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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.03/5
Based on:
83 Beers
67,556 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.5
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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Ratings: 1,067 | Reviews: 425
Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Have been here several times, but most recently the night before the 15th anniversary party. They had a nice selection of beer and we had several. The food was really amazing for a brewpub. I had the smoked octopus and every part of the dish was fantastic. Also tried the Mac and Cheese which was also great. My only complaint is they are very small plate sizes for the money(IMO). The quality was great though. The staff were very friendly and answered any questions we had. Located in an industrial park, seems odd but we all know it works. This is a place all beer geeks should visit at least once.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DVoors
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of my favorite places in the world. The waits and lines are tough to stomach and the service could be better, but they have the best beer and food of any bar or brewpub I've ever been to. It's worth the wait and lives up to the hype. I stop in every time I'm on my way to or from Chicago.

Photo of donnierickles
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Yup. All 5's. It really is that awesome. The food was insane. The beer lived up to its hype, and then some. The server we had was chill. I even saw a sticker from a really small brewery by my house behind the bar at three floyds (Bad Brewing Co. in Mason, MI).

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Been coming here for years and still try and make it out once a month or so. Food is excellent (although the menu is a bit limited) and they always have several standards (Alpha King, Zombie Dust, Gumballhead) as well as several rotating taps and a few guest taps. The down side is that there is almost always a wait, especially on the weekends. I have waited anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

I stopped over here on my way to Indianapolis, back in mid October, mainly to pick up about two cases (that was their buy-limit, by law if I recall correctly) for some friends back home, but I stopped in to say hello and try a few things. I waited for 30 minutes or so to be seated, busy place and not even lunchtime, but it was worth it. I had Robert the Bruce scotch ale and Drunk Monk hefeweizen, both great beers. Let's just say I had to sleep it off before continuing my trek. I also had some sort of bizarre steak sandwich. It was a single piece of bread, followed by chunks of succulent medium rare beef, topped with the hardest hash browns I've ever had. I enjoyed it, but I wish the food menu had had a wider selection. I sat at the bar, just so happened it was next to a gentleman who was passing through on his way to a brewing school somewhere. Very memorable experience for me considering how few brewpubs I've been to.

Oh yeah! And how could I forget the loud music?! Not that I minded! \m/

Photo of 3_floyds_local_13
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

3 Floyds is geared toward a specific crowd. Between the underground metal scene blasting on the radio, the 80's/90's B movies playing on the TV's and the tattooed staff they are clearing marketing towards a specific demographic that I am fortunate to be. I love the feel of the place and frequent the brewpub quite often. Although the staff gets a bum rap for past rude employees and entitled yuppies they are quite nice and very knowledgable of their menu. The food is out of this world and is just the icing on the cake of this gem of an establishment.

Photo of Alexander_Haubert
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is a must see if you are in the area. Cool little place, great beer, great food.

Photo of Msemaan
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Hype is Real, this place is amazing. Good people work there and that translates to everything. I could do without the death metal but different strokes for different folks!

Photo of ZombieHead
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Awesome food! and of course Zombie Dust is great, they also have several rotating guest taps that are usually pretty good. they have a mikkeller tap too which is the only place ive ever seen have. all around, a really solid place aside from the fact that its not very big and usually packed

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.66/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Really good beer with so-so service and it seems whenever I'm there they only have 2-3 things to-go. I don't understnad how they have so few options to take home with you. If you like heavy metal this place is for you.

Photo of pwlong19
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They have Zombie Dust. End of story.

Photo of AngEo
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I come here often but the first time I did one of the owners was an absolute ass to my wife. Because of this I suppose I am a tad biased on the "vibe," but this does play a part in it so I will rate it as I feel it is. To be quite honest though, with the level of quality consistent with the beer and the food, there is very little one could do that could keep me away. I used to live less than a mile away before moving to Korea and it is still the place I miss most about my hometown. I definitely recommend to anyone in the area and I even urge my Korean friends to make the trek down when they are visiting Chicago. A+

Photo of ZachDow7
4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

World class - my wallet thanks me that I don't live closer. Something for everyone.

Photo of Redfoxrun
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

We stopped by August of 2014 and there was a 1-2 hour wait on a Saturday, nowhere to wait but a parking lot so we left. I gave it 5/5 because I like the beer. If you can go on a weekday, do that.

Photo of Irishmafia
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

AWESOME place. The food is exceptional. The beer is even better.
I have never had a problem with the service. Sure I have had some long waits to be seated, but that is not a reflection of poor service.

Photo of TheGaucho
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

If you live within 3 hours of here, then you GOTTA stop by!

Photo of cubs943
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Very good beer, staff was kinda rude and the people inside drinking we stuck up.

Photo of Djohnson300
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I liked everything about this place - it's just different !

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Go here often - once a month-ish over the past year+. I like to describe it as high-end pub food with a great selection of beer, even from other breweries.

