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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1011A East Westfield Blvd
phone: (317) 255-0978
(Place added by: Indybeer on 04-19-2005)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We were in Indianapolis for a Colts game in December and we decided to head out to the Broad Ripple area for beers. I had done some research online and Brugge looked ok. Well, it definitely exceeded my expectations. The food and the beers were great. The Triple de Ripple was awesome. We also had the quad which was not as boozy as I would have thought for the alcohol percentage which was HIGH. The food there is awesome as well. We had a duck crepe and fries with 3 dipping sauces. I took my aunt and uncle to Brugge and although they are not beer fans they loved their food. I would look forward to going back to Brugge if I was in Indy again in the future.
01-03-2011 22:45:36 |
More by calibrewfan
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
On our way to Jackie O's this was a nice in the middle spot to stop on our trek, good job Alex...Pulled into a trendy looking part of Indy, the bar itself was also modern and trendy from the outside, and that carried inside as well. Lots of metal and neon artwork and and lights but it works. Copper covered tables are super unique and they have cool holes in the table for glasses of water or cones of fries...The bar had a selection of 6 brewery taps and about 4-6 guest taps of good stuff, Alpha King and Mikkeller included. Their selection of beer was varied, not all weak regular sessionals, and overall very good quality. Actually, some of the better brew pub beer in quality and taste that I've seen. The food as this place is top notch, everyone had a great meal. Belgian style food with mussels and fries dominating. The fries are really good, and they have about 10 awesome dipping sauces to choose from.
Super surprised this is an Indy brew-pub, one that fits more in with the Chicago culture. I would highly recommend this spot if you're driving through or live in town.
12-05-2010 22:58:33 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We were driving through Indianapolis on our way from nashville, tn to Michigan and we needed a place to eat lunch/ drink local beer. I found this on beeradvocate. I agree with the previous reviews. Small indoor bar downstairs. We didn't go upstairs. Covered outdoor seating area downstairs. Some curb parking which we luckily snagged. We had our 8 month old baby with us and we spread out a blanket on the edge of the outdoor patio area. She rolled around on it and they had high chairs as well.
Very pleasant servers who were indulgant of our kid and knowlegageble about their beer/ food. Three in house brewed beers on tap. Black ipa, boysenberry wheat ale (very tart), and their 'very bad kitty' described as a sour tripel. all were good. They also had a few guest taps. Celis white, saison du pont and a few others.
Belgian food, too. Mussels. Frites. Crepes. You get the idea. We had the cod and the egg crepes with some frites. Large portions. Will definitely go back. Definitely worth a visit if you are in downtown Indianapolis.
06-25-2010 20:12:33 |
More by spenceanderson
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place all around. The service blows but the guys are really nice so it's easy to get over. The upstairs is by far best for the beer geek. Sit on the patio in the sun if you can and have a great view over all of broad ripple. Recently had double crooked tree and monks cafe on tap. Plus the food is really, really good. Try their bad kitty if you get the chance. Just awesome. They also have darts and shuffleboard as well as a nice but moderately expensive bottle selection. Really excellent Belgian brew from Indianapolis is hard, nay, just about impossible to find so if you're in town do yourself a favor and check it out!
05-08-2010 02:43:00 |
More by brundo4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Visited Brugge twice in about a 3 week span. It is located in the Broad Ripple area on Westfield/Winthrop, which may confuse some mapping software. They have a small private lot but there is additional parking down the street.
Brugge is split into two levels, and you have to go outside to get upstairs. The lower level is more of a restaurant with a small bar on the right side. They have funky lighting and artwork on the walls, and a mauve and blue-green color scheme. It is pretty open allowing a view of the kitchen, and there is a chalkboard displaying the beers they have. Upstairs has more of a pub feel with a larger and more ornate bar, TVs and more taps. Handmade tap handles are pretty cool.
The beer selection downstairs is pretty sparse, with only 4 beers (less on my next visit) plus a guest. Upstairs there are more guest beers. All of Brugge's beers are of the Belgian style which is a nice touch, although they don't offer samples of anything.
Service has been consistently good on my visits. The bartenders are all pretty knowledgeable about beer and are friendly.
