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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Based on:
94 Beers
72,006 Hads
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 426
Visits: 1,195
Avg: 4.36
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: 426 | Visits: 1,195
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited with a group of 5 on a Thursday afternoon. I had read that it can be packed right off the get go so we showed up just before 11:30 to ensure a table. Upon opening there were 6 or 7 tables, and another couple gentlemen at the bar.

Our service was fantastic, and the beer list was well put together, easy to navigate and full of information. The guest bottles were a wide variety, something for everyone.

We each got something different, and overall everyone was pleased with what they ate. I ordered the brisket sandwich which had a very nice presentation and tasted great as well. Maybe the brisket wasn't high end BBQ, but it was tasty and tender.

Definitely recommend this stop to anyone passing by. It's not that far off the freeway, and they have alot to offer. The small start attached to the pub has alot of goodies inside, don't miss out on that!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Boone757
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Had a blast at 3 Floyds. Had about a 40-minute wait to get into the pub on an early Friday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. The atmosphere is metal geek with a touch of beer nerd. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and fast. The food was great. Don't skip dessert. Crazy good thyme sponge cake with sage ice cream. And the beers, of course, were fabulous. I'd been looking forward to this for some time and it did not disappoint.
There was a line for the to-go beers but it moved along fast and efficiently and the selection, including Zombie Dust, was excellent.

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Photo of diamond_mind
2.33/5  rDev -46.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Really lackluster service and limited options. I was so hopeful but sorry I went out of my way.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of burtonryan
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

give it a try if your in town. nice selection in the bar. If you cant sit down for one there's a easy take out window.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I enjoyed their beer. The place was a little messy due to the construction at the time( March 2012). Yeah it was a while back. To be fair to them the atmosphere was not as great as it could have been due to the construction. Would I visit again? Yes, but only if I was in the area. I would not make a special trip. I do not want to sound negative, but some of the folks there where a little "dickish".

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.84/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Looks like a 16 yr old metal head's basement room at their parents house. Has geeky action figures, records, posters thrown up all over the wall. Weird movies playing without sound in the background (last time it was an unidentified Stallone movie?) and always some metal playing from speakers overhead. Not my personal style but a very enjoyable, unique experience that I certainly appreciate. Apparently these guys are known for being jerks but my 2 trips here have been nothing but a pleasure - freindly staff, very knowledgeable and quick service made it really enjoyable. As a midwest native (West of Chicago, family in WI, MN and living in IN) before moving to Colorado, one thing I love me is some cheese curds and let me tell you their fried cheese curds are amazing, seriously amazing and a perfect pair with a zombie dust, permanent funeral or ant of their hoppy offerings. Great, great brewery to experience. Really weird and geeky and expect a wait, no matter the time or day.

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Photo of petermethot
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Easy drive from Chicago (little more than an hour if you miss the worst traffic) & would recommend to any beer nerd visiting the Windy City to set aside a night for a visit. Place is modern & clean with a metal vibe (not really a metalhead ...but it wasn't objectionable). Service was friendly & prompt. Excellent pub grub ...well, probably unfair to call it that ...certainly a step up from that. You all know they brew fantastic stuff ...and their beer list was excellent & included a handful of nice guest taps. I've definitely added Dark Lord Day to my beer trip bucket list. But 3F is worth a stop any old day of the year.

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Photo of kevindp9
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SeanMallory
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JustinSparks
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jophish17
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of amano_h
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

FFF was the first stop of my Great American Craft Beer Road Trip (spanning from NJ to CA) and I could not have picked a better place to stop first.

First of all, everybody that's worth their salt knows that FFF makes outstanding beer. Everybody and anybody that has ever tried to purchase or obtain FFF beer by other means also knows that FFF is like the most popular girl in high school -- they're hot, they're popular, everybody wants to get in bed with them, and boy do they know it.

But despite all that, Three Floyds does exactly everything they're known for and more; it's imperative to note that unless you're a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin or any other region that gets FFF on tap, you have never truly tried Zombie Dust. I don't care if you got it delivered to you from the Brewpub just a week after it was bottled, or even three days after it was magically filled into their signature "Skeletor" bottles -- the Zombie is a completely different animal on draught, unlike any American Pale Ale I've ever had.

Another thing that I truly appreciate about FFF is that they really seem to live up to their "It's Not Normal" slogan. When you go into most Breweries/Brewpubs nowadays you expect something typically American like hotdogs, pizzas, burgers, and maybe sometimes a nice salad that supposedly pairs well with your beer. At the FFF brewery, they serve New American cuisine -- My Zombie Dust and Alpha King that evening was accompanied by Octopus Bulgogi Salad, and a Venison and Bacon Hotdog from the visiting Danish Hotdog Deli Pop-up, Johns Hotdog Deli.

If you love beer or love food--which should be everyone on yelp--definitely stop by FFF if you have the time and means to do so. Oh, and for all you die-hard ZD fans -- if you don't see a yellow landscape-oriented sign that says "NO ZD" on the left side of the entrance, you're probably good for the trip.

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Photo of MemphisMason
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great bar and brewery, staff was very inviting and knowledgeable. The vibe is a little different horror flicks are playing instead of the usual sports. Food was great and the staff help pair each order with a beer or a taster. Overall great time had by all in my group.

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Photo of Chris912
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rideguy64
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Everything and more. All know beer is some of the best. Food, just as great. Tacos and Mac n Cheese are off the charts.

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Photo of Rolanjs
3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
97 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.