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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1011A East Westfield Blvd
phone: (317) 255-0978
(Place added by: Indybeer on 04-19-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 66 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A: This is a quaint, small space that can get cramped at times. But it has a nice feel when it is not so crowded. There is a small counter with minimal seating and just a couple tables.
Q: The beers here are really good and quite fresh. Definitely a plus over the cramped conditions.
Ser: A tad slow, but extremely friendly and knowledgable.
Sel: A small selection of Belgian beers, but the beers are extremely good. I enjoyed a Belgian ale here that was extremely crisp and refreshing. They also have a trippel, black belgian ale and a pilsner on tap.
O: This is a nice little stop if you catch it when it is not crowded. The beer is really good and makes this worthy of a visit.
02-05-2012 18:00:22 |
More by IronCitySteve
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
The exposed wooden rafter/floor joyce ceiling wasn't the first thing that caught my eye as I walked in this place, it was the awkward look and feel when entering from the north entrance.
If you come here, use the west door, not the north.
Trust me, it will help with your first impression of the place!
The north entrance leads to more of a cafe than a bar-- it looks like it is only half-finished, and the fact that from that cafe counter a customer cannot actually *see* the bar, it feels as though you've walked into the wrong place... That is until you see wine and beer listed in chalk above the counter.
Oh, the bar is around the corner you say?
Ok. I walk around and... Wow. It's so small. This is about the size of a decent home made basement bar... Six stools at the counter and only 2 tables (one is a table for 2, and the other holds 6-8).
I like the art and light fixtures.
The bar has one major problem-- everytime the door opens to the outside, a rush of cold air makes it quite unpleasant on the metal patio furniture provided.
Luckily, the beer is good. Quite impressive actually.
I didn't try any food, but the prices seemed a bit pricey.
Overall-- come for the beer... I would suggest avoiding this place on really busy nights.... Perhaps a weekday afternoon would be ideal.
01-19-2012 22:30:15 |
More by AleWatcher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Brugge for the first time on 12/10 w/ a group of fellow BA's and a buddy from out-of-town.
Brugge is a fairly cozy place, and is well-decorated. Creative, unique wire tap handles cach one's eye when checking out the bar, and a large window allows a view of the shiny stainless steel bright tanks.
The selection of their house brews included about 8, ranging from pilsener to IPA, to a couple of sours (their specialty), to a darker lager and a stout. My favorite by far was Harvey, which I'm thinking was a Flanders Red. Definitely a skillful mix of berry tartness & sweetness, and also some wild "funkiness". My buddy had never tried a sour, and really enjoyed this one too. A great entry-level sour ale.
I also tried a small order of their frites, which were delicious on their own, but come accompanied by a choice of many dipping sauces. (I really enjoyed the vinegar/sea salt and garlic aioli.)
All in our group enjoyed this spot, and look forward to meeting up there again!
12-11-2011 18:06:34 |
More by mdvatab
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Had tried BB at Great Taste in 2007, and was looking forward to the stop in Indianapolis. My niece is a newly minted Boilermaker, so we picked her up from my alma mater to head to Indy to be tourists. After a walk through the memorials downtown, we headed to the Broad Ripple neighborhood to hang out and hit the pub. Of the three pubs in the area, BB is the highest rated as well over Broad Ripple and Thr3e Wise Men.
Walking in the door, we had very friendly and quick service. Took a seat and order up some frites. As avid traveler and fan of the Netherlands, I'm well acquainted with frites. However, these didn't taste very authentic. Unless you're really hungry, think twice about ordering the L'Enorme--it truly is enormous. Waitress at the next pub said they couldn't finish it with five around the table on night. For dinner, we ordered crepes--scrambled eggs, roasted tomato, double glazed onion and swiss. Enjoyed it a lot.
Had a sample of the I70 Ghost Ramp IPA--and wasn't impressed. First draft was of the Tripel de Ripple, which was ok but lacked some character. The final draft was Harvey--a sour ale with blueberries. Easily the best of the night, but still light and middle of the road. Good stop and enjoyed the dinner, but don't think I'll make Brugge Brasserie a regular stop for future Indy trips.
10-27-2011 00:51:08 |
More by FightingEntropy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited for lunch on Monday 8/15/11.
Atmosphere was pretty upscale. Very nicely decorated. Well lit and very clean. It was pretty empty, but the crowd there seemed pretty varied.
Quality was good. I had two beers, a 10% imperial Gose that was outstanding, as well as a very good oak aged sour raspberry ale.
Service was tremendously lacking, especially considering how empty the place was. Sat at the bar in front of the bartender and another employee who I think was the manager. Took quite a while before we were asked what we wanted to drink. We said we'd like to eat, but were not given food menus. At this point the bartender walked away and didn't return. After about 5 more minutes I asked the guy I assume was the manager if it was OK if we ate at the bar, hoping he'd get the hint, and he just said yeah and went back to cleaning and organizing the back of the bar. So we just walked around the side of the bar and got our own menus. After this the bartender returned, took our food order, and another beer order. The food showed up reasonably fast, and at the point the bartender stayed at the bar, and service was marginally acceptable for the rest of our lunch.
