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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 42,969
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
phone: (219) 922-3565
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 339 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Man, I showed up to grab a bite to eat and check out the brewery tour and had no idea I'd wind up spending over 9 hours there. This place is just full of great folks having a great time with great beer.
Certainly it's a bit of an eclectic bar, but that's what gives it character. It was the height of NFL season and the tv's had the games on, but you could still comfortably talk to the person next to you without shouting.
The staff not only knows what they're serving, but does a great job. Your glass doesn't sit empty, your food's delivered fast and when you're done, the plate's gone.
And the food is awesome. The Scotch Egg, the buffalo calamari, garbage fries, the pork sandwich...the list just goes on. Everything was cooked perfectly and were all nice inventions or creative variations on more typical fare.
I won't say much about the beer because it speaks for itself: incredible. But outside of their own amazing beer is the selection of other beers on hand. I got to try an incredible bottled German Rauchbier while there, but focused all my other efforts on the stuff on tap.
This is a great example of a pub with a unique identity serving their area in a unique way. If only all communities had such a great resource the world would genuinely be a better place.
11-13-2007 14:41:36 |
More by sevineyes
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I found myself in Northern Indiana so I decided to check out the LEGENDARY Three Floyds Brew-Pub.
What can I say.... this place is GREAT! The atmosphere... very cool. With FFF decor all over the place, bright colors, and just a lot of stuff to capture your attention. The people were friendly and it was a pleasure to visit.
Quality: The food and beer were of EXCELLENT quality. I had three different beers (Gumballhead, Dreadnaught, and Thulza Doom), all of which were fantastic. Plus, I had the Garbage Fries as an appetizer. All, I could say when I received my order was "HOLY CRAP!"... It was HUGE... but I muscled them down.... and they were terrific.
Service: Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly. My glass was never empty.... Nice meeting you Mindy. Exceptional service.
Selection: Exceptional!... 10 of their beers plus another 6 or so of guest beers on tap, plus a wide selection of bottles. I could have drank for days and not had the same thing twice!
Food: I only had the Garbage Fries, which were terrific, but I saw many other food orders scarfed down with great satisfaction.
Value: Gumballhead Imperial Pint: $5, Thulza Doom 12oz Bowtie: $5, Dreadnaught, 12 oz. bowtie: $5.... Garbage Fries: $8... (enough for 2 or 3 people!). Quite reasonable in my book.
Overall: If your anywhere close to this place.... you owe it to yourself to check it out.... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
10-31-2007 23:26:00 |
More by TheBierBand
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This was certainly one my favorite breweries I've visited. The atmosphere is almost like a quirky coffee shop with couched and bookcases strewn about and lots of odd things to look at ranging from Three Floyds pictures and memorabilia on the wall to random action figures posed along the ceiling beam. The service was great, the young lady who took care of us was very friendly and more than happy to answer any questions we had. As for the selection, .... come on, its Three Floyds. Some of the highest quality and most interesting beer your find. I had, however, had many of Three Floyds selections prior to the trip so what really stuck out to me was the food. Fantastic food. If you like Scotch Eggs or if you've never had the pleasure, then I suggest you do yourself a favor and order one or ten. Everything was reasonably priced as well. Overall an awesome brewery experience, one of the best youll find.
10-16-2007 22:17:03 |
More by letsgopens
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by on my way through to a business meeting in Chicago. A neat eclectic joint with many of their awesome beers on top. The service was quite acceptable, with only being left without a cold beer for a few minutes. Food was darn good - love the Chicken Diablo pizza. Other food choices were right up my alley as well. Watched the game while pouring through Gumballhead, Alpha King, and Dreadnaught.
It is quite a bit off the beaten path. I would say this is one gem you need to know is there or you'll miss it.
09-27-2007 04:42:37 |
More by katan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
i stopped in for the first time this afternoon while travelling between chicago and south bend for work-related items.
i always imagined that exit 1 off of I-80 would be a strange place for a brewpub of this caliber because the area is rather crummy. i was pretty right as this place is located off a dirty-busy nw indiana road in a warehouse district underneath a watertower. diamond in the rough indeed
I was in around 4pm on a tuesday and had the joint mostly to myself. the interior was pretty sweet with cool 3F artwork everywhere and nice vibrant colors. I got the vibe that all of the employees were probably the coolest people within a 20 mile radius.
obviously, the beer is of the highest possible quality.
service was pretty strong as i was the only person at the bar.
the selection was great. There were 12+ 3F taps including a 5 or 6 that i had never come across. I had an alpha khan and a gorm noire and picked up 4 alpha kong bombers to take back to madison. there were a bunch of guest taps as well that were all top notch beers, most of which appeared to be imports. There were also a number of guest bottles and a variety of 3F bottles available. Growlers appeared to only be available for a few standard beers.
food: everything looked good but i did not eat
09-26-2007 03:25:10 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited after a job interview recently. Wanted to go on my birthday when I was passing through the area, but alas, it is closed on Mondays.
