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Broad Ripple Brew Pub

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3.94/5
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245 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

840 E 65th St
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220
United States

(317) 253-2739 | map
broadripplebrewpub.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
45
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
245
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.98/5
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
79
pDev:
8.04%
 
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Reviews by CapitalGains:
Photo of CapitalGains
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'm an out-of-towner but I've visited the Broad Ripple Brew Pub a couple of times during my recent visits to Indianapolis/Broad Ripple.

Reminiscent of a British pub on the inside with a winding covered patio on the exterior. The setting and vibe was laid back and enjoyable. The quality all around was solid. My favorite beer was the cask T.J.'s Best Bitter.

On the whole service was pretty good though a bit sporadic. I'd like to think I'm a low maintenance customer but there were some intervals where I would be looking around for our server to order another drink. On the flip side all of the servers I had were friendly and knowledgeable.

The selection seems standard for a brewpub - nothing extraordinary. There were about 8-9 tap selections, of which 2 were casks. There was a solid bottle selection though I don't recall how many there were - maybe 50 or 60 which was a warm welcome. The bottles were mostly your standard stuff from around the area (Founder's, Upland, Bell's) but I stuck with the Broad Ripple specific brews.

The food was typical pub food - calorie heavy, filling, and delicious. I ordered the cheese crock with bread to share with friends and the lunch order of the fish and chips and I was stuffed by the time I finished. Some friends ordered the chili, pretzel, and scotch egg pizza and they seemed to enjoy it as well...except for maybe the scotch egg pizza but that seems like a hit or miss.

I've enjoyed my several visits here. It's not glamorous but I found it to be a great place to grab some food and beer with friends and to enjoy each other's company.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of iRun2Beer
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

A great location for people watching and great beer from the towns eldest statesman in the craft beer movement. Plenty of outside seating, a cozy yet somewhat small inside in an old time homely beer pub feel circa the nineties. All dark brown old wood work. I would drink and eat here plenty if it was a convenient local place but it is 45 minutes by car. I come here mostly for the yummy cask cooled ESB. With that in mind I would say give my ratings on selection, food and service a once a year average over the last decade and Once a five year period prior to that time kind of rating.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

We had lunch. Nice variety on the menu. The waitress was helpful and attentive but, there weren't many customers when we were there. Liked the beer variety. I was able to get a taste of one beer before I decided what I wanted to drink with lunch. Cute decor. I would go back there. It's off the beaten path in Broad Ripple which is nice.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
4.1/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jbizzle0v0
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Broad Ripple Brew Pub in Indianapolis, IN
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 245 ratings
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