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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 43,151
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
phone: (219) 922-3565
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
I just recently returned from my trip to this great little brewery in Munster. The atmosphere was very relaxed and chill. A place you could hang out in for a little while if you wanted. I got a one of thier burgers. I was gonna get thier steak but upon recommendation from a friend I got the burger. It was a GREAT burger! I consider myself a burger-nut and the Three Floyd's Burger beat out my 2 of my top ten. Let's remeber this is a brew pub. She had a BLT. I must say that is some of the best bacon she's ever tasted. IT's juicey and thick and yummmy! OK lets not forget about the beer. There's the Gumballhead. Ok I'd give this beer a 98. Then there's the Dreadnaught. OK so this one is PERFECT! then the X (tenth year anniversary)..another perfect and delicous creation. Not to forget like 5 other amazing beers. I'm sure they've won awards up the wazoo....This is a cool great brew pub! Highly recommended and only an hour ourside of Chicago...
07-07-2007 22:42:21 |
More by RixBeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This review is based on the visit to the brew pub the eve before DLD. After checking into our hotel and visit to Flossmoor Station for food, FFF was our last stop of the night. We arrived in time for last call. We needed to quick order and find some friends. I got a Deuce WiezenBock and Deuane shared with me a Barrel Aged Behemoth Barleywine. The beer was exceptional. The atmosphere is so laid back, with couches to lounge on spread out around the space. The bar is large enough and wraps around like a rounded corner 'L' shape so you can mostly see and socialize with everyone seated. There are also high barstools and table to eat at if you choose. My favorite seat was the couches beside a big bay window that stares into the warehouse/brewery and right there are the big oak barrels marked with the beer aging in them. They are aesthetically cool to look at and make me salivate to consider the beer inside. This is just such a laid back feel it is awesome.
Now Dark Lord Day, that was intense. With people everywhere. but it is not usually like that. I look forward to sitting on the couch with my feet up and a Barrel Aged Dark Lord on my next visit.
Hope this is helpful.
05-01-2007 20:25:43 |
More by Phatz
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in the night before DLD so I could see what it was like under normal circumstances.
As others have noted, it is really small! Probably no more than 20 tables in two rooms, and seating for another 10-15 at the bar. Lots of wood, walls are painted funny colors, and plenty of interesting stuff to look at (beer bottles, Star Wars collectibles, flags, a skull). Very cool and inviting. In one corner over by the bar, there are a couple of couches if you really need to relax.
Quality of the beer was fantastic. I tried 6 different beers that night, and they were all very well done, and fresh as you could want. I had enjoyed Gumballhead before, and it was even better fresh out of the tap.
Service was a little slow, but the place was full when I got there, and the bartender was swamped. After it cleared out, service was very prompt. They warned me that the Garbage Fries was too big of an appetizer for one person. Probably saved me from myself on that one.
Selection was great. It looked like there were 15+ 3F beers on tap, and 5 or so guest beers. I think they had a couple of Stone beers, and I saw them pour a GI Bourbon County also. I enjoyed a Hyena, The Deuce, Slave Princess, ArchAngel, Gumballhead, and Decepticon. Half pints over three hours, so still upright upon departure. Only disappointment was that they didn't have Dreadnaught or Alpha Khan on tap -- I survived it somehow.
Food was tasty. I had a BLT with a chardonay mayo. Very good. The folks next to me at the bar ordered some other sandwiches that looked equally appealing. I think others have mentioned that it is basically pub food, but each item is "tweaked" in some way so that "It's Not Normal". Quantity is pretty good as well - you won't walk away hungry.
Overall, a great place to go. Just wish it wasn't so far off the beaten path! I have a feeling that I will probably wind up here again one of the next times I am in Chicago.
04-30-2007 19:26:03 |
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
I finally made the pilgrimage to Dark Lord Day this year, and subsequently I stopped at the pub for a few draught-only released from FFF that I had forever longed to try. Unfortunately they weren't serving some of the beers I most wanted to try (Moloko Plus, Alpha Kong, etc.), but they did have plenty of other tasty offerings, and I was not at all upset by that, particularly considering I was able to try the Barrel-Aged Dark Lord and the Slave Princess.
The pub itself has a small room with a bar and some tables as well as a side room with additional seating for those hungry pilgrims. Above the taps was a mural depicting the last supper consisting of the cast of weird Three Floyds cartoon characters. I almost bought a poster of it, but alas I already spent too much money on beer, as well as a cool nonic Imperial Pint glass branded with the Three Floyds logo. Anyways, the place has a kind of carnival feel to it. The walls are painted in bright colors with equally bright posters of their various beers. Overall, the place seems kind of campy. No worries. I'm here for their renowned beer, not their sense of interior design. Anyways, it kind of fits the theme of "Not Normal" for a place that would otherwise seem quite the contrary if not for the great beer on tap.
