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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
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
Flossmoor's got a blog!
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Got dinner here around 2100 hours on 27 Apr 2011.
I sat at a small table table for two just a U-turn to the right of the front door. Was a bit chilly with a draft from the window but not too bad. Slightly older more professional crowd than the one at FFF the night before. Brick floors. Friendly waitress. No barrel aged anything, weak!
I had the reuben, a pint of the alt (waitress said it was Stamosh(?)), and a 12 oz. pour of the Iron Horse Stout. The reuben was tasty and quite filling, would have been fine to split this with someone.
Got two bottles of Killer Kowalski to go.
05-04-2011 02:32:28 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
This afternoons excursion lead my bike and I down the tollway a ways to Flossmoor, IL 60422. Home of, you guessed it, Flossmoor Station Brewpub. 1035 Sterling Ave (corner of Flossmoor, imagine that). Appropriately named as it literally sits next to the tracks going through town, as if it was probably once the train station that was used.
I did have a little trouble finding it, not for it being hidden, but for loosely taking shorthand notes of google directions. But the location once on the right path is very easy to find. Head down Flossmoor, and just West of the underpass for the tracks, go North. There is a sizable sign on the corner to guide you as well. Parking is all street or permit parking (for the train station), most with hour to two hour limits during daytime hours. Probably of no concern for your typical night time visits.
Anyways, once inside, I was greeted by two lovely ladies, and I mumbled some sort of question about just picking any seat... So I grabbed a cushioned bench spot on the far wall out of everyones ways where I could enjoy my beers alone with my thoughts, and palm pilot for taking notes :)
I had the Leftorium, and Imperial Dwarf IPA, and a plate of greasy cheese fries. Covered in a 'sauce' of sorts, and not real melted cheese :(
As I sipped away the last half of the Dwarf after eating my fill... I started to take note of my surroundings. A few more patrons started to make their way in. Each one ordering up a house brew and discussing them with others, so one get's the feeling the locals have taken to the place and content with the offerings. I'd like to give it another go and try some more of their wheat malty beers that seem to weigh heavily on the menu.
What did I see around me you ask? Pretty comfy seating along the back wall. I had a birds eye view of two brewers hard at work. Directly in front of me was a table full of hand written notes, glasses half full of tastings from the barrels, and trips in and out of the brew room, which is sided with multipaned wooden doors on my side, and large glass windows towards the entrance, allowing all to view them in action, and busy they were today.
Also featured was a sizable 12-15ft or so L shaped bar along the train-track side wall. Off to the right of the main entrance, a sizable area with tables for casual dining. Also in the main bar area where I was situated, several large plasma tv's, which today were showing the White Sox game (I was in south suburbs near IN after all), a couple more smaller tube tv's, a model train track, sadly not in motion, along the ceiling and all sorts of brewing medals and plaques everywhere. They appear to be very proud of the work they've done and the medals they've received. I'll have to try some other offerings at a later time to see if I agree, but worth the trip.
05-05-2006 16:27:20 |
More by mochunk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Found brewery in a neat location... a sort of old railroad terminal or whatever its called. Inside was nice like a supper club, but unfortunately I didn't have a chance to try their food. I got flight of beers and their IPA was the obvious winner to me, although all their other releases were solid. I did wish though that they might have had some of their rarer stuff on tap, as it seemed it was all just the normal line up which was still good but did not make enough for an "experience". If I was in the area I probably would go here again and it was certainly good enough for a first visit, but I might explore other alternatives before going again.
01-13-2011 04:20:20 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went to the Pre-DLD festivities. All the "special" brews were gonge by 8 PM with only Sheol BArleywine left. Sheol was pretty good but I was somewhat disappointed that was all that was left. Also had the Killer Kowalski and the Gandy Dancer. I had the hamburger with pepperjack cheese. It was cooked exactly as I asked. The calamari appetizer was outstanding. I thought it was neat to see the trains pass literally feet from the window behind the bar. Good atmosphere, specially since they were acommodating a larger than usual Friday night crowd during the storms. I would like to go back whenever I would be in the area.
04-28-2008 02:04:44 |
More by tiger88
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is the second time i've been to Flossmoor but the first time I was old enough to go when I drink. First of all, flossmoor is literally at the train station, and by that I mean the Metra stop towards Chicago and in a quaint little area. I some how missed this aspect when I went the first time. When you first walk in you see some of the brewing equipment off to the sides. The building itself it mainly white walls and some dark wood that looks a bit beat up as if aged. There are a few flat screens on the walls which were playing ESPN when I was there but there was no sound which made it a great place to talk. They have about 12 beers on tap and all of them are the Flossmoor beers which consist of 8 year round beers that cover the basic style, stout, wheat ale, a cherry and honey ale, a red ale, and a nut brown ale. They also have a few brewmaster specials which are essentially seasonals, and when I was there they have a black lager, a barleywine, and something else I can't remember. They also had one barrel aged beer, and a rotating guest tap, which was hop juice by Two Brothers when I was there.
The food on the whole is pretty good. We have some cheese logs which are cheese sticks but they were more beer battered than the normal fried crispiness. I had the chili, which was average, and a turkey sandwich with gouda which was good but its hard to make an outstanding turkey sandwich. The one thing that was nice was that the waitress was all about giving you a sample of any beer before you tried it which was a great way to figure out what to order. The service was a bit slow though on the whole especially given how slow it was when we visited it as it took awhile to get a new drink. The beers were $3 for a 12 ounce which seems on the whole average as well.
Overall, a nice place that is worth a visit in the area and they do sell growlers and are beginning to bottle their beers if anything strikes your fancy.
03-10-2008 04:10:24 |
More by jeonseh
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I made a stop to Flossmoor on the first night of a Chicago visit that included a stop at Three Floyds afterward. We like the fact that it was in an old train station and with a large glass window, you could see the trains roaring by a couple of feet away (you could also fell the ground shake).
We wanted to go to Flossmoor based on tasting their beers at the Great American Beer Festival. At the GABF, they had a Flemish Sour beer and a dark wheet that were both amazing. We were a bit dissapointed when we got to the brewpub that they had three wheats (cherry, beligan, and raspberry) on tap the beginning of December. While the red is an excellent, well-hopped beer, they did not have any bitter, hoppy beers on tap. In any event, the brown, red, and belgian white were all excellent beers. They had a brewmaster selection of either baltic porter or scottish aged in bourbon barrels. I opted for the porter which was very good and may have benefited from a bit of agining and less bourbon. My wife had a rasberry wheat that was a bit heavy on raspberry.
It's also worth mentioning they have Miller Lite on tap and the bartender in front of us was recommending it over their lightest house beer.
12-01-2007 16:09:40 |
More by Yetiman420
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
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, IL
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