3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
4.09/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
105
Reviews:
17,937
Ratings:
76,775
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
1,258
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States

(219) 922-4425 | map
www.3floyds.com

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Photo of Sabtos
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Located at the back end of an industrial parkway and medical center mish mash of an area, is the entire Three Floyds operation from kettle to table. From what I understand, if you get here early on a weekend, you are going to be in line, outdoors, like we were. So, if you're alone, choose wisely: to-go bottle line, or brewpub line.

For those of you that haven't been and expect a beer mecca, check those expectations at the door, or frankly the parking lot. As you can see, this picture shows a very small rectangle of a building, and it isn't lying. The brewery itself is pretty huge, towering over the brewpub, which is a tiny fraction of the size. While bigger than your average local pub, it is only moderately so. It may seat around 100 people, but they are keeping it cozy and it doesn't look like that's changing any time soon.

The taplist is also relatively small, and the size of most pours are as well. While we were there, about 10 FFF drafts, and 3 guest were flowing. Some are moderately to very rare, but most are easily accessible, outside of Chicago, that is. I find that Chicagoans have a harder time picking up regular FFF beers like Zombie Dust, Gumballhead and Alpha King than non-Chicagoans.

Where they are killing it is the food--extremely wide variety of really delicious and unique dishes. Some are twists on classics, (the burgers and mac and cheese were on just about every other table multiple times over). Others are pretty original, like spicy pork ramen with house made chili paste, green beans and blueberries, scrumptious cheese curds with herbs and veggies that make them taste exactly like Cool Ranch Doritos. We also had a thyme sponge cake and sage ice cream dessert that was oddly delicious and went very well with the smoothing effect of Backmasking.

This place has a cool atmosphere, with some oddball or hardcore movies playing silently to a never-ending heavy metal soundtrack overhead. For us, Fear and Loathing was playing, and then, when someone decided to let the children come in and sit at the high chairs (yes they allow kids, a pet peeve of mine), they started playing Finding Nemo (scratching that pet peeve itch to a bleed).

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Photo of Peepskp
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I really enjoyed myself here. The staff is extremely fun and were very personable. I really enjoyed the punk/ psychedelic rock atmosphere and music that really paired well with their beer. The food was also very good. The tacos were great as was the open faced brisket sandwich.

If you like beer this is a must stop.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing spot. Great beer, great food, great music. I've never had anything less than an amazing time here. The people are cool and helpful. Love this place.

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Photo of mgwagman
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My wife have now been to 3 Floyds twice now. Both times we have went on a Thursday. My wife and I love the food. It is not bar food, but rather eccentric and gourmet. We have tried the wings (excellent tastes like bacon instead of wings), the poontang fries as my wife calls them (they are wonderful probably my favorite thing I have had there), the duckfat popcorn (more like caramel corn), the mac and cheese excellent, the steak sandwich which is excellent. All the food is moderately priced but we live in Chicago area so that is relative. My wife who doesn't eat salads and is skinny says the food is world class. I would have to agree. The service is excellent and we have yet had to wait a significant amount of time. The decor is really cool.

The beers are reasonably priced an excellent selection is on tap. Zombie Dust is $5 for a pint, blot out the son is excellent, had Wigsplitter on Nitro which was quite different than it in the bottle. It is well worth the trip and all the hype. I will say that I have yet to have a bad beer from them, as even it is not my flavor or taste of beer that I always understand what they are doing. My favorites that I have had from them are Zombie Dust, Blot out the Sun, Wigsplitter, Gumballhead, Backmasken, and Alpha Kong.

