they have at least one dark beer — a porter or stout. They didn’t even have a brown ale. A bit disappointing.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here several times while living in Evanston. Great pizzas, love the prosciutto, arugula, and lemon oil pizza. Good pulled chicken and chopped brisket. Proprietary beers are also pretty good, not usually into places that don't focus just on their beer, but they're impressive enough...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is a cool place that has a ton of character. Our group of about 40 people had a closed event in the loft of this facility, and it was a great time. The staff, the food and the beer were great.

Thank indeaugie
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Very good food, very good service, nice layout. BBQ better than Texas!. Knowledgable servers. Busy! Defintely worth a repeat visit.

Thank colesloough
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were to meet a friend and this was a good choice of place. It is very nice and spacey pub. The food is good and they have quite a lot of beers to choose from - from lagers to heavy stouts. Very nice staff.

Thank Barbora S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Smylie Brothers is close to where I live, and i go there after work to have dinner and watch sports on their flat panels. In several locations you can watch 2-3 games simultaneously. They have great choices--pulled pork sandwich, BBQ chicken, beet salad, chili. the...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Fun restaurant. Food is okay, a little pricey. Variety of beers and wines. Would go back for dinner in the future.

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 31 December 2017

A good place to stop in for a couple beers or beer/food. They have a variety of good beer they brewed plus a full bar. They have many tv's showing different games on them. The menu has a nice variety but the food was just...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I was a little skeptical about BBQ outside of the South but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the sampler platter with pulled pork, brisket and pulled chicken (they let me substitute for ribs). All 3 were flavorful and very large portions. The baked beans...More

Thank PaxvilleBoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 35
American, Brew Pub, Pizza, Barbecue
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 224-999-7320
  • E-mail
Brewpub serving Midwestern comfort food and Texas inspired BBQ. Reservations strongly encouraged. HOURS Monday-CLOSED KITCHEN HOURS 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.
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