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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
94 Beers
17,036 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 420
Visits: 1,173
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States
phone: (219) 922-4425

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @3floyds

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Reviews: 420 | Visits: 1,173
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Exactly a 12 hour drive from my house, on the way to Chicago. (its about 1 hour or so south east of Chicago, making the immediate area a decent place to stop outside of town) Casual, funky and comfortable place. Unusual location, in a industrial park, quite differant from what I am used to...great beer stop, growlers and bottles to go, 12 FFF selections on tap, with 8 quality guest taps, and 24 qual bottles. Tasty pub grub. The turkey burger and fries I had was a cut above the usual. Inexpensive compared to places in my local area, with 4 and 5 buck pints and 8-12 $ entrees on the food side. Gotta love a place that has "Good fellas" being projected on the wall, by the bar! Had a great visit...If in the area or anywhere close, check this place out (756 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ajlvt
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I am going to take the low road and start by retorting to the overly critical/egocentric reviews about this place in the way that every service industry worker wishes they could respond: 3F is a VERY popular brewery, and they don't need YOUR business. So if you're going to complain about the wait, or the 'limited' food options, or the beer, or the music, save everyone the trouble and GTFO. 3F is doing their pub the way they want to, and owe nothing, absolutely nothing, to us. They literally have lines out the door, they have the demand, you are lucky that they even cares about us enough to include a tasting room, much less put some thought into it. You don't like their food options/too pricey? You're probably a cheapskate, and boring, and will never get a second date. You don't like their beer? Fine, give up your seat to someone who will appreciate it, and on the way out ask yourself if you are being overly critical just because they are popular, you damn hipster. Don't like the music? Bring earplugs/stop being close-minded. If this place is not your style that is A-OK, but setting your own expectations, and when they don't come true, whining about it on the internet is ugly, narrow-minded, nonconstructive, and petty.

-Very popular, but worth a moderate wait.
-You can burn some time by browsing the merchandise, which is exclusively badass. Cases of beer to go as well. No growler fills, I don't believe.
-Loud music and TV's playing cult classics, but nothing is so distracting that you can't have a conversation.
-Service was good, surprisingly quick for how busy it is.
-Beer. You should know about it. I agree with those who say it is overrated, but that is not 3F's fault, and it is usually pretty solid. Some good non-distributed brews, and a cask, too.
-2 guest taps. Pretty sure liquor is also available.
-Food. Really good, and inventive. It was not an afterthought; there are trained professionals back there. Wish I could have had the watermelon-coffee chicken wings (they were out), but everything I did get to taste was very good. Really, really impressed with the brisket tacos. Smokey AF. Good stuff, worth some sampling.

This place is assertive. As I said in my rant, they are doing what they want, and if one can't appreciate that, they are a bad, immoral person. Still, 3F are not so assertive that anyone who isn't close-minded can't have a good time. Great for beer geeks, great for foodies, great for metalheads, and great for anyone with a personality. Highly recommended, even if it requires a few hour's drive. (2,557 characters)

Photo of pagriley
3.82/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of nsola
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Quijanoisaac
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
2.49/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Of all the breweries I have been to this is my least likely to recommend to anyone. All hype in my opinion. Had to wait an hour outside before getting a table. The food menu lacked anything I wanted to spend money on (the fries were the cheapest thing at $8). The only flight you could get was of the four main beers you can actually buy in a 6 pack. There was loud metal music and a subtitled kung fu movie on all the TVs. I had one (very disappointing) beer and left. (469 characters)

Photo of themaj
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Roland7792
3.61/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Waited over 2 hours, which can be expected at FF. Came for a tour but was told, sorry no tour didnt you check facebook. No I didn't, I checked their website which only said no tours the following 2 weeks. Server was very cold and was obvious we didn't matter to them. There were 100 more people waiting to take our table. (324 characters)

