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Thr3e Wise Men
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1021 Broad Ripple Avenue
phone: (317) 255-5151
(Place added by: BrewhousePRLou on 12-23-2010)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
(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
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stop 210 on my quest to visit every quality brewery/brewpub in the world.
Made this stop right after being denied entrance to Sun King tap room because this absent-minded 40 year old forgot his drivers license. Drove 15 minutes north to Portland concentrated "Brew" Ripple which has the BR Brewpub, Brugge, Barley Island, Upland tap room, and now Thr3e Wise Men.
Plenty of parking in the strip mall next door. Small outsite curb-side dining and an impressive grain bin that seemed more ornamental than functional.
Wife and I sat at the bar with a nice view of the prominent brewing gear behind glass. Lots of wood and antler racks to hang your coats. Is this the manger where Jesus was born?
I liked the 6 oz three beer sampler for $5. Went with Hefe, IPA, and DIPA the first round. Next round was blackberry wheat, coffee porter, and Irish Stout. Passed on the blonde which they were offering on cask as well.
What stood out to me was the DIPA was an easier drinker than the IPA and I really enjoyed the roasty Irish stout. Wished the coffee porter had more pronounced coffee (from local roaster Hubbard and Cravens). Most of the lighter beers lacked mouthfeel but were still good.
Bartender said DIPA was the most popular beer because it had the highest alcohol for the same price (pint/growler) as the others and one could get drunk faster.
Did not eat but the pizza looked very good.
It's an easy walk to Barley Island, Brugge, and the BR Brewpub from here.
04-18-2011 20:11:27 |
More by Yetiman420
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
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Scotty's Thr3e Wise Men is a wonderful brewpub. The atmosphere is fun and friendly, and I find it interesting that (due to the long 'picnic' table designs of the seating) you might find your party seated next to another group. It's not hard to have your own thing going on, but also can make it fun to meet new people.
The whole place is well lit and not overdone, and the free wi-fi is a huge bonus as well.
Service is excellent, with my server being friendly, polite, and prompt. She was also quite knowledgable about the beer selections. I even had two managers stop by to make sure everything was going well.
Food selection is decent, but with the awesome pizza they have, I don't know if I'll ever order anything else from there. I also like the popcorn they bring out as a free appetizer.
Beer selection is very good, as they have several styles they brew on-site. Whether you're looking for a light beer (blond and wheat) or something hoppy (both APA and IPAs are available) or something thick and dark (great coffee porter and wonderful imperial stout), you'll find something. There are also guest beers in bottles that round everything out nicely.
You can get samples (up to three at a time) if you want to try everything to see what you really like. (My personal favorites are the nut brown and the impy stout, as of now.)
Like I mentioned, the pizza was incredible. I got only pepperoni, just to see what the pizza was like, and I was not disappointed at all.
Thr3e Wise Men will definitely be a stopping point for me when I'm in the Broad Ripple area.
02-22-2011 16:27:39 |
More by JamesS
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited Thr3e Wise Men for lunch before heading up I-69 and east towards home Sunday. Thr3e Wise Men stands alone in front of a strip mall in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. Walking in, the decor looked more like a ski lodge than a pizza place. Wood paneling and padded picnic tables stood out in the large open room. A large rectangular bar stood to the left of the entrance, and that's where we sat.
I opted for "Goose the Sandwich" which was a pizza dough bread filled with capocollo, mortadella, pepperoni, spinach, roasted red pepper spread, mozzarella cheese. (Goose refers to a local meat vender?) Homemade potato chips were served on the side. My brother ordered a small pizza "spicy something?" from the specials list. Both meals were good, but I'd say the sandwich was better than the pie. (not downgrading the za, the sandwich was just that tasty!)
I opted for a three glass sampler with Golden Zoe IPA, Centennial Martyr Double IPA, and Schweddy Ball-tic Porter. All were solid brewpub beers. The Schweddy was my favorite in both name and taste.
Our bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. She was good with her customers and was quick in reacting when a growler she filled broke, narrowly avoiding soaking a fellow patron. No panic, just quick reaction, cleanup and customer service. (a reevaluation of their growler cleaning/filling procedure is needed)
Really great sandwich, good pizza good beer and good staff.
