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Lafayette Brewing Co.

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Lafayette Brewing Co.Lafayette Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
28 Beers
156 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 17.55%
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Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

622 Main Street
Lafayette, Indiana, 47901
United States
phone: (765) 742-2591

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. Food selection was ok, a lot in the line of what I like to call traditional Indiana food. Burgers, chicken, BBQ pork, and the usual line up of salads and sandwiches. Fish and chips and some more pub-type food was there too.

Beer selection wasn't huge, but the quality of my brew was good. I only had a pint of their Black Angus Oatmeal Stout. Pretty darn good.

Beer prices were ok, but the food prices were pretty good. Growler $4, fill $9, with specials on different days of the week for fills also. They offer a 1-liter growler also, which I had never seen before.

Overall, I'm going back and recommending this to friends. It's a good place to just go and relax without needing to get dressed up, but still can count as a nice meal too.

Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I started going to Lafayette Brewing Co before we started home brewing and before we started our appreciation for craft beer.

Through the years we've changed in our food tastes (from fish and chips to their lighter dinner salads/entrees) and our beer tastes (from "grab us something" to "Any cask conditioned beers today?"). We've watched the kitchen staff change, and the people working on brewing their beer change.

I've brought the kitchen staff loads of candy on Halloween. I've bonded with waitstaff about things as diverse as online games, big weird dogs and dealing with other customers. I've seen the same core waitstaff there for years, which is exceptional in such a fluid industry.

So, where I'm going with this is that, I can't be neutral about LBC. Though our experiences and memories associated with a place always color our reviews, I'm REALLY not neutral in this case.

The beer is good to very good - I prefer maltier beers generally and theirs don't disappoint. The opening of People's Brewing Company in town really upped their beer selections, I think they're branching out and their recent beers (Oatis Brown, the Bumpyface agave beer) have been excellent.

The food perception depends on what you like and how you like to eat. I avoid a lot of wheat, and fat/fried things - so there's not always a lot here for me. That being said, I always find something that I want, and always enjoy it muchly. =) Their smoked meats are exceptionally good, as are almost all of their soups. Two things that are so easy to mess up.

On Thursdays they sometimes have their upstairs open and have their pizza. Their pizza is *quite* good. If you happen to arrive when there is a show upstairs, generally it's an interesting band that offers something different. Go see them. =)

If you are looking for good, and very well respected beers along with good food and some interesting conversation, head to Lafayette Brewing Company.

Photo of mrnasty
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Been here a few times. First beer I had there was the Prophet's Rock Pale Ale. I really enjoyed. Also had the Tippecanoe Common Ale and the Eighty-Five. Really enjoyed all of them. I love going to this place because they are one of just a couple places in central Indiana where I can get my favorite appetizer, scotch eggs. I usually get those and the fish and chips and am never disappointed. Never heard a complaint about the food. Its a great place to hang out with friends and chat with a good brew. Definately recommend.

Photo of jamescain
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.

Photo of cnally
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here as a middle point in picking up my son from a weekend with the grandparents.

The atmosphere is a hit and a miss at the same time. The carpeting is god awful and tables and chairs are pizzeria worthy. I enjoyed the feel of the bar area with its wood grain and old-style taps.

The beers left me neither underwhelmed or excited. We had Oatmeal Stout (decent), Common Ale (OK), Eighty-Five (Good), Bitter (Good), and Scottish Ale (OK). All beers seemed undercarbonated and watery. There were some genuinely good aspects to each of them, but there were lots of critical misfirings keeping them from making me want to return.

Our server was knowledgeable enough and very attentive, and the bartender seemed like he knew what he was talking about (while seemingly disinterested in making conversation). I spoke with one of the brewers and he gave me a good rundown of the specs and ins and outs of their process. Service ended up being the highlight.

Better drink their beers, there ain't much else, and the food was fairly average. We had burgers and fish and chips which were a notch above average, and wings and french onion soup which were pretty meh. Their onion rings are amazing. Hands down, some of the best I've ever had.

Prices were right and appetizers were two-for-one, but I get this nagging feeling I won't be craving their beer anytime soon.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

I stopped in here for some dinner and drinks. It was a Friday night, but Spring Break had just started so the place was half-full (I assume that's why it was half-full). Six of us went up to the bar, empty save one other person, and waited five minutes for the bartender to ask up what we wanted. We ordered beers and found a table hoping for better service from the server. The server was excellent. That is what saved the "service" rating. She was very familiar with the beers and menu and gave good recommendations.
Between the six of us we ordered the stout, common ale, and porter. Unanimously we all thought the beers did not taste that great. Odd flavors in the porter (though it was served in a snifter) and the stout and common ale tasted watered down and weak.
The food was okay. I had Barvarian Nuggets. Unique and tasty. My friends that had the burgers said they were average.
Prices were normal for the area. The atmosphere was promising but lacked the customers at the time.
I honesty hope to never find myself in West Lafayette again but if I am I'll find somewhere else to get dinner and drinks.

