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Lafayette Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.62/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
40
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
178
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
86
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
55
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
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Lafayette Brewing Co.Lafayette Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

622 Main Street
Lafayette, Indiana, 47901
United States

(765) 742-2591 | map
www.lafayettebrewingco.com

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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by jamescain:
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3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The atmosphere varies depending on the night. Some nights they have live shows upstairs and if you happen to be there before the show you are treated to the wonderful melody of sound checks. If it wasn't for that it would probably have been more enjoyable.

The food is decent, better than most places you would find in Lafayette, IN. I had the jerked chicken sandwich which was tasty and my girlfriend had the blue cheese bison burger. Her burger was more so a blue cheese burger than a bison burger.

The service is not the best. The waitress we had honestly was not that knowledgeable about what they served. My girlfriend asked her about how the oatmeal stout was and her answer was "its a dark beer." Thanks.

Their selection was about 6 beers, none of which are really all that outstanding.

It was not that expensive, but for Lafayette, IN it was a little pricy. In my 4 years at Purdue I only went there once.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.46/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Tall ceilings, in a historic building. Sandwich was decent, beer average, or better. Local vibe. Parking a bit difficult. I need to visit again to see more beer selection.

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Photo of PUbeer
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you're seeking a sports bar, this is not the place for you (go to DT Kirby's for that, folks). Comparatively quiet and laid back, there is only one TV but 15 taps and an excellent food menu whose quality rivals that of the beer for which most come.

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Photo of JDoHo
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Moun10
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
4.72/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of Clumsy
2.24/5  rDev -40.4%

Photo of BriaCloette
5/5  rDev +33%

Everything you need in a brewery. Excellent selection of beers, none of which I've ever been disappointed by. Delicious food that doesn't cost too much. The bar has great atmosphere. This place has become the gold-standard for me - hence the 5.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of scerbin
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The finished wood atmosphere flowing through this spacious restaurant/brewery really ended up being the most impressive part of our visit. There's a nice & inviting feeling about this place.

The quality of both their food and beer, however, were just a tad of a letdown. I can't say anything too harsh or negative because I did overall enjoy the Eighty-Five IPA that I drank, and the Fish & Chips were adequate, but I was expecting more.

The waiters that interacted with us during our visit were very friendly and helpful.

The selection of beers wasn't anything special, and there was simply no offering for lovers of higher ABV beers.

I like this place alright, but I didn't love it like I wanted to.

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Photo of Jason417
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This is a casual, laid back brew pub, with no pretense or airs. All are welcome, all feel welcome. There is a large bar area with good seating and wide open views of the bar and the large screen TVs. The restaurant seating is spacious and can accommodate parties from 2 to 50. There is a good view of the brewing kettles and collegiate/olde tyme decor on the walls.

The food is simply prepared but excellent in both quality and value. Wednesdays are typically discount pint night, and nightly specials keep most menu items under $10. There is a good selection of food to choose from, from typical Irish pub fare to more cross-cultural items. The kitchen usually has fresh fish specials, as well as creative meals only available once a week.

You simply must have the onion rings. The largest, best battered rings I have ever personally witnessed. One basket will feed two easily, three comfortably, four if two are dieting. At last glance, the menu item was $4.50.

The fish and chips are equally impressive. Shepherd's Pie is well done, as well as the buffalo burgers, wraps, and soups.

I recommend sitting in the window, better for people watching.

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Photo of GJ40
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I stopped by while traveling to Chicago.

It's in a nice historic area of West Lafayette not far from Purdue University. The interior is fairly traditional pub decor with low light, good space and a comfortable atmosphere.

The beer was decent. I had a pale ale and a scottish ale. Both had a real cask like feel which I like but may not be for everyone. Great 20oz tulip glasses.

The food is good. We had a couple of apps, the pub burger and the brisket sandwich. There were no disappointments. The service was good.

The reviews for LB seem varied. I thought it was pretty good but not remarkable.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Lafayette Brewing Company is a cavernous place broken up by a mock wall that separates the bar from the general dining area. Food was decent but nothing unusual or outstanding. Mostly American-style food.Definitely cheerful and very good service from Kait. Biggest disappointment was the second floor where a band or DJ was playing - the bass music was so loud that you could barely hear the piped in music in the bar area. Very distracting. Only two beers available in bombers at the time I was there.

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Photo of bozodogbreath
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in at the LBC for lunch with my wife and son right after noon on a Sunday. One of my son's professors talks up the fish and chips so we thought we would give them a try. The dining area was wide open when we arrived but began to fill as we were nearing the end of our lunch.

They were playing Led Zepplin I when we arrived and Bruce Cockburn's Stealing Fire when we left. Gotta love some classic rock with lunch!

I was impressed with our waiter's understanding of the available beers on tap. It was obvious he had an understanding of hops and malts.

We thoroughly enjoyed the fish and chips with waffle fries and cole slaw. I also enjoyed a pint of their Scotish Ale.

We will certainly make our way back to the LBC in the coming months.

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Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette, IN
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.