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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
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
Flossmoor's got a blog!
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Last Saturday, I decided I would check out Flossmoor Station at the urging of my fellow BAs. I rode my bike down the lakeshore trail to Millennium Park, then my bike and I took the Metra Electric train down to Flossmoor. Flsommor Station is right there at the Flossmoor, um, station, so it was easy to find.
The bar and restaurant are cozy and inviting, with a lot of large dark woodwork and train photos and memorabilia on the walls. There's even a model train that runs on a track high above the bar.
I sat at the bar, and was also able to order from the full restaurant menu. I tried the chili and the bratwurst, and both were tasty and excellent. The menu is hearty Midwestern fare, so if you're looking for fine dining, look elsewhere.
I received prompt and courteous service, and the bartender made intelligent recommendations about both food and beer.
All of the beer I had was excellent. My two favorites were from opposite sides of the spectrum: the Milky Way Stout and the Recession Ale (or Re-session Ale, as it was spelled out on the board). The Recession was a really flavorful and session-able English Mild, and at 3% ABV and $3 a pint, I would've had a lot more than one if I weren't so determined to try other brews. The Milky Way Stout was an excellent choice for dessert, rich and sweet without being cloying.
Overall? Excellent beer, good food, and a comfortable atmosphere, definitely worth the trip.
06-02-2009 18:01:17 |
More by Maction
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in the other day for dinner and a few drinks. I had heard about the place from some people here on BA and thought I would give it a shot. The place is set up like old train station but has the actual trains still running behind it. The atmosphere is set up for both beer drinkers and families alike. The food was good but nothing exceptional. The beer selection was pretty big, I tried the flight of beers because I wanted to try a little bit of all they had to offer and it came out with 11 beers. They all had their own unique taste to them and I would definitely go back to get a few bottles or growlers of some of them. All and all it was a good experience and I would like to go back sometime just for a few beers with the food as a side.
05-25-2009 18:03:41 |
More by ruckus232
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
If I would you, I would head over to Flossmoor asap. I was there last weekend for the first time and it's very impressive. Set in an old train station, the atmosphere is very kid-friendly and filled with families and young children. Both the beer and food are awesome and you can look out the windows and see the trains going by or look right into the brewing room. If you're interested in a tour, you can go on their website to get the brewer's cell number and set up a private tour. The brewer is leaving soon so they have his last IPAs that he brewed on tap and they are amazing; bottles are also available and are very cheap. Overall, this is probably one of the most friendly and amazing brewpubs I've been to and I highly recommend it.
02-22-2009 23:18:51 |
More by deliriumfest
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Flossmoor station is a converted Metra train station in a Chicago suburb. Trains still rumble buy and stop, but I have no idea where the passengers go since the brewpub has taken over the station!
Walking in its busy but in a good non-hectic way. Hostess stand greeting people and processing take-out orders. Bar bustling. Music playing - in a hash sort of way. Turns out it's a bit on the loud side...and I'm a loud kind of guy. Actually more "resonate-y" than loud. Some sort of noise-baffling would be great.
Large wooden bar, cool brick foore. Walls are white painted brick. Ceiling is wood. Whole place feels very warm.
While I didn't see the food menu the beers available on 2/1/09 were:
- Zepher golden ale
- Gandy dancer honey ale
- Stationmaster wheat
- Chessie cherry wheat
- Panama limited red ale
- Pullman nut brown ale
- Iron horse stout (sold out)
I took my maiden voyage to pick up the Wooden Hell that I had ordered. So I decided to relax up at the bar for a couple pops. Bar staff all seems to be young girls - and very fast, efficient and friendly. While we didn't really talk about beer I did ask one her opinion on a couple beers and she shot me straight. Cool.
I enjoyed (and reviewed) the Winterbock and Panama Ale.
My trip was short. But long enough to know I'll be back. And next time, so I can enjoy ALL their brews I'll be jumping the train.
02-10-2009 23:21:09 |
More by davedahl
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Oh Flossmoor Station, how I love thee.
I'm here quite often, but not as often as I'd like. I've never had a bad experience at this place. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The servers are friendly and they know their stuff. The food always hits the spot when you're in the mood for some American fare and the beer, oh the beer. Matt and Andrew can do no wrong in my book. Some of the best IPAs I've ever had the pleasure of sipping. Their barrel aged beers are world class and their standards are nothing short of outstanding.
