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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,049
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
Flossmoor's got a blog!
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
As everyone else has mentioned, FS is essentially the train station for the suburban town of Flossmoor. The brewpub itself is divided into two main areas: a bar and a seating area. Since I was dining with my wife and kid, we sat in the seating area, and I can tell you, you could visit this place, sit in the seating area, and no even know you're in a brewpub. It just feels like your average restaurant which gives FS a bit of a corporate feel to it.
I was surprised to see the number of beers on tap. I was expecting maybe a half dozen, but there were at least 12 if not more. Plus the beers ran the spectrum from easy drinking lagers to hoppier pales and even a fairly ballsy sour apple beer. That said, neither my beer list nor my waitress could accurately represent all of the beers available and I'd recommend that anyone visit go check out the chalk board in the bar as that seemed to be the only place where all of the beers are actually listed.
Waitress was decent. She knew her beers and knew the menu. Handled our table appropriately. She didn't wow me, but she did her job efficiently and effectively.
Food was nothing too exciting, mostly consisting of fairly generic American cuisine. I had a sandwich while the wife had a salad. Both were decent, but really don't deserve much more praise beyond that.
Overall, I just felt like FS has a bit more of a corporate feel than I care for in my drinking establishments. Between the average food and the slightly better than average beers, I thought FS was okay, but wouldn't warrant another visit.
Kid Friendly (Kid menu available) for those of you who care about such things.
09-28-2011 02:43:28 |
More by Florida9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I've been thinking about coming here for so long but never got around it. Three Floyds is not too far, Chicago is just down the road... and the beers never looked terribly exciting.
Today I finally did, and hey, what a cool place Flossmoor is! Located at the train station (trains literally fly by the brewpub's window) of this overtly cute, sleepy village, the restaurant is an airy, spacious building with plenty of light and different areas for seating and dining.
I sat at the bar, plugged my laptop and hung out there for a while. There's just a nice, neighborly atmosphere here. No pretension, no rush, no FFF-style darkness or loudness.
14 beers on tap, nothing super exciting or boozy but damn good beer! I tried the Rail Hopper IPA, 1/2 Day Hefeweizen, Full Day Hopfenweizen, Kirsc Von Blucher Dunkelweiss, Pits&Pois&Apples Sour, Iron Horse Stout, Station Master Wheat Ale (the only one that disappointed me a bit). All of them were really good (if unexciting), great for a late-summer day in the suburbs. The Hefe is outrageously good- spicy, full of banana flavor and just so thirst-quenching.
Didn't have food, but the menu didn't look too appealing. Basic pub grub, probably just right to go with the beer.
Service was friendly and efficient, beers were fresh, ambience was great. Flossmoor is a lil' out of the way, but I will come back! Great place to spend an hour or a whole day. Oh, price was fine too... two 12-oz brews plus a five-beer sample was $15 plus tip. Not bad!!!
08-31-2011 21:29:59 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
been to floosmoor station many times for food and beer events finally getting down to reviewing this place.
really cool brewpub with a restaurant attached. Visually appealing with the train station right next to the building and no big surprise a train theme going on here.
Food has always been a tasty treat and never can remember I time I did not like the dinner or appetizer they sent out to me.
Beer is always high quality. BA hi fi Rye is among the best beer i have tried from this brewery!
A bit pricey for someone who does not live in chicago, but the prices are probably in line with any other place you would go to eat at in chicago.
08-15-2011 15:37:08 |
More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch in the middle of the week. I love the building and the surrounding neighborhood. The restored train station looks great. The beer ranged from solid to really good. I was not wowed by their Zephyr or Station Master. However, they had two great seasonals - a witbier and a sour that tasted outstanding. Plus, their IPA is quite good, too. Food was good. I rarely eat fish but I enjoyed the catfish po'boy and my friend enjoyed his fish & chips. Our wives had salads that they enjoyed. Nice selection of beers about 12 total with about half being seasonal. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. They even hooked me up with a free sample. All in all, it was a worthwhile stop despite sitting through never ending construction on I-80.
07-03-2011 19:45:20 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My one visit here was on Dark Lord Eve, so things were a bit different than I'm sure they usually are.
A: The "Station" part of the name is immediately made clear upon approaching the establishment, as it is clearly a retrofitted train station. This lends an obvious and well-exploited theme to the decor, but has the downside of having regular trains passing by quite loudly. An antique engine out on the patio is a nice touch, but some extra space out there wouldn't have hurt - particularly on such a special night. Overall I really enjoyed the feel of the place, but thought it was poorly laid out to support a capacity crowd.
