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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
94 Beers
17,043 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 420
Visits: 1,174
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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Photo of ZombieHead
4.6/5  rDev +6%
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 (290 characters)

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
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. (220 characters)

Photo of pwlong19
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They have Zombie Dust. End of story. Ok, not end of story since I need 150 characters. Have not had a beer there that I did not like. The menu is excellent. Expect to wait. (172 characters)

Photo of AngEo
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
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+ (622 characters)

Photo of Redfoxrun
5/5  rDev +15.2%
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. (196 characters)

Photo of Irishmafia
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (203 characters)

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.6/5  rDev +6%
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. (1,365 characters)

Photo of kansascobleigh
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
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! (1,954 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.95/5  rDev -9%
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. (2,259 characters)

Photo of John-Robertson
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (263 characters)

Photo of almostjay
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Awesome beer. We know that already. Surprisingly good food. Mean people, particularly the "host" and the manager. They made my wife cry, seriously. I mean, clearly the customer is not always right, but you shouldn't treat them like shit just because you can. (258 characters)

Photo of RamboII
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had a great trip here last week. The people were very friendly and willing to talk beer. The tap selection had a diverse array of both FFF beers and good guest tap. I thought the food was excellent for a brew pub, had the smoked pork shoulder open faced sandwich. Vibe was excellent. Long lines for to-go beer due to Zombie dust release. Definitely want to go again. (369 characters)

Photo of oldmankoch
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Excellent Burger and pulled pork Mac n cheese. The beer and hard rock/metal atmosphere aren't bad eiteither. Only slight disappointment was that they didn't have a dark beer on tap this evening. (195 characters)

Photo of KATCanada
5/5  rDev +15.2%

2013 boys weekend to Chicago from Toronto with stops in Marshall (Dark Horse), Kalamazoo (Bell's), Grand Rapids (Founders, HopCat) and then 3F. Stopped for Sat lunch at 3F. Beers are obviously awesome, no Zombie at the Kiosk that day but grabbed Dreadnought, Alpha, Gumballhead and Artic Panzer so a fine haul. Wonderfully eclectic crowd in line, had a great talk with some conspiracy theorist hunter guys on their way to fishing and a yuppie couple who were probably taking the Audi for a trip to a Republican convention. Everything you can imagine and in the words of Cyrus from the Warriors "Nobody is wasting nobody". Very fine line up. Short wait to get into brew pub and the food was somewhat surprisingly really good. Decor was great, i am not going to lie I tried to buy the Ultimate Warrior jacket they had framed on the wall (this was before his untimely passing. RIP Warrior). They had Zombie on tap which was awesome. Everyone should visit this place and if you live in Ontario and have 4 days I highly recommend this excursion.... (1,043 characters)

Photo of WKyle
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

The Three Floyds beers and great food make this brewpub an exceptional place to hang out. I had several of the beers you don't normally see in bottles and they were pretty good. I ordered a thai chicken coconut curry pizza and paired it with a zombie dust for a meal I still dream about. The wait staff was friendly and the atmosphere was really nice, but the music was a little obnoxiously loud. They were selling zombie dust by the case outside along with some other bombers. Overall no craft beer drinker can afford to skip out on this place, the food was excellent and the beer is the same FFF we know and love. (615 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Beer Awesome. Heavy metal theme I totally dig. This place needs to expand, obviously. Always packed and I think it frustrates workers. Usually a big ugly guy meets you at the door and not very friendly. Last time I went, picked up my limit of beer and was going to be seated at bar after a short wait but was totally turned off by attitude of door man and drove 2hours towards home and stopped off at a nice bar on way home instead. (437 characters)

Photo of shpmmphs
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Not impressed with place. Hostess didn't crack a smile. Wanted to get a bite and enjoy some great beer. Wife and I were not allowed to stand at the bar while we waited for a table. We drove over an hour to get there in the poring rain. If we were to wait, we had to wait in the unimpressive lobby. Unless this is a fire marshal or Indiana thing, it was a put-off. Got 2 six packs to go. Big signs in the pick-up area "No Zombie Dust" - again not the best touch. (469 characters)

Photo of target88
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

This place is not what you might expect,hands-down one of the most unusual brewery's I have ever been to. The food was really good and the Thai pizza although a bit strange was delicious. I would highly recommend making the trek at least once. (245 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

One of the top beer destinations of an 8000-mile road trip in summer 2014. Stopped here on the second day after about 7.5 hours of driving.

The ambiance itself was somehow more "welcoming" than I would have imagined for whatever reason. Comfortable and spacious seating areas and a large bar where we sat. Plenty of metal decor but still has a classy feel about it.

The service and product were both great. We also got sandwiches which were outstanding compared to other food I have had at comparable brewpubs. Great use of fresh, flavorful ingredients and plenty of options that are not just deep fried. The beer lived up to it's reputation. I had their "staples" before visiting but between us we sampled about five brews I had never heard of previous and they were all good to excellent. Also plenty of different styles to choose from.

For some reason (probably just from gossiping BAs) I had a strange perception of what Three Floyds was like. To me, it was very welcoming and delivered exceptionally in all of the things a brewpub should do. The only thing I have as a small gripe was the to-go area. It just seemed thrown in on the fly and not a truly dedicated space. (1,177 characters)

Photo of TraderReese
5/5  rDev +15.2%

These guys have the midas touch. Not a bad beer in the house and the food was equally as fantastic. Mountains of meaty goodness with arguably the best beer in America. (169 characters)

Photo of VitoFerrante
5/5  rDev +15.2%

No question, these are the beer gods of the universe, if not the suburbs of Munster. You won't get a bad product from them. They attained cult status years ago. Give a FFF beer to a prohibitionist, and and watch them forsake their vows! (236 characters)

Photo of ELS
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Went to Three Floyds during the week while visiting my home town of Chicago. My wife thought I was crazy going to Munster, IN for a few beers but when she tried them her attitude quickly changed. The moment I walked in, I liked the place. Lots of locals up at the bar and our waitress did a great job. The pizza we had (shredded coconut and a little heat) was surprisingly good and the beer as everyone knows is fantastic. My only bonehead move was not getting in line for the cases of ZD they were selling. I'll be making a lot of trips to Munster in the future whenever I visit the rents in Chi-town. (608 characters)

Photo of indianabeerman
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

not sure how they could make this place better unless was bigger. great food. they have their incredible beers on tap plus guest beers on tap. spinning metal rock on vinyl (171 characters)

Photo of Zaximus
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Three Floyds is solid. Mostly for the typically outstanding assortment of their beers that you can only enjoy at the brewpub. It is however exceptionally loud due to the fact that it also seems to fancy itself somewhat of a metal bar.

The food is good and there is a decent variety. Not much for veggies but I don't really think that's the crowd they're catering for so it's understood.

If you go on a weekend expect there to be a wait, both for a table in the brewpub but also if you plan on picking up bottles. They have a separate entrance/area for bottle sales along with t-shirts and other paraphernalia that often extends quite a distance on the weekends.

I've found the service to be average. I've never had a bad experience but also have never really been blown away either.

I guess what I'm saying is go for their taps. Stuff like Zombie Dust and Live a Rich Life from the source is exceptional. (908 characters)

Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Beer is awesome - but the listening to obscenely loud death metal for hours upon hours - sucks.....balls
and its located in an industrial park - doesn't really get more average. (177 characters)

3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
96 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.