If you're coming through Chicago please do yourself a favor and make a trip down here.
12-23-2008 05:46:15 |
More by beertooth
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
It is a pretty cool place to stop and enjoy a fine craft beer. It is literally right next to the train station, so I am sure this place can really get rockin' at times. The actual bartop is about 12 stools. I prefer to sit at the bar and talk with the bartender getting the "lowdown" on the best beers etc (well educated young lady). They have about 8 of their own brews on tap and one guest handle. That is a bit dissappointing but not a problem. The menu is quite large for a brew pub with suggested pairings listed next to many of the menu items. As for the taste, outstanding and the value was quite good. I think I was looking for a bit more atmosphere, but it was quite a nice place and worth the trip. I am sure we will be visiting again.
11-29-2008 22:02:03 |
More by DownDaHatch
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Flossmoor is a solid stop for a good brew on the Metra Electric Line (literally next to the tracks) in the Southern Burbs. The beer is fresh, and there is a variey of styles to check out.
atmosphere is old train station meets brewpub, with a warm and inviting atmosphere and an amiable aura about the place, both from the staff and in the decor.
quality and service are both good, with clean conditions, proper glassware, and knowledgeable staff that seem to enjoy a good brew themselves. the place did not seem like it would get packed at any time, so promptness should carry through anytime.
selection is good. there are eight standard taps, with four to six seasonal and limited brews available at any one time. the standard styles exist for the most part, with special brews encompassing more exotic flavors and types.
the food is good. a few steps above standard bar food. look for a good variety and solid quality.
overall this is a great stop for a brew and/or a meal in the southern burbs. the beerblog is a handy tool for discovering their current offerings. cheers!
10-25-2008 22:05:28 |
More by botham
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
As far as atmosphere goes, I like this place, it seems relaxed and friendly. You can sit down and enjoy a good meal or go to the bar and enjoy a good beer.
Whenever I have been here I receive good service, sometimes I go get better service, but I have never had a bad experience.
The food is good and the prices are good as well. I can come here and get a couple beers and a sandwich and pay less than I would most other places. I love their coleslaw and fries.
Their regular beers are quite good, but their barrel aged beers and seasonals are where they really shine. The Brewer's Whim series of IPAs have all been great, and the beers they don't bottle, are equally impressive. The barrel aged beers, however, are just simply astounding, I can't wait to see what else come from this place.
09-28-2008 22:51:44 |
More by paco1029384756
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Arrived here right before they were officially opened for the day and the hostess was willing to seat us right away. We were the first ones in and got served promptly; a little before their starting time. The waiter was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about their beer selection. As noon approached more and more people were coming in and he still found the time to check on us.
I ordered the "Brew-Ben's" Hot Tub (their take on a Reuben) and my wife-to-be ordered the Brew House Taco Salad. One of the best Reuben's I've had. The taco salad got a good reaction, though the meat was over done.
I ordered the IPA and it was a delicious brew in the vein of a West Coast IPA. Sadly, I didn't get to try Barley Wine they had on tap (too full and we had to hit the road).
I was hoping for more of a selection of their bottled beer to take home. There were four available: Wheat, Brown, and two IPAs from the Brewer's Whim Series. Of course all four came home with me, plus some extras for friends.
The old train station has a nice atmosphere all around. As soon as you walk in, the brewing area is to your immediate left and the bar is straight ahead. The dining area is off to the right with ample room to hold a decent amount of people. Old b&w photos of trains and rail stations line the walls. A very clean place and not too fancy or upscale. I will definitely visit again if I'm in the area.
09-02-2008 03:01:41 |
More by jhammerly
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been to the Flossmoor Station a half dozen times (often with fellow BA roadhouse) and always come back for more.
The atmosphere is good - you cannot go wrong with an old brick building that contains a brew house, fermentation vessels, etc.
The food is not "great", but solidly good and reliably consistent. The beers are quite good, but the selection is disappointing at times. Its just a crap shoot on what the seasonal or special beers are at any given time.
Service is good and they always accommodate requests to try beers before buying a pint.
My only complaints with this place are: (1) Their growler prices are too high and, (2) They now offer a few of their house beers in bottles and they are WAY to expensive for what it is you are buying. All in all a great place though with a great brew team that knows what they are doing.
08-27-2008 06:49:14 |
More by spointon
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