Went again for the third time on a Friday it was even more crowded. We waited for 20-30 minutes this time. Okay I have a new favorite food there. The cheese curds they are just the bomb. Hands down the best thing I had there so far. Second would be the Pooontang fries, third green beans. Had the burger also and I was not really that impressed by the death burger was overly salty and I like the burger. My wife only let me get one beer and I tried the guest tap this time it was C.R.E.A.M something or another, but it was unimpressive (not my taste) should have went for the drunken elf by 3 Floyds as I have never tried that one from them. All 3 floyds beers are good even if it is not your taste. I just understand what they are doing with the beer. I also think the food is the same way. Have to give a big shout out to them for their excellence. I would prefer that they would play a little less death metal but hey I only had one beer this time. My wife however was head banging at a 8 minute death metal song which after 9 years of marriage I didn't even know she liked metal that much! LOL!

Place can be loud with metal, but a lot of fun with unbelievable food for a bar/brewery. My wife has also ordered the lamp meatballs which were really interesting, and red snapper, and also the green beans which were in cumin and has a sauce of yogurt (they were actually quite awesome).

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great brewpub! The place was packed and had a lot of taps! The food was pretty good. They also had beer to go with about 4 different 4-packs and about 8 different bottles.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

World class beer, and the food was fantastic at the brew pub as well. I got great service all the way around. Great place to get a drink and some grub to go with it. Three Floyds sets the bar for what a brewpub should be.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.35/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

3 Floyds is obviously one of the iconic US Craft Breweries. We lined up an hour before it opened on a Sunday morning. The signs were already up for all the beer that wouldn't be for sale. We got a table, ordered lunch and several pints. The food was great, the beer excellent, but it was just so obvious that they really didn't give a damn whether we were there or not. I guess that's their thing and it probably didn't matter. They have a huge following so good for them. I'm glad we went but once was probably enough.

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Photo of NCCIndy
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

It starts with the wonderful aroma of smoking meats in the parking lot... continues with excellent beer selections, and finishes with delectable food that tastes just like the smell in the parking lot... the tacos & brisket sandwich are phenomenal, and the fried cheese curds with house pickled vegetables are some of the best I've had (even against Wisconsin and Oregon creameries). Their in house chef know what he's doing, and I wish I lived closer, I'd be here all the time!

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Photo of TheKlevin
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the coolest tap rooms you will ever visit. Death metal, amazing food ( try the scotch egg and the Ramen), and $5 for an imperial pint of Zombie Dust. It is all assigned seating, even the bar, so there is no standing around.

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Photo of Astro0130
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Went on a Friday night so there was a wait. We were told 20-25 min so o figured I soulful go buy a couple cases of gumballhead to take home while I waited. As I'm walking back from me car I got a text letting me know or table was ready. ..only about 10 min wait. I've heard bad things about the service here and I didn't experience any of that. ..much the opposite for me. I thought the service was outstanding and even though they were busy the servers had no problem taking the time explaining a new beer to me or the food on the menu. Beers were outstanding and came out quick and the food was even better (try the wings. .best ever! ) overall my experience there was outstanding and I can't wait to go back again. Being in indy that means a long drive but worth it on the way to a cubs game or visit family in chicago.

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Photo of pollocktown4
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is great and lives up to all the hype. They can't make a bad beer, and love being able to try a lot of their coveted beers on tap; which, in my opinion, is the best way to have a beer. Food was good. Staff is good and knowledgeable. Worth the hour wait to get in on a busy Friday night.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.07/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Went for Dark Lord Day so a bit skewed, but enjoyed it a lot. Fun festival, very good beers available for purchase in the brewpub and out, a very cool place. Love the metal influences, looking forward to going back on a "normal" day.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Awesome place, all kinds of cool kitsche all over the walls, almost intentionally kept really small. Quality top notch beers. Service can be spotty, again, intentionally kept sparse to keep that cool kind of high demand at times. They know people love their product.

Selection usually has 1-3 one off's you can't get in bottles. Great merch, hopefully you can get some bottles of hoppy stuff.

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Photo of Gumball89
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The waiting staff is a little too laid back, and the service wasn't all that great. They have a huge beer selection on tap and bottled, I've loved three floyds for years now.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Always busy and jumping, food is better than most, loud but what a mecca for craft beer fans. They recently remolded. Artwork on the walls were something I remember going ten years ago. I usually have a designated driver if I stay awhile. Go when they open.

