Brugge Brasserie

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Brugge BrasserieBrugge Brasserie
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.97
Beers:
20
Ratings:
366
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.11
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
118
pDev:
10.95%
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Ratings by jrallen34:
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Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
On our way to Jackie O's this was a nice in the middle spot to stop on our trek, good job Alex...Pulled into a trendy looking part of Indy, the bar itself was also modern and trendy from the outside, and that carried inside as well. Lots of metal and neon artwork and and lights but it works. Copper covered tables are super unique and they have cool holes in the table for glasses of water or cones of fries...The bar had a selection of 6 brewery taps and about 4-6 guest taps of good stuff, Alpha King and Mikkeller included. Their selection of beer was varied, not all weak regular sessionals, and overall very good quality. Actually, some of the better brew pub beer in quality and taste that I've seen. The food as this place is top notch, everyone had a great meal. Belgian style food with mussels and fries dominating. The fries are really good, and they have about 10 awesome dipping sauces to choose from.

Super surprised this is an Indy brew-pub, one that fits more in with the Chicago culture. I would highly recommend this spot if you're driving through or live in town.
Dec 05, 2010
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Indianapolis.

Had the following beers on tap:
Brugge Brasserie Madeline La Framboise (sample)
Brugge Brasserie Belgian Witte (sample)
Brugge Brasserie Pooka Boysenberry Sour (sample)
Outliers Blau Machen Pilsner (sample)
Outliers Buffalo Jacket IPA (sample)
Outliers Whitcomb Rye (sample)

Also had a tasty cheese plate with fruit, nuts, and crostini bread. Beer quality was solid, while service was decent. Our overall experience was good.
Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 2.35 by crusian from Oregon

Oct 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by NCSapiens from Indiana

Jul 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by SomewhereInTheMiddle from Indiana

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
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.
Oct 18, 2015
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Reviewed by fredmugs from Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
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.
Sep 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by mayorQuimby from Tennessee

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.45 by Nctide from Indiana

Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Benjhilmer from California

Apr 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by neckbracesub from Indiana

Mar 30, 2015
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Rated by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Mar 07, 2015
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.
Mar 01, 2015
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Rated by Joeyphunk

4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
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!
Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nuggetz from Texas

Nov 06, 2014
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Rated by sgrechukhin from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
Some great food options- stick with mussels though. One great beer on tap- Pooka. Delicious. Everything else can be hit or miss.
Oct 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by craft_shannie from Indiana

Oct 15, 2014
 
 
Rated: 4.75 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Oct 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by sourdog from California

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by birdsellam from Indiana

Sep 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by JMUbrewz from Virginia

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jerrynmidge from Missouri

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by sholland119 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by spointon from Illinois

Jul 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Jul 09, 2014
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Reviewed by MeisterSmudge from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
This is easily my favorite beer spot in Indy. It can get a little bit crowded but there's usually plenty of room in the upstairs bar. Brugge brews some of my favorite beers and the guest taps and bottle selection are always outstanding as well. Service is great. The staff is friendly and I rarely find myself waiting for anything. The food is every bit as good as the beer. Especially the crepes. Cuisine is a little bit different from what you might find at most pubs, but there's enough variety for most people to find something that they will enjoy.

This is a must-visit for any beer geek visiting Indy.
Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by indy351 from Indiana

Jul 08, 2014
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Reviewed by Jho3325 from Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
This review can be summed up with two sentiments: Triple de Ripple and Mussels. Brugge has a nice atmosphere including outdoor seating with a friendly wait staff. While there is a nice menu, the mussels and classic Belgian pomme frites with various aiolis and sauces are the real winner here.

While there tap list of Brugge beers is typical small, the quality is very good. There is also an impressive bottle list of Belgians, Sours, and harder to find local stuff. It is a bit pricey, but for the quality is a fair deal.

Take a friend, split a pot of mussels and some fries and suck down a couple Triples for me!
Jun 19, 2014
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Reviewed by inchrisin from Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4
I've been to Brugge a few times. They're slow to seat and slow to serve. The food is quite good though. The mussels are amazing and the frites are also quite good. I try not to get too fancy on the sauces. The beers are always Belgian and you can always find one or two of the five that you like. Solid way to spend an hour or more in Broad Ripple.
Jun 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by JamesTerry88 from Indiana

May 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hodgin from North Carolina

May 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by cmrillo from North Carolina

May 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Beric from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Visited: 10 May 2014

Atmosphere: Lots of people in a great part of town. Neat art on the walls and soft lighting. Awesome copper tables with holes in the middle to store the cones of fries. Lots of young people ages 21-30 keeping the atmosphere loud and lively.

Quality: Incredible beers brewed both on site and at the main production brewery (under the name "Outliers").

Service: Kind of got a cranky old server.

Selection: Only four Brugge beers on tap and the guest taps contained about 8 others, most of which were brewed by Brugge at their production facility.

Food: Incredible food. The fries are incredible, as well as the homemade sauces.

Value: Food was inexpensive for what you get and the beers were also very reasonably priced for the quality, style, and quantity they give you. I would very highly recommend Brugge Brasserie to anyone passing through Broad Ripple.
May 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by jadler16 from Indiana

May 02, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by zachpaschal from Indiana

Apr 13, 2014
Brugge Brasserie in Indianapolis, IN
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 366 ratings