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Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 212
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
840 E 65th St
phone: (317) 253-2739
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
BRBP is a comfortable, clean pub that attempts to bring new flavors to its patrons (remember we are in Indiana). It was the only brewpub I knew of in the state for quite some time and the experience shows with the selections that are frequently available.
IPAs, ESBs, seasonals; beer fans will find something to whet their appetite here. And that's a great thing, considering the food is quite good. Case in point - Scotch Eggs! What better appetizer whilst enjoying a pint than an order of eggs? None!
You're a cask ale man, you say? BRBP has at least one at all times. I'd get a Braunschweiger BLT to go with it if I were you. Enjoy!
11-10-2008 21:17:25 |
More by smanders
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Was in Indy for vacation and stopped by for lunch during the week. We entered and the sign said seat yourself so we did. 5 minutes later and we noticed the wait staff were attentive to the patio but had not stopped in our room (See the other reviews about the layout of this place). So, we moved to the patio. I don't mean to sound judgemental (I will anyway) but the staff looked like they were part of a prison-release work-program. Our waiter was nice enough but very slow. We weren't in a hurry so it worked out ok. I had the 7-beer sampler (Their pils was out), and the smoked turkey salad, with mango. Beer was great, food was good, price was reasonable. I would recommend you stop by, just don't do so if you are in a hurry.
07-24-2008 23:46:33 |
More by schoolcb
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my last stop on my tour of Indianapolis. And it sure didn't disappoint.
Upon walking here from Brugge Brasserie, I noticed scores of people hanging outside drinking. I thought I would walk into a mad house of people at the bar, but it was only me and a couple of others. Thankfully, everyone wanted to drink outside, which gave me ample room to spread out at the bar.
I ordered up a flight of all the beers they had on tap. 6 beers plus 2 casks were pouring that night. This place has a nice English Pub feel, with brewerania all around. I had their Lawnmower Pale Ale, IPA, ESB, Mild, and Pils. All were quality and fresh.
The service here was also way above par. The bartender was extremely nice and personable. And him and I talked beer most of the time I was there
Overall, great brew pub. Great beer, good people, and a nice atmosphere. What more could you want?
06-24-2008 15:10:21 |
More by leftmindedrighty
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
From February 2008.
This was a great find on a recommendation I received during the tour of another brewpub. I only had 4 days in Indy for a work trip, but was able to visit this location twice in that time. The atmosphere was heavy wood, english pub style, and a little dated, but during the summer they open up the windows and have sidewalk cafe atmosphere. The vegetarian food was excellent; we had the Vegan Shepherd Pie, and baked falafel sandwich.
On the beer side, we had several pints of the 2006 Ankle Biter Barley Wine, which was well aged, malty buterscotch nose, a warm alcohol feel, and clean floral hop finish that went down much too easy. Also had The Monon Porter, which was not as interesting as the Ankle Biter, but was a good beer in its own.
Service was slowish, but fit the casual mood of the place. Also, it seemed like the more beer I drank, the better the service became. Not sure what that means ;)
04-28-2008 19:57:03 |
More by parrothead2004
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here that Saturday after Thanksgiving and this place was booming. Sat at the bar and got taken care of by a fine young lady named Danni. She was hung over from the night before but wasn't shy about it and still gave me good service. I had already eaten so I didn't order food. Looked like standard pub food (which is a-ok by me). They had two cask beers and I sampled the porter. Delicious. Also had their Serenity Now! IPA which is an award winner. I understand why. That stuff is off the hook! I wouldn't sell growlers of it either...I'd keep it all to myself. Anyway, I will definitely be back. Good atmosphere, great beers, great people. It's worth making the trip to Broadripple (which is a cool little town anyway) if you are in the area.
12-02-2007 21:00:32 |
More by mattcrill
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Standard brewpub atmosphere, minus any real decorating, but it was clean and neat. I was sat right away and my server was quite prompt at geting my order in. Although he was not as informative about their beers as I would have liked, he did give a little detail for them. The scotch eggs were excellent and the beer was very, very good. I was quite impressed with the menu selections, particulary the beer varieties. Well not as large as a beer menu could be, they had several state brewed beers that was excellent. While the ladies next to me complained about the slowness of service, I had an excellent time. I will come back again next time I'm in town.
Edit: service has gotten much better and it also feels more "homey."