Arrived a few minutes before opening, but there were a couple locals who knew their beer. And one girl bringing back a keg who 'doesn't like beer' who was quickly chastised by all.
Once I got in, very laid back decour. Sat at the bar. Had an Alpha King (from MI, so they don't distribute to us) followed up by a Fabulous Resplendence Anniversary (amazing!). Also had a sample of Romulus, but Remus was sold out so I couldn't compare (or maybe the other way around?) Turkey burger w/ guac and pico was large, filling, and delicious for about $8. Fries were alright, just not my style.
On tap beer was relatively reasonably priced. To go was the same as retail, at least for the bombers, which are a little expensive. I still took home a bomber of Alpha Kong.
Overall, the place is eccentric, the patrons were able to talk beer, the bartender knew everything, and the food was great. I'd stop here every time I pass through.
09-25-2007 05:39:47 |
More by mjd83goblue
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Exactly a 12 hour drive from my house, on the way to Chicago. (its about 1 hour or so south east of Chicago, making the immediate area a decent place to stop outside of town) Casual, funky and comfortable place. Unusual location, in a industrial park, quite differant from what I am used to...great beer stop, growlers and bottles to go, 12 FFF selections on tap, with 8 quality guest taps, and 24 qual bottles. Tasty pub grub. The turkey burger and fries I had was a cut above the usual. Inexpensive compared to places in my local area, with 4 and 5 buck pints and 8-12 $ entrees on the food side. Gotta love a place that has "Good fellas" being projected on the wall, by the bar! Had a great visit...If in the area or anywhere close, check this place out
09-10-2007 23:51:32 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I drove down from Milwaukee to visit FFF and Flossmoor, and although overall it was worth the trip, I sadly came away a bit disappointed with the FFF brewpub. It is a bit small, but very cool inside... interesting furniture and decorations on the walls. They had several special brews (none of which aligned with their websites list, but that was OK, it was all new to me), all of which were good. But, when I left, I wanted to get a growler and was informed that they only filled growlers of Alpha King, P&J, Bob the Bruce, and Gumballhead. Why the hell would I buy a growler of something I can get in the store? The whole point of a growler to me is that youre taking something home that you cant get anywhere but on tap. So, I figured Id get a T-Shirt as a memento instead, but, although there are tons of different, cool, unique FFF T-Shirts on the walls, they only have common sizes in the 4 least-unique styles. Anyway, food was good, but there were a lot of mysterious ingredients (carrots, onions, peppers, etc.) on my pizza that the menu hadnt listed. But, the portion was huge, and the prices werent too bad. I really like the half-pint concept ($3 for a 12oz), because it allowed me to try everything I wanted to without getting blitzed before heading to Flossmoor. But, as I said, although I really wanted to love this place when I first walked in, I came away a bit disappointed.
09-09-2007 14:54:07 |
More by surlysober
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by 3 Floyd's the Midwest Mecca of brew on my vacation back home in Indiana.
Found the Brew Pub in a business park type area. Kind of a strange place for a restaurant. Once inside it was nice and cozy.
The walls were multicolored with tons of 3 Floyd's signage. The bartender was extra friendly and helpful when it came to the brews. They had a ton of brews on tap and several to go in growlers, bombers, and sixers. I was able to try several on tap and take a few others home.
I picked up a T-shirt and knocked down some garbage fries YUM! The service was great and the food good. As for the beer.... Holy Smoley...AWESOME. I have always loved their beer and I had a great time having it on draft.
The pub has a window which lets you peek into the distribution center and I saw casks of Black Sun, Behemoth, Dark Lord, and others. I almost smashed the glass and risked being arrested. MAN I CAN"T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS PLACE. If you are in the area stop by. If not make a detour. 3 Floyd's rules.
08-15-2007 01:22:16 |
More by tpd975
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited 4 times over two days in July. Yeah, I like it here.
Nice atmosphere, often crowded but what else would one expect when the beer is this good? Courteous staff who is helpful though I was forgotten about a couple times. I'll let it slide. Oh, can we do something about the awful pink couch?
Excellent beer that exceeded my expectations. I had all the 3F beer available on tap and got a couple more at a liquor store nearby, and had only one bad experience. Gumballhead is the best American Pale Wheat beer I've had. Dreadnaught is amazing. the 10th anniversary beer was a treat that reminded me a bit of Fish Tale's 10 Squared. Moloko was a nice tasty break from the hops. Enjoyed a 1/2 pint of each of the Remus/Romulus twin pale ales side by side - excellent, though to be honest neither was in the class of Alpha King. Decepticon?...meh, you can go read the review I just typed up. And so on...
I had a really good burger here, a tasty chicken white pizza, so-so fish and chips, and some fantastic lemon blueberry cheesecake.
Yeah, I'll be back.
08-11-2007 13:46:50 |
More by udubdawg
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
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