As for the food, hands down some of the best french (Belgian?) fries I have ever had. You can easily make a meal out of a small size, and "L'enorme" could feed an entire family. They have at least a dozen different sauces in which to dip the fries. Excellent all around.
Overall Brugge is a cool spot that I will definitely keep visiting on trips to Indy.
04-01-2010 21:36:19 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The inside of the establishment is small but very clean and nice. The waiter was very knowledgable. Brugge seems to take pride in their mussels, which were excellent. The cajun mussels brought me back to the taste of crawfish boils in Louisiana. The steak was very tender and nicely seasoned. The fries are excellent. The beer is exceptional. As close to authentic belgian style beer as you can get in Indiana. The Tripel De Ripple reminds me of Ommegang Hennepin. The black is very creamy and delicious as well.
11-29-2009 02:59:17 |
More by Brettster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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 |
More by mdcrouser
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Technically in Broad Ripple, which is kinda like if Wicker Park and Iowa City had a baby. Very nice, very pretty neighborhood with ample parking. We visited around 6:30 on a Saturday and the place was packed.
It's tiered off into four sections--two outside and two inside. You can smoke upstairs inside but that's it. It's on the banks of a little creek, right off a bike path and would make a fantastic stop as part of a cycle tour of Indie.
The restaurant is pretty but not quite stylish. There are lots of neat little flares but they don't add up into anything coherent--copper tables, industrial-looking ceilings with exposed pipes, orange mall-store lighting around bristle dart board. This might be how restaurants look in Belgium. I dunno.
They only had two house beers on tap, but thankfully there were a halfdozen spectacular choices from other breweries, including Founder's Breakfast Stout! My only complaint is that there weren't any actual Belgians on tap. You could get Fantome, Chimay, and Dupont in bottles, but that was it.
The food was fantastic. Moule Frites with the mussels cooked perfectly in a safron/herbs de provence blend (you could choose from about a dozen different methods of preparation). The fries also come with your choice of about a dozen homemade sauces. Really great, communal bar food. There are few things I like more than sharing a bucket of dinner with someone I love.
It wasn't cheap but it also wasn't unreasonable. The service was a little slow, but like I said the place was packed so it wasn't a big deal. This is one of the nicest places I've been to since moving to Indiana.
09-20-2009 16:06:56 |
More by mynie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Wife and I stopped by on a trip through Indy. It is very artsy and the copper top tables add to the atmosphere. They had 3 beers of their own beers at the time. Black, White and Triple de Ripple.
I had one glass of the black and fell in love. My wife had a cheese plate (I can't remember exactly) and she loved it.
There was Futbol on the television at the bar and the place was very clean including the restrooms.
The upstairs was not open, but the staff was very friendly and efficient. We would definitely take our friends there.
04-23-2009 17:02:12 |
More by BeerNuggets
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visiting naptown from Fort Collins, CO for a wedding. We had a tight timeline & could only pick one or two spots to sample the Indy beer scene. Looking for a unique experience, we chose the Brugge after reviewing BA and a few other websites. I knew they only had three beers but being from a Belgium-crazed town it made the final cut.
The beer was excellent, I recommend the Triple & my wife loved the White. The Black was solid but for the price I have had better. If your not into Belgium beers, don't even bother making the trip here as it will disappoint.
The atmosphere was decent but it is small & seating it tight. We sat at a high traffic 2-top & would have had a better time not being contantly bumped by staff, fellow diners & bathroom-goers.
The food was great, slightly pricy but authentic Belgium cuisine, especially the crepes & mussles.
The service left something to be desired, especially for the price. I expected some dialogue, history or knowledge about the establishement, beers & food from the wait staff but was left very disappointed. No tours available of the brewery (they mostly brew in Terre Haute now) but even worse the service only got slightly better when I mentioned we were out of town looking for a unique experience & chose their place out of everywhere in Indy after doing quite a bit of research.
Glad I went but probably won't be back anytime soon. I've been to plenty of places in Indy & will continue to look for other jewels. For an $80 lunch, you can do better in almost any city in the U.S.
04-06-2009 19:16:03 |
More by herbdog
Brugge Brasserie in Indianapolis, IN
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