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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & BrewpubThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
BA SCORE
99
world-class

853 Ratings
Ratings: 853
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 11.83%
Active Beers: 88
Beer Ratings: 58,511
Beer Avg: 4.03
Taps: 20
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States
phone: (219) 922-3565

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @3floyds

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Photo of L3MI
4.75/5  rDev +6%

If you are in the area this place is a must visit (only about a 30 minute drive from most places in Chicago).

Great food, great beer, and an amazing atmosphere.

The short rib burger is to dies for.

Usually has some sort of small batch brew that does not hit distribution.

Weekdays are the best time to avoid long lines.

I always have a great time at 3Floyds.

L3MI, May 07, 2013
Photo of HarmonMW
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%

Walk in to hear the metal music blaring, and once you're seated enjoying your amazing brew, there's always an amazingly cheesy sci-fi movie to watch. One of my favorite brewpub atmospheres, even excluding the incredible beer offerings. Samplers here only give you a taste of the 4-5 3F staples, so I would definitely recommend branching out to the other offerings on the menu. They even have quite a few "guest" brews available but I've never strayed from the 3F offerings. Most recently I got the Loco Mojo pizza and it was incredible.

I've heard quite a few people talk about employees being rude to them, but every time I have been there it's the perfect amount of helpfulness without being annoying. Any time I am in the area (and sometimes when I'm over 3h away), I will continue to stop by and get anything I can.

HarmonMW, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%

it is what it is. these guys make great brews and have some pretty interesting food as well. the part i don't like at all is you can't do a flight or samples. customer service is not a strong area here as well. i always appreciated the artwork in this place.

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%

Great place. Parking seems to be a bit limited - lot was completely full but there were tables and a few seats at the bar available. Street parking available. Atmosphere might not appeal to some - music tends towards metal and harder stuff (which is fine by me), but it wasn't too loud (granted this was weekday lunch time, volume might vary evenings and weekends). The food is quite a cut above normal bar food, with higher prices than one might expect. However, given the higher quality, the value is good. Loved the homemade sausages. Great tap selections of fff beers and a few outside brews. Two case limit for takeout beer sales.

bcm75, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of RoyBatty
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%

I have one beef with Three Floyd's: The pub and carry-out are terribly undersized for their reputation. At times it is very difficult to get in unless you have an entire day to spend there. That being said, it's totally worth it.

The food is all a la carte, which is fine, just don't be surprised when you don't get fries with you 12$ hamburger. The good thing is the food is amazing. It's like pub food with a four star restaurant flair. They use their beers in a lot of recipes too, which always makes me a little sad that the beer isn't being poured in my mouth.

The beer is world class. They do a very nice job of keeping some things tap-room only, some growler only, and some bottle only but also mixing and matching. It keeps it interesting.

I waited in line 40 minutes last time I was there to get beer to go, but it was more than worth it. Zombie Dust is all it's cracked up to be, and many of their seasonal and specialty beers are just as amazing. Really the prices are quite good as well. 35$ for a case of beer seems like a lot, but every bottle, every pour, every sip makes it feel totally worth it.

Really just a solid brewpub with great food, great image, and some of the most fantastic beer in the Midwest.

RoyBatty, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%

After a long drive from Morgantown WV, I was overjoyed to belly up to the bar at the brewpub. The location of 3 Floyds was not what I was expecting, and initially I thought my google map directions were off (yet again). The area looks like a school and hospital district, and at 10:00 at night, the area was completely dead. However, sure enough, after making a turn off of Superior Ave., there was the brewery/brewpub to the right.

The pub area itself is a modest size affair; as you walk in from the large parking lot you notice a smallish dining area to the right, and then a somewhat larger drinking area and fair size bar to the left (there is a small "take out" store area farther back to the left). This being 3 Floyds, there was all kind of great art work and sci-posters adorning the walls, along with beer and sports paraphenelia as well. There were also a few TV screens, and I think they were showig a movie (Apocolypse Now) on the back wall next to the bar. The vibe is very laid back and comfortable; very conducive to kicking back with a beer or three.

As for the selection, today they had some 20 different 3F selections on tap (one beer on cask), along with three guest beers. They also have a bottle list, with what appeared to be another 40 or so selections (nothing mindblowinig, but a solid list). Quality was excellent of course. Fresh Zombie Dust was just delicious, and I enjoyed the seasonal saison style beer and dreadnaught as well. I also ordered the Chicharroni nachos, just because they sounded intriguing and looked great (they were pretty good in fact). The folks next to me ordered a pizza, and that looked terrific as well. I get the impression that like their beer, they take their food pretty seriously here. Service was also quite good. The bartenders were quick, friendly and knowledgeable. Drink orders came quickly, and everyone at the pub was friendly and in a good mood.

