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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
Very enjoyable experience here. The atmosphere of family dining, with sport bar character around the bar. Not to leave out the very excellent beer selection and quality. Bar tenders most are knowledgeable about the beers and the brewing process, also the brew himself does make an appearance. Tour of the cellar area with the brew was informative to the upcoming of brews that were planned to be on tap. Service varies obviously, mine have been exceptional, no complaints here. Selection of beers is their own, but leaves some for everyone. Light beers like the Gandy Dancer, and the fruit beers. Also with some hearty brews for the people looking for them like Pullman Nut Brown (Award winning), Iron Horse stout. Food is right on food beer pairing, also the menu gives some hints as to what to pair. Did not get the oppurtunity to try them all but paired up well with what I had. Highly recommend if in Chicago area, 50 miles south can get there by the Metra, recommend car though much quicker. Cheers
11-13-2005 22:10:12 |
More by amatuerbeerguy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Its a neat place located right off the train tracks. They have free food if you go after work, usally pizza or chips and salsa. The servers are great, they make sure you have a full cup. It is easy to get in, not a long wait. In the summer the tables outside are nice. The beer usally very good, not great. It is a all around soild place.
05-08-2013 15:33:28 |
More by coffygrinder
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This building is apparently an old train depot in Flossmoor, located next to the current Metra train stop. It looks beautiful, blending well with the other tudor buildings in Flossmoor. The interior is spacious with several dining rooms and maybe 15-20 seats along the bar. The barroom has several TVs to help the atmosphere even further. The beer selection is as good could be hoped at a brewpub, a little of everything. The beers on tap when I stopped:
Zephyr Golden Ale
Station Master Wheat
Gandy Dancer Honey Rye
Roundhouse Raspberry Wheat
Chessie Cherry Wheat
Panama Limited Red
Pulman Brown Ale
"Rye"m & Reason IPA
White Lady Wit
Milky Way Stout
I tried more than I should have, all were delicious. This is one of the more memorable brewpubs in the USA, well worth the trip from Chicago.
06-25-2009 17:52:09 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My one visit here was on Dark Lord Eve, so things were a bit different than I'm sure they usually are.
A: The "Station" part of the name is immediately made clear upon approaching the establishment, as it is clearly a retrofitted train station. This lends an obvious and well-exploited theme to the decor, but has the downside of having regular trains passing by quite loudly. An antique engine out on the patio is a nice touch, but some extra space out there wouldn't have hurt - particularly on such a special night. Overall I really enjoyed the feel of the place, but thought it was poorly laid out to support a capacity crowd.
Q: I tried their Rail Hopper IPA, Saison & Garfunkel, BA 666, Raspberry BA 666, Pomegranate Sour, and a couple others. Everything was truly top-notch, and honestly the array of one-off barrel-aged specialities served outside was nothing short of epic. Fantastic.
Service: Everyone was appropriately friendly and helpful. No complaints, but no particular raves to push the score any higher.
Selection: This is a score that gets a major bump because of the unique circumstances of my visit. If limited to the tap lines at the inside bar, I wouldn't have gone above a 3.5 - pretty standard, kind of boring, and no guest beers. Because of the barrel-aged rarities available outside, though, it was one of the absolute best brewpub selections I've ever had the pleasure of sampling.
Overall this was a great place, and did an awesome job putting on a great, fun, welcoming event. Good show, Flossmoor!
05-05-2011 18:13:11 |
More by woosterbill
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited on Dark Lord Eve, there was a tented section for us BA/RB types. The place has the total train station theme going, very nicely done. It was wall-to-wall people just about everywhere for awhile, but things got better later on.
Food - one guy had a great-looking grilled portobello and cheese sandwich, several people opted for the humongous burrito which is about the size of a small mailbox. I kept it simple and went for the burger. It was okay, a little on the dry side but I had the answer for that...
Beer - a good variety of selections for a brewpub, not including the special barrel selections that night. I had the Killer Kowalski (awesome), Pullman nut brown ale (very good), Milky Way stout (dee-lish), and Young Sarge (outstanding).
Andrew, one of the brewers, took all those interested on a tour of the brewery area, that was nice of him. Service was prompt and friendly, hard to do on a busy night. Live music inside, a bit loud for the size of the room, but the band looked cool (reminded me of the Stray Cats).
Worth the time to find, will go again.
05-09-2007 16:49:55 |
More by brewdlyhooked13
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a super brewpub. It's in an old train station depot, and it has a very classy 1920's-1930's look to it. Everything is in such magnificent condition, the windows, the floors, the ceilings. It's nearly a museum! The train theme continues throughout and they have a very cute model train over the bar! They also have done something to minimize the train noises as it is right on the tracks. The service was astounding.
The bartender knew a whole lot about beer, and often chimed in with useful thoughts on the different styles to the customers. Usually, bartenders tend not to be so knowledgeable. I was quite impressed. The service was also prompt. She also did a good job in pouring the beers in a somewhat impressive way.
The food was interesting, the menu was very large and quite varied. There was also a specials menu. I ordered the waldorf sandwich and my husband ordered the philly cheesesteak bread bowl. Both were unusual and surprisingly wonderful.
We sampled a few of the beers, but only tried about 4 of them. Their tap list was extensive. There was a great variety of styles to choose from from Belgians, to fruit-wheat, to IPA's, brown ales, and milk stouts. Something for any palate!
This is a must visit restaurant!
06-04-2009 03:24:12 |
More by Reneejane
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: 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: 4.5 | 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
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