Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 100
Beer Ratings: 55,816
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 707 | Reviews: 363 | Display Reviews Only:
3.1/5 rDev -30.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
This was my first venture to the FFF brewpub outside of DLD. DLD was a chaotic mess and made the organizers seem well unorganized. I was hoping a normal visit might show this to be event specific. I was wrong.
We were told there was a 30 min wait which fine because it was a Friday evening and the only place you can get Zombie Dust.
Multiple people including groups of young girls who clearly arrived after us then proceeded to get called in before our group of two. We finally got seated an hour later (before another couple who had been there before us no less) at the bar.
The atmosphere was ok, but kind of cramped. Good music was playing, but nothing really stood out.
The bartender seemed pretty knowledgable and was fairly attentive, but the damage to the service rating had long been done. Food was mediocre and expensive. We split a pizza that has about 1 ball of sausage per slice. Barely any toppings at all.
Really FFF makes great beer. I have yet to find any other redeeming quality besides this. Go get a growler for the road and grab bottles from one of the numerous well stocked liquor stores close by and avoid the pub.
08-09-2011 11:47:18 | More by jmarsh123
4.15/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This review will probably turn out to be on the biased side of things, since I've always been an extremely huge fan of FFF. But anyway, I went on the tour today, and it was great. The banners were very enjoyable to look at on the ceiling, plus the artwork in both the brewery and inside the brewpub were great. I finally got to try a bunch of beers I normally have not seen sold at any alcohol stores, nor at any bars. First one I tried was Eben-Emael, and enjoyed that. Second one I had was Gorch Fock, which wasn't bad(& agreed with my friend's description of it being like 'an improved Old Style'). Third one I tried was Pride & Joy, which was also good. My fav was definitely the Eben-Emael.Be prepared to wait at least a little bit if you only want to go to the brewpub, as I found the number of seats inside surprisingly less than I imagined there'd be. Le sigh, I suppose I should've expected that(a lot of people trying to go to the brewpub), when the amount of overall business FFF has done has increased by 30% each of the last 4 years! (and congrats to them on that)
08-04-2011 14:13:01 | More by funkyaudio
4.38/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Finally time to write a Beerfly review for this place after many, many, many visits over the years. It holds a special place for me, as this is where my then-fiancee and I decided that we'd go on a "beer trip" for our honeymoon.
The atmosphere is fantastic. I love the tap handles all around the walls, and the Three Floyds artwork is -- as always -- brilliant. The image of the Last Supper with Three Floyds characters around the table is particularly entertaining. Nice vibe throughout and it always seems to be cozy, even when extremely crowded.
The quality is very high. Fantastic beers with a great selection. Plenty of Three Floyds beers on draft, both regular offerings as well as pub one-offs and seasonals. Normally, there are quite a few interesting guest taps as well. Service can be a bit shoddy, especially when it's busy, though I suppose that fits into the whole charm of the place, other than when it means getting a beer slowly.
Food is always quite nice. I love the choice of scotch eggs, and there's no beating a burger on a pretzel roll. Prices are pretty in check. All in all, nothing much to complain about other than service that is often fairly slow (though often times that's due to how busy it is) and servers/bartenders who aren't always the most friendly.
07-27-2011 11:04:39 | More by Thorpe429
4.58/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here with the wife for our anniversary. If you didn't know the place was there, you wouldn't have a clue where it is. Weird location! Sat at the bar, ordered a pretzel bun bacon cheeseburger that was out of this world good. Many beers to choose from. Their regulars, seasonal, plus a few extra goodies. I had a few of theirs, then had bourbon barrel aged night rider on tap and was blown away. The bartenders were funny and were an experience all by themselves. Good rock music playing the entire visit. Good prices I thought. We got maybe 5 beers combined, plus my cheeseburger, and it was 28 bucks I think? It's a must stop if you happen to be in the area.
07-21-2011 17:26:04 | More by 1Adam12
4.78/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have never reviewed so I thought it would be fitting to review the place that made me join the site.
A- The atmosphere in the brewpub is one that allows you to find something new every time you walk in. The hundreds of posters, tins, tap handles, and cool artwork is an awesome addition to a great setting
Q- Everything that FFF does is top notch. The beer is great and so is the brewery tour that runs fairly often.
S/S- The bartenders and servers at FFF are some of the most fun and most knowledgeable beer people around. They take their craft and their product very seriously. They pour 20 or so wonderful brews that range from FFF favorites and guest taps on a rotating basis
F- I have only eaten the traditional pub fare but the burger and fries stack up very well to any other pub offering
V- I am a repeat customer, so very simply, the value is great
07-20-2011 15:04:38 | More by RGood1006
4.58/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Walking in to a small eating area, around the corner is a bar that you can sit at. Walls are covered with posters of the their beers. Was lucky enough to sit next to a large window that allowed you to see some of the brewery.
Beer was fresh.
Waiter was good and helpful.
Had about 20 beers on tap most of there own but some guest beers as well.
Food was ok, nothing special.
