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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,050
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
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Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went to Flossmoor Station the night before Dark Lord Day and I'm very happy I did. Upon entering you know why it is called "Flossmoor Station" it sits basically on train tracks. Trains pass about every 10 minutes the entire time we were there. I suppose it used to be a train station.
Very nice interior and very clean. Restaraunt area was large. We chose to sit at the bar to view some of the 16 or so taps they had and to wait to move to the porch area for the BA, RB gathering. Beers were all very solid. At 6:00 they tapped three 1/3 barrels of barrel aged beers which two of them were absolutely out of this world phenomenol.
They were serving free appetizers in the bar area of which I really didn't try. Tortilla chips with gaucamole, pizza, taquitos, and various other things to replace what had ran out. Pixel bought a Teriyaki Chicken dinner when we finally reached the porch are that was solid as were the mashed potatoes but nothing extraordinary.
I usually visit Chicago two to four times a year and I will be venturing to Flossmoor each and every time from now on. And if I can find out when they will be tapping some more barrel aged treats it will be the reason to make a trip.
05-02-2007 01:43:09 |
More by mcallister
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Friday eve before Dark Lord Day at FFF; after checking into our hotel, we decided to find some food, and for goodness sakes 'more' beer, at Flossmore Station. An easy 15-20 minute drive from the Hampton in Munster Indiana. To our surprise the Patio was sectioned off to RB & BA folks to have our own geeking turf. I was pleased to run in our friends Deuane and Carolyn, sitting with LiverLetDie, and Aj (I misplaced screen-name) from PA all the way out in Illinois. It is a small world. The patio was packed and a bit uncomfortable but I took the time to want around this huge train station bar and I like the place. I am a Model Train geek on the side. I have had a fascination with trains since I was a kid and this is like a dream come true. I could watch the trains while doing the one thing I love even more, drinking great beer. We got there late so they had already sold out of 'The Sarge' but there was still a glass on the table and I also got to try the gloriously sour Framboise De Flossmoor, and a pint of the ReplicAle American Red Ale.
I had a pulled pork sandwich to eat and it was good. A bit greasy sloppy on the steak roll but it hit the spot, when it was food my stomach needed.
I will certainly visit again if the opportunity arises.
Hope this is helpful.
05-01-2007 08:57:03 |
More by Phatz
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My brother & I had lunch at Flossmoor Station after hitting FFF's parking lot for Dark Lord day. The area around the brewery is post-war suburbia. Flossmoor Station was an old rail depot. The walls of Flossmoor are decorated with photos from the golden age of railway travel. It's a clean, family friendly environment.
The menu is filled with standard brewpub fare. Sandwiches, salads, fish and chips are available here. I like that the menu has pairing suggestion for you're meal. I had the philly bowl with potato wedges. It was a hearty, satisfying lunch.
Flossmoor Station's beer list had a half dozen standard selection and rotating brewmaster's specials. There's a reason that most brewpubs have regulars like this. They are accessible beers. There is nothing wrong with the old classics, but it's good to see the brewer is given liberty for the seasonals. I had the Pullman Nut Brown Ale. The brown was a terrific sessionable ale, and a fine match for my philly bowl.
This is the type of place you expect in a brewpub.
04-30-2007 20:13:43 |
More by frazbri
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped here with my partner and our three-year-old son on New Year's Eve 2006. Easy 10 minute drive from my hotel on Halsted and I-80. Nice, clean, family-friendly atmosphere, although I wish that it was a smoke-free joint. In a quaint, affluent suburb. Places like that often freak me out, but this one had lots of spectacular xmas lights to mitigate any creepy bougie feeling. The town that is, not the brewpub. Flossmoor has a pretty standard welcoming brewpub vibe, with down-to-earth, relatively knowledgeable (about beer) staff. Every beer I sampled was pretty darn good to outstanding. Our server handled substitutions with no problem, and was quick and friendly. The selection at the time of my visit was satisfactory, although their regular line-up struck me as somewhat pedestrian (with the exception of the brown ale, which just knocks my socks off). Seems that the rotating offerings are where it's at for the beer lover, and the stuff that's always on tap is in some measure designed to please the masses. Nothing really wrong with that, but just thought I'd put that caveat out their for beer afficionados who might go here looking for something special. The food was slightly better than average pub food. They could use a few more vegetarian-friendly options. The food prices seem fair enough, especially considering the gargantuan portions. Beer is slightly expensive aside from happy hours, it seems. I love their brown ale, as I've mentioned, otherwise I'd think that $10.25 for a growler refill is a bit high. All that said, I'd be a total regular here if it were located in Buffalo, where the brewpubs range from fucking terrible to full of underused potential. If in the area, I'd definitely return.
