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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
140 S Illinois St
phone: (317) 955-9900
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $
Had the Total Disorder Porter...Very good...smooth for a porter. Wife had the Blonde Ale which was more bold than expected. The price was $3 per a pint, although I would swear they were each 20 ounces!
The bartender was efficient, though not particularly pleasant. It was New Years Eve, so I suppose she hasn't overjoyed being here!
Atmosphere was what one would expect in a large chain brewery. Plenty of tv's with different sporting events.
Considering the price, and quality of the beer, we will be back.
01-04-2013 01:02:26 |
More by mwar
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
Went to this place for a young alumni function of my undergrad institution recently. My "$" inexpensive rating applies only if you are to go on a Thursday, in which case it will be $2 pints of any of their own beers. Great deal, and the beers were pretty good. None of them have many ratings on here, so hard to judge the general response to them, but I did enjoy the porter a fair amount. Not the best I've ever had, but a solid porter nonetheless. An appetizer bar was served to our group, and I must say it was pretty good, especially the mexican-style ones, whatever they were. Worth a trip I'd say to see what it's all about. Service was exceptional. The wait staff remembered everyone in our group's name after the first serve and I never had an empty glass. Remember, go on a Thursday!
09-19-2011 23:50:54 |
More by racens
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Went here after Winterfest a couple months back.
A- Big spacey room that was divided into a couple different areas. It looks like most typical corporate brewpubs with some stuff on the walls and everything painted brown and green or red....I never understood that but whatever.
Q- The quality of the beers we had were good. The beers I settled on and the samples were all well made but the bartender seemed to like pouring beers with no head to them at all.
S- The service was wonderful for the most part although the bartender didn't really seem to know a lot about the beer. She did take the time to talk to us and give us samples which was good. After making sure we were taken care of she was quick with our bills and other beers we ordered.
S- Selection was pretty good with there being some limited beers on tap along with their year around stuff. Not bad all around with the selection.
A nice place to grab a pint or two. I remember that the beers were on the cheaper end in Indy.
03-13-2011 05:42:55 |
More by alleykatking
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This location of the Ram is pretty large and like its brethren, it is decorated with lots of wood and brown paint. It is divided into a main dinning section and the bar area. The brewing equipment is on display behind glass. It has high ceilings with exposed ductwork, which is all painted black. The curving bar seats about 35. There are Lots of high top tables and booths in the bar area. There is a small sidewalk patio in the front.
They offered 3 seasonals & 6 regulars. This is the most seasonals I have ever seen at a Ram. Unfortunately they were all served in chilled glassware. They are Ram beers, you know them, you like them....
Only one bartender, so service lagged a bit. She was nice but a bit overworked. However, she did apologize for being swamped and did put on the game I wanted so no complaints!
Menu was pretty standard slightly upscale bar food. It did not have as many seafood choices as the Ram in Eugene.
Nice happy hour crowd, but the place is so large, a 35-person crowd seemed sparse.
Classic rock on the sound system it was a bit loud, but I heard Take the Highway by Marshall Tucker so extra points there!
08-25-2010 19:59:08 |
More by Redrover
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Moved to the Indianapolis Area about 3 years ago and found this place about 5 minutes away. I am now a frequent visitor. The service is great and so is the beer. I have sampled about 12 of there different brews, and recently purchase a keg of the buttface amber. If you are a burger lover as I am, then this is the place for you. If you are up for the challenge the 5lb. burger is the way to go. Growler specials on Tuesday's and Fridays.
I consider myself lucky to have such a great brewery so close to home.
08-07-2010 21:07:45 |
More by jpell33
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
Nice place in the ceneter of downtown, just a few feet from my hotel. Had a very nice atmosphere and I definitely though it was a good place to drink. The quality was average but I am not sure it was much beyond that. I had the 6-beer sampler and I must say that the beers were fair to good. Nothing great but nothing bad. The selection was average and the service was good. The food looked good but I didn't have any. The prices were very good. I'd go back and I recommend stopping by if you are in the neighborhood.
07-31-2010 00:22:02 |
More by porter17
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Searched the Beerfly list for breweries and beer bars that were close to my hotel (Holiday Inn Express) across the street from Lucas Oil Field.