Photo of treepaul
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I stopped by the LBC on a Colts Game Sunday for lunch and was pleased to find the place pretty quiet so I grabbed a seat at the fair sized copper topped bar. Being a bit off my usual beer sampling game for lack of my usual compardre I failed to do a sample flight before jumping into lunch, but was quite pleased with the bartender's suggestion of the "Eighty-Five" - so named for it's tasty 85 IBUs. The fish and chips platter (the meal that I usually fall back on when comparing pub grub) was excellent and substantial.

The LBC was a very pleasant surprise with a comfortable laid back atmosphere. If the LBC had been around while I was at Purdue I could have skipped a few trips to the campus meat market bars.

My only complaint is in the selection catagory. I am a strong advocate of drinking the house brews, but for a place to become a favorite for me it needs to have some depth. I love to walk into a brewpub and see a strong selection of "guest beers." It is a sign that the proprietor appreciates good beer and even better, thinks that their product can stand up to a little competition and it usually does.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I drive by Lafayette, IN on the way form Cincinnati to Chicago and finally worked out a trip were I could stay the night in Lafayette and enjoy Lafayette Brewing.

A brewpub located in a historic building in a historic downtown city center should equal more than this. I was a bit let down with the run down nature of the interior. I guess just a matter of expectations and I prefer this over something in a suburban strip mall.

My visit was around 9:30 pm on a Wednesday. LBC was the heartbeat of downtown Lafayette on this night. Not much else around.

The beer list was uninspiring. I struggled between the wit and the pale and went with the pale. Turned out to be pedestrian with a malt profile that made it hard to distinguish hop character.

I ordered the BLT which was good. The service was also attentive and the floor manager was the hardest working guy in town.

A good place that's worth a visit and worth supporting local, independent brewers.

Photo of pwoods
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've stopped here a few times on the way to DLD. I've enjoyed myself each time but we'll probably be looking for someplace else next time. It'd be a great local place, especially for a casaul lunch or dinner, but if you're just passing through, once you've been there then you've been there... if that makes sense. The atmosphere is nice. Lots of wood and a big bar. They only serve their own beers, which financially makes sense for them, but maybe a couple Indy locals would be nice. They keep 8 or so beers on tap and always a cask. Their 85 is pretty decent and I've had a couple others that were good. Nothing really great, though. Service has always been good and knowledgeable. The food is pretty good, but again, nothing great. I did like the huge pile of fish and chips I had last time. Prices are fine.

Photo of manahansf
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The LBC is a great place to eat. It has great food and is a very open building with view of the brewing equipment from every seat. The bar is also very cozy. However, as a snob, I rarely care about the quality of food and atmosphere even close to the amount I focus on the brew. And this is where the LBC loses my interest. The beers are ok, mostly watery and light with little if any complexity. Also, they should check their draft lines or the sanitization of their brew equipment because every beer has a slight smokey flavor. Actually its not very slight, its like drinking a Rauchbeir. On a positive note their Eighty-Five APA is actually pretty good.

Photo of mynie
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you haven't read my review of the Black Sparrow (which you probably haven't, since it's not up yet), you'd know about my ambivalence towards boozeries that make me in any way self-conscious. Even if they make me positively self-conscious, like "hey I sure am a swell kinda guy," that still involves comparing myself to others, judging my worth as a human being against other people. That makes me feel dirty. And it can be very easily turned around, too. Especially in a place as baldly image conscious as the Sparrow. Right now I might be okay, but what if looking like a libertarian or having a rat tail becomes the next big thing and I'm left behind? What then, huh? So... so many worries. Enough to drive a man to booze.

Usually I prefer a proud lack of metacognizance and all the complications it entails. A place that genuinely does not give a fuck about it's image. And I don't mean they meticulously mess up their hair in a certain way to exude a sense of not caring, or that they're so self-certain and proud of these days of wine and daterape that they never think to care. I'm talking about a place that's maybe been a little insecure in the past but whatever, man. You get over that kind of stuff. Just come on in and drink.