Expect a wait of at least 30 minutes almost every day, at any time of the day. Parties of 5 or more will have to wait much longer as all their tables are 2-tops and 4-tops plus the bar, except for one large table. Being that the Pub is so small, they only allow a couple tables to add an extra chair to make seating for 5 for fire/evacuation purposes. So, beware if you're going with a larger group and prepare to wait - you also cannot drink beer while waiting. There is no waiting area, most people wait outside or in their car for a table (give your cell # to the hostess).

Never had an issue with service, as I have heard from others. Servers are knowledgeable and always willing to help... if you ask. I also hear many people complain about them not having Zombie for sale in the kiosk. If that were the case, there would be a line of 50 people every single day, all day. Figure out you local liquor store's distribution and schedule :-)

The only complaint I've ever had is that it's too small, but they are expanding. Parking can be a bitch sometimes because of the construction and how small the parking lot is.

Love FFF - heading there tonight for some Behemoth in bombers. Cheers.

Photo of BeckyDV68
2.95/5  rDev -34.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beer is good but they are arrogant and come off as jerks. I'll buy carryout when I'm in area.

Photo of PickleBucket29
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great one-offs... The best

Photo of kansascobleigh
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

So, everyone knows that the beer here is amazing, but I see mixed reviews for the service and some other aspects. I figure I'll throw in my "2 Cents" about the food, beer, and service (I have yet to do the tour of all the times I have been there now.) Living about 60 miles north of Downtown Chicago I am about 90 miles north of the brewery but think it is worth the trip at least monthly. Seek this place out at all cost.

The Good (there are many!):
- THE BEER! Cask Zombie Dust!!! What else would your go for? Well like 19 other taps, that are simply amazing! Have your Cask Zombie, then I like to do halves of like 10 others (My wife is my DD.)
- The food, while not Michelin star quality is very good! I like the Curry Shrimp Pizza, or the Octopus Bulgogi, or even the Masa Dumplings. Get lunch while enjoying the food.
-Store Selection is great also, while you can't get Zombie Dust everyday, or fill growlers, the prices on whatever they have are awesome $10/6 Pack and the beer will be thoroughly enjoyed.
-Service: I know that this is the down-check for most people, but I have never had a bad experience with the bartenders. They are all super nice and as long as you don't try and tell them how much you know about beer in an overly DB kind of way they are nice. Greg(?) has also been super nice and helpful to me and is very accommodating. People complain that service is slow, but with the crowd influxes that they experience I over look that.

The Bad:
- This is honestly nothing that the place cannot control but the crowds suck! The lines are long to buy beer, and the place is always loud. (I have to put something bad to be fair right?)
- I totally understand their thought process but I need FFF to do growler fills again. I will buy new glass every time if that would cause growler fills to happen.

Definitely worth your time, don't just fit this into your schedule, make your schedule revolve around this place! SEEK OUT FFF!

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Rating 995. I'm sure this will get lost in the crowd. I was there once last year and once this past weekend. I swore I rated this place last year-but I guess not.

FFF is located in an office/industrial park in Suburban Chicago. Its pretty easy to find if you set your GPS-and its not far off of I-80.

Vibe- Awesome Rock music that is somewhat loud. Strange tattoo-like artwork and a lot of flags including the "Don't tread on me" trademark libertarian flag. Its a pretty small place with 3 small dining areas and an even smaller gift shop on the left side of the place.

Quality and Selection- 15 of their own world class beers on-tap, a nitro-line, and 6 fantastic guest taps. Our fantastic guest tap last year was port older viscosity and this year was Barrel Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas (I live an hour from Akron and haven't seen this on tap anywhere). Permanent Funeral was the highlight both years for me for sure-but high quality sours, stouts, pale ales, etc. This is what FFF is all about.

Food- They have a somewhat limited food menu with one page of appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and pizzas. All are fantastic- but they have a strict no substitution policy-which sucks for someone with food allergies.

Service- Yes the servers know their product and are timely. They just won't go out of their way to be friendly or nice to you. We had a member of our party with a food allergy and since they have a small kitchen they told him they could take it off but not replace it. We told them last year we drove from 8 hours away just to try the place and they were unimpressed-since they get that all the time. We had a decent waitress for 20 min this weekend only for her to stop serving our table and another girl waited on us-then since we were difficult (since someone at our table had allergies) we ended up with a male server. He was cool and would talk beer with us a little bit-but 1.5/5 is a bad ratio.

Also- they have at least a 1 hour wait no matter when you go and they have no place to wait-the two times we went we couldn't even wait at the bar-so we sat in our car and waited for them to call our cell phones.

Overall I love FFF and I am looking forward to go back. Other than their service-this place is world class.

Photo of Bhulfeld
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A great place for amazing beer and quality food

Photo of John-Robertson
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer place. You are going to wait they do not take reservations. You wait because it is worth it. Amazing beer selection. Food is very very good. Not the usual bar food. Service is a tad slow but hey you are there to spend time and have great food and beer.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
100 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.