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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Active Beers: 83
Beer Ratings: 34,034
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
phone: (219) 922-3565
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here to grab a pint and a bite while heading back to Michigan. It was midafternoon and fairly dead. Talked to a few of the locals who were extremely friendly and they said it gets really busy weekend nights and sometimes during the week. A bit smaller with a wall tv and a side tv both showing the Cubs game. Selection was quality. About 7 3F's taps and 7 more non 3F's taps which were all diverse. I ended up having 3 of their beers as I kept wanting to try more and more. All were quite good and unusual. I also had the Royale w/cheese which was solid pub grub. Service was a bit slow, friendly but not overly so. No growler fills for pub specialties which sucks but whatever, I might as well just drink them there! This is a definite stop if you're anywhere in Northern Indiana, no make that Indiana.
04-09-2006 16:19:23 |
More by granger10
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here a few weeks back. You enter into a small seating area with the bar area off to the left. On the back wall, there is an area for projecting television or movies. They were playing an old cheesey horror flick when we were there. The feel of the place is very comfortable and relaxed. As I sat at the bar, I had good conversation with a few of the locals. They were genuinely interested in my story and I hope to see them when I make my way back. At one point Nick Floyd sat next to me and was chatting with other folks at the bar. I like the idea of the folks making the establishment run sitting down for a beer with those there to enjoy their labor. Our server was very attentive to me, though she didn't get my attempts at humor. She never let my water go dry and always asked if we wanted more brew. We had an order of the garbage fries, loaded with all sorts of spicey and fatty things that made them really tasty. I absolutely loved my time here and can't wait to be back for more.
02-15-2006 00:28:07 |
More by kmpitz2
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went this weekend with my wife and dispholidus1. Nice little brewpub attached to the brewery in the middle of a small industrial complex. Atmosphere was pretty good. A good amount of people were milling about in there, even at noon. Lots of beers on tap, including Duvel and some other fine non-3floyds brews (and PBR for $2!). We tried thulza doom, dreadnaught, drunk monk, alpha claus, black sun, and peachball. All were damn good.
We ordered a mushroom and mozzarella pizza, which tasted good but was mildly burnt. dispholidus1 has some buffalo calimari, which i partook of and enjoyed thoroughly. I had a scotch egg that they pulled off as well as any American estabishment i've been to. And my wife had some kind of cheese dip served in a bread bowl and that was tasty too. Service was fast enough and they answered questions well (what's this bullshit about them releasing dark lord one day a year?) i'll be making another trip i think.
01-23-2006 14:29:17 |
More by aforbes10
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Wow after all this time it was worth the wait! The brew pub is awesome! I will admit that I might just be a little biased as a loyal Three Floyds patron, just kidding, this place rocks! As soon as you walk into the pub, you instantly feel at home. When you sit at one of the many couches it feels like having a beer in your buddies basement, only your buddy has 20 kinds of amazing beer on tap and there are about 75 people around.
I won't even get into the beer here, just look at their many reviews, you will quickly get the point.
The food is top notch, I have tried everything from the buffalo calamari to the royal with cheese to the pizza and I have never been disapointed.
One last thing, the service is also great. Bonnie you kick ass!
01-21-2006 02:24:35 |
More by frohndaddy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by with trbeer the day after Thanksgiving and went the ever popular local Cretemixer for a few beers and some chow.
Really like how they have transformed the place. Bar and some tables to the left as you enter, big TV showing silly movies straight ahead and a separate partioned room to the right with lots of table space. Window right into the brewing ops as well, which is a great touch.
Nick has really shown his confidence and love for craft beer by establishing rotating guest offerings. Stone was on the day we were and maybe an Anchor as well. Shows a real confident and comfortable brewer to put Stone in his own establishment.
Maybe 8 3 F's brews on with a few that had kicked the night before (including Dreadnaught - but we managed to find that on tap somewhere else but that's another story).
Lots of pub only specials and all sampled were for the most part solid to great.
Food was excellent with some avant garde choices but also some really solid basics like the Royale with cheese.
Only detraction was service but for now I'm going to let it slide has they have just opened and lots of kinks to work out. The barman, Rupert, did yeoman's work with no staff for awhile and then only 2 waitresses for a packed house on a Saturday afternoon.
Definitely go and you will not be disappointed.