The vibe is wonderful. It's reminiscent of Town Hall in Minneapolis, it's so happily laid back. They don't bounce up and down and give you a hug when you come in, but come on you know you're better than that. Places that treat you like that are welcoming in the same way that strippers are into you. This place is more like a cute, cool girl you sometimes hang out with. She might not flirt with you at first but she's always nice and, well, if she ever *does* seem interested you'll know it's genuine.

The beer is rock solid. Nothing's blown me away but sometimes not getting blown is just...that's a horrible metaphor. I do wish something here was exceptional. But, really, I've had nearly everything on tap and not a one of them has had a single off node and that's rare for a brewpub. British styles are subdued.

Service is friendly and prompt. The food is maybe a little above average for a brewpub. Happy to say they have a full vegetarian section.

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +33%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I'm a Purdue graduate. Whenever I visit, I come to LBC for their Piper's Pride Scotch Ale with a side of Scotch Eggs. The beers are terrific. I recommend getting a beer sampler before you commit to a pint.

This place is near and dear to my heart especially when I reminisce of the times I came here for Dollar Pint Night with my college friends. It used to be Wednesday nights; I'm not sure if they still run the promotion.

To me, LBC is a piece of PUrdue/Lafayette history on the same level as Harry's Chocolate Shop.

I only wish I could buy a fresh growler of LBC beer where I live in Florida.

Photo of engisch
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I was really looking forward to stepping into this place and Chumley's as they were the only bars that seemed to be worth visiting in the area after speaking to some students from Purdue. After walking into several places, LBC and Chumley's were the only worth while stops that we visited.

As we were walking in, we did not feel very welcomed as the staff seemed to be irritated that we had such a large group. Being that I was looking forward to this visit and being the driver for dinner earlier, I was probably the only one to not have several drinks before arriving. That being said, they refused to serve us until everyone sat, which was poor being that we basically had a separate room and were not bothering anyone. The reason was that they wanted assigned seats that they could keep everyones tab straight because they assumed most of the group was going to be bad at splitting the bill. We caused much confusion as we were basically here for conversation and beer, so we constantly were changing seats around the table.

There beer was good, although I feel that they probably were hit hard by the hops shortage, as most of the beers tasted like they has very similar American hops. There sampler allowed many of us to get a sample of most of there beers, which then allowed us to have a few pints of our favorites.

For food, pretty much all I had was fries with cheese and bacon (no it's not on the menu, but they made them) They actually melted real cheese on them, and they came out very tastey as a snack with my beers.

Aside from the staff seeming a little upset with the large group and not hidding that very well, I would have to say this would be a place that is definately worth visiting if in town. I would recommend not taking a group larger than 6-8 (we had about 12-15 on a weeknight), to avoid the staff from feeling overwelmed and grumpy. The food seems like this would be a great place to have dinner with some friends. Goto LBC for dinner and goto Chumley's for socializing after dinner.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Me and a pal stopped in here Friday, the day before Dark Lord Day, to have lunch and buy a few growlers for the tasting tables.

There are a few seating areas, the one to the right has a big screen TV so we sat at the bar in that area. The length of the bar top is covered with a layer of hand-tooled copper, very classy.

The menu is printed on newsprint. The brewmaster's special, a dry irish stout I think, was tempting, but I was there to check out the Tippecanoe and the Eighty-Five. I ordered a Tip and a pulled pork sandwich with kettle chips.

It was a slow Friday mid-afternoon, less than ten people in there, so the barkeep was more available than he might otherwise be during the legit lunch period. No matter, we chatted a bit, he was a good guy. I asked for a sample of 85 (so named for it's IBU rating) and promptly received one. I also received a one dollar and change addition to the bill for the request. I imagine Indiana law states no free samples 'cause Rock Bottom in Cincinnati pours 'em for free. Heckuva good sample though.

I saw the brewmaster come out from behind the bar, I recognized him from the web site and shoulda said something but didn't. Next time I'll speak up and let the guy know he brews some kick ass brews.

The food arrived promptly, and was devoured in haste, it was good eats. Though I would have loved to stay and sample a few more pints worth of brew, we had to be on the road in good shape, so we got Tippecanoe and Oatmeal Stout growlers to go. An ideal place to divert to if you're heading to the Chicago area anywhere southeast of Indy. It's only a 15 minute diversion from the Cincinnati-Chicago route, very doable.

Photo of TheBierBand
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went to Lafayette Brewing Co. while in Lafayette on business. This place is VERY GOOD. Our party of 5 arrived at about 10PM on a Wednesday evening. The place had a decent crowd for a weeknight. This is a wide open place... pretty big. It's in a historic building. PThe decor was lots of wood paneling and the had thousands of different beer coasters lining the walls. The parking lot was right across the street (VERY convenient!).