Admittedly it is also kind of hard to judge the service, atmosphere and food of the place on Dark Lord Day, since the bar is obviously packed to capacity with beer nerds who are very enthusiastic about chatting up others in regards to their beer. Can't comment on what the clientèle is like on a "normal" day at Three Floyds, though. I'll have to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. Furthermore, on DLD, the only food being served was a barbecue plate consisting of beef brisket, pork tenderloin, and brats with a side of potato salad, Ruffles potato chips, and a few slices of plain ass white bread for $10. Very disappointing. Half of my meal was fatty gristle, and it was astronomically far from the best barbecue I've had. To be fair, the Dark Lord barbecue sauce was probably the best sauce I've ever tasted, but they gave you less than a thimble full. The Rabid Rabbit saison mustard was good too, though a little too vinegary. To be fair, yet again, they usually have a full menu, and from what I hear from the regulars I talked to, it is usually pretty damn good. To be no so fair, these same people said they loved the barbecue, for what it's worth. I hope to be back in the future to find out for myself.
Additionally, service was hard to judge. The waitress was pretty good, but a tad bit slow. Understandably so, since she was working with a full house ALL DAY LONG. I'll give her additional credit for that. She also knew a bit about the beers they were serving, which is also a very good thing. I am just going to assume that she would have been more attentive and speedy if the place wasn't completely packed. Overall, it was good. The people working at the door seemed kind of dick-ish on the other hand, but I suppose that's what they're paid to do.
Anyways, on to the beer... the primary reason I'm here. They had what seemed to be a dozen (maybe more) house beers in addition to an equal number of guest beers. They had their standard fair of Alpha King, Bob Bruce, and Pride & Joy, a few seasonals such as Gumballhead, Midnight Sun, and some special release stuff that isn't bottled, such as Slave Princess (a small beer made from the second runnings of the Dark Lord), Decepticon IPA, Deuce Weizenbock, and a couple others that I didn't get around to. For guest beers, they had something from Stone (I think smoked porter), some belgians, and PBR, as well as several others I can't remember (I obviously wasn't here for the guest beers, particularly Pabst). All of the beers were excellent, with exception of the Decepticon, which I thought was actually kind of poor. The beer was also served in a hodgepodge of random glassware it seemed, though they had obviously gone through quite a bit throughout the day and maybe didn't enough enough of each appropriate style. At least the weizenbock was served in a proper 22oz weizen glass, but each of the four people seated at the table with me was served the Barrel-Aged Dark Lord in a different glass. The beer was fairly expensive as well, though not surprising for FFF. It was all worth it in the long run, though if given the chance to take anything back I sure as hell wouldn't have paid $10 for a plate of excessively fatty meat. I will be back in due time, however.
04-30-2007 01:51:54 |
More by MABZ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
You have to admit this place is not normal. The decorations are a hodgepodge of foreign flags and 3 Floyds logos mixed with odds and ends memorabilia. Not to mention the TV is almost always playing some 50s era B-quality Sci-fi flick or the equivalent. Combine this with some of the most adventuresome and successful brewing in the Midwest and you have the 3 Floyds Pub.
The selection and quality of the beer is amazing. The 3 Floyds taps are numerous, fresh, and often unavailable outside the brewery (i.e. Hyena, Lord Admiral Nelson, Slave Princess, etc.) The guest beers are an homage to the brewers these guys respect and drink themselves. These beers are some of the best period.
The food I have had has been good. Not amazing but good for pub grub. If the food was as phenomenal as some of these beers the legend of Three Floyds would be epic.
The service... I gave it a demerit because last time I was in on a Saturday and a tour bus was in to visit the brewery. The place was full and wait staff was limited. (i.e. I could not get my beer fast enough). But they were friendly and helpful with selections for those who need it.
Everytime I am home in Munster, I stop in to grab a beer at the Three Floyds Pub and it is worth it every single time. It is especially worth it on last special day that comes only once a year.
