Thr3e Wise Men
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4.08/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited Thr3e Wise Men for lunch before heading up I-69 and east towards home Sunday. Thr3e Wise Men stands alone in front of a strip mall in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. Walking in, the decor looked more like a ski lodge than a pizza place. Wood paneling and padded picnic tables stood out in the large open room. A large rectangular bar stood to the left of the entrance, and that's where we sat.
I opted for "Goose the Sandwich" which was a pizza dough bread filled with capocollo, mortadella, pepperoni, spinach, roasted red pepper spread, mozzarella cheese. (Goose refers to a local meat vender?) Homemade potato chips were served on the side. My brother ordered a small pizza "spicy something?" from the specials list. Both meals were good, but I'd say the sandwich was better than the pie. (not downgrading the za, the sandwich was just that tasty!)
I opted for a three glass sampler with Golden Zoe IPA, Centennial Martyr Double IPA, and Schweddy Ball-tic Porter. All were solid brewpub beers. The Schweddy was my favorite in both name and taste.
Our bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. She was good with her customers and was quick in reacting when a growler she filled broke, narrowly avoiding soaking a fellow patron. No panic, just quick reaction, cleanup and customer service. (a reevaluation of their growler cleaning/filling procedure is needed)
Really great sandwich, good pizza good beer and good staff.
01-14-2013 15:18:07 | More by frazbri
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a large, modern brewpub in a strip mall in the Broad Ripple neighborhood. The interior is dominated by wood accents. When you walk in, nearly the entire far wall is a window that looks out at the brew kettles. A large U-shaped bar is to the left, which is where we sat on 3 of our 4 visits.
Three Wise Men features 6 or so beers on tap at any given time. True, it's not the largest selection, but it certainly makes it easier to decide. We sampled 4 of the 6 on our most recent back-to-back visits and took home a growler of the seasonal hefeweizen. All the beers were good but nothing terribly unique.
Food was good all around. We especially liked the dill chips, which were a good complement to the beer. The pizzas are also popular.
Prices were about average.
We were impressed with the service at the bar, which got busy at times, especially on Sunday, which is apparently the day when everyone--and I do mean everyone--comes in to get their growler(s) filled. Despite that, the bartenders were always prompt and courteous.
Three Wise Men is our favorite brewpub (so far) in the Indianapolis area. We make it a point to go there for a beer or two when we are in town.
07-23-2012 01:46:54 | More by Penguins66
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
(Visited 11/2011): Yes another brewpub in the Broad Ripple neighborhood (which is awesome), Thr3e Wise Men is located on Broad Ripple right off Westfield and right around the corner from Brugge. There is a decent sized lot.
The interior is well-lit and open with wooden benches and tables. Brewing equipment is easily visible behind glass from multiple locations. The bar is to the left of the entrance, and there are a few TVs. They also have a board listing the available beers.
As for the beers, there were 5 on my visit: Snow Bunny Blonde, Beneficence Pale, Two Lucy’s Blackberry Wheat, Golden Zoe IPA and Centennial Martyr IIPA. All of the beers are above average. They also serve 3-beer sampler trays.
Service during a weekday lunch was good. The server knew the beers and was attentive throughout lunch.
Food at Thr3e Wise Men is solid. Pizza, sandwiches etc are good.
Overall this is a welcome addition to what is already a target-rich environment when it comes to brewpubs.
03-13-2012 21:20:18 | More by Dogbrick
3.56/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Went here on a Sunday night around dinner time. Fairly crowded with a good mix of clientele. There were college students, families, and retirees. Fairly cool decor inside and outside. Stand up tables made out of barrels and hofbrauhaus-esque style seating where you share a table with a few other people. They have a glass wall between the restaurant and brewing area, so you can see all the equipment.
Service was good. Even though we were outside, the waitress was courteous and fairly prompt. She knew about the few beers they offered, but not much about beer in general. She was even nice enough to talk to us about the other brewpubs in the area and gave us directions. They had about 7 or 8 beers of their own on tap. Tried a couple of them, most were average.
Overall, a good brewpub to visit in the area, but I'd make it a quick stop if I was there again. Friendly people and decent beer for the area.
03-13-2012 01:58:16 | More by ahq514
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
A: Brewpub is about 1 yrs old, maybe a bit older. Looks like a giant beer log cabin, everything is wood on the inside. Glass wall allows patrons to see the brewery operation. Tv's everywhere, great place to catch a game.
Q: Good quality fresh beer. Bottle selection is kept currnet and rotated regularly. Have never had a bad beer.
S: Excellent service.
S: Usually 5-6 house brewed beers. One or two guest taps of a different/non-competitive style. Always one house beer on cask. Bottle selection is good.
