Broad Ripple Brew Pub
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4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
On a recent visit to Indy from Philadelphia,my wife and I discovered the Broad Ripple section of Indianapolis.What a cool fun part of town. it reminded me alot of Philly's Manyunk neighborhood.Alot of places to eat,drink and shop. We stopped in to the Broad Ripple Brewing Company for a brew. The place was real nice.Casual pub atmosphere.Real comfy. I had a nice IPA.The beer was a nice golden color. Hoppy,but maybe not as Hoppy as i would have liked. Very enjoyable though.Would love to go back again sometime.
07-15-2010 12:43:19 | More by sbeppel
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
My wife and I stopped here while we were in Indianapolis for the US Grand Prix. It was recommended by BA, shbobdb. Thanks for the tip!
This place was simply fantastic. It has a nice, well lit interior primarily of dark wood. It has a great, comfortable small pub feel.
The menu was the first thing that struck me as amazing. It has a large variety of foods to choose from, which includes an English section, from which I ordered the Shepherd's pie. It was an enormous portion and was it ever delicious! I couldn't even finish it. I wish I had the rest of it now...
As for beers, I started off with their Red Bird Mild. Now, I really like English ales, and within minutes, the Red Bird Mild became an instant favorite. It pains me that I now have to go to Indianapolis to get one of my favorites. I followed that with the cask Best Bitter. WOW, another one knocked out of the park! My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed pints of this, along with shbobdb, who joined us. I finished with the cask Porter, which I immediately decided was one of my favorite porters, if not overall favorite.
Personally, I think the value is great. It's not exactly cheap, but you get *quality*, as such I think it is very reasonable.
The overall quality of the place and the experience was outstanding. The service was good, the food was great, the beers PHENOMENAL and at the right price.
If I lived in Indianapolis, I'd go to Broad Ripple Brewpub at least once per week.
07-06-2007 15:00:29 | More by jdoolin
4.44/5 rDev +10.7%
We stopped at BRBP after dinner at Brugge down the street. What a delight this place was! We bellied up to the bar easily in what was a rather crowded restaurant.
The fella pouring beers was REALLY working the taps on this busy saturday night. I chose the best bitter on cask (by recommendation of a local we began chatting with) and wow! was this a great choice! I had two. Another nice local even bought us a round because he wanted to introduce us to the Pale Ale which, days later, I can still recall the fantastic hop aroma!
The atmosphere, mixed clientele of locals and out of towners on this race weekend, and great beers make BRBP a must stop if you are ever in this quaint artsy district.
06-20-2007 03:37:54 | More by harkjohnny
4.38/5 rDev +9.2%
From February 2008.
This was a great find on a recommendation I received during the tour of another brewpub. I only had 4 days in Indy for a work trip, but was able to visit this location twice in that time. The atmosphere was heavy wood, english pub style, and a little dated, but during the summer they open up the windows and have sidewalk cafe atmosphere. The vegetarian food was excellent; we had the Vegan Shepherd Pie, and baked falafel sandwich.
On the beer side, we had several pints of the 2006 Ankle Biter Barley Wine, which was well aged, malty buterscotch nose, a warm alcohol feel, and clean floral hop finish that went down much too easy. Also had The Monon Porter, which was not as interesting as the Ankle Biter, but was a good beer in its own.
Service was slowish, but fit the casual mood of the place. Also, it seemed like the more beer I drank, the better the service became. Not sure what that means ;)
04-28-2008 19:57:03 | More by parrothead2004
4.38/5 rDev +9.2%
The Broad Ripple Brew Pub is hard to beat, all things considered, when compared to any spot I've been; the totality of the place is awesome. The atmosphere is authentically British, it is a dimly lit, cavernous structure of meandering catacombs lined with bars, barkeeps, and chairs and tables. Growler fills are available from the friendly staff, as are a host of beers of stock styles, and some phenomenal cask conditioned offerings. The house beer is all I have had, save for a delicious Sun King IPA that someone was mistakenly served and was subsequently refused by patron, later re-gifted to me. The food is very good British pub food; authentic, with roughly 50% being traditional Brit pub cuisine, 25% being vegan fare, and 25% being curries. I had a veg shepherd's pie; super delicious. I am quite impressed with this place.