01-14-2013 15:18:07 |
More by frazbri
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my first BrewPub in Indianapolis, IN and what a great area to be in! The Broad Ripple Village was full of bars, restaurants, brewpubs, and cycling, which are all favorites of mine! Looking like a town off the coast of California, the streets are very inviting and the Thr3e Wise Men is located at the East side of the village.
Walking in, it reminds me of an Austrian Brewery with its big tables with over 10 seats available and an Oberweis or milk house for some reason. There are tons of fridges with guest beer and growlers and it is very "Clean" everywhere. Has a log cabin build to the inside and has a nice looking patio on the outside.
Like I said, everything was clean and presented very fashionable. The beer was above average and was pleased with what we received.
The service was one of the best parts of the experience here! It seemed as if Broad Ripple had a very tight knit community because our bartender and other staff helped us locate other good brewpubs and bars in the area that served what we were looking for. She also was very knowledgeable about their own beers and this is extremely important. Props to Thr3e Wise Men!
The selection was great but limited the day we came in... Both their cask beer and seasonal were not available but this was okay. They had 6 of their own beers on tap and then 4-5 guest taps (can't remember). They also had a great selection of bottles that you could buy by the 6-pack and take home.
While they only had pizza and sandwhiches, we decided to wait til later on that day to have our lunch.
With having 3 beers on the "Sample Paddle", 3 pints, and unlimited popcorn, this place was great! We will be back if we are in Indianapolis soon.
06-19-2011 04:33:38 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went on July 4th
A-- Felt like an up scale Montana Lodge. lots of wood and antlers all over the place. Good warm feel to the place. Like the TV advertising on some of the tables and in the bathrooms. Smartly thought out place.
Q-- Beers were good. Had a good Rye PA and a decent IPA. Crap wine list though. Indiana wines?? Really?
S-- Bad and bad. Very slow service. Was hard to get a beer ordered at the bar and was originally given a table and not a peep from the wait staff.
S-- Their stuff plus a lot of guest beers. They had a Sun king beer on tap plus a lot of bottled beers from all over. Good selection of guests.
F--- Did not eat but thought menu was average and pizzia's looked average.
V-- Cheap as heck. Lots of specials on growler prices and beers. Good value for what it was. Too bad service was shocking bad. As a venue one of the better brewpubs I was at when in Indiana.
07-12-2011 01:17:52 |
More by mulder1010
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped by here on Sunday after Winterfest. Saw this was a new place so I wanted to check it out of course! Right when you walk in from the outside before you go into the main area there is a list of what is on tap to the left. I could see from this they were not messing around.
A- This place just looks new. It seemed to me there was wood panel over everything. As soon as you walk in you can see the brewery part behind glass right there. Family style seating toward the right of the brewpub with the bar on the left. Give me the bar seating please.
Q- From what I had and tasted from the other guys who were with me I was impressed. This brewery came out swinging and from what I had hit the nail on the head perfectly. Beers were balanced yet full of multi-flavors. Nothing was off and they came served in non-chilled glasses which for some reason has been the flavor of the month at a ton of bars (beer bars too) I have been to latley.
S- Service was great. Actually our bartender (Caitlyn...which if this is the wrong spelling someone BM me and I'll change it up) was more than informative and actually knew what she was talking about. Didn't try to talk dumb to us and gave us her honest opinion on beers there and well other beers in the bar. They need to keep not only her but others like her to stay on top of the game. Never had an empty glass and samples were given nicely and not like it was a waste of their time for pouring it.
S- They have a selection that really is well rounded for coming right out the door. Six packs of other craft beer were sitting around as well in a large multi-door cooler. Even if I didn't like craft beer I could find something here that I could drink. I actually have to give them a lot of credit as it seems they looked into what a beer customer would want and hit styles on all levels of beer geekness.
Overall this place not only serves up great beer and fantastic service but the overall price is amazing. You can get a 8% stout growler filled for the same price as a 4.5% wheat. Oh and no snifters for the high alcohol beers...pint glasses are used on them just like the rest of their line-up. Do yourself a favor and stop on by. You will not regret it.
01-31-2011 16:39:43 |
More by alleykatking
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 |
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