10-09-2007 13:16:29 |
More by JamesS
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Headed here after stopping at Brugge on a recent trip across Indiana. Nice exterior with an easy to read sign and some nice outdoor seating. Upon entering you get the feeling that this place has been here awhile. Dark wood throughout and nice lighting make for a welcoming atmosphere. The original stamped ceiling tiles are cool, very ornate and show the history of the building. Walk through the dining area and peer through the glass at the brewing area. Then off to the left for a seat at the small, cozy bar. Nice! Check the growlers lining the top.
As for the beer, I want to say they had about 8 total, including 2 cask offerings which was always nice to see. I shared the sampler and got a good taste of each of them. The ESB was very tasty as well as the IPA. I also enjoyed the Pilsner and the casks as well. The only one that I really didn't care for was the Wheat. Overall, they had some nice, well brewed beers here and really something for everyone.
I ordered the two alarm tuna, which was a yellowfin tuna fillet along with some cole slaw. It was yummy and nicely spiced, my only real complaint being that the tuna was a bit on the dry side. Otherwise, the cole slaw was tasty and the meal itself quite nice and not very expensive at all. Our bartender was very attentive and answered our questions and chatted with us while we were there.
Overall, I found Broad Ripple to be an enjoyable neighborhood brewpub with some tasty brews to boot. I would stop by here again if I found myself in the area and it's well worth checking out! Oh yeah, there's a really cool darts room too...see if you can find it :-)
09-07-2007 17:37:01 |
More by orbitalr0x
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is a little unassuming building with lots of tables on the outside. It was a nice night and it was great to eat outside on this quite street. When I went in to find the bathroom it is like a series of small rooms stuck together. I felt like I was walking through several private parties. I did see a room with some nice dartboards and the whole place has dark wood giving it a bit of a pub feel.
They had a good beer list with several of their beers, two on cask, with a good list of local and U.S. craft beers. I really like a good cask beer but these beers didn’t have the depth or slight hazy that I enjoy in a good cask beer. They have imp. pints and ½ pints which is nice if for a good sample of a beer. Their brewed-on-premises beers all seemed to have an English influence but that may just be what was on tap.
The food was very British fare with the appetizer as two scotch eggs. There were good and the best price I have seen on this side of the pond. For the entrée I had shepherd’s pie which I grew fond of in grade school, with the distinct layers of mashed potatoes, ground beef and a random vegetable, topped with gravy. This was much different and perhaps too authentic, I don’t know. There were mashed potatoes in a bowl with a ground beef and mushroom mixture with a tomato sauce. That was pretty good but on top was a slice of tomato with a square of Kraft singles melted on top. It was interesting but not my favorite.
The combination of atmosphere, good beer and comfortable food made this a very nice experience. It is always a good sign when I eat a bit too much, drink a bit too much and laugh a bit too much. That is a good evening.
08-25-2007 01:23:05 |
More by rhoadsrage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
My second time to the brew pub but my first with the ability to correctly report my findings, as the first time i was a little tipsy. I travel to indianapolis a few times a year and my g/f and I went here for our anniversary dinner since she is starting to enjoy good beer too. Its in a really neat area of Indy, tons of shops and piano bars, lots of friendly people and a just an all around cool place. The broad ripple brew pub is nesseled on the outskirts of the main drag and has a nice outdoor section to eat which is were we ate. Usually pretty busy but we were able to sit down right away. They have tons of craft brew from all over the midwest as well as their own brew, only beer that i saw that was a macro was rolling rock.
Food was good, i had Pollock with potatoes and my g/f had pulled pork, prices were very reasonable and the food was good, the beer was also relatively inexpensive and they had a great selection, i had the lawnmower pale ale i believe is what it was called, it was a very tasty, drinkable beer. I can't wait to go back to the brew pub again it is a real treat and a fun place to hang out.
08-04-2007 21:59:22 |
More by 1fastz28
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
This place is a little bit hard to find, tucked away in the middle of some residential areas. The atmosphere was neat - the place is divided up into several small dining areas with a bar and an outside eating area. They had probably eight or ten beers on draught and plenty of commercial bottles to choose from. The flavors of the beers were great, but they all came out almost completely still (uncarbonated). My saison was flat as well as the red and the ipa that my friends got. Not sure what was up with that. We had some appetizers and food as well. I wasn't impressed with the food. The service was adequate, but they didn't pay us much attention.
07-15-2007 18:24:44 |
More by clvand0
Broad Ripple Brew Pub in Indianapolis, IN
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