Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 93
Beer Ratings: 49,794
Beer Avg: 4.03
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 553 | Reviews: 352 | Show All Ratings:
4.79/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Ok, let's get this on the table now: This is my home away from home and I am not pretending to be unbiased. The quality and selection over the years has been unbelievably consistent. Super creative and well balanced selections across the spectrum of styles. I have had very few disappointments here and I am continually amazed at their level of creativity. Not Normal? Indeed.
I also have the luxury of sitting back and receiving great, not impeccable, service from the bartenders and servers because I take an interest in them as the decent people they are. Their "rules" make sense in that context. This place is not to everyone's taste and it's not why you come here, so don't expect corporate chain-bar robotic service. Enjoy the outstanding beer and food, and relax.
04-13-2014 15:04:16 | More by BertSugar
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
This is what you road trip for. Fortunately, I've got a sister about an hour away, so now she's on the list to visit more often ;) I'd heard the food was good too, but it still surprised me how adventurous and well done it was. They won't necessarily have your favorite on tap, the wait will be long in their tiny space, and I've heard the service isn't always fantastic (although considering the living hell they probably put up with regularly, I thought it was really pretty good).
The long and the short of it is the combination of amazing food and brew makes it my favorite brewery ever. And yes, I've made the trip to Hill Farmstead too (not to mention Alchemist before it closed). Do it. Or better yet, don't. I really don't want to wait in line any longer.
04-06-2014 03:01:31 | More by mewanderinghome
4.5/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A great place to visit. Lines for both the Pub and beer takeout but we got there close to opening and Zombie Dust cases were in stock. The food was surprisingly very good and they had a few on tap that we had never tried before. Took home two cases, two 6-packs, and 6 or 8 bombers.
04-01-2014 19:00:48 | More by seanpsu33
3.73/5 rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$
I've read many reviews on Three Floyds brewpub so I was prepared for my visit. I went on a Saturday and, like other reviewers have noted, you most certainly want to get here at 35-45 minutes before the place opens or wait around in the elements for an even longer length of time. I arrived with still 40 minutes until open time and I was able to get a table for 6 when they opened. Given that some reviews warned of bad/rude service, I can't say I was particularly put off by any of the employees. Sure, they don't have the sun shining out their butts and they're not trying to make lifelong friends with every customer, but my server was always mindful of how much delicious beer I had in my glass. The food, while certainly tasty, was a tad overpriced for my tastes - $10 for just a burger (although decadent) without sides is a bit steep. In any case, you really come here for the beer and their full tap line-up gives you a host of awesome options.
I took the short tour of the facilities, which, if you understand the basics of beer brewing, did not offer up any new enlightening facts. If nothing else, it was at least interesting to see where the famous Three Floyds is brewed. One positive of the tour is that the restaurant holds your table while you're on the tour.
Overall, I had a good time at this mecca of craft beer and I will return again someday but I am in no particular rush.
03-30-2014 17:26:39 | More by Dayman766
4.88/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Love this place. Went here the day after Dark Lord Day. Got the last glass of Dark Lord they had on tap and had a delicious burger. Nothing better than drinking delicious beer and eating delicious food while listening to Slayer in the background. Wish I lived closer.
03-22-2014 02:35:29 | More by swarthybrews
3.25/5 rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
I wish that I had read other members' reviews before heading to FFF myself so that I could have prepared myself for the experience that was. Although it was relatively brief, my visit there told me a lot about the people on staff in the brewery's client facing roles (I'd say it's pretty obvious that at least the people with the actual brewing brains, behind the scenes, know what they're doing). I will be completely honest, Three Floyd's makes some of the best quality beer that I've ever had; and it's not just one of them, its all of their beers. Sure they have their better, more popular brews within the whole selection, but the point is that they simply know how to make beer VERY well. Every beer I've had by them has been crisp, clean, and well balanced in its flavor profile (could go on here). Nonetheless, the staff at the brewery tends to be a little too high on themselves. Their demeanor is not very welcoming, something I'd consider to be pretty essential when entering into a dark, heavy metal environment that a lot of people are not exposed to very frequently. Secondly, after being directed to the store to make a to-go purchase, I found myself being served by a man and woman at the register with absolutely no emotion or urge to help out. The simple questions that my friend and I asked about certain small batch 22oz bottles available were each answered with unfriendly, uninformative retorts. Maybe these guys don't realize it, but a lot of people who are passionate about beer would love to have the job they have. I know at least if I were working at a brewery, one of my favorite parts of the job would be educating/talking with customers (or anyone really) about my beer. Taking pride in doing what you do well is respectable, but being arrogant about it is something completely different (and the latter seems to be a little commonplace at this brewery). It's the only actual flaw that I can point out about FFF at this point, but it's also one of the few things that could be the downfall of a really successful company.
One more (less frustrating) disappointment about the trip to FFF was that I saw the same small batch brew at a liquor store in Illinois for LESS than what I bought it for at the brewery! (after all costs of carry and markup....Wow! What's your secret to turning profits local liquor store???)
03-18-2014 04:09:00 | More by JonathanNelson
4.69/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
3floyds has the best beer around. They also have amazing food!! They don't have the best service in the world but it is not the worst service either. They also have a TO GO Counter to buy beer to go and merchandise from. I highly recommend going to 3floyds if you have the chance!! I can't wait to go back myself!!
03-06-2014 22:30:31 | More by JamesV23
4.95/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Awesome experience! Plenty of amazing beer on tap including the standard year round Zombie Dust and Gumballhead. Death metal on the speakers, but not too loud for conversation. Cool, outgoing, and helpful bartenders with good knowledge of craft beer. Not a huge menu selection, but really amazing food that isn't too expensive. A great time at a place as unique as the beers they brew!
02-26-2014 23:17:59 | More by Bobby_K
2.19/5 rDev -50.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $
I have been excited to visit this brewpub for years and when I finally did they were very rude and had way too many rules. They refuse to accommodate any request that might make them work a little harder and their service is slow and unfriendly. I wont ever go back. I have had bad service in the past but this was like meeting your hero and getting punched in the face by said person. Sorry 3 Floyd's but you have lost a loyal customer.
02-25-2014 15:06:01 | More by NinjaPenguin
4.19/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
I try to get to 3 Floyds every chance I can. I live about 2.5 hours south west of the pub and since this seems to be the only place where you can get Zombie Dust and Gumballhead in any real quantity, it's worth the trip. My friends and I have made it a bi monthly trip for the last year or so. The beer selection is fantastic. Normally have quite a bit on tap and get to try limited runs. The restaurant is good, but nothing I'd write home about. They want to have an exotic twist on bar food cuisine and being so close to Chicago, others are just doing it better. Prepare for a long wait. Have gone on the weekends and you should expect at least a 45 minute wait. The last weekend trip I made, we waited for 1.5 hours. Even went on a Wednesday once and waited for 40 minutes. The place always has a crowd. The eating area is always very clean and the bar has a ton of interesting trinkets all around that really could keep you finding new things for days. The staff have always been attentive and very friendly as time allows. They are serving around the clock. Any merchandise bought such as shirts and glassware have been high quality and have held up through multiple washes.
Let's face it, It the beer you're after and the availability down right sucks. Do not prepare to get your favorite beer on a Saturday night. Stock has run dry. They almost always have Robert the Bruce, Alpha King and Pride and Joy. But, if you're looking for Zombiedust, Gumballhead or whatever the latest bomber bottle is(War Mullet is AMAZING!), go on a Wednesday or Thursday as they most likely will have a decent stock on hand. Just remember...Ugh...2 Case limit.
02-10-2014 02:17:22 | More by youknowmyname
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
98 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.