Brugge Brasserie

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Brugge BrasserieBrugge Brasserie

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1011A East Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220
United States

(317) 255-0978 | map

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Added by Indybeer on 04-19-2005

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Reviews by ZombiesAteMyDog:
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped by this place for lunch while on my way to pick up my Upland Gilgamesh. I had heard good things, and had seen their menu online, so I was excited to try it out.

A - The outside of the building is pretty cool with the decoration/signage acting like wall sculpture. Inside, the place is small, but cozy. The tables are copper-topped with holes cut out for the frites. My only rip on the place is the mismatch of taste level in the look of the place. There was bad art hanging from the wall, and the chairs did not belong. However, the wall lighting and the tables which I previously mentioned were up scale and forward thinking.

Q - From the food to the brews, everything there was quite good, and easy exceeded my expectations. The beers were great and original. These guys seem to understand that they need to focus on a few number of brews in order to push their quality.

S - Our waiter was awesome, and he seemed to have a valued interest in their beer even though he did not seem to be a brewer/owner. He answered a lot of questions for me, and checked on us several times.

SL - They have 10 taps: 5 house brews and 5 visitors. Upstairs, they have a decent selection of bottled brews, but not much local stuff (no FFF). They focus on small breweries, which is cool, but they did not have much I cannot get at home.

F - The food was very good. My wife and I shared a white beer battered cod crepe and a large pomme frites with curry, pesto, and a new Belgian style sauce. My wife also had a house-made soda (orange cream ($2)), which was a little too sweet, but as the ice melted a bit, it was quite tasty.

V - My wife and I split our meal, which was way too much food... I was not expecting a good value, but now I know better. Beerwise, I ordered a Harvey, which was a larger pour than what I expected ($5) and a flight of their Triple de Ripple, Tyro, and Black ($7).

Overall, I know I will be coming back, and I look forward to getting some of their brews in bottles/growlers in the future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NCSapiens
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Odd spot. Doors downstairs were all locked, directions to use "north" door... which was apparently upstairs? Then after ordering a flight I attempted to sit at a table - all of which were empty - and was lectured that this was "table service" and that I was apparently infringing on someones service area. OK. I just wanted to sit in the sun. Beer selection is small but what I tried was solid quality. I didn't sample the food but it looked decent.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is probably the most disappointing place I have ever been to. I love Tripel de Ripple but all of the other offerings were horrible. The mood inside was very somber and depressing. The beers for Outlier were as bad as anything I have ever had.

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Photo of mayorQuimby
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Nctide
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Very good service. Beers were varied and there was a good selection. Food was very good.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

About 5 or 6 years ago, someone sent me a Triple de Ripple in a trade. Ever since then, I wanted to visit this particular spot, since the beer was quite nice. Decor is really quite nice, beautiful and quaint. Lots of attention to detail and a very clean and mature kind of place. Service was very nice. Since I was there for lunch I basically had the bar to myself. I talked a good bit with the owners and they are very nice people. Beer was good, although they had more beer from their second brewery, Outliers, than they did for BB. Two guest beers also. I wouldn't have minded a wider selection on the Belgian edge, but there was still plenty to have. Overall a very worthy stop and a visit I have been wanting to make for quite some time now.

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Photo of Joeyphunk
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

I love this place. I actually think the mussels And fries are better here than in Brugge Belgium!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sgrechukhin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Some great food options- stick with mussels though. One great beer on tap- Pooka. Delicious. Everything else can be hit or miss.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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