Photo of dabear85
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of phizzle
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place to eat some interesting food and try almost all FFF beer on tap. The place is rather small so be prepared to WAIT. We had a boring 2 hour wait for a table. There is nothing we know of to do around the area and had a strict 5 minute limit to get to our table once called that it was ready. We weren't going to wait 2 hours and miss the 5 minute window so we stuck around there. Very busy place but the quality and selection of the beer was amazing! If you're a FFF lover, give it a shot. (501 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of twelveone
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Mark_O
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Adamc2002
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ryannel24
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rw1992
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Warren2621
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I have been here three times now and have not a single bad moment. I usually arrive between 1 and 2pm and the longest wait I have had was maybe 20 minutes. They play metal music of course but at a volume where you can still carry conversation and here yourself think.

I havent seen any of the rudeness from staff that others have mentioned. None at all. I wouldnt say that the staff fakes niceness too like many others in the service industry, but rudeness.. none. Everyone has been nice and helpful when ordering and bringing beers/food to the table. My first two visits, I sat at a table and near the end of each beer, my waiter was there to take my order for another brew. If you have questions, they have answers. I sat at the bar during my third visit and the bartender was great. Any time I said thank you, he gave me an earnest your welcome and looked me in the eye and was respectful.

The food is absolutely amazing. If you come here thinking it will be generic bar food, you will be blown away. These guys have mastered pork. If there is a pork dish, you can feel safe ordering it. I have had the brisket tacos and the pork shoulder sandwich and both were top notch. The food comes out hot and actually comes out to the table pretty quickly. My friends and I sampled many of the appetizers during one visit and each one was fantastic. The Scotch Egg is one of the best dishes I have ever had. I have yet to try one of the more expensive entrees but that is because I am usually there early in the afternoon. The sandwiches and what they call "small plates" are plenty while you have a few beers.

The tap list is always extensive. Pub only beers are available in nice quantity. During my trips I have had the Cherron cherry Gose, Black Flame imperial stout, Precious porter, Alien Porter, Skull'Ole sour, Wigsplitter and Battle Priest which ultimately hit distribution, but were nice finds on tap. Each beer is served in its appropriate glass and you can get a feel for what to expect as far as what you will spend as most beers, with the exception of very few, are all $5 regardless of size or choice. Come on.. a $5 imperial pint of Zombie Dust? Deal.

The take home beer kiosk is a magical area. It doesnt always have exclusive brews, but when they do.. amazing. I was able to get a 2014 Dark Lord two days after 2015 DLD, Wigsplitter before it hit stores, Black Flame imperial stout, Battle Priest, and Drunk Monk (my biggest regret from any of my trips was not buying an entire case of Drunk Monk.

Also, this is the most underrated aspect of what these guys do. Their WEBSITE IS THE BEST ASSET. The website updates the kiosk menu in almost real time. You know exactly what is there and when. If you wake up and see something you absolutely want, hurry and get there because these guys will have it taken off their board at the pub and off the website as it happens. Very very useful tool for seeking out their beers. For as much hate as Floyds gets, this is a wonderful thing they do for the customer. Today when they put Conquistador de la Muerte in the kiosk, it was broadcast on their website and social media and a friend was able to go get me one. I absolutely love that they do this and I hope whoever runs their website never stops his/her great work.

Im not sure what people expect when they come here. I have found the complaints in other reviews unfounded, but of course, I cant speak for others. Bottom line: Dont expect to be pampered. There is no waiting area which I have seen mentioned as negative for some. There is limited parking, but you can park your car anywhere in the entire industrial park. Is walking 3 minutes really a big deal? The beer is top notch, the food is amazing, the service is just fine. The overall experience has been more than satisfactory each time I have visited and I am going back in two days. I live four hours away and hope to make this a monthly or bi-monthly travel. (3,938 characters)

Photo of tkrane
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of scott2269
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great beer, great food and great atmosphere. We love going here, they always have a great selection and the menu is delicious. Only critique is the service solid but not great. Overall love it and can't wait to be back (218 characters)

Photo of Gregf51
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerTailor
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

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