Obviously, this is a great spot, and given my love of Zombie Dust, I'm sure I'd be over here all the time, just to drink that, if I lived nearby. Prices were OK as well I thought (especially given the proximity to Chicago), with most beers selling for $5 (imperial pints of Zombie Dust for $5!).

Any time I'm within 50 miles of this place, there's no doubt I'll made an effort to stop by again. Very glad I decided to stop in (even though I was pretty wiped after the 500 mile drive).

John_M, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Fetching
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%

What can I say, I've been coming here for years their food is always good. The brewpub has gone through a remodel recently that has improved the seating. Their service has noticeably gotten better. The beer selection couldn't be better I'm truly lucky to have been born and raised in this area. Needless to say give them your money its worth it.

Fetching, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of meanmutt
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Visited Three Floyds for lunch on a Thursday afternoon while on a beer-centric road trip. Despite the parking lot being pretty full, there were some empty tables. Pretty cool atmosphere with metal playing in the background and movies projected on the wall.

My wife started of by ordering a Zombie Dust and I ordered a Gumballhead since I hadn't had it before. The beers came out quickly, but it kinda took the waitress a while to come back and take our food order...oh well no biggie.

After we ordered the food came out pretty quick. My wife had a burger which I had a taste of and it was pretty tasty. My jerk chicken sandwich and fries were quite tasty as well. I felt like the sandwich prices were a little on the high side though, especially since fries weren't included.

We tried a few more beers before leaving...she had a Lord Rear Admiral and I opted for an In The Name of Suffering. Both were pretty solid.

Zombie Dust cases were sold out, but we got a case of Gumballhead and a case of Alpha King to go...and a case of TEKU glasses as well!

Overall I'd definitely stop in again. Hopefully they'll have Zombie Dust to go next time!

meanmutt, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of do_it_now
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%

Visited last Sunday afternoon, St. Pats day. 15 minute wait for a seat (hit the carry out counter), and sat at the bar facing the tappers. Perfect. They had everything you would hope for on tap. Zombie Dust was my choice and it lived up to its reputation. Very satisfying. Wife and I both had a burger, which we both enjoyed. The two guys working the bar were friendly and attentive, as were the servers who were stopping at the bar to pick up orders. I was a little concerned reading that the pub was heavy metal, but it wasn't overly loud and conversation was easy. The carry out counter was quick and easy. The only qualm was that they have a more limited selection. No ZD that day, but several other good choices eased that pain. Prices were very fair also. There's a lot of good brewpubs around Chicago, but none better than this. I can't wait to return.

do_it_now, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of csparace
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%

I drove down to 3 Floyds with a couple buddies after a lot of hype. I have to say, it lived up to the hype. Though it was a bit pricey for the portion (I just got a single hamburger) it was well worth it. My buddy got the poutine, which was incredibly delicious. My other friend got the cheese platter which was also surprisingly great. My burger was fantastic. The bun was thick but wasn't at all overwhelming when I took a bite. The meat was cooker perfectly to order, and had so much flavor to it. It was that good quality ground beef flavor, without any serious seasoning. Just goodness.

The draft selection in the brewpub was as one expected, very good. I was only somewhat disappointed with the selection from the "to go" part of the store. Still, everything I got was delicious and I'm counting the days until I can get back down there.

Also, there was a line to get in when we got there. We arrived about 40 min to opening on a Saturday and were seated almost immediately

Overall: Well worth the wait and price. Fantastic food, beer, and all you could really hope for in a brewpub.

csparace, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of shredder83
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%

I live very near 3 floyds and visit the brewpub often for a beer or to grab stuff to take home. I have to say overall that since I discovered floyds it is one of my favorite places to have a beer, not only because their beer is excellent but also i think that the atmosphere is pretty laid back. People will obviously point out that there usually is a wait to get a table or sit at the bar, it is worth it. Metal and punk playing in the background, a projector playing movies on the wall and good food and even better beer.

I have to say some of the changes they've made to the food menu over the last few years haven't always been great, I feel like they have gotten too fancy pants with some of their offerings and some people won't enjoy some of the intense flavors of some of the dishes offered. That being said they have some really great menu items and I really like their french fries. The service has always been pretty good, the servers and bartenders are always knowledgeable about beer and food offerings. I think that the staff could be a little more "friendly" but to be honest as long as I get my food and beer in a timely manner I don't really care.

To summerize, great atmosphere, great service, world class beers, and good food. Worth every second of the wait if you are in the area so don't pass up the opportunity to check 3 floyds out.

shredder83, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of mvdillman
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%

I absolutely love this place. The only beefs I have with this place are really nothing to cry foul about either... Only reason I gave service a 4.75/5 is because when they are super busy they can take a little while. That's expected though so like myself, you must have patience.
I gave food a 4.75/5 because they have some off-the-wall selections sometimes that I'm not a fan of. There is always something on the menu that I absolutely enjoy though.