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Photo of gcasher
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I parked under a sign called Distillery and felt totally lost being out of state. The doors were ajar, but it looked like it was in a state of construction, however inside was an operating bottling line. Fortunately, a construction worker pointed me over to the pub around the corner. The pub is small, has lots of decorations, was crowded for a Tuesday afternoon, and had blaring heavy metal, not death metal, but pretty dark. There were lots of friendly employees providing good service. I ate a pulled chicken sandwich, which was fantastic and drank a Yum Yum since I had to get back on the road. Yum Yum is a good session beer. Around the corner from the bar (can walk through the inside) is the Kiosk like a takeout counter at a pizza shop. There, I picked up my precious two cases of Zombie Dust and a few assorted bottles. In summary, it is a cozy, warm, metal pub with great food, not too crowded on a weekday, and an efficient kiosk takeout counter for their beers. Oh, by the way, the tap selection, posted on their website, and kept current, is freaking phenomenal. This is the kind of place you wish you had in your neighborhood.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Had a blast at 3 Floyds. Had about a 40-minute wait to get into the pub on an early Friday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. The atmosphere is metal geek with a touch of beer nerd. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and fast. The food was great. Don't skip dessert. Crazy good thyme sponge cake with sage ice cream. And the beers, of course, were fabulous. I'd been looking forward to this for some time and it did not disappoint.
There was a line for the to-go beers but it moved along fast and efficiently and the selection, including Zombie Dust, was excellent.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I enjoyed their beer. The place was a little messy due to the construction at the time( March 2012). Yeah it was a while back. To be fair to them the atmosphere was not as great as it could have been due to the construction. Would I visit again? Yes, but only if I was in the area. I would not make a special trip. I do not want to sound negative, but some of the folks there where a little "dickish".

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Looks like a 16 yr old metal head's basement room at their parents house. Has geeky action figures, records, posters thrown up all over the wall. Weird movies playing without sound in the background (last time it was an unidentified Stallone movie?) and always some metal playing from speakers overhead. Not my personal style but a very enjoyable, unique experience that I certainly appreciate. Apparently these guys are known for being jerks but my 2 trips here have been nothing but a pleasure - freindly staff, very knowledgeable and quick service made it really enjoyable. As a midwest native (West of Chicago, family in WI, MN and living in IN) before moving to Colorado, one thing I love me is some cheese curds and let me tell you their fried cheese curds are amazing, seriously amazing and a perfect pair with a zombie dust, permanent funeral or ant of their hoppy offerings. Great, great brewery to experience. Really weird and geeky and expect a wait, no matter the time or day.

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Photo of n2pux
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Easy drive from Chicago (little more than an hour if you miss the worst traffic) & would recommend to any beer nerd visiting the Windy City to set aside a night for a visit. Place is modern & clean with a metal vibe (not really a metalhead ...but it wasn't objectionable). Service was friendly & prompt. Excellent pub grub ...well, probably unfair to call it that ...certainly a step up from that. You all know they brew fantastic stuff ...and their beer list was excellent & included a handful of nice guest taps. I've definitely added Dark Lord Day to my beer trip bucket list. But 3F is worth a stop any old day of the year.

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Photo of amano_h
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

FFF was the first stop of my Great American Craft Beer Road Trip (spanning from NJ to CA) and I could not have picked a better place to stop first.

First of all, everybody that's worth their salt knows that FFF makes outstanding beer. Everybody and anybody that has ever tried to purchase or obtain FFF beer by other means also knows that FFF is like the most popular girl in high school -- they're hot, they're popular, everybody wants to get in bed with them, and boy do they know it.

But despite all that, Three Floyds does exactly everything they're known for and more; it's imperative to note that unless you're a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin or any other region that gets FFF on tap, you have never truly tried Zombie Dust. I don't care if you got it delivered to you from the Brewpub just a week after it was bottled, or even three days after it was magically filled into their signature "Skeletor" bottles -- the Zombie is a completely different animal on draught, unlike any American Pale Ale I've ever had.

