My opinion of Two Brothers has gone up and down a few times over the years. First I tried Cane and Ebel in 2007 or 2008 and I loved it. Then I tried a few more from the bottle and one or two on tap and I didnt care for them. Then I visited the brewery and the beers were better at the source.
The brewery is in an industrial part of town. It was interesting that there seemed to be a city council meeting of some sort going on at the time I was there. Lots of suits discussing zoning and then voting on something. Kind of odd.
Food looked good but I didnt eat, just a flight and then a glass of their IPA and then headed out. Nice place over all but I’m still undecided on the beers.
May 2010 -- Visited on a late afternoon on a Thursday afternoon. The place is kinda hard to find, so get good directions -- especially since there’s no signage whatsoever to indicate you’ve successfully arrived. Once we found it, we enjoyed it. It was virtually empty, so the service was attentive if a tad bit disinterested. I’ve been a fan of Two Brothers beers for a while, and they had all the standards on tap, plus a couple other specials. If you find yourself in the area, definitely worth a stop. Brewery #508.
(Visited 11/2010): Visited Two Brothers after thinking I was lost, which is evidently a common experience for visitors. I actually visited two nights in a row because there was a private event being held at the brewery the evening of my first attempt. The brewery is located on the northwest side of Warrenville on Talbot in a seemingly residential area. There is a private lot as well as street parking.
The interior is softly lit, with the bar on the left side and table seating throughout. The bar area boasts TVs and a view of brewing equipment.
Two Brothers has about 10 of their beers on draught, including most of their flagship brews plus a couple less common offerings like Heavier Handed IPA, Long Haul Session and Resistance IPA. They also offer a 5 beer sampler. There are about 30 bottles on the menu too.
Service in the restaurant area on a weeknight was solid. Our server was familiar with the beers and efficient.
Food at Two Brothers is good. My colleague and I both enjoyed our dishes.
Overall this place is worth the difficulties finding it. Recommended for any visitor to the area, and may even be worthwhile visiting from the Chicago area.
This review is going to stick to the quality of the experience of the brew pub food and atmosphere and the brewery tour.
A place thats a little hard to find but just follow the directions on their website and you’ll find it easily. Hard to find the actual entrance though. A pretty nice brewpub, wharehous feel. The food was really good, recommend most things there.
The beer selection on taps sucks as its just their year round beers, which suck, and only 2 seasonals of their. If you are a prebub have some unique stuff brothers.
Bottle selection is varied and nice.
The tour is pretty good, its free takes about 45 minutes and you get 3 free samples at the end. The problem is its heavy on backstory of the brothers, which was mildly fascinating and short on actual brewing.
The brewery is really nice, you can tell these guys have some money.
Its worth a Saturday afternoon trip to eat lunch then go on the tour. Do not go to drink good beer as there is very little of that there, and its lack the creativity of one offs and special brews that most brew pubs have.
I’ve only been here once, but it was a pretty decent place. The ambiance was fine, but nothing special. Cool bar, tables and booths strewn here and there and pretty busy around dinner time. The service was good, the manager even came out to tell us what special food they had that night that wasn’t on any of the menus... he knew my brother was a regular, though, so props to us. The selection wasn’t bad, but basically their stuff, which is pretty good beer. The food was all pretty good... my sandwich was very good, and it’s one of a few places these days you can find a good muffaletta. Prices are average to slightly high, but overall this is a cool place to hang out and get some darn good food with some pretty good beers.
Stopped in for a pint and a snack on our way to Chicago. It’s a few miles north of I88. Their tap selection was pretty much what they offer in bottles with the exception of an American Bitter, which I had. Not a bad beer. The tap room itself was nice enough. Sports bar-ish feel. Very clean and new. The service was good as were the nachos.
This is easily the biggest let down of a "brewpub" I’ve ever been to. Mostly because it was nothing more than a place to peddle their normal beers. I don’t get the impression that they do any experimental batches here, which is a shame. It really is a beautiful brewery, but such a letdown...
kseecs16 (209) Naperville, Illinois | February 18, 2008| Updated April 4, 2010
Definitely off the beaten path back in an industrial park area. Parking was ample, newly opened place was very clean, a little sterile feeling but I’m sure they’ll warm the place up as they get on their feet. Service was incredibly friendly and beer knowledgeable. Food quality is quite good and reasonably priced with some interesting touches. Nice selection of 30 or so bottles including Belgians and American Craft beers and their own beers on tap with one guest tap. I am moving right by here and will probably be a regular and hope to enjoy watching the place grow, change and find its groove!
Wow!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this place...he food was awesome!!! Not only do they have all of the Two Brothers beers on, but Windy City is a boutique distributor here that is owned by the wives of Two Brothers...so they carry almost that whole portfolio as well...awesome place!