01-01-2007 04:04:40 |
More by orfeu
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
This is a real nice place in the south suburbs that I would enjoy coming back to. I'm real spoiled with downtown beer bars but this is a nice alternative
A: Very clean operation with a little too much of that suburban feel going on. Nonetheless, its looks nice, you can see the whole brewing operation from the bar, and the train station literally outside the window is really cool (and you can't hear the trains either!)
Service: Well, I had dinner there and the service wasn't all that spectacular. But the bartenders knew exactly what they were serving and how to serve it. Its a brewpub which puts beer first, I respect that.
Selection: Its only their stuff, but you're here for that anyway so why complain. They've got all their regular beers and a rotating cask, you won't be disappointed
F: The food was all right, its pub grub and so long as it compliments the beer like it did I'm happy
$3.75 for their high quality pints, two for one wednesdays make my wallet happy
01-01-2007 03:10:57 |
More by jdoherty
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is cool! Its location in the train station was reminiscent for me of towns in Europe, where the train station frequently has the best restaurant in town.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to spend here. The train-station ambiance is cool, and the building is modern. There was a large diverse crowd at the bar watching football (even though it was BC-Navy).
Service was so-so.
Selection of beers was good with about ten on tap. I had the saison, and thought it good. I didn't eat, but other reviewers seem to think highly of the food.
One complaint - highway access from I94/I294 stinks. Detouring off the highway to hit Flossmoor wasn't so bad, but I found getting back to the highway quite difficult.
However, this being said, it won't stop me from revisiting this pub the next time I'm able for a longer visit.
12-30-2006 23:50:11 |
More by BeerBelcher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Now this is what a brew pub is supposed to be! This should be the model for all people who want to get started.
A historic train depot turned into a brewery. Set in a very nice, somewhat upscale neighborhood.
The atmosphere inside the brewpub is nice. Wonderfully decorated, nice ambience, decent room.
The assortment of available brews is what it's all about. They are all top shelf. Brewed by two wonderful brewers who obviously know what they are doing.
The food was incredible and not pricey at all. I would love to have a place like this within minutes of my home. Hopefully the people of Flossmoor/Chicago realize what a gem they have there. This brewery warrants a trip to the area on it's own merit.
This is the utmost in a brewpub experience.
12-30-2006 19:22:27 |
More by FtownThrowDown
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Since we live about 20 miles south of Flossmoor, I really try to get up there 3-4 times a year. I'm a rail fan so the location and history really make the place special. Add good beer and food, served by great staff and you've got a winner. About half the time we ahve visited we have brought our daughter. They have always brought her crackers immediately and brought her food the second it was ready. This is huge from a parents perspective. I really like their rueben and roast beef sandwhiches made out of bread bowls. Ive also had their ribs and enjoyed them. On to the beer. My favorites have been the Panama Red, the Nut Brown, and the Dwarf IPA. The Red is just a good drinkable brew. The IPA stinks of hops, and I mean that in the best way. Its about time we head back up there.
11-01-2006 04:36:18 |
More by crayphish
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Flossmoor Station is located in an early 20th century train station. The craftsmanship that went into the restoration is incredible. Throughout the large structure original doors, red brick floors, wooden fixtures, and railroad memorabilia can be found. There is a working toy train set up above the bar.
This place is pretty big. There is a bar area with numerous small tables and booths. Off of that there is a large dining room, off of that there is a smaller dining room. This place has plenty of tables and booths and still it was busy with people seemingly at every table.
The clientele was diverse with business people in suits, what appeared to be people just leaving a wedding, families with children and those of us there for the beer.
There is a large outdoor concrete patio, or perhaps it is considered to be a platform, with picnic benches. There is a full size restored train car there as well.
As you can tell by my rambling, I was impressed. The atmosphere was very nice, the service was great, they have a nice selection of their beers available. What more do you need?
10-22-2006 13:04:54 |
More by EvilKeith
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped into Flossmoor Station on a recent trip to Michigan. I was picking a friend up from Chicago who was taking a train from the city to meet me there. It was all too convenient as the brewpub is literally right next to the (new) station.
The old Flossmoor station makes a nice cozy brewpub with an old time atmosphere. I couldn't really complain about any of the pints I tried, as well as a few of the samples. Overall, I don't think they made a bad beer, although there were some I liked better than others. The service was good that Friday afternoon and my glass was never empty. It's a shame I don't live closer: as the number of Brewmaster Specials they produce and how frequently theyre introduced impresses me. I didn't try the food, but the restaurant was really filling up that late Friday afternoon. I could only imagine it being packed closer to the traditionally dinner hours.
Overall, I found it a very satisfying experience and will be stopping in the future when the opportunity presents itself.
09-18-2006 23:24:25 |
More by scoobybrew
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, IL
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