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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 43,101
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
phone: (219) 922-3565
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Having heard wonderful things about this brewpub, I decided to make the three and a half hour trip on my spring break. The location is bizzare, since it sits in the middle of an office park-like area. However, the place is pretty cool looking.
It felt really small. When you go in, you can see that the place is divided into the bar section, and the restaurant section. It feels really laid back! I am sure that the three small couches in the corner really helped that feeling. The servers are dressed very casual (my waitress wore a Three Floyds t-shirt and ripped jeans) and there is plenty to look at on the walls. There are lots of cool things hanging up, such as posters of other breweries (showing just how unpretentious this place is really) and taps. They played good music, and they played two good movies while I was there ("Time Bandits" and "Thank You For Smoking").
My group was quickly asked what we would like to drink after we had found our seats. I wanted to start light, hoping that I could consume more beer that way, so I went with Gumballhead which is 4.5% ABV. However, when I was presented with this said American wheat beer, I was stunned. They served it in a pint glass, sans head. What sort of wheat beer is supposed to look like this? It smelled intensely hoppy, and when I brought it to my lips, I was greeted with a heavy alcohol presence. I was dumbfounded, and when I asked the waitress if that was supposed to be their wheat beer, she told me how their beers don't fit into any categories. Oh well.
The food was decent. They mostly have various styles of pizza on their menu. We started with a four cheese dip, which tasted like it was just four different brands of Cheese Whiz. Then I went on to have a couple slices of Agean Pie (pizza) and a steak sandwich, which was tasty, but not very fancy. It came with some deliciously salty fries (very good). For dessert, I had a chai cheesecake which was great.
I made it through more beers than I expected because they offer half-pints, which was great since their beers are insane! They are so potent... In fact, if I were to go there more regularly, I would definitely take advantage of the fact that they have "guest" brews there; beers from other breweries which were actually mostly great beers.
I would encourage anyone to try one of their beers, but i don't think a 4 hour drive to the brewpub is really worth it. Maybe if you got a tour and some merchandise, then it might make it worth your gas.
03-22-2008 02:22:55 |
More by MusicaleMike
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped at 3Floyds for lunch and I had the Turkey Smoker with a Hyena! in tulip glass. Afterwards, had the Alpha Kong (a monster beer!) and Black Sun on nitro-tap. There were all sorts of beer knickknacks behind the bar, including a Surly Darkness poster which was cool. This place has definitely taken on more character than when I first visited it after it opened so it definitely has presence.
We started out with buffalo calamari - an awesome spicy appetizer. The waitresses were helpful and knowledgable about beers. They had the usual 3F beers on tap plus some specials (Hyena! and Alpha Kong for instance) and a guest list of beers. The place felt cozy - there was a basketball game on and we didn't feel rushed at all.
Since I don't get the chance to enjoy their special beers often, I focused on drinking these rather then their usual beers I can easily find at the store.
I recommend everyone stop in there when they're in the vicinity. It's a easy drive if you going in between Chicago and Detroit/Indianapolis.
03-07-2008 22:10:48 |
More by bgramer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I had heard not so glowing reviews of the service here but was pleasantly surprised. I was there by myself at noon on a Sunday so I felt a bit like a drunk. I was the only patron there when I walked in and the only two employees were playing air guitar to AC/DC. Immediately I was hit with a great impression.
My preconceptions couldn't have been further from the truth. The bartender was knowledgeable and more than willing to answer the questions I had about the place, which were many(thanks Heather).
The beers were obviously great but I may have come during a down time cause they didn't have as many FFF brews as I had heard from other reviewers. This just gives me more reason to come back in the future.
The food was great as was the overall experience. As I said I was there by myself so I got a chance to meet some people and have some nice conversations. Actually I met a group a of guys that invited to me another one of their favorite breweries in the area after we were done at FFF. All of that being said I will be a regular visitor at Three Floyds from this day forth. Fact.
02-12-2008 03:06:52 |
More by kenoftheyear
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A bit off the beaten path, yet easy enough to find with minimal direction.
In Munster for a week, and boy was 3 Floyds a nice bonus, worth the trip alone!
Upon entering you can take a righty and sit on a couch, or peer into the brewery and watch the brewers at work through the huge window.
A turn to the left, and you enter the bar area. Grab a seat at the bar, on a couch or at table. I was there twice and 2001 A Space Odyssey was playing both times. Then it switched to Dumb and Dumber on night and A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on the other. There is a large wall projector in the bar area and a flat screen and various TVs on the other side.
Get the fry cone - and split it with someone. It is huge and worth every penny of the $4 they charge for it.
The Scotch Egg at $3 is another gem you should order up.
I tried the Alpha King, Alpha Kong, Black Sun Stout, Gumballhead, and Hyena! They were all top notch - pick your style, then pick your poison, they are all good here. They also have a very impressive selection of bottles if you need to wander outside the realm of Three Floyds.
A quick look around and you will see Sci-Fi memorabilia and artwork everywhere. Not one theme, but Boba Fett and Homer Simpson are definitely represented. Their artwork is also prominently displayed. IMHO it rivals the artwork of any brewery anywhere - seriously, it's just cool. I grabbed a few Alpha King shirts to go.
I had the muffuletta sandwich - delicious! and the house rueben - also very good. The price is right and the food does not disappoint.
Be sure to get here at least once your life!
01-28-2008 02:03:13 |
More by gixxerman
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
The Mecca of American brewpubs! I finally made it! Of course there's no Dark Lord but I can't expect everything to go right.
A very small pub/resturaunt with a cool interior. Very relaxed, somewhat friendly vibe. The servers were a bit distant (but busy). As expected the beers were great!