I had three different beers and an appetizer.... all were excellent and reasonably priced. Otheres in my party also enjoyed the food and beer selection and commented on how reasonable the prices were.

Service was top notch! Our waitress was Jenny. She was very attentive and personable. And she enlisted the help of others to make sure that our glasses were never empty and that we were never in need of anything.

Selection of beers was 10 available on tap and the food selection for 10PM on a weeknight was phenomenal.

I had the Scotch Eggs, a traditional Scottish pub appetizer (hard boiled eggs coated with ground pork sausage then breaded and deep fried and searved with a dipping sauce).... They were GREAT. My other colleagues had chicken wings and Reuben Sandwiches.... they all commented on how great they were.

Overall: a great place to go for some good beer and food...RECOMMENDED!

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

I have visited the LBC several times and typically make sure I remember my growler to have it refilled. Lots of space in the downstairs and upstairs, although I believe the upstairs only opens later in the day. The ceilings downstairs must be about 18'. Lots of space to sit - tables, bar.

The food is better than your typical pub fare. I get the reuben when I go in.

As for beer, I stick with '85'. It's called this because it has 85 IBUs, and I believe it lives up to its name. I have my growler filled with this when I go. Also the Tippecanoe Common is a good APA, and their East Side Bitter is good as well.

I've tried about every beer of theirs that I can get my hands on but I stick with the above three. I wish they would bottle.

Upstairs is nice as there are games to play and another bar. If there is live music, this is where it would be. Last I heard 'Drinking Liberally' holds their meetings here.

Photo of aforbes10
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We stopped here for dinner last Friday on our way to our weekend campsite. It's a pretty big place, which is good because it was fairly busy. Got a table immediately, near the bar and were given our menus, which are made up to look like newspapers, "advertising" their beers and food. Waiter arrived quickly and took drink orders and we got some Oatmeal Stout, which was served around RT and muct have been on Firkin or something because it was only shallowly carbonated (but tasty). I also had a Barleywine later in the evening which was very good and another person in our party had the IPA on cask and that was good too. For food, we got a veggie and cheese platter and scotch eggs to start and then each of us got a different burger for a meal. All the food was good, except for the pub chips that came with everything and were overly crispy and not particularly flavorful. Overall, a nice place with a large selection of beer on tap. they offer growlers of everything and sixers of the regulars.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by here recently on a 600 mile round trip journey that took me down to New Albany, IN and back in the course of one day! This was the first stop on that journey and quite a nice one at that. My trusty GPS got me to this downtown Lafayette brewpub and the big green awning made it easy to spot from the road. Upon entering you can see this is a fairly large place with lots of restaurant seating with both booths and tables. Follow through to the right and you'll find the bar where I took my spot at.

The bar is very cool with a copper top to it that looks like it's been there quite some time but adds a great charm. There's about 8 hanging signs with each different brew above the bar, from a common to a oatmeal stout to a pale ale and most everything in between. They also have a cask offering that was an IPA when I was there. It was tasty and served at the perfect temperature. The best part was the vintage barleywine that was only $2.50 a half pint at the time and very tasty.

Me and Dave split a veggie and cheese platter that was very substantial and only cost a mere $5.00. It made a great start to the day and got some food in me to soak up the rest of the days drinking. Overall, this was a really enjoyable place and I would definetly stop by again if I find myself in the area. Our bartenders never let our glass of water or beer go empty for more than a few seconds. Great service overall. Check the Common and the Oatmeal Stout that are in six packs to go now as well!

Photo of BertSugar
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

An long time anchor for downtown Lafayette revitalization (as many brewpubs are), LBC is a large storefront with ample bar and restauraunt seating. It's easily accessible from any direction when you're in the area. A nice long bar makes it inviting to sit there, as do the friendly bartenders. I can usually only stop by during the day, so I'm not sure how full of Purdue students it gets in the evening.

The selection does not rotate that much, but the usuals are still pretty good. Middle of the road Scottish; a now expectedly hoppy Common Ale in the aggressive Amercican style; a puckeringly bitter "85" (not much body and I'm not sure what it's supposed to be), and some other pale styles for beginners. When I was there, they were serving a rather subdued and tonally flat IPA and a barley wine from cask.

The food is generally on the very good end of expected pub fare. Try a wrap, a burger, or a buffalo burger ( a nice lean and flavorful treat). The vingary-sweet pulled pork is served on a cool cornbready-type thing. Very good and not expensive at all.

