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Heorot Pub and Draught House

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Heorot Pub and Draught HouseHeorot Pub and Draught House

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.56%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

219 S Walnut St
Muncie, Indiana, 47305-2803
United States
phone: (765) 287-0173

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Reviews by SwiftyMcBeer:
Photo of SwiftyMcBeer
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%

A dark cavern of a place. I am thinking that the light of day is not the time to enjoy the Heorot. It's just to dingy and dark place. That being said, the selection is beyond reproach. World Class is an understatement. I was just swinging through so I only got to enjoy one of my favorite beers on tap, Double Trouble, while I scanned the bottle list and all the draft options. The list is completely mind boggling and I can not wait to while away a couple hours with a few friends and this list. The pizza we had was fine but a couple more options wouldn't hurt. With this beer selection though, they could serve stale crackers and I would be back.

SwiftyMcBeer, Mar 09, 2009
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

JamesTerry88, May 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

BsuCompSci, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Mordhaus, Nov 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tmneyer, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
3.99/5  rDev -12.7%

The Heorot Pub and Draught House doesn't have a highly regarded reputation for no reason...this place has an extraordinary selection of craft beer both on draft and in bottles. For sheer volume of widespread variety, it is simply impossible to match up with this place. This is the main reason why I keep going back to this place.

With that being said, it's the area of service that puts a chink in the armor of the overall rating. It really just all depends on luck/what day and what time of day you go here to determine whether you'll get good service or not. The majority of the bartenders are not very personable, or they pick and choose which patrons to buddy up with and pretty much ignore others. It's a sad thing, really, because this place has absolutely everything going for it otherwise. I've given it many chances in the service department before making a quick judgment, but in the dozens of times I've been here I've had mediocre to poor service more than I've had a good experience.

The quality and selection are virtually incomparable, but the bartending (save for a couple of nice people) leaves something to be desired. The food is nothing to write home about, but that's not why you go here. I'll always go back due to its incredible rotating inventory of different beers. I just hope they address some of the service problems.

neckbracesub, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Mcvs1507
4.68/5  rDev +2.4%

If you live in Muncie and you regularly attend the Heorot consider yourself lucky! I have been going to the Heorot for a few years now and their selection is hands down the best in Indiana! I have been spoiled because of this. Anytime I go out of town to "Beer Bars" I laugh and say, "Is this the best you got, Two Hearted and Upland Wheat!" At the Heorot not only can you get those, along with Bells and Upland's other mainstays, you have a selection of several other rotating taps and hundreds of bottles to choose from. Not to mention all at a reasonable price! Heorot is a great place to get drinks with friends! And if you want a challenge try to get your name on the bar before the last spots are filled! There are only a few left!

Mcvs1507, May 16, 2013
Photo of ultimatesamwood
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%

Near-world class beer selection. Great selection of taps and bottles.

Food is an afterthought, but you didn't come here for the food anyway.

Decor is medieval--Herot is the mead hall from Beowulf. Zero televisions, tall ceilings, a fire-breathing dragon along one wall, shields, axes, chain mail--and shitty macrodomestic cans skewered on swords!

Wolf's Head Brewery is now operating out of the Heorot. Good stuff!

ultimatesamwood, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jale
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%

Walking into this place from the daylight you need night-vision goggles. Very dark and cluttered. Nothing fancy here just a great selection of beer. They have around 60 taps with a nice variety of styles. They also have a huge bottle list with bottles as old as 1988. Prices are very reasonable. They staff is very helpful and they seem to have a passion for good beer. The food selection is minimal. This place is a must stop if you are anywhere near Muncie. I was able to pick up 2 bottles of J.W. Lees harvest ale from 1988 for only 18 dollars each. Hard to believe you can find something that old anywhere.

jale, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of ModemMisuser
5/5  rDev +9.4%

What else can be said about this place? The decor and mood of the place are well-described, and I shan't try to add to that.

My wife and I have been here twice - the first time right at open, and it was dead. (Of course.) The second time after 10 on a Saturday night, and it was lively and fun. Both times were awesome; totally different mood, but both completely awesome.

The place is an 85 mile drive for us, and it's good enough that we'll be making said drive once a month or so, unless weather prevents us (winter).

Great staff, great decor/feel, and hell, you might see WOLVES. What else can you want?

Well - except Korpiklaani's "Wooden Pints" on the juke. :D

ModemMisuser, Jul 06, 2011
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Heorot Pub and Draught House in Muncie, IN
98 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.