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Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 318
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1011A East Westfield Blvd
phone: (317) 255-0978
(Place added by: Indybeer on 04-19-2005)
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I was in town a few weeks ago on business, and had a few hours to kill before heading to Fort Wayne. I'd done a bit of advance recon to figure out where I wanted to go, but knew very little about the brewery so that I wouldn't have preconceived notions.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and I drove from the Indy airport through the beautiful Broad Ripple area. When I arrived, the place was nearly empty. Pulling up to the bar, I realized why - the Colts were playing at home - they were all at sports bars, the stadium, or at home, watching. While this is not a great place for a crowd to watch a game, it was exactly what I was looking for - small, seclued, and with a TV to casually watch a game.
The bar was about five seats wide, with two attentive barkeeps ready to make recommendations, and talk about the game.
Reviewing the menu, my eyes immediately found the veal and pork meatloaf sandwich - coupled with a mound of pommes frites, which can be paired with any number of dipping sauces - it was suggested that I choose the roasted garlic aioli and the sherry vinegar/sea salt. Good choices - made for an outstanding meal. One of the most satisfying I've had in quite a while.
With the in-house choices scribbled on a chalk board adjacent to the bar, they had a few different beers on tap, and I chose the Tripel and then the Bad Kitty - both well-rounded and pretty tasty.
After spending nearly two hours at the bar, chatting with the 'keeps and other patrons, I'd finally had my fill. I parted with a pint glass (the collection now numbers more than 50 from breweries around the country), and lasting memories of a really enjoyable afternoon.
Highly recommended, and I'll definitely be back the next time through Indy.
11-08-2009 03:36:43 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A: A friendly, hopping spot, but does not take reservations, so be sure to call ahead to get a seat in less than an hour. Very loud, so do not plan for quiet conversation.
Q: The place delivers. The beer and food are well crafted fare.
S: Somewhat lackadaisical or perhaps just harried, but ultimately not enough to put me off the place.
S: There was a wide selection of beers, including the Tripel that I had which was easy to drink, but with real punch.
F: The beer was very good. The food was great. Frites and their sauces were always delicious, the crepes were extraordinary, and even where items did not end up being my cup of tea, they were always well done.
V: No question this place is worth it, even if it is by no means cheap. A great place to get together with friends and have a drink and dinner.
09-09-2013 04:13:01 |
More by Tsar_Riga
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Found in the Broad Ripple neighborhood, just north of Indianapolis, IN. Parking is kind of limited, but shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Seemingly "newer" 2 story building, which from the outside is rather unassuming - as is inside so I'll forego my usual decor listing. As mentioned, there are 2 floors, both belonging to the brewery. Downstairs is primarily restaurant seating with roughly 10 tables, and also with a small 6 person bar with 1 tv (kind of in a cramped area). Upstairs however has a very large 20 seat bar, with 6 four tops and 2 six seater high tops. The upstairs seems to be primarily for sporting events (2 tvs over the bar and one large projection screen) and spill over from downstairs. There is outside seating either on the patio downstairs, or on the deck connected to upstairs.
There are 10 taps; 4 are house beers (tonight is Harvey, Leopold, Triple de Ripple, Black), and 6 guest taps. Their house beers are pretty solid (although I wasn't in love with the Harvey as said in my review of it) and I'm always interested in trying their latest.
The service is kind of hit or miss. One guy can be friendly, one can be a bit stuck up, and one can be indifferent.
Overall, I fully intend on coming back in the future, because I do think their beers are that good. Pretty easy place to grab a locally brewed Belgian style and watch a baseball or football game - it's not everywhere you can do that.
08-29-2013 00:45:52 |
More by qcbrewer
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Great spot with authentic belgian style beers. Their sours are phenomenal. Incredible food menu as well, many different crepes and mussels. Love the red curry mussels. Also some unique dipping sauces for your frites. The nutella crepe may be the best dessert in the city. An upstairs bar features some guest drafts as well that are equally strong.
08-05-2013 21:01:40 |
More by myersk27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by Brugge Brasserie for an early dinner while I was in town for work. I didn't know anything about it but it sounded like it could be good. I'm very glad I went.
I ordered the Belgian Style Mussels and Fries which were excellent!
They had 3 of their own beers on tap. I had to try all 3. Their Tripel was the best of the 3 offered. They also had a Sour and an IPA which were both good. They also had a few good guest taps as well.
The place was empty when I got there and started to pick up by the time I was finished. The layout is really cool. They have an outdoor patio area you can sit at.
The service was very attentive but not a lot of smiles out of the crew.
Overall I was very happy with my visit. I'll probably go back next time I'm in Indy.
05-22-2013 00:47:01 |
More by NateMac13
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