01-06-2006 02:52:00 |
More by CRJMellor
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The drive from the city was awful. Rush hour. I'm not used to that kind of stuff, and in the rain, too, with both rearwindows fogging up every two minutes and lane changes made on good faith. Indiana smells funny, like sulfer and dandruff. The 3 Floyds pub is found behind a large Speedway/White Castle, in the middle of several small factories. It looks like a small factory.
Inside it was busy, the day before New Years Eve. White people of every variety, all very friendly. A movie was for some reason projected silently against the far wall and Interpol was playing at a reasonable volume. All the beers were listed on a chalkboard and a comprehensive beer list.
Quality? I'm not exactly a seasoned Brewpub veteran, but the four beers I sampled while at the 3 Floyds Brewing Company were far and away the very best brewpub beers I have ever had. Nothing comes close. Nothing.
The waitress was friendly despite being obviously overwhelmed. An old man who claimed to be one of the original investors in 3F sat next to my friend and I, told us all sorts of neat stories and said this was the busiest he'd ever seen the place. Strange, because it didn't have the horrible feel of an overly-crowded bar. It wasn't too smoky, there was no ominous raising of voices, crying women, or horrible country/top 40/classic rock blasting.
Another thing about the waitress was that she *knew* about the beer and she respected us enough not to say "Uhh, this is our porter, that's basically like a Guinness" in the style of most other brewpubs, where the waitstaff's ignorance is covered with a patina of five or six memorized sentences.
The selection was massive. Over a dozen 3F beers and guest taps from Stone and a few Belgian brewers (I honestly wasn't very interested, with all the great Three Floyds beers, but if you're a regular it would have been awesome).
The food was great, even for the area. It's hard to find a really good thin crust pizza near Chicago (thick crust is easy, of course), and 3F's delivered. Not that I'm a gourmet or anything, but as far as pub fare goes it was excellent, and quite reasonably priced.
Excellent place, I hope to come back a couple of times a year.
01-01-2006 20:20:00 |
More by mynie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Based on a visit 12/29/2005.
I have to say, I think these guys are on to something.
You have to admire the boys at Three Floyds, they don't have a lot of room but they are making it work.
Just to the left of the doorway is the bar and an area set up to have a livingroom feel. Coffee table, comfortable chairs, you feel at home.
To the right of the door is the dining area. The service was on the spot. The food is an ecclectic mix of barfare meets the world.
Buffalo calamari and fried ravioli are the excellent appetizers that our party ordered and thoroughly enjoyed.
Menu portions are generous and maybe a bit too much food if you intend to sample more than a few of the brews.
The beer. Ah, the beer. They have all your favorites. Alpha King, Pride and Joy, all your favorites and the stuff they only have available there or locally on tap.
Cheers, see you there.
12-30-2005 04:54:16 |
More by EvilKeith
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited 12/17 with fellow BA orbitalr0x
When I walked in, I'd have to say I was slightly disspointed. It was kind of a simple, lackluster place. Grey walls with concrete floor with their sheet metal beer signs on the wall. Not too much to look at, It didn't feel cozy or at home at all. There was another section with couches and tables, but that wasn't much to speak of either. But this is a pretty new place that can hopefully be improved upon, and if I know 3F, it will be.
Their quality of beer and food was top notch, all good food with a few things out of the ordinary and alol beer served in it's proper glassware. All of our servings were prepared well, and really couldn't gripe about anything we recieved.
The service was also great, they were fairly busy being a saturday night, but we were still kept attended to by the waitstaff and the bartenders. Every time I went up for a drink I was attended to quickly and properly, all perfect pours into correct glasware, no complaints. Our waitress asked us if there was anyway we could improve our meal, I said it could be and noted that they may change next time, very impressive.
Selection was great, just about every beer 3F brews was on tap, not to mention 2 Stone taps, a framboise and a few belgian bottles. I had a Black Sun on nitro, and a Stone IPA on tap, does it get any better than this?
The food was great, I had a Bratwurst on a pretzel bun with a copius amount of fries, as well as a 5 cheese pizza and a beer & cheese platter with bread and vegetables. The bread was a little hard on my meal, but they said they were looking into trying to get a new bread. Great food, although they could have a few more offerings.
12-19-2005 03:09:19 |
More by Bumpon10s
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I finally got around to checking out the new brewpub last night. I took my fiance and her brother and met up with fellow BA Bumpon10s. The outside of the building was mysteriously dark when we pulled up, apart from the glowing neon in the window. Once inside there's a dining area off to the right and the bar area off to the left. You'll pass through a cool mural with falling hops to get to the bar, where you'll be greeted by the awe inspiring sight of many, many Three Floyds taps. The curved bar has lots of space along with more tables and some comfy low sofas to sit on throughout. There was a projector on the wall but no other TV's, music was playing but it was kept low enough to just be in the background, which I enjoyed as some places can really drown you out with loud music.