05-12-2011 07:57:27 | More by ktrillionaire
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
I am a big fan of the BRBP. I have been going there for years and will continue to go there for years to come.
I like the laid back atmosphere of the place, the leisurely appreciation of time that staff has, and the beer is pretty damn good as well. They always have two things on cask and 4 to 6 house beers on top of that. If you they have the Monon cask porter make sure to order a glass of that.
The menu is pub fare, but it is really well done and has many options for vegetarians (my wife is a vegetarian) but they also have scotch egg pizza for us carnivores, and you can't go wrong with that.
My only complaint with BRBP is that I am now older and I don't like going there on a Friday or Saturday night because it gets very crowded with the younger college crowd. They take away from my beer drinking relaxing atmosphere, but that is because I am getting old and cranky. This is still a for sure can't miss in town.
01-20-2010 17:37:19 | More by TheodorHerzl
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
Best IPA in the country. I drive hundreds of miles out of my way just to inhale those hops. Great pub food. Try the scotch eggs. They're the best I've had in the US. The scottish ale is also very good (when in season). If you like berets, clove cigarettes and smokey establishments (okay, you can sit outside if you don't like smokey establishments) - this is the place!
09-26-2003 16:43:45 | More by Dutchman
4.33/5 rDev +8%
Visited the brew pub for the first time last night with my wife, we arrived about six o'clock and opted to be sat inside. The outside seating area is a large L-shaped covered patio with ample seating. Once inside, there is an olde-world English style pub feel about the place. Metallic-motif ceiling decorations and varnished hardwood details are the most notable interior accents. Windows near the small L-shaped bar showcase the brewing quarters. The bar itself is small, might seat seven or eight patrons give or take. Very cozy and comfortable feel about the whole place, ample interior seating sprawls across the wall as you enter to the right of the bar.
Service was quite helpful and informative in introducing their beer and food selection to my wife and I. Beers available on draught were the Lawnmower Pale Ale, IPA, ESB, Red Bird Mild, Pilsener, and their Wheat beer. They also had their cask ale selections of Monon Porter and Diving Duck Brown served through authentic hand-pulled beer engines. A 22oz. Imperial Pint will run you about $4, I tried the IPA and the Pilsener, my wife tried the Lawnmower Pale and their wheat. I thoroughly enjoyed sampling all four beers, and I was most impressed by their IPA and the Lawnmower.
As far as the food is concerned, great range of different food selections that didn't make ordering easy. The menu ranges from typical English pub fare like fish and chips to thai-influenced pasta dishes to pizza. We started off with the soft pretzel appetizer with the beer cheese crock, which is very good. For entrees, I selected their Peanut Sesame Chicken Pasta, which was absolutely delicious, hot and spicy and a generous portion for $13.75. My wife ordered the Drunken Tortellini, a five-cheese blend tortellini in a homemade vodka sauce which was also very good.
For the four beers and two entrees and an appetizer, the final damages were around $51 minus the tip. Considering the high quality beer and food and given the higher-priced area that Broad Ripple has become I found the brew pub to be a relative value as I have spent similar amounts in the surrounding area for cheaper beers and less enjoyable food.
Overall, I found the Broad Ripple Brew Pub to be a great place to hang out and enjoy some great beers hand crafted in the Indianapolis area with an English pub influenced atmosphere that I already look forward to visiting again. Highly recommend stopping in and checking the place out if you're in the area.
08-27-2006 20:19:26 | More by danielocean03
Broad Ripple Brew Pub in Indianapolis, IN
90 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.