I always like coming in here for some of the better beers you'll find in central Indiana and some nice folks. It's worth a stop if you have business at Purdue or are on a beer expedition in Lafayette.

Photo of a10t2
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

LBC is one of the better places in Lafayette to have a beer. At any given time there are about eight of their brews on tap, including one served cask-conditioned (frequently an IPA). Pretty unusual for a bar in my experience, they serve the beers at a reasonable temperature (e.g. above 32°F). The service is always good, and if you can find a seat at the bar you may very well be able to start up a conversation about beer with the bartender and/or your neighbors. My only real complaint is that the selection doesn't very often rotate away from the "safe" offerings. They are all quality brews, but I'd like to see a brewery offer a few more temporary selections.

Photo of orsulacp
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I stopped in here on a recent business trip. There is alot of open space, plenty of tables and a decent sized bar, there is an upstairs game room too. I sat at the bar and had the cask IPA, the best beer I tried, and a burger. I also got to try the common beer, good smell, ok taste, the scotch ale, not much going on with that one, and the barley wine. The burger was very good and it was cooked exactly right, so no complaints there. The service was good at the bar and the menu had the typical pub fare. The bill for 4 beers and the burger was ~20. Absolutely worth the stop if you are near Lafayette.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Made the point of stopping here on a recent roadtrip. What a pleasant surprise. It's a very nice brewery near the Purdue campus.
Nice atmosphere inside the brewery. We sat at the bar and had a couple of pints. On Wednesdays they have very good drink specials, $2.50/pint. Both the service and selection were very good. We parked directly in front of the building on the street, but I didn't see any adjacent parking lots.
The beers here are very good. I had their Oatmeal Stout and their IPA. Both were very solid.
If this place were closer to my home I would frequent it very often. If passing through the area it is a must stop.

Photo of jpthemer91
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I visited the Lafeyette Brewing Company with my dad and brother one Monday afternoon this last summer and was pleasantly suprised. Being from the Chicago area and used to a large number of good brew pubs and restaurants. The atmosphere brought me back to my college days being that Lafayettte is a college town but was surprised because it is no where near Purdue campus. The beer was very good we had serveral samplers being there was three of us.
The have a wonderful selection and the bartender was very knoledgeable about all of them.
If you ever have a chance to visit get the Scotch Eggs with onre of there stout selections.
Overall this was a very good experience with good beer, service and food. Hard to beat!

Photo of beveritt
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by the Lafayette Brewing Company to share a pint with some friends from work. The bar area is a little eclectic in its mix of breweriana, chile lights, and gargoyles; but it is comfortable. I like the long copper bar.

The selection if brews is nice for a small brewpub. At any given time they have 10 or so beers on tap. Today they had 2 cask conditioned ales. Not bad for a little Indiana town.

The service is always great. I have been there several times and everyone has been friendly and helpful. Today was kind of slow, so we got a little more facetime with the bar-tender, and she knew her stuff when it came to beer. A lot of brewpubs/beer-bars I have been in the staff knows little to nothing about what they have.

Prices are reasonable. My cask-conditioned strong ale was $4 and change. My friend picked up a 64 oz growler of Oatmeal Stout for $12.

All in all, a nice place to visit. No smoking until 9PM, so you can actually taste your beer and food. Family friendly during the day/evening, haven't been there at night.

Edit: Sept 30, 2006. Actually ate soem of the food today at LBC. It was very good. The menu is above and beyond what I would call "pub fare" with some very fine entrees. Usually you find a brewpub that does one thing well or both mediocre. LBC does the food and the beer right!

Photo of monkeytoe
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The main dining room of the Lafayette Brewing Co. has a nice, clubby, tavern feel with lots of dark wood. You can look in on the brewing gear as you sit down to lunch and a pint. (I haven't been to the second floor, yet. I will update when I do.)

All of the beers that I have enjoyed at LBC have been at least good and some have been excellent. Since I normally walk to the brewpub, I always forget to make notes on the brews. I will remedy this on future visits.

Service has ranged from excellent to average, averaging out to consistently good with the occasional peak and valley.

There are always more beers available than I can conceivably have since I normally have to head back to work after I leave.

The food is normally top-notch: fresh, flavorful and a nice variety to choose from.

All in all a nice place that, very nicely, is within walking distance for me. Other than being disappointingly closed on Mondays, the Lafayette Brewing Company is one of my favorite places in Indiana.

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Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette, IN
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.