04-21-2007 04:42:33 |
More by BWH3
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
located in a flat, gray industrial/office park-type area, and nothing special to look at from the outside. but this place is the proverbial diamond in the rough and the only reason i would ever go to munster indiana. the decor consists of random, wierd, and cool shit. an extremely impressive lineup of taps (20?) and a nice bottle selection. no crap beers here whatsoever. there were 14 3F taps and i focused on drinking these. alpha king, pride and joy, brian boru, dark sun stout, slave princess, decepticon (double ipa), behemoth, dreadnought and much more were available. sadly, you can only get alpha, pride, and robert the bruce in growlers to go. and at $12 per growler a little pricey. why no discount on a refill growler? i had no idea they made this many beer styles, can't even remember them all. everything was good. and here, super fresh on tap, their exceptional beers were even better. the only non-3f i tried was bell's hopslam because i can't get that in illinois anymore thanks to sab miller, and that was phenomenal as well. the pizzas we ordered were quite good as was the service. if you ever have the misfortune to find yourself in indiana you must visit this place. note to management: the japanese printed cloth with the sumo guys on it is supposed to hang over an open doorway.
have been here many times(once a month for years now), the atmoshpere is awesome, great selection of guest beers on-tap and bottle, great food, etc. most of the staff is good (although if you apply to work here you must have a certain % of your body covered in tattoos, piercings, african giant earhole things, etc), although there is one bartender here who can be a real dick.
04-15-2007 23:31:06 |
More by MrMcGibblets
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$
I went here with a group of friends for my birthday. It was...interesting. Most certainly a brewery with a pub as an afterthought. But we all knew that it was the beer they're known for and the beer we were there for. It's located in a sketchy little industrial area, so you'll most likely think you took a wrong turn when you pull up to it. Inside is very small - there's a bar and then very few tables, but the place was pretty well packed with people. They didn't have a great selection of food and not too many veggie options, but what we had was good and the portion sizes were very large. I think the garbage fries and fried green tomatoes were the most popular appetizers. Their beer selection was fabulous and they'd give you half-pints as tasters if you didn't want a full pint, so we got to try pretty much everything they had on tap (which was extensive). Our server was a little overwhelmed and stand-offish because we told him he looked liked the guy from Soundgarden. I'm not sure how much that had to do with his service being really slow.
03-13-2007 18:48:32 |
More by kdoc8
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by on my way out of Chicago to check out Three Floyds. As everyone has previously mentioned, this place is in a little unusual location, basically an industrial park. I wonder what made this choose this location? Maybe they were just a brewery before they became a brew pub?
The decor is fine by me, fits the style of 3F labels. Stained concrete floor with bright color walls. Paintings of 3F characters mix with brewery signs from breweries around the world. A good, eclectic mix of music was playing in the background. Unfortunately, there was a really annoying couple a few tables away talking way too loudly; arguing back and forth about who was a bigger dipsh$t. The remaining customers kept turning around in wonderment about the stupid things they were saying.
Service was okay, not as bad as some have said, but not exceptional. I had to hunt down my server to pay the bill, but everything else was fine. There were only three tables in the dining room in use, so I am not sure what the delay was. I think the 3F people might have been avoiding the annoying couple, everytime someone from the brewery came out, they liked to point out how something they were doing could be improved.
The food was good, definitely above average for a brewpub. It is nice to see a brewpub move beyond burgers and fries. I had a sandwich, but a lot of things looked great.
03-03-2007 14:35:01 |
More by beveritt
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
There are three things that make a good pub: Beer, food, and service. As this place enters into its second, and critical year two of these components are clearly on the right track. The third is a constant battle.
Beer: All of the standards (Alpha King, Pride&Joy, Ropbert the Bruce) are excellent. The seasonals continue to surprise, with their latest being a very hoppy pilsenser (PickelHaub) that has some strange "endivy" notes to it. The big winter beers (Behmoth and Dreadnaught) are stupefyingly hoppy and rich. I think the spring will have more interesting surprises as new ideas come into the brewery. I just wish the Black Sun was on straight CO2 to allow the hoppiness to snap properly. Oh yeah, there is a hell of a set of guest taps too (Caroules Noel, Piraat, Stone Smoked Porter, Schneider Weiss, Reissdorf Kolsch)
Food: Standard menu line up is solid. Great sandwiches and soups. Most items have an odd twist to them that makes them a little unusual. Some of the specials are just amazing. I recently had a London-style pub curry of lamb and basmati rice. I'm still speechless.
Service: This is the only leg of the stool that needs some spiffing up. The pub is understandably busy and slightly understaffed, so unless you sit at the bar, you may get spotty service. This is something that they are acutely aware of and have been trying to improve. Just remember why you became a beer geek in the first place...to enjoy great beer.
Overall, this is our home away from home. As all seasoned beer travellers know, this is a gem worth the stop if you're anywhere near the south side.
02-10-2007 23:43:54 |
More by BertSugar
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Three Floyds has not only great beer but great food as well! Really like their fish and chips as well as their pub burger. Just got back from trying their Black Sun Stout and once again they have made an excellent hoppy brew. The only thing that surprised me is that even though they have all their beer on tap they would only let me take home a growler of Alpha King. I can understand that seasonal beer usually isn't allowed to be growlered but I was really hoping for some Robert the Bruce. Overall, a great place to go for good hoppy beer!
01-03-2007 01:18:16 |
More by Flippindiscs
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