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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,054
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I have been to the Flossmoor station a few times but I stopped in today cause I was in the area. It was late afternoon and other than a handful of people it was pretty quite.
The atmosphere is very brewpub with strong train overtones. Its very clean and the brew room is just passed the glass doors by the bar. They have a nice open view of the trains that race past about 3 ft from the tables in the bar area but the windows must be pretty thick cause it was very quite when it passed by. The bar is a great old wooden bar with bottles stacked around and a nice selection of snifters, tulips, dimpled chalices and other glassware. The restaurant is nice clean area with a good number of booths and the beer garden is tented for those cool evenings.
This is a good quality bar that is very un-intimidating to non-beer drinking friends. It has lots of beer that would appeal to American lager drinkers but they are still good solid craft beers. I wouldn't expect to find any big monsters in the keg but they do push the bounds of hops more and more.
Even when I have been in after a local baseball league night I still got a drink pretty quickly and we typically order appetizers so they come to our table pretty fast.
They had 8 beers on tap that ranged from a cream ale to wheat beer to stout with a few fruit beers added, and they described them in their menu. They give narrations more than descriptions in the menu so I didn't get a feel for the alcohol content or the styles exactly. They had a raspberry wheat that described how Belgians made the first wheat beers and they had a brown ale that was called a nut brown ale on the chalkboard but tasted like a rich porter. It also had a metal on the wall for the best porter at ABF.
The food appears to be burgers and Tex-Mex and salads but they do have recommended beer pairing with some meals. I go for the beer and not so much for the food. Its good food but its just pub food.
04-18-2005 23:54:53 |
More by rhoadsrage
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Worth a trip from downtown. Take the train out to Flossmoor get off, walk across the platform, open door, sit at bar order great beer and food. Really neat old converted train station building. Small but nice bar with lots of dining tables everywhere nad at least one privaate party room and an outdoor seating area for warmer months. The only question you'll have is whihc of the great beers to try on premises and which to take home in a growler. Selection is usually very broad (7-10) and even the light beers for the masses are quite tasty. The brewers specials also seem to be gems, hope this continues with change in brewers but my case is that the folks know they have a winner and aren't going to change much. Food is above average to very good and wait and bar staff or always friendly and not afraid to tell you they don't know the answer to a question and get help. Flossmoor is nice little community.
12-27-2003 03:11:39 |
More by CRJMellor
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
There are only two drawbacks this place has: the usual brewpub conundrum that the quality of the food is inverse to that of the beer; and the fact that they can't brew fast enough to meet demand. That usually means one of more of the regular taps is empty, but there's always an exceptional Brewmaster's Special to make up for it. Brewmaster Todd Ashman, who is partial to the Belgians and usually has one up, has made this into a world class place (unfortunately, he's leaving end of the year). You can visit this from downtown Chicago by hopping the Metra Electric line and getting off at the Flossmoor stop... it actually is the old Flossmoor train station. And check out the dozens of awards and ribbon hanging in the bar.
09-19-2003 17:17:26 |
More by DrunkMcDermott
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Class establishment all-around. The brewmaster is creative and they have put out a number of award winning brews. Their seasonal brews are outstanding and the food is pretty good too! They often have live music & always have great beer. Well worth a visit if you are in the south Chicago suburbs or even anywhere close.
12-16-2002 10:24:43 |
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