Q: I tried their Rail Hopper IPA, Saison & Garfunkel, BA 666, Raspberry BA 666, Pomegranate Sour, and a couple others. Everything was truly top-notch, and honestly the array of one-off barrel-aged specialities served outside was nothing short of epic. Fantastic.
Service: Everyone was appropriately friendly and helpful. No complaints, but no particular raves to push the score any higher.
Selection: This is a score that gets a major bump because of the unique circumstances of my visit. If limited to the tap lines at the inside bar, I wouldn't have gone above a 3.5 - pretty standard, kind of boring, and no guest beers. Because of the barrel-aged rarities available outside, though, it was one of the absolute best brewpub selections I've ever had the pleasure of sampling.
Overall this was a great place, and did an awesome job putting on a great, fun, welcoming event. Good show, Flossmoor!
05-05-2011 18:13:11 |
More by woosterbill
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Got dinner here around 2100 hours on 27 Apr 2011.
I sat at a small table table for two just a U-turn to the right of the front door. Was a bit chilly with a draft from the window but not too bad. Slightly older more professional crowd than the one at FFF the night before. Brick floors. Friendly waitress. No barrel aged anything, weak!
I had the reuben, a pint of the alt (waitress said it was Stamosh(?)), and a 12 oz. pour of the Iron Horse Stout. The reuben was tasty and quite filling, would have been fine to split this with someone.
Got two bottles of Killer Kowalski to go.
05-04-2011 02:32:28 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Atmosphere- Kinda kitschy and folksy. Feels like there should be doilies on the tables. Not really my taste but it is clean and uniform.
Quality-The beers are fine. Recently (see last 2-3 months) some of the recipes have changed and I don't really see most of them moving in a direction I love. The BA Collaborative Evil was truly awful.
Service- It's always been pretty good. They misplaced my credit card once but found it after a few minutes.
Selection- Pretty standard but somehow I usually feel I only have a few choices.
Food- Meh it's standard pub fare and a bit bland.
05-04-2011 00:50:20 |
More by cadaugherty
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here for the pre-DLD event. This is such a great place to have a beer when the weather is nice. The first time I visited here and the Metra roared by, it scared the shit out of me. That is part of the quaintness of this place. The small town setting of the brewery is wonderful. You are close to such a big city, yet feel as though you are far away until the trains remind you otherwise. The food is always good with a nice selection. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive. I always feel welcome I soon as I arrive. I love history, and the fact that they saved a historic rail station is great. Flossmoor brewery is truly a place to stop for anyone, not just a beergeek like myself.
05-03-2011 16:33:24 |
More by jale
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I got to stop here after visiting Three Floyds on the day before Dark Lord Day.
They were having a pre-Dark Lord Day party of sorts with a selection of their barrel aged beers available in samples outside. There was live music and bratwursts. It was a little funny because the ordinary Friday evening stuff was going on inside the restaurant/bar completely separated from our little beer geekery going on outside.
The inside is very big. Lots of tables in many rooms. The rooms seemed to just keep on going. The decor wasn't as cool as I had hoped from an old train station, but oh well.
The outside patio was pretty awesome though. It was a really chill, relaxing spot, right by an active set of train tracks. We had nice weather and the neighborhood is pretty and upscale.
There were a few guys working the table of firkins. It was pointed out to me that one of them was the head brewer or brewmaster. He seemed very young, and it made me jealous. He was very informative though and seemed to enjoy answering questions for people and telling them what to expect from each beer.
05-02-2011 20:19:38 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Tried their rail hopper IPA a couple weeks ago and decided to head on down to try the food and drink. It's located in a pretty nice old fashioned looking part of flossmoor, and it is in the old train station I believe. You can smell the heavenly aroma of the food here while walking outside which also led me to believe I had come to a great place. Once inside we were seated promptly in the dining area. The atmosphere at the station is very comfortable to me and it instantly became one of my new favorite craft beer destinations. If you are sitting at the bar the metra train tracks are right outside the window, which allows for a nice spectacle as the train goes past from time to time. There is also a little model train in the ceiling rafters above the bar that chugs along on the tracks above. The beer here is very complex to me and each brew that I've tried has had an amazing and complex flavor to it that has made me fall more and more in love with it each time I go. My favorite is the rail hopper, but the panama red limited is also very
good in my opinion. The food here is incredible, and the beer-b-Q sauce is one of the tastiest sauces I have ever tried. The beer battered fries also are fantastic with an excellent crispy shell around each fry that went perfect with my station brew. The daily specials are also pretty diverse offering plenty of different goodness no matter which day of the week you venture out. I my friends will return here often and have already been 3 times the past week.
02-27-2011 21:42:06 |
More by IchabodcraneIpa
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, IL
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