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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mynie:
4.2/5 rDev -3.9%
This place has been open for two years and is less than a ten minute drive from the Three Floyds, but somehow I've never heard of it, just happened upon it while tooling aimlessly through northwest Indiana.
The outside of the joint is especially nondescript, and I told my friend that there was no way the inside of the place could live up to its name. Most likely it would be one of those semi-beer literate poseur bars that cater to tubby suburban types, the sort of place where officeworkers stop for a couple pints of Harp before having to go home to their cold wives and fat children.
We were wrong. The place was adorable. Very dark, with murals all along the walls, a wonderfully un-hip, blue collar clientele, and live concert blu-rays playing above the bar (some blues, then Cheap Trick doing Sgt Pepper in its entirety). Very friendly and completely unpretentious: exactly what I like in my beer bars.
The selection was great and varied. Some harder to find regionals, some midwest staples, some big, some small, some hoppy, some sessionable. Everything was reasonably priced, too, and tickers will be pleased to know most of the beers were offered in small sizes.
There's not much else to say, because there's not much to this place--and that's the glorious point. This isn't a beer mecca where you have to wait in a line for a half hour to get in (and then pay out the ass once you're there). It's just a nice, dark, relaxed pub where decent people go to drink great beer.
08-05-2012 20:10:50 | More by mynie
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4.65/5 rDev +6.4%
I have lived in the area for a long time and this is the place to be for craft beer lovers next to Three Floyds. The first time I went to Beer Geeks was after trying to get into Three Floyds brew pub only to be told it was an hour and a half wait. I fell in love with Beer Geeks on the spot. The feel of the place is super cool and I love how they have board games to play. Every time I am there something interesting is playing on the TVs. It has ranged from the Goonies to Black Dynamite to old horror movies. The only time I saw sports playing was a rerun of the second threepeat of the Chicago Bulls. The one point where I wasn't to happy is the music is maybe too loud for this type of bar. I feel craft beer bars are more about hanging out and talking with people. I wish the music was turned down so I could talk being too loud. The selection is great with constantly changing selection and the fact they carry mead. This is also one of the few places you will find Three Floyds specialty beers outside of the brew pub and the city of Chicago. The best thing is the prices. When this is your first craft beer bar, $5 average for a pint might seem a little pricey, but go anywhere else and its going to be closer to $6-8 average. Plus, they have plenty of $4.50 beers depending on the day. Beer Geeks is my go to bar and I am usually there once or twice a week.
07-30-2014 00:07:51 | More by NukesforGary
Beer Geeks in Highland, IN
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.