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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (11 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
“belgian ale” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Brew Pub, Pizza, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3611
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect mix of beer, BBQ, other great entrees for all and ambiance. Had a good dinner on the sidewalk on a september night. will definitively go back

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 19 August 2018

My wife and i went to Smylies for dinner last night. To begin with, they tried seating us upstairs in a nearly empty room. We said 'no'. Downstairs we had a waiter that could barely speak a complete sentence. I ordered one of their beers,...More

2  Thank Uysteg
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went there after an afternoon in Evanston. We decided to eat some ribs and have a beer. Ribs were very tasty, comes with amazing fries :). You can also try the different types of beer they offer.

Thank Vivi M
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

First I will admit the barbecue was above average and tasty but eating a meal in a restaurant is more than about the food and this place behaved like it was new and still working things out. Ordered drinks and 10 minutes later ordered appetizers........More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in “dry” Evanston it was a wonderful surprise to meet as a party of six adults and totally enjoy the evening. Four of us went with the Bar-b-que “Flight” and were all 100% satisfied. With the ribs and pulled pork being perfect,...More

Thank jfish2020
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We really enjoyed the food at the look of the space. It was walkable from our hotel, which was great. Good options for the kids' menu. The only 'negative' was the staff, who all appeared indifferent to being there. Very little eye contact, interacting, smiling,...More

Thank 96skb
Reviewed 14 July 2018

First place we ever ate in Evanston so we are partial to it. Great beer selections, good food and a fun, lively environment.

Thank KPH95
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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 10 June 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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