Selection was pretty good. Good selection of house beers on draft, and maybe 5 guest drafts. Food menu was varied, and it all sounded good.
I had a meatloaf sandwich for lunch, which was really good. They also have Belgian fries with a ton of different toppings you can order. Between our party of 3 we tried 10 different topping sauces and they were all great. Really impressed with the food, almost made up for the service.
Value here was pretty good. Reasonably priced with high quality beer and food.
Overall this place seems great! But, we did have terrible service. I'd like to think that this was an abberation, so I will return next time I'm in town adjust my review accordingly.
08-28-2011 17:59:20 |
More by Brophmonster
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
small place in Indianapolis. Came here on a trip to Upland to pick up my lambics and was recommended by a fellow BA to check it out as they have good food and brews. interesting decor, wish it would have been a bit larger, but it was a nice well kept place. Very unique. The food here is tremendous. Not one person was talking at our table as we were too busy shoveling in the frittes and whatever else we got.
Very solid guest taps at this establishment, but the real creme de la creme was what they brew themselves. Big fan of the Harvey. Wish they did growlers of this, only negative thing I can say about this place. Solid food, solid beer...friendly waitstaff let us purchase their glassware as well. Prices not too bad at all either. If you are on you way into town and looking for solid food and nice, unique beers and a quaint little restaurant, check this place out.
08-14-2011 23:31:43 |
More by Preismj
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Being the second brewpub my girlfriend and myself visited in the Broad Ripple Village, this was tremendous! We walked over from the Thr3e Wise Men (while they recommended this place to us, and I'm glad!
Atmosphere was very calm and relaxing. We first started off in the bar downstairs and after our first drink, wandered upstairs to the bar with their Bombers/Guest Taps. Different from normal brewpubs in that it wasn't loud, noisy, usually crazy, but more time to hang and learn about the beers they brew.
Quality was great. Nice furniture inside, perfect lighting, good sets of tables on the outside patio (both levels), and clean.
Service was absolutely one of the best qualities of this place! At the bottom bar, Chez was our server and was very helpful about the 2 beers we were drinking. Then we went upstairs to the top bar and Noah was our bartender there. He spent over 30 minutes tuning us in to all of their brews + all guest taps and gave multiple samples to help us judge our next beers. He also led us to some good contacts @ Kahn's Liquor Store for the next day's journey. They were fantastic and helped us beyond the necessary amount to keep a customer satisfied.
The only thing we tried were the Frites. They were delicious coming with Bleu Cheese, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Syrup and French Dijon Dipping Sauces.
Great time, good prices! ($5.25 for any of their beers, $5 for the frites), and has some really fun employees who could really educate new beer drinkers or even let veterans take on new wants/rare beers. Will be back again!
06-21-2011 01:08:10 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I visited Brugge for the first time this evening to catch some playoff hockey. I'd never been there before and I was surprised when I pulled up. It's a two story establishment with outside areas for nice weather evenings. I went upstairs to the bar with a few friends. They had five or so house beers with a few guest taps. The main beer they had on tap tonight, in my opinion at least, was Harvey (a blackberry wild). It was superb and overly drinkable. They also have an array of random bottles behind the counter, most notable a few geuezes and even KBS. The service was top notch. Their food menu is not your general pub fare. They feature crepes, stews, mussels, and other higher quality items. The portobello, artichoke crepes I got were phenomenal. This place focuses on quality, quality, quality. It was very clean and has a very classy feel. I highly recommend it and I'm sure I'll be back soon.
05-13-2011 04:57:48 |
More by aasher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
One of several places I visited while visiting Kyle in Indy. Truthfully, not a whole lot to look at from the outside or in, but it was tucked in behind a main road so it was a quiet place. Some TVs with sports here and there.
We walked straight up to the bar and ordered a beer. Not a huge place either, but its a nice place to hang out and have a beer. I cannot comment on the food, but it looked (and smelled) very good.
I will say I was very impressed by Pookah, the beer I ordered. It was a solid wild ale.
Overall, it was a nice place to hang out, grab a beer, and have a nice saturday lunch if you would be in the mood.
04-26-2011 15:19:36 |
More by sweemzander
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited this place with another BA in November on a Sunday night. Vibe of the place was pretty standard as other brewpubs I've been in. It appeared to be a special night as they were showing a microbrewery movie showcasing Dogfish Head. The beers were very good, as the stars on the roster were their sour beers. In the past I had the fortune to try one of their beers so this time I had a few pints going that way and was not disappointed. We were situated upstairs which was a little weird but maybe this was not normal... parking was relatively easy but then again, it was Sunday night. Service was good for the most part and I would definitely recommend this place to a friend and go back again.
01-13-2011 05:01:27 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Brugge Brasserie in Indianapolis, IN
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