The beer is top notch of course!

mvdillman, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of LukeK
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%

I have been to 3F many times, being how its only 10 minutes from my house. That being said I love their beer, I love their atmosphere, and I like their food. The love of their beer should be obvious. The atmosphere appeals to me because of the apparent love for metal music, silly gore, and off beat artwork. Their food is sometimes good and sometimes average, never has blown my mind. For the older beer lover, this place may be a little loud and dark. So thankfully they have a nook to the side for beer-to-go.

LukeK, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of jeffhenders0n
3.33/5  rDev -25.7%

Love their beers, but not their brewpub. It's loud, worn, and the staff weren't what I would call friendly. In what I find to be typical symptoms of the sickness of 'trying-too-hard-itis', they were trying so hard to portray the cool/edgy/hip vibe which always comes off as pretentious if forced. It's not CO or CA, so hey, roll with it, us Midwesterners don't have anything to prove!

Food wasn't the best, but fortunately at the end of the day I don't really give a damn about the food, the service, or the atmosphere; I'm here for the beer, and beer was had. Arctic Panzer Wolf and Zombie Dust were additions to Three Floyd's beers I love, joining Robert the Bruce and Dreadnaught. Considering the last brewpub I was at prior to this was Ballast Point (San Diego) a couple months ago (which I thought was simple, but spectacular) it's not a surprise that I wasn't in love with this place. To top it all off, it was more expensive to drink here than it was at Stone (which is palatial)!

jeffhenders0n, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of BigTone56
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%

Great place, real fun atmosphere. The beer selection is great, they do switch out beers so it is not the same all the time. The food has not let me down yet, particularly the Blood Lust Burger. The only downfall is that there is generally a pretty long wait to get in and they do not take reservations. But in my opinion, it is definitely worth the wait.

BigTone56, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Gotti311
3.16/5  rDev -29.5%

Everything I could possibly say about this place has been said before. Some people really appreciate the Don't-Give-A-Damn attitude. I just found it to be crap service.

The most enjoyable part about the whole experience was when we were told there would be an hour long wait for our table at 9PM on a weeknight. So we picked up a six pack of ZD and went out back behind the brewery to the drainage ditch to drink the beer. It was freezing cold and the smell was terrible, but we didnt have to deal with the staff and the beer was amazing.

Between me and two buddies that were there we got to try 7 different beers and 5 of them had the exact same hop profile (again well known about FFF).

I love FFF beer and I will always go out of my way to seek it out. If I am ever passing through I would definitely be inclined to stop and see what they had for carry-out. Otherwise I would never waste my time at the brewpub itself.

Gotti311, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of ShaunNewman
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

Walking into the brewpub is like walking into a rob zombie video. The beers on tap are just as you expect. The food is quite eclectic. I recommend Mac and cheese or pizza for your first visit. Next visit and you are on your own. The beers are everything you expect form FFF.

ShaunNewman, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
5/5  rDev +11.6%

This place is amazing. I have been here multiple times and always can not wait to go back. The food is great. Always get the short rib burger, it's just that good! And nothing needs to be said for the beer. Everyone knows it is AMAZING! Always great stuff on tap that you cant get anywhere else. Experiencing FFF on DLD is a must for any beer lover.

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.75/5  rDev +6%

I visited here during the holiday break. While I was expecting crowds I was hoping to avoid them by going in the middle of the day. No such luck—the place was packed.

Fortunately the rumors slash smack talk I’ve heard about the brewpub turned out to be false. The place did not burn down (and can we please put that joke to rest), and more importantly the barstaff is not too cool for school or rude. Everyone I encountered, from the waitstaff to the barbacks and bussers were professional if not downright friendly and even apologetic about the long wait. Regular pours were $5 a glass, and they had bombers, sixers and growlers available to go in a separate area. I had a spot at the counter and the bartender never let my water glass go less than half full. How often does that happen? Here’s to responsible drinking!

Didn’t eat anything but the menu is meat-eater friendly and then some. Popcorn made with duck fat? Seems like overkill. Nachos made with chicharrones? Hijole, that’s a heartattack on a plate. Midway through my visit the Warriors came on the TV. Not the basketball team, the cult classic. Great beer, great service and a great movie. What more could you ask for?

elNopalero, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Awesome place. Fun atmosphere, and great beer. Assume everything was perfect unless mentioned.

Service was a bit slow, but that's because this place is jam packed, all the time.

The food is good for the most part, but not great. Had a burger with a piece of nearly raw bacon on it. Maybe it's a matter of personal taste, but huge clods of fat aren't my thing.

The selection of food was about what you would expect of a brewpub without a national theme. Good stuff, mostly

They had a ton of beer in bottle, in addition to their impressive selection of 3Floyds favorites.

The decoration of the establishment was absolutely perfect. Walls lined with taps from brews from around the world, statuettes and action figures of indy rock musicians cover the walls. If you're not familiar with oldschool pop-culture, you may be a bit disappointed.

Cans of PBR in a well-lit fridge, placed (likely intentionally) above the trappist ales. The irony must have been intentional. Another reason to love this establishment. The sense of humor was apparent, even in the decor.

Don't expect to have a table without waiting at least an hour if you're in a large group. The 8 of us took turns at the bar drinking before we had a spot to sit down.

Overall, a great place to try new brews or enjoy some classics. Serious talent as brewers, and not bad for a pub. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys beer.

Fuzzycuffs, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Docrock
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%

Have visited Three Floyds several times now, mostly at lunchtime. Typically no wait, a few seats open at bar plus open tables. There is typically a line forming for both the to- go and the tavern prior to 11:30 which is when they open during the week. Service is usually quick and friendly. They are helpful and now their products and make good recommendations. Menu changed recently and the food is well above avg. Plan on visiting weekly over the winter for lunch. Typically for 2 beers and a sandwich and fries, it's less than $25.00 . Barkeeps are friendly and are typically more than willing to offer samples.

The heavy metal music on vinyl I think turns some off and there seems to be a constant stream if Kung fu movies playing on the back wall, but it doesn't bother me as you can usually have a conversation with people sitting next to you.

Docrock, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of JoshuaWagy
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%

On a sunday I finally made the trip over to FFF from Ohio. Overall I had a great experience! I sat at the end of the bar by the server counter front and center to all the taps. Greg was the bartender and he was great. I tried a few half pints consisting of creepy raider, mentol, and alpha klaus. I ate duck fat popcorn, fried rice with pork belly & fried egg, pumpkin mac & cheese with pork rind crust & what was the icing on the cake was the pecan pie in the cast iron dish with fig compote paired with a little blot out the sun stout. The beer there is fantastic, and the food is really good. I will be back... Oh and I took a hoodie & two cases of zombie dust to go ;)

JoshuaWagy, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Crow153248
3.48/5  rDev -22.3%

I've been to Three Floyds a few times now, as I live only about a 45 minutes away. This being the circumstance, I feel that I can give an overall accurate review of it based on several experiences.

Let's get real here - We all came for the beer, and we all know it's damn good. However, it seems almost unheard of in its overpricing. Overall, their on-tap pints cost the same as pints that you'd purchase in neighboring states. We came to the souce...shouldn't it be cheaper? But we can also hunt down the beer at our local liquor stores, so we can't forget the brewpub itself.

The brewery tour is a waste of time. Way too long and no free samples.

The atmosphere is pretty nice overall. They remodeled recently and updated a lot of things, such as the bathroom, tables, etc. Kind of feels like a friend's basement, with movies and metal playing. Tables are a bit cramped, but hey, the place gets crowded, can't complain about that.

I do hope that the owners are planning a massive remodel sometime in the future. They desperately need it, as a lot of people seem to get turned away due to overcrowding. Definitely not someplace that you can just drop into and have a beer. Plan accordingly to come during off-hours.

The service is where Three Floyds really lacks. The staff is compromised of either: 1. Clueless waitstaff that memorized the menu and can't answer much of anything that you can't assume for yourself or....2. The biggest snobs you have ever met. It's like most of the employees seem to think that they are in the cool kids' club and you are lucky that they even let you into the brewpub.

The food is pretty great. The pizza, burgers, etc all have their own little twists on them. I also hear that they recently did a major overhaul of their menu, so that is definitely something to check out.

The recent remodel also made beer and merchandise carry-out a lot easier. They put in a little window at the far end of the building with its own door so you can go in and out with your case of beer, t-shirt, whathaveyou. Beer to go used to be a huge pain in the neck, but not anymore.

Parking is a nightmare if you go during peak hours.

Overall, Three Floyds is a place that would be great if someone who knew the first thing about customer service was running it. The food, beer, etc is fantastic. The service, however, is awful and snobby, and many times it feels like the staff and owners couldn't care less if you came in or not.

Crow153248, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of phishon6
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%

I have stopped in at FFF a few times now and finally decided to review. First and foremost, the beer is outstanding. Large selection and all high quality. As far as the brew pub overall, I like the place. It is usually crowded so timing is everything. I try to get there early and make an afternoon of it. I have talked to several people who have had problems with service and attitude but my experiences have always been good. The staff has been friendly and accommodating. Quick with recommendations, descriptions, or a sample. The food is also a great attraction. Nothing I have tried is bad. My friends really enjoy any bbq item on the menu. The atmosphere can be loud, between the music and the usually large crowds, but still not as bad as a college bar.
This should be a destination for any beer connoisseur who is within two hours of Munster, IN.

phishon6, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%

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!

MarcatGSB, Nov 03, 2012
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
99 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.