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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4/5
Based on:
95 Beers
17,001 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 419
Visits: 1,171
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: 419 | Visits: 1,171
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5

Second of two breweries that my girl and I visited on a trip to Chicago in July 2011. Our final stop on the way back to Ontario.

VIBE: the restaurant section of the brewpub is very cramped and uncomfortable. The chalkboard list of all the retail offerings is located in the dining area so you have to walk over and peruse the menu (disrupting patrons who are eating) or squint from the bar while you waste the server’s time. An awkward, inconvenient set-up.

SERVICE: although the host and one of the locals were nice enough, the bartender was a complete douche bag. I was buying beer to go and tried to order as quickly as possible, but because the menu was tough to see, it took me a couple minutes to decide which bombers I wanted. The barkeep made his frustration known by asking me to "hurry up." Since the beer is world class, and in light of the fact that I came here to grab my haul rather than West Lakeview Liquors (by this point far behind us), I tolerated his childish behaviour. But it was disappointing to receive such abysmal service.

SELECTION: every 3Floyds beer that I’ve heard of along with guest taps from Stone and Left Hand. I bought two bombers each of the Dreadnaught, Admiral Lord Nelson, Gorch Fock, and Arctic Panzer Wolf, two 6-packs of Alpha King, and one sixer each of the Gumballhead and Pride & Joy. These 32 beers came to $115, which is okay value given the outstanding quality of the brews.

OVERALL: if I were to return to Three Floyds in the future, I would snag some food and drinks in the restaurant section before purchasing any beer-to-go. Seems like this place is more focused on the brewpub front than the retail element, and my guess is that we would’ve received better service had we sat down and ate. I’m glad that I scored a bunch of brews from one of the best micros around; however, the bartender should be much friendlier to eager patrons who are willing to spend their hard-earned money here. (1,956 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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

Photo of MattMorin
3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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