Another thing that I truly appreciate about FFF is that they really seem to live up to their "It's Not Normal" slogan. When you go into most Breweries/Brewpubs nowadays you expect something typically American like hotdogs, pizzas, burgers, and maybe sometimes a nice salad that supposedly pairs well with your beer. At the FFF brewery, they serve New American cuisine -- My Zombie Dust and Alpha King that evening was accompanied by Octopus Bulgogi Salad, and a Venison and Bacon Hotdog from the visiting Danish Hotdog Deli Pop-up, Johns Hotdog Deli.

If you love beer or love food--which should be everyone on yelp--definitely stop by FFF if you have the time and means to do so. Oh, and for all you die-hard ZD fans -- if you don't see a yellow landscape-oriented sign that says "NO ZD" on the left side of the entrance, you're probably good for the trip.

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Photo of MemphisMason
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great bar and brewery, staff was very inviting and knowledgeable. The vibe is a little different horror flicks are playing instead of the usual sports. Food was great and the staff help pair each order with a beer or a taster. Overall great time had by all in my group.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I am going to take the low road and start by retorting to the overly critical/egocentric reviews about this place in the way that every service industry worker wishes they could respond: 3F is a VERY popular brewery, and they don't need YOUR business. So if you're going to complain about the wait, or the 'limited' food options, or the beer, or the music, save everyone the trouble and GTFO. 3F is doing their pub the way they want to, and owe nothing, absolutely nothing, to us. They literally have lines out the door, they have the demand, you are lucky that they even cares about us enough to include a tasting room, much less put some thought into it. You don't like their food options/too pricey? You're probably a cheapskate, and boring, and will never get a second date. You don't like their beer? Fine, give up your seat to someone who will appreciate it, and on the way out ask yourself if you are being overly critical just because they are popular, you damn hipster. Don't like the music? Bring earplugs/stop being close-minded. If this place is not your style that is A-OK, but setting your own expectations, and when they don't come true, whining about it on the internet is ugly, narrow-minded, nonconstructive, and petty.

-Very popular, but worth a moderate wait.
-You can burn some time by browsing the merchandise, which is exclusively badass. Cases of beer to go as well. No growler fills, I don't believe.
-Loud music and TV's playing cult classics, but nothing is so distracting that you can't have a conversation.
-Service was good, surprisingly quick for how busy it is.
-Beer. You should know about it. I agree with those who say it is overrated, but that is not 3F's fault, and it is usually pretty solid. Some good non-distributed brews, and a cask, too.
-2 guest taps. Pretty sure liquor is also available.
-Food. Really good, and inventive. It was not an afterthought; there are trained professionals back there. Wish I could have had the watermelon-coffee chicken wings (they were out), but everything I did get to taste was very good. Really, really impressed with the brisket tacos. Smokey AF. Good stuff, worth some sampling.

This place is assertive. As I said in my rant, they are doing what they want, and if one can't appreciate that, they are a bad, immoral person. Still, 3F are not so assertive that anyone who isn't close-minded can't have a good time. Great for beer geeks, great for foodies, great for metalheads, and great for anyone with a personality. Highly recommended, even if it requires a few hour's drive.

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
2.49/5  rDev -42.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Of all the breweries I have been to this is my least likely to recommend to anyone. All hype in my opinion. Had to wait an hour outside before getting a table. The food menu lacked anything I wanted to spend money on (the fries were the cheapest thing at $8). The only flight you could get was of the four main beers you can actually buy in a 6 pack. There was loud metal music and a subtitled kung fu movie on all the TVs. I had one (very disappointing) beer and left.

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Photo of Roland7792
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Waited over 2 hours, which can be expected at FF. Came for a tour but was told, sorry no tour didnt you check facebook. No I didn't, I checked their website which only said no tours the following 2 weeks. Server was very cold and was obvious we didn't matter to them. There were 100 more people waiting to take our table.

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