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Crown Brewing

Not Rated.
Crown BrewingCrown Brewing
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
46 Beers
54 Reviews
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 24
Visits: 52
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

211 S. East Street
Crown Point, Indiana, 46307
United States
phone: (219) 663-4545

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Notes:
Place added by: jlh8643 on 06-28-2008

Growlers to-go Monday thru Saturday.
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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 52
Reviews by mynie:
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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Cute joint. I'm honestly surprised to see that it has over a dozen reviews, since it's not close to very much, exists off the beaten beer trail, and it's really small and inconspicuous.

It's about 5 minutes off of 65. There's various hop vines growing outside, replete with little placards telling the names of each hop variety and giving a brief description of its characteristics. I took this to be a very good sign--like, hey, this must really be a beer-lover's brewpub, if they're actually taking the time to try and educate their clientele. At the very least, it's a sign at they're not the kind of brew-from-kit place, where everything aside from the IPA is described as being "kinda like Guinness" and, really, the beer was just a restaurant owner's gimmicky afterthought. At the very best, this could be some kind of hidden beer gem, overshadowed by FFF and Flossmoor.

Turns out it was somewhere in between. There were 6 styles on tap and 3 of them catered to the non-BA crowd, including a light, a golden, and blueberry beer. "Gotta have something for the ladies," the bartender said. And while I agree--and while I'd never dismiss those beers--such a selection establishes this place as more of a restaurant and less of a beer destination.

But, really, not bad. It's in an old building, and the decor of the bar area is more like an apartment than a normal bar--it's like you're in the livingroom of someone who makes 100k/year: Track lighting, expensive, clean gimcracks, and comfortable furniture. There's some John Dillinger memorabilia on the wall, which serves as a cute and decisively bourgeois attempt at edginess.

All the beers came in 3 sizes, including a 9 oz, which was great for reviewing purposes. At first I thought that was meant to appeal to tickers such as myself, but no--no, not at all. This is a restaurant, serving a wide variety of people (some of whom probably don't care for beer), and so they just happen to have a wide variety of sizes.

The bartender was friendly, the brewmaster as accessible, and the bar itself is attached to a pizza place. The beer itself was decidedly okay. Combine all that with the location and relaxed vibe and you get a place that's very much a neighborhood bar/restaurant, despite its middlebrow pretensions. (2,278 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of fredmugs
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of cducap
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1.25

Photo of RJNUNEZ
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of nateplants
4.7/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

My hometown brewery where I've spent countless hours at this place. Food is excellent especially the pizza. Beer is amazing too. Highly recommended, a hidden gem! (162 characters)

Photo of chillin
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of graham3727
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

A cool little bar in an old building that has a small bartop with 6-8 seats and 4-5 tables crammed in the main area. A small-ish TV above the bar that shows whatever they want, typically Chicago sports if on. Around the corner in the bar are big windows that show the brewing equipment and another 5 or 6 tables. Attached to the bar is a pizza joint that is much larger and has much more seating and, suprise suprise, all the beers of the brewery are available. They have some beers that are always available, the Crown brown, blue, cream , etc. and they always have a choice of seasonals, and there are some guest bottles and a few wine choices as well. The food menu is pretty diverse, of course the pizza is available and while I havn't tried it personally it always looks and smells very good, thin crust style. There are sandwiches and wraps, some pasta choices, and a many deep fried "bar food" style options to pick at while hanging out. The place on friday and saturday nights is fun and loud, go on a saturday or sunday afternoon if you want to go in and have a more intimate, quiet experience with other beer lovers. They're very good about giving samples of things before making your decision and there is seemingly always a knowledable patron around to chat with as this place has some die hard followers. (1,325 characters)

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Cool taproom in the historic district of Crown Point. They had some history on the walls about the brewery when it first opened in 1895. Their selection of beers was awesome and the service was good. (199 characters)

Photo of Vincea
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of jhab27
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Seeker_11
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Emtcraftbeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of danoble1
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DRush11
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

It's the best brewery just off the square in crown point,in ..if you don't mind it being connected to a very kid friendly pizza place your in luck ,you've found utopia !! Beers are okish .the industrial and squatch are my favs ,they've been know to have 18th street as a guest beer .so when that happens u should stop ! Pizza next door is vg . (344 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kleksbrew7
4.5/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Over all a nice place to go. Just recently added more taps so there is a nice mix at all times. Beer is spot on good stuff.
The staff is approachable and kindley. I frequent this place often as i live 3 min away. The food could be better but I am pretty sure that they are separate companies and Crown brewing does not have control over the food. The bar is not large but they have a patio that is a decent size in the warm months. Definitely a nice addition to the many breweries in north west indiana. (504 characters)

Photo of mrjmann
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Crown Brewing in Crown Point, IN
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.