Heorot Pub and Draught House
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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3.99/5 rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
The Heorot Pub and Draught House doesn't have a highly regarded reputation for no reason...this place has an extraordinary selection of craft beer both on draft and in bottles. For sheer volume of widespread variety, it is simply impossible to match up with this place. This is the main reason why I keep going back to this place.
With that being said, it's the area of service that puts a chink in the armor of the overall rating. It really just all depends on luck/what day and what time of day you go here to determine whether you'll get good service or not. The majority of the bartenders are not very personable, or they pick and choose which patrons to buddy up with and pretty much ignore others. It's a sad thing, really, because this place has absolutely everything going for it otherwise. I've given it many chances in the service department before making a quick judgment, but in the dozens of times I've been here I've had mediocre to poor service more than I've had a good experience.
The quality and selection are virtually incomparable, but the bartending (save for a couple of nice people) leaves something to be desired. The food is nothing to write home about, but that's not why you go here. I'll always go back due to its incredible rotating inventory of different beers. I just hope they address some of the service problems.
08-12-2013 14:33:20 | More by neckbracesub
4.68/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
If you live in Muncie and you regularly attend the Heorot consider yourself lucky! I have been going to the Heorot for a few years now and their selection is hands down the best in Indiana! I have been spoiled because of this. Anytime I go out of town to "Beer Bars" I laugh and say, "Is this the best you got, Two Hearted and Upland Wheat!" At the Heorot not only can you get those, along with Bells and Upland's other mainstays, you have a selection of several other rotating taps and hundreds of bottles to choose from. Not to mention all at a reasonable price! Heorot is a great place to get drinks with friends! And if you want a challenge try to get your name on the bar before the last spots are filled! There are only a few left!
05-16-2013 03:25:49 | More by Mcvs1507
4.43/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Near-world class beer selection. Great selection of taps and bottles.
Food is an afterthought, but you didn't come here for the food anyway.
Decor is medieval--Herot is the mead hall from Beowulf. Zero televisions, tall ceilings, a fire-breathing dragon along one wall, shields, axes, chain mail--and shitty macrodomestic cans skewered on swords!
Wolf's Head Brewery is now operating out of the Heorot. Good stuff!
02-25-2013 22:31:24 | More by ultimatesamwood
4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
Walking into this place from the daylight you need night-vision goggles. Very dark and cluttered. Nothing fancy here just a great selection of beer. They have around 60 taps with a nice variety of styles. They also have a huge bottle list with bottles as old as 1988. Prices are very reasonable. They staff is very helpful and they seem to have a passion for good beer. The food selection is minimal. This place is a must stop if you are anywhere near Muncie. I was able to pick up 2 bottles of J.W. Lees harvest ale from 1988 for only 18 dollars each. Hard to believe you can find something that old anywhere.
10-30-2011 14:49:37 | More by jale
5/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
What else can be said about this place? The decor and mood of the place are well-described, and I shan't try to add to that.
My wife and I have been here twice - the first time right at open, and it was dead. (Of course.) The second time after 10 on a Saturday night, and it was lively and fun. Both times were awesome; totally different mood, but both completely awesome.
The place is an 85 mile drive for us, and it's good enough that we'll be making said drive once a month or so, unless weather prevents us (winter).
Great staff, great decor/feel, and hell, you might see WOLVES. What else can you want?
Well - except Korpiklaani's "Wooden Pints" on the juke. :D
07-06-2011 17:44:15 | More by ModemMisuser
4.6/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is the Best place in Muncie...heck BEST place in INDIANA.. If you have not been here you HAVE TO GO! The staff there is rediculous! They are soo knowledgeable. They have 300+ bottles of beer and 60 beers on tap. They update their menu and beer every 2 weeks! I will be going here for the rest of my life. Its the only thing keeping me in Muncie..haha
They are going to also become a Brew pub sometime this summer! can't wait!
IF you LOVE beer go here. You will fall in love with its medevil decor and great staff!
02-26-2011 04:18:40 | More by zrab11
4.33/5 rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Herot is located in downtown Muncie on Walnut off Jackson. Street parking appears to be pretty abundant in the immediate area.
The inside is dark with a vaguely medieval look. Lots of wood, weapons on the walls, racks, etc. The bar runs along the right side with booth seating on the left. Taps are located at intervals along the entire bar. The only ding on atmosphere is the smoking they allow inside.
As for the beers, there is a very robust list both on draught and in bottles. There are around 50 taps with brewers like Sun King, Thirsty Dog, Three Floyds, New Albanian, Victory, DFH, Upland and more. They offer growlers for most if not all of these beers. In addition there are 100s of bottles, categorized by style in a handy menu. There are tons of domestic craft beers plus imports from just about everywhere.
Service on an early weekday afternoon was good. The bartenders were knowledgeable about their beer and were efficient.
The food I had was to-go, and no complaints about the pizza.
Overall this is a nice find in Muncie and is worth going out of the way to check out if you get the chance.
08-06-2010 21:02:53 | More by Dogbrick
4.44/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Wow. This place is something. The beer is super cheap for the quality and the selection is out of this world. In one trip I had black biscuit, '07 Stone RIS, Left Hand Fade to Black, Ham on Rye, and many others which my now-sober ass can't even remember. I would go back here in a heart beat. There's a rumor that they have so much beer that some of it isn't very fresh, because the move it too slow, but I think that's speculation because everything I had here was on point. Seriously though, if you're within an hour and a half of this place, it would behoove you to check it out.
03-12-2010 15:35:35 | More by brundo4
4.35/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
A dark cavern of a place. I am thinking that the light of day is not the time to enjoy the Heorot. It's just to dingy and dark place. That being said, the selection is beyond reproach. World Class is an understatement. I was just swinging through so I only got to enjoy one of my favorite beers on tap, Double Trouble, while I scanned the bottle list and all the draft options. The list is completely mind boggling and I can not wait to while away a couple hours with a few friends and this list. The pizza we had was fine but a couple more options wouldn't hurt. With this beer selection though, they could serve stale crackers and I would be back.
03-09-2009 13:10:32 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
4.6/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I love this place. I make the hour long trek or so a couple times a month. This place is very odd as far as atmosphere goes. It's decorated after the supposed hall that Beowulf had.
This place has the largest beer selection of any pub/bar I've ever been to. There are well over 40 taps in this place, plus some 600+ bottled. I remember being there when Bell's Oberon came out. They had a special going on that night. It was $3.50 for a pint plus the matching glassware. Refills were $2.50.
The pizza is amazing. Worth the drive just for that. If you live in Indiana, try to make it there just once for the new year.
12-30-2008 14:53:01 | More by youngblood
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Heorot Pub and Draught House in Muncie, IN
97 out of 100 based on 24 user ratings.