We have some sad food news to report out of the Silver City neighborhood. Brother’s Backyard Barbeque has closed. The restaurant (located at 3530 W. National Ave.) announced the unfortunate news Tuesday afternoon in a Facebook post. Here’s what the post says:

Dear valued patrons,

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of Brothers Backyard BBQ. We have been fortunate to serve you delicious meals and create memories over the years. We want to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty and support. Until then, thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

Brother’s Backyard BBQ

Following some encouraging early pandemic pop-ups in 2020 and a pivot to catering, lifelong friends Christopher Patton and Michael Hester brought their custom-built smoker to Silver City and opened Brother’s Backyard Barbeque as a full-fledged brick and mortar restaurant in November 2022.

Since opening, the venture has received very little in the way of press, but we stopped by a few times during its run and loved it. Following a visit last September, we called Brother’s “the gold standard in Silver City comfort food” on the strength of its succulent pulled pork, outstanding brisket, and unforgettable sides (especially its mac and cheese).

So long, Brother’s Backyard Barbeque. Silver City (and Milwaukee in general) will be a little less delicious without you.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.