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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Based on:
96 Beers
73,657 Hads
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 427
Visits: 1,206
Avg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States
phone: (219) 922-4425

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @3floyds

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Reviews: 427 | Visits: 1,206
Reviews by DocJitsu:
Photo of DocJitsu
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

If it was only a brewery, this place would be in the perfect spot--in the back of an industrial park. However, because there is a fun, eccentric, colorful, magical, and intriguing brewpub that hosts one of the largest (maybe the largest--I truly don't know) beerfests in America (Dark Lord Day) every April, one might think it's in an odd place. But, I think the physical location adds to the overall je nais se qua. The food is just ok, but if I were to ask a thousand people why they go to FFF's, none of them would say for the food. Some of the most magical beer on planet earth is born here. It's fantastic to sit at the bar and drink snifters of some of their concoctions. Or take the brewery tour while you enjoy a gratis bottle of Gumball Head. I love seeing that odd diminutive gardener with the long gray braided pony tail walk through the pub in his flop hat and rubber boots. Who is that guy? Certainly not Dr. Floyd. The one responsible for so much joy. Oh yes, my friend. That is him. So what's not to love about such a lovable place. The service! The servers, I'm sure, must not only pass, they must excel--I mean, Magna Cum Laude proportions in the manner that they finish "How To Treat The Customer Like He/She Is Expendable And Meaningless To Me" school. I truly despise the wait staff there. Not
just because they're jerks. Look, if you run across a Copperhead in the woods, you might not like him, but hey, you were in the woods. If, on the other hand, you're strolling along streets of gold and pass through the pearly gates to find that you were to slow in avoiding a striking, venomous viper, well, you might hate that snake quite a bit more. Snakes shouldn't be in heaven. Nor should they be in FFF's. Condescending, nasty, power-hungry devils that they are. My advice to would-be patrons: enjoy your wonderful FFF beer without interacting with the wait staff other than ordering and paying. In my educated opinion, any patron who speaks well of the FFF wait staff or seems to be their apologist is very, very likely a victim of a psychological phenomenon called cognitive dissonance. Research it if you're not familiar and the light will come on. I assure you.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ejimhof
3.4/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Dolfan907
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jeffrotell
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DSWeller
4.58/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of torwart68
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of wdberkley
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Chief99
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of gcasher
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I parked under a sign called Distillery and felt totally lost being out of state. The doors were ajar, but it looked like it was in a state of construction, however inside was an operating bottling line. Fortunately, a construction worker pointed me over to the pub around the corner. The pub is small, has lots of decorations, was crowded for a Tuesday afternoon, and had blaring heavy metal, not death metal, but pretty dark. There were lots of friendly employees providing good service. I ate a pulled chicken sandwich, which was fantastic and drank a Yum Yum since I had to get back on the road. Yum Yum is a good session beer. Around the corner from the bar (can walk through the inside) is the Kiosk like a takeout counter at a pizza shop. There, I picked up my precious two cases of Zombie Dust and a few assorted bottles. In summary, it is a cozy, warm, metal pub with great food, not too crowded on a weekday, and an efficient kiosk takeout counter for their beers. Oh, by the way, the tap selection, posted on their website, and kept current, is freaking phenomenal. This is the kind of place you wish you had in your neighborhood.

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Photo of JonAdams
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of MrBURTON55
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Boone757
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Had a blast at 3 Floyds. Had about a 40-minute wait to get into the pub on an early Friday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. The atmosphere is metal geek with a touch of beer nerd. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and fast. The food was great. Don't skip dessert. Crazy good thyme sponge cake with sage ice cream. And the beers, of course, were fabulous. I'd been looking forward to this for some time and it did not disappoint.
There was a line for the to-go beers but it moved along fast and efficiently and the selection, including Zombie Dust, was excellent.

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Photo of diamond_mind
2.33/5  rDev -46.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Really lackluster service and limited options. I was so hopeful but sorry I went out of my way.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of burtonryan
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

give it a try if your in town. nice selection in the bar. If you cant sit down for one there's a easy take out window.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I enjoyed their beer. The place was a little messy due to the construction at the time( March 2012). Yeah it was a while back. To be fair to them the atmosphere was not as great as it could have been due to the construction. Would I visit again? Yes, but only if I was in the area. I would not make a special trip. I do not want to sound negative, but some of the folks there where a little "dickish".

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.84/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Looks like a 16 yr old metal head's basement room at their parents house. Has geeky action figures, records, posters thrown up all over the wall. Weird movies playing without sound in the background (last time it was an unidentified Stallone movie?) and always some metal playing from speakers overhead. Not my personal style but a very enjoyable, unique experience that I certainly appreciate. Apparently these guys are known for being jerks but my 2 trips here have been nothing but a pleasure - freindly staff, very knowledgeable and quick service made it really enjoyable. As a midwest native (West of Chicago, family in WI, MN and living in IN) before moving to Colorado, one thing I love me is some cheese curds and let me tell you their fried cheese curds are amazing, seriously amazing and a perfect pair with a zombie dust, permanent funeral or ant of their hoppy offerings. Great, great brewery to experience. Really weird and geeky and expect a wait, no matter the time or day.

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Photo of petermethot
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Easy drive from Chicago (little more than an hour if you miss the worst traffic) & would recommend to any beer nerd visiting the Windy City to set aside a night for a visit. Place is modern & clean with a metal vibe (not really a metalhead ...but it wasn't objectionable). Service was friendly & prompt. Excellent pub grub ...well, probably unfair to call it that ...certainly a step up from that. You all know they brew fantastic stuff ...and their beer list was excellent & included a handful of nice guest taps. I've definitely added Dark Lord Day to my beer trip bucket list. But 3F is worth a stop any old day of the year.

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Photo of kevindp9
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
97 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.