I was lucky enough to get a chance to go here over a year ago and had all intentions of buying a whole shit load of beer to bring home. Problem was that at the time I went there Sunday's are dry. Waiter was cool enough to give us directions to a liquor store over the border in Illinois. I was informed by another BA that some laws have been improved and sales are now limited to certain breweries. Three Floyds is one of them.
07-09-2011 22:56:14 | More by Burt
3.6/5 rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$$
A--- Great looking outside. Cool Alpha King statue and well thought out outside part of building. Inside is all beer you could dream of. More tap handles and signs that I have seen in a long time. Small is not the word I would use. Tiny is more like it. Maybe 10-15 tables and enough room for 10-15 people at the bar. When I got there there was a line to get in FFF, about 15 people. When I left there were 50 people waiting to get in.
Q-- Clean but a bit disorganized. Air Conditioning is a good concept.
S-- Preface this by saying it was very, very busy but to not have menus ready at opening is poor. Was hard to get a second drink or to get water as bar staff were crushed by 12:30. Felt very rushed at times. Staff was polite though.
S-- Sick good selection. FFF beers and to see expedition stout on tap?? Crazy good selection and stuff not normally seen on tap or in the area is good.
F-- Poor. 4 star chef?? Bland, uninteresting food. Chicken sandwich was not very good at all. Menu was small and really kind of dull to me. Thought 2 brothers and Shorline had far better menus and food options.
V-- Totally different perception on a weekday I would guess. I had to pick a monster day to go. Too small a venue for what they do. A massive upgrade to the pub would be a very good. Felt sorry for the staff. Prices were good but the venue was not. Growler prices are on the steep side and tour was not that great I thought.
07-04-2011 02:38:03 | More by mulder1010
4.83/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I planned a whole trip around coming up to FFF, so my previous notions of what I was going to be expecting were extremely high. Located behind a series of warehouses, it was easy to get to, but there was nothing else in this town of Munster.
What a great vibe! Coming right in, it is a VERY different brewpub. Artwork everywhere with the Gumball head character, supporting other breweries with stickers/plaques, music was all selected for a reason (punk, ska, indie, and many more genres were playing all night), and they had two screens showing some foreign film that was gruesome but yet entertaining. Everyone was inked that was working and they had a relaxed environment from the get go.. Have so much more to add but will do so with my next visit!
Quality was excellent! No smoking in this brewpub, had almost a incense burning type of smell when you walked through the doors and everything was vintage and destroyed, leaving it with the theme.
There are plenty of servers going around, I was just hoping they were more friendly and could have some more knowledge behind them when it came to their beer. Not a problem because I figured this was a part of the "act" but still, if I'm going to be paying $8-10 for my beer, I want to know a little bit more about it.
Unreal selection! Have NEVER seen any of their beers that they had on-tap or in bottles (except Alpha King, Rob the Bruce, and Gumballhead) but these were more for to-go. Everything I enjoyed was a limited brew and WOW! Will have fun with the reviews of them.
Menus on clipboards, cool! Enjoyed both their Cured Meats (App) and their Pepperoni Pizza. Both were very good and even had leftovers.
Would recommend checking this place out if in Chicago or on a road trip! It was one of the coolest Brew Pubs I've ever been to and am lucky to have had a great apprentice to help me with beer reviews and bar hopping (Nat).
06-30-2011 17:29:23 | More by DCon
5/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
FFF has been described as a "cult." I have drunk deeply of the kool-aid.
The honest truth is that you're either going to dig FFF, or you're not. If you have a problem with any of the following: people with lots of body mods (tattoos and piercings), metal music, weird 60s/70s "exploitation" type films, dark/evil themed decor and beer names, or "honest, but not Applebee's stupid-fake-friendly" type service... FFF might not be your kind of place.
I happen to like all of those things, so FFF is my kind of place. I live in Lafayette; it's a 95 mile drive to FFF. My wife and I still go fairly often. (More than we should!)
The food is awesome. A brewpub with sweetbreads on the menu? Bone marrow? House-made beef jerky? Plus FFF's kick-ass small batch beers on tap? HELL YES. Sign me up!
The guest beers also don't suck.
(And no, Steve, we're not going to talk smack about FFF on Yelp... :D )
06-27-2011 15:41:23 | More by ModemMisuser
4.45/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The guys and I were there the night before DLD and it was an awesome experience, from getting the whole couch area to being able to try beers that only go on tap at 3 Floyds to getting to eat awesome food there. When you walk in it seems like most small bars, sorta, as you start to look around you notice this is one of the coolest bars ever, the pictures, the memorably and then the painted story of the 3floyds characters that spans most of the place. We had zombie dust, arctic panzer wolf, barrel aged moloko, bba alpha klaus and then there was 3 awesome chicken sands and 2 of their famous hamburgers( that stand about 6-8 inches high off your plate). Easily one of my most favorite places to go to and I can't wait for the next pilgrimage there.
06-23-2011 13:34:41 | More by kaips1
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
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