Ram Restaurant and Brewery turned out to be extremely close by, clocking in at a very convenient 1.1 mile drive.
Parking is in a ramp next to the brewery and cost me a buck and a half.
The restaurant itself is on the bottom floor of a much larger building and has a large white fermenter hanging over the sidewalk outside. You can't miss it.
Walking in, the atmosphere is great. There is a bar area to the right with a big screen TV that was playing Sunday night football. The other side had booths and tables for dining.
The service as good, but it was a quiet night, so it is a bit difficult to tell how things would go if the Colts were playing.
The selection was maybe a bit better than average having everything from salads, to burgers to steak, and a brew selection that ranged from lager to stout (7 in all).
The food itself was pretty average. My onion rings tasted like popcorn shrimp, and my burger was well prepared (ordered medium), but overall it was pretty good.
The meal cost about what I am used to. My bacon cheddar burger was 9.49, and my beer (a fairly average hefewiezen called "Big Horn") was 4.13.
My overall impression is that it would be a great place for lunch on the weekend, or to watch some sports.
11-09-2009 03:55:02 |
More by dpnelson1978
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Used to live in Indiana and hung out here for Friday after work gatherings. Back again for the first time in 3 or 4 years. Nothing much has changed. Still a good place to meet friends since there's plenty of room.
With beer, consistency is a good thing. Been to brewpubs with better beer but not in downtown Indy. Ram is consistently above average. Don't want to damn with faint praise so I won't. Was drinking the pale and had no complaints. Service was good and food good. Salmon that wasn't farm raised a definite plus.
10-16-2009 23:30:56 |
More by vincent1878
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$
I've been here probably around five times and sampled most of their brews which aren't bad at all. The hefeweizen was my favorite of the limited brews they had to offer. Looks like they have a shit ton of room in the place they need to add some more variety to the beer menu. One thing I dont get is when I visit many breweries that have borderline gourmet beer while on the other had the food is just the normal sysco or other wholesaler frozen crap. Now I'm not saying the food is terrible here its normal restaurant food. I just wish there was a nice pizzeria brewery or other place that made fresh good food everyday. The Ram is along the lines of TGIFridays or maybe a step above Applebees, but its all the same shit and when I go out I want food thats better than I can cook at home not just good beer. Its not just Ram either its every brewpup with food that I have been to in Indianapolis thus far. Come on people raise the bar. There are wine bars that have awesome food around lets get in the game.
11-30-2008 21:48:20 |
More by baos
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
Visited this locale on a trip to Indy on business. Chain establishment present in five (5) other mid- to "left coast" states (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Oregon, Washington)
Attended on a Tuesday evening and sampled the:
1. Total Disorder Porter,
2. Java Breakfast Stout,
This from a stable of an Amber Ale, Porter, IPA, Hefe, and Blonde. They also had a few seasonal offerings of which included the Octoberfest mentioned above.
I arrived at approx 10am and sat at the bar. Nicely appointed in a typical chain beer-themed restaurant/brewery. Reminded me of a "Flying Saucer"-type establishment (see my previous review).
The bartender was attentive but not conversational. I was expecting more, being the fact that this was a Tuesday evening and the bar wasn't populated. I had thought about commenting vis-a-vis my opinions of the beers mentioned above, but I felt it would have fallen on deaf ears. He was more interested on closing out the night.
Therefore, I took a more observational approach during my visit. As mentioned above, I arrived at 10pm and stayed until midnight. Not a whole lot of traffic and not a whole lot of discussion. Again, the bartender was more engrossed in closing out the night.
Regarding the beers.
The porter was acceptable but too weak for my taste.
The Java Breakfast stout (seasonal) had a strong coffee presence and would fit a niche market for those that want a coffee flavor with their beer.
The Octoberfest was by far the winner of the evening. I'll post my review of this offering, but bottom line was that there was a strong citrus/hop presence that resolved into little/no "bite" at the finish. Well done and worth the visit for this seasonal offering.
I didn't sample the food being the late hour.
Again, I would have expected more from the waitstaff being that it was a Tuesday evening and their wasn't a crowd.
I would go back if for only the Octoberfest. Nicely done.
10-10-2007 04:24:55 |
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