Bright and dark colors contrast on the walls along with big blown up prints of the label artworks...the overall decoration was fairly minimal other than that. It was nice inside but I thought it could've been a bit more cozy in some ways. I didn't take a count but there had to be nearly 10 Floyd's brews on tap...including the Black Sun on nitro which was as creamy as could be and the new Caligulan Imperial Cream Ale. Alpha Kong seemed to still be rocking too. Guest taps included Stone IPA and Gulden Draak along with various guest bottles as well....including PBR in cans! Our server was nice albiet a bit slow at times...seems like the kinks are still working themselves out.
We ordered the Beer Cheese Fondue made with Robert The Bruce and then we had the 5 cheese pizza. The beer cheese was really tasty with some nice crusty bread and the thin brick oven pizza was equally delicious with a myriad of crumbled goat cheese, mozarella, blue and more. The pizza was a big 16 inch and ran us $10. The food menu looks really nice and is a definetly a step above normal brewpub fare, with good prices to boot. I don't see how you could have trouble finding something tasty to eat! Overall it was an enjoyable experience and I can't wait to go back. It does sort of sadden me that the old times of sitting around in the brewery are gone...as the smells of freshly brewing beer are hard to replace.
I picked up a few bombers of Black Sun on my way out that I can't wait to try. Congrats to Nick and everyone at Three Floyds! I can only see good things in the future for the brewpub and I look forward to more and more tasty brews as well. If you have a chance to get here make sure you go...as you definetly don't want to miss out!
12-18-2005 19:45:33 |
More by orbitalr0x
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited here with three other BAs on our trip to mecca (Three Floyd's, that is). We spent the better part of Saturday afternoon/early evening here, sampling each and every one of the FFF offerings they had on-tap. Unfortunately, they had run out of Dreadnaught the previous night, but we still got to taste a huge variety of beers (almost all of which were excellent).. Alpha Klaus, Bob Da Broot, Kalifornia Uncommon, Thulza Doom, Alpha Kong, Rabbid Rabbit, Alpha King, Robert the Bruce, etc, etc..you know the lineup.
The place is pretty sparsely decorated for the most part, but very visually appealing, with blowup pics of all their famous beer figures lining the walls (Gumballhead, Alpha King, Robert The Bruce, Behemoth Barleywine, etc). No TVs, but had a movie projected on one wall, which was pretty unique for a bar. They also have these sweet, low couches where my friends and I sat most of the time. I thought they had plenty of seating when we got there, but by the time we left, the place was nearly packed. It's incredible that a place that's located out by itself has so much business. But when you try their beer on-draft, you know why people keep coming back.
Our waitress was very helpful and attentive, even when the place was quite busy. One of the first things we asked her was if they were giving tours, and she mentioned that they had just given the last tour, but we could come back tomorrow for another one if we liked..which bummed us out a bit, but we understood. After 20-30 minutes more of drinking, I had almost completely forgotten about any possibility of a brewery tour, as the fantastic beer took my mind off pretty much everything else. However, the waitress came over to us and mentioned that they'd give one more tour in a few minutes if we still wanted to go on one. Talk about hospitality... Of course, we obliged and got to tour the small (but very cool) brewery. The guy giving the tour mentioned he was one of their main brewers..Barnaby was his name, I believe. It was cool to see where all those bottles I've drank over the years originated from.
The food was quite good as well. We just had the pizza, but it paired very well with all the beers we had. The beer was very reasonably priced for a bar as well. The Alpha Kong, Behemoth Barleywine, and Bob Da Broot were the beer standouts out of all the ones I tried (see reviews). But I would honestly recommend all the 15-20 beers we tried...not one disappointment out of the entire lineup.
Overall, the four of us spent about $190 on food, draws, and left with armfuls of bombers of Behemoth Barleywine. Not one of us seemed to feel the least bit guilty about spending $200 here..as it was well worth it.
It was great to see this place which has grown to be one of my favorite American breweries (if not THE favorite). They continue to impress and keep putting out bigger & better brews. Amen to that. Do yourself a favor...visit this place if you get the chance.
12-10-2005 18:41:14 |
More by hero27
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN