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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

783 Ratings
Ratings: 783
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 12.08%
Active Beers: 94
Beer Ratings: 57,623
Beer Avg: 4.01
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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bobbypaulson

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

This place is so cool!!!! The wall art is awesome and there beer selection is killer!!!! They have the normal goodies and always have great brewpub exclusive beers too. The food changes constenetly (last time I went I had beef jerky and sweetbread and my wife had a meat platter and some pasta also with 4 beers apiece) and I’ve never had a bad meal in the many times I’ve been there (5 or 6 times which is everytime I'm even remotly close to the area). I still haven’t made it for a DLD but hopefully that will change soon. The bartenders are cool and know not only about there beer but also about the guest beers on draft too. The slection of to go beers are good and not to spendy at all.

10-03-2011 03:57:55 | More by bobbypaulson
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Pete0714

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -21%

Came here in the evening of Sept 17th on a trip to the northern indiana area, knowing I'd be expecting a wait. The door man was friendly but seemed a bit stressed, as if he was expecting me to be pushy. Frankly I was pleased that although I was given a hour and 45 min wait estimate, we were in in just about an hour.

Going in and sitting down, the place seemed very crowded and loud, with knotty wooden boards for tables, with holes and uneven places on them,so I was careful where I placed my glass. Ridiculous martial arts and godzillaesque flicks and wall art were the entertainment--okay for 5 minutes, then move on.

Our server was friendly, and on the front end was very helpful, checking up on me and and my family. However, as the evening went on, he started to disappear, even though there were less people around.

Beers were above par, as to be expected, with proper presentation for all three servings I had. Food was average, not to be cheered about or complained about. Service was below expectations. Overall, I'd come to pick up beer but not to stay around for long, especially with family.

09-23-2011 01:14:04 | More by Pete0714
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BlastBeats

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -9.4%

Three Floyds is located in an industrial area (which is not uncommon for craft brewpubs). It has a small but serviceable parking lot in front of the pub and an organic garden just behind the complex. There was no issue with getting a seat when we arrived at 2 p.m. Inside, the walls are adorned with Three Floyds signature eye catching cartoonish art.

Unfortunately, due to construction, the brew tour wasn't much of a tour. The tour guide said it's common for them to be doing construction and maintenance work on Saturdays and Sundays. Because of this, the tour was confined to a small, cleared out space in the middle of the brewery. Oh well.

After the tour, there was a short wait to get back inside the pub. Once inside again, we ordered another round of beers and some food.. service was average. The food was good though and the portions were sufficient (the tour guide informed us that they have a chef from the highly lauded Blackbird restaurant in Chicago). We ordered a case of Zombie Dust and a handful of bombers to go. They were promptly brought out to us. Overall, it was a good experience and I would like to go back someday.

09-18-2011 07:38:39 | More by BlastBeats
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mpcrump

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

I have to admit to being suprised by the size of the place. Rather small but still a good amount of space. I'm not sure about the Arsenal scarf but I can let that pass!

Service was pretty quick at times. A few lags but nothing that major. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both the food and the beer. Easy to work with.

Beer selection was very nice. I'm a big fan of most of the 3F beers so that makes them a good place. The food selection isn't huge but adequate and with some interesting options.

The food was very good. I had the chicken sandwich that was excellent. I would love to go back and try a pizza so hopefully that can happen sometime soon.

Parking was a bit of a pain. Not sure if we were overlapping with a brewery tour but for the amount of people in the brewpub having to park in the street seemed extreme - but it's not a high traffic area and the prize was worth it.

09-18-2011 02:47:43 | More by mpcrump
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -38.5%

This place did not look like much from the outside, and I was disappointed with the inside. This place was a little underwhelming. They were showing some karate movie over one whole wall. Unless you like to watch people coughing up blood and being killed while you eat, it was pretty annoying. The service is fairly bad. They acted as if you you were very privileged to even come near the place. They had nothing dark on tap. Their tour was a yawner. That said, their beer was pretty good. Only go if you are looking for a specific, hard to get beer.

09-18-2011 00:16:14 | More by mentaltraveller
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -21.9%

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.

09-13-2011 18:03:37 | More by cratez
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snaotheus

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -6%

It's really an interesting place. There's lots of art on the walls (painted right on the walls in many cases), the vibe is really nice, from the dining area the central view is their brewery (where I was watching hordes of cases of Zombie Dust leave the premises).

Both beers I tried were good (Arctic Panzer Wolf, Owd Engwish Barrel Aged Barley Wine). Staff seems more than interested in their beer (more like "pumped").

Food was good (I had a hamburger) -- fresh and well prepared, simple.

Prices are a little higher than what I would consider average.

09-06-2011 21:09:30 | More by snaotheus
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BStalf21

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +6.9%

If I didn't know what I already knew about 3Floyds beer I may have been a little off put on my first impressions. The building is tucked away in a little industrial park. me and my girlfriend had to wait about 40mins before getting seated, which from my window seat didn't seem to change through out my lengthy stay. Once seated the menu was printed straight off the website and attached to a clipboard. As a big fan of the beer I was afraid Id be disappointed.

The interior is pretty small and packed full of neat memorabilia, signs and paintings featuring their characters, and awards. It had a very cool and unique vibe. The bar and dinning area stay full all night and they seemed understaffed. But, the waitress and bartenders masterfully handled far more customers then I thought possible. I always was offered another beer before my glass was completely empty and it never felt rushed or impolite.

From what I've read the service has been peoples dig against them. I could see if our waitress wasn't as good feeling the same way, but after being at places like founders, bells, and new glarus I'd still take this approach. Most places have you fending for your self and standing in lines. I'd rather be served and in my case they did a great job.

They offered a great selection of beers from the flagships to brewpub exclusives and a good selection of great beer from other breweries. Plenty of options on beer to go, with only some of the beers on tap not offered.

The beer is amazing everything I tried I would order again depending on what style I was craving. And, I tried a lot, I couldn't help it.

I will say I spent more then I wanted but I can't say that I wish I hadn't.

08-30-2011 20:30:29 | More by BStalf21
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.5%

Apparently going on a Wednesday afternoon is the key. No line, maybe half full. Colorful eclectic interior. Bar side, "restaurant" side I guess. Menu seemed on the slightly upper side for a brew pub, but I didn't try any. Service was fine since they weren't busy, but I could see how they could become easily disinterested other than for the locals. Heavy/grunge metal playing which I thought was a little strange but fine. Very much a hodge-podge of a place. Pretty neat and a must stop, in not just to say you've been there. At least stop for some brews to go. Picked up a Ragnorok while there, pretty pleased with that. Nothing much more to say that hasn't been said.

08-30-2011 02:20:48 | More by Bung
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alanforbeer

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Stopped by earlier this summer as stop-number-one on a multi-week road trip across the US. I was there on a Saturday during the mid afternoon, thinking that I would miss the crowds. It was a little late for lunch and way too early for supper. My plans failed miserably; the place was packed. I was facing an hour and a half wait with a line out the door and to the back of the parking lot. I immediately gave up on the idea of taking the afternoon tour for which I had made a reservation. As I discovered, if I decided to take the tour, I'd still have to wait in the absurdly long line when the tour ended.

Once inside, however, the visual and imbibing experience was well worth the wait. I could have spent a good thirty minutes perusing the rows of tap handles that surround the bar and eating area. Asking my waiter if it was okay for me to stay awhile, I had planned on spending a good two or three hours, I was informed that it was not a problem. Awesome.

They had a good sized tap list with at least a dozen of their own beers, including some interesting seasonals, and plenty of high quality guest taps as well. I ordered food: one of their burgers. It arrived in timely fashion and was outstanding, the pretzel roll was a nice touch.

After several hours of euphoric drinking and eating, I noticed that the line outside had vanished. It was about 6:00. This is still a mystery to me. I arrived at 3:00ish and the line was out the door to the end of the parking lot. Three hours later, when everyone should be arriving for evening festivities, there were 2 or 3 people waiting to get a table. Oh well. Should have taken the tour.

My only complaint is the lack of shelter from the sun for those who are forced to wait in line. When I visited, the temps were in the upper nineties with full sun and high humidity. It was hellacious. Of course, I can only imagine how bad it must be for those who visit in the winter months...

08-27-2011 21:34:02 | More by alanforbeer
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