F: Great bar food. Pizzas, calzones, wings. All very good and made fresh. Sides are a salad or kettle chips, which are amazing. Carry out special is a large pie and a growler for $20!
V: Very reasonably priced, especially if you go on a pint special night.
12-16-2011 04:03:41 | More by tsauce2
3.81/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Nice location in Broad Ripple, within a couple of blocks of Barley Island and Brugge. The atmosphere is medium classy, nicely lit and decorated but unpretentious; it's basically a higher-scale pizza joint with craft beer and home brews. The crowd was friendly white professionals in their 30s and 40s, and the bartenders knew a decent amount about all the beers on tap.
There was a great selection of bottles and cans from other breweries (with a strong focus on Indiana beers, natch) and about 8 house beers on tap. I didn't get any food, but the pizza looked and smelled good, and you're given ridiculously salty popcorn just for sitting down.
When Thr3e Wise Men are brewing well, their beers are quite solid. But, as I noted in my Golden Zoe review, they seem to have some quality control issues. So it's probably a good idea to ask for a sample before you commit to a pint, even if you know full well what an IPA should taste like.
Overall, though, I really enjoyed my time here. I was by myself--didn't plan on stopping by--but had no trouble starting conversations with the locals. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, which is rare on a Monday in December, and I took that as a sign that this is the sort of place that treats its regulars well.
12-13-2011 20:41:38 | More by mynie
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Finally visited Thr3e Wise Men during an afternoon of bar hopping in Broad Ripple.
First off--I give very high marks to the designers of this place. A big, wide-open space with a lodge-like feel, a clear view of the brewing equipment, comfortable, large picnic-style tables with nice cushions, and lots of windows to watch the passers-by outside.
Our waitress was extremely friendly, and was very knowledgeable of their house brews. She was also very attentive, and served us multiple rounds of free popcorn.
The beer menu was admittedly a bit limited and one-dimensional. I ordered a 3-beer sampler, trying an IPA, and imperial IPA, and a porter. The beers were "good-enough", but none of them really wowed me. In general, they had what I perceived as a dullness that beer can sometimes have if the yeast isn't given enough time to clean things up after primary fermentation. The imperial IPA, on the other hand, appeared to have a tad bit of oxidation.
In addition to the house beers, I was glad to also see some guest tap offerings. I spotted some bombers of Great Divide Old Ruffian and, being a barelywine fan, snatched one up.
I'll certainly be back, as it's a fun place to hang out, and there are ample flat screen TVs around the room on which to watch sports. Would also like to try their food next time. I'm hoping the beers improve, but, again, they weren't bad.
12-11-2011 18:17:22 | More by mdvatab
3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
Walking back to the car from Brugge Brasserie, we saw Thr3e Wise Men across the street--and over we went. Sports bar atmosphere with lots of plasma TVs and multiple games running. Nice U shaped bar, and light wood throughout the place, including the oversized communal picnic tables and beer barrels with tops to stand up at to drink and eat. Place was small up front, but it extended through the back behind the restrooms. Glass wall for the brewhouse in the back makes for a nice setting. Overall, a nice little sports bar.
And, they seem to be trying very hard. Not sure on the food since we'd already eaten at Brugge Brasserie down the street, but the free popcorn was pretty good. Our server Arianna was attentive and friendly, and really made it a pleasant stop. Chris (a manager?) stopped to chat, and was a '09 Boilermaker (we we're all dressed for homecoming), and seemed to really know beer as we chatted about the local beer scene. And, the attitude of the brewers (Long Fang and Centennial DIPA on push and cask) attest that they have an attitude to push some beer limits. My guess from this and previous trips is that Indiana beer scene is developing but not quite ready for prime time, even with an obvious exception of a Three Floyds in state (technically, near Chicago).
10-27-2011 01:38:33 | More by FightingEntropy
4/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place gets a solid 4 because it wasn't the best brewery/restaurant I have been in but it was certainly pretty good. First time I went in with my girlfriend and got a flight of four beers to give them a general overview on beer quality. Pretty decent from what I had but I will have to do a review on a couple of beers when I get a chance to get in there again...which may be this weekend. Anyway, I wish I could go to their releases but I'm just a little too far away. Will definitely be going back and recommend this to anyone passing through Broad Ripple.
09-01-2011 02:02:22 | More by theRooster90
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere was interesting at first. Almost a lodge feel. One can see the brewery through glass windows. Seating was strange at first but not bad. Unless you sit at or around the bar you sit at large picnic tables, typically with other patrons. Not so bad. There are lots of tv's playing sports, which was great during March Madness.
The last time I was there we made the choice to sit outside. The people to either side of us were served but we waited twenty minutes.
The pizza there is consistently very good. I yet to have any food there that is bad.
08-02-2011 19:52:48 | More by Brettster
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Thr3e Wise Men in Indianapolis, IN
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