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Lafayette Brewing Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

622 Main St
Lafayette, Indiana, 47901
United States

(765) 742-2591 | map

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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by Fatehunter:
Photo of Fatehunter
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

I stopped in here for some dinner and drinks. It was a Friday night, but Spring Break had just started so the place was half-full (I assume that's why it was half-full). Six of us went up to the bar, empty save one other person, and waited five minutes for the bartender to ask up what we wanted. We ordered beers and found a table hoping for better service from the server. The server was excellent. That is what saved the "service" rating. She was very familiar with the beers and menu and gave good recommendations.
Between the six of us we ordered the stout, common ale, and porter. Unanimously we all thought the beers did not taste that great. Odd flavors in the porter (though it was served in a snifter) and the stout and common ale tasted watered down and weak.
The food was okay. I had Barvarian Nuggets. Unique and tasty. My friends that had the burgers said they were average.
Prices were normal for the area. The atmosphere was promising but lacked the customers at the time.
I honesty hope to never find myself in West Lafayette again but if I am I'll find somewhere else to get dinner and drinks.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warpig372
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of BaileySliger
5/5  rDev +32.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is awesome! The bar is super cool because of it's historical vibe. Definitely a place to visit for people who enjoy craft beer.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Tall ceilings, in a historic building. Sandwich was decent, beer average, or better. Local vibe. Parking a bit difficult. I need to visit again to see more beer selection.

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Photo of PUbeer
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you're seeking a sports bar, this is not the place for you (go to DT Kirby's for that, folks). Comparatively quiet and laid back, there is only one TV but 15 taps and an excellent food menu whose quality rivals that of the beer for which most come.

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Photo of JDoHo
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Moun10
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%

Photo of Clumsy
2.24/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of BriaCloette
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Everything you need in a brewery. Excellent selection of beers, none of which I've ever been disappointed by. Delicious food that doesn't cost too much. The bar has great atmosphere. This place has become the gold-standard for me - hence the 5.

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Photo of chewymangos
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Dief88
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of scerbin
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The finished wood atmosphere flowing through this spacious restaurant/brewery really ended up being the most impressive part of our visit. There's a nice & inviting feeling about this place.

The quality of both their food and beer, however, were just a tad of a letdown. I can't say anything too harsh or negative because I did overall enjoy the Eighty-Five IPA that I drank, and the Fish & Chips were adequate, but I was expecting more.

The waiters that interacted with us during our visit were very friendly and helpful.

The selection of beers wasn't anything special, and there was simply no offering for lovers of higher ABV beers.

I like this place alright, but I didn't love it like I wanted to.

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Photo of Jason417
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This is a casual, laid back brew pub, with no pretense or airs. All are welcome, all feel welcome. There is a large bar area with good seating and wide open views of the bar and the large screen TVs. The restaurant seating is spacious and can accommodate parties from 2 to 50. There is a good view of the brewing kettles and collegiate/olde tyme decor on the walls.

The food is simply prepared but excellent in both quality and value. Wednesdays are typically discount pint night, and nightly specials keep most menu items under $10. There is a good selection of food to choose from, from typical Irish pub fare to more cross-cultural items. The kitchen usually has fresh fish specials, as well as creative meals only available once a week.

You simply must have the onion rings. The largest, best battered rings I have ever personally witnessed. One basket will feed two easily, three comfortably, four if two are dieting. At last glance, the menu item was $4.50.

The fish and chips are equally impressive. Shepherd's Pie is well done, as well as the buffalo burgers, wraps, and soups.

I recommend sitting in the window, better for people watching.

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Photo of GJ40
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I stopped by while traveling to Chicago.

It's in a nice historic area of West Lafayette not far from Purdue University. The interior is fairly traditional pub decor with low light, good space and a comfortable atmosphere.

The beer was decent. I had a pale ale and a scottish ale. Both had a real cask like feel which I like but may not be for everyone. Great 20oz tulip glasses.

The food is good. We had a couple of apps, the pub burger and the brisket sandwich. There were no disappointments. The service was good.

The reviews for LB seem varied. I thought it was pretty good but not remarkable.

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Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette, IN
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