Fantabulous Resplendence was their hoppy, unique 10 year anniversary Strong Ale coming in at 10% abv.
Gorm Noire was a very nice spiced Black Belgian Ale.
Deception was a nice big IPA at 7.8 abv.
Remus and Romulus were 2 pale ales that had different hops. Remus with Bravo and Romulus with Apollo. Both 5% abv.
Last was the Gorch Fock Helles. An easy drinking lager with 20 IBU's and 5.2 abv.
A lot of buzz surrounds Three Floyds and I can imagine people having very high expectations when they visit. The buzz almost hurts more than it helps. If I had wandered in not knowing the place I would have left thinking, "Wow, what a cool place."
The food was good and affordable, the beers were great and had names that sounded like Gwar songs. You can't beat that.
01-06-2008 17:21:39 |
More by BillyB
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Just went here today to celebrate a graduation with my girlfriend. We went at about 630 and the place was kinda dead but the atmosphere was pretty good. It was a relaxing place to have a drink and the walls were covered with FFF memorabilia all along the walls. It was divided into 2 parts, one that is the bar and another that was more of sitting area that was chill. We ate in the chill area and they even have little couches there that would remind one of Starbucks.
The food was pretty good as we had a pizza which came out hot and fresh. It also had fresh pieces of garlic on it which added a nice hint and the pepperoni were more spicy than usual a happy addition. The waiter came by here and there but was nothing special and really seemed bored.
The place is worth the trip of the beer. They have a ton of it and all pretty good. Want to say they have 8 FFF beers on tap and a few guest. additionally, had a ton of great beers in bottles from other area as they had Chimay, Duvel, Old Rasputin, Founder's Breakfast, Old Bastard and so on. Nice place and definitely will visit it again.
12-19-2007 06:11:19 |
More by jeonseh
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was there almost exactly 4 months late, in August. The review is from notes.
This place is a bit tricky to find. It's kind of buried in an industrial zone. Definitely worth finding though. The rooms are very cozy with nice couches around. We sat at the bar and ordered some fries which were pretty damn good and served in a cone like in Belgium. They have a ton of beers on tap. I was fortunate enough to try the Fantabulous Resplendence X while it was on tap. The bartenders were all very nice and helpful. Maybe I'll go back in April some time.
12-13-2007 18:45:29 |
More by drseamus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to around 250 brewpubs in North America including a previous visit to 3Floyds a couple of years back when it was an infomal tap room with a picnic table. Three Floyds is one of the best in the midwest for beer.
Playing movies on the wall (Ferris Bueller's Day Off ) with no sound.
No smoking - I love smelling my beer
Comfortable lounge feel in a bland industrial park setting
Well staffed and good service
Good selection of beers tilting towards Beligians
Ideal intial stop for trip to Chicago from the East (a very nice Hampton Inn around the corner)
The beers are all excellent*
*The Christmas ale was a little heavy on coffee and I would have liked more of a spice (ginger) approach. Just my preference.
12-01-2007 16:16:55 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I had the chance to visit the brewery on my way to a Purdue game. I had heard a lot about the beers and was very excited to give them a try. This place is hidden in the middle of an industrial park, kind of an interesting place for a brewery. I looked at it as built in cliental. It was a little late for lunch on a Friday and the place was almost empty. So needless to say the service was top notch, as was the food. I had heard about the beers but the food was just as good. I started with a Gumballhead and then switched over to a Dreadnaught with my turkey burger and garbagge fries. Both my brother and Dad were also very happy with their meals and beverages. Luck for me I was able to pick up some Behemoth and Alpha Kong in 22 oz. bottles from the brewery to bring home and share. It was a little pricey for the to go beers. Overall Ill stop in at this place anytime Im in town. Lucky me its at least once a year!! Three cheers for Three Floyds.
11-30-2007 16:25:20 |
More by travisd13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
When I heard that they were closing (just kidding. I just had to), I wanted to make sure I had a chance to check 3Floyds out. A recent trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving offered me the opportunity to sit in lots of traffic and have one of the best pub experiences in my life.
My wife and I sat at one of the tables to the right as you walk in. The bar area was pretty occupied but I would love to have had a chance to sit there and hang out with other visitors. The design is eclectic and flat panels TV's play cheesy horror movies (Rocky Horror, Creep Show, etc). Some couches and regular and bar tables are located around the place. The beer selection was as complete as you could imagine. The usual suspects (Alpha King, Robert the Bruce, Gumballhead) are present but the real treats are the seasonals and special batches (BrooDoo, Dreadnaught, Munsterfest, Travisamo, the nitro IPA by new brewer.)
Service was good but was a times slow with beers and other beverages (not sure if the bar was backed up). Our waitress was knowledgable of the the beers and styles and helped my wife choose something different to try (my wife was getting hopped out). Beers were incredible and the prices ranged from $4-6 for most pours. The bottle and draft selection also included some guest selections (GI Bourbon County Stout, lots of Belgians) The prices of those were more expensive but understandable based on the rarity of things.
Food is not to be overlooked. I had a Royale with Cheese (cheeseburger) with frites. My wife had a steak sandwich. My burger was the best, juiciest, flavorful burger that I have ever had in a Brew Pub. The pizzas looked and smelled amazing (table behind us ordered them). Lots of standard pub fair but everything seems to be handled and prepared with care. Worth a trip just for food.
I didn't ask about growlers but they offered sixers of the usuals and 22oz of Dreadnaught ($10 per or $100 per case) and Broodoo ($7 per or $70 per case)
Overall it was the highlight of the trip and made the 3 hours of traffic in and around Chicago worthwhile.
11-25-2007 20:55:09 |
More by bigman147
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