Broad Ripple Brew Pub

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Broad Ripple Brew PubBroad Ripple Brew Pub

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(317) 253-2739 | map

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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is a little unassuming building with lots of tables on the outside. It was a nice night and it was great to eat outside on this quite street. When I went in to find the bathroom it is like a series of small rooms stuck together. I felt like I was walking through several private parties. I did see a room with some nice dartboards and the whole place has dark wood giving it a bit of a pub feel.
They had a good beer list with several of their beers, two on cask, with a good list of local and U.S. craft beers. I really like a good cask beer but these beers didn’t have the depth or slight hazy that I enjoy in a good cask beer. They have imp. pints and ½ pints which is nice if for a good sample of a beer. Their brewed-on-premises beers all seemed to have an English influence but that may just be what was on tap.
The food was very British fare with the appetizer as two scotch eggs. There were good and the best price I have seen on this side of the pond. For the entrée I had shepherd’s pie which I grew fond of in grade school, with the distinct layers of mashed potatoes, ground beef and a random vegetable, topped with gravy. This was much different and perhaps too authentic, I don’t know. There were mashed potatoes in a bowl with a ground beef and mushroom mixture with a tomato sauce. That was pretty good but on top was a slice of tomato with a square of Kraft singles melted on top. It was interesting but not my favorite.
The combination of atmosphere, good beer and comfortable food made this a very nice experience. It is always a good sign when I eat a bit too much, drink a bit too much and laugh a bit too much. That is a good evening.

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Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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 JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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