Lafayette Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.64/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

622 Main St
Lafayette, Indiana, 47901
United States

(765) 742-2591 | map
www.lafbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
42
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
186
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
57
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by engisch:
Photo of engisch
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I was really looking forward to stepping into this place and Chumley's as they were the only bars that seemed to be worth visiting in the area after speaking to some students from Purdue. After walking into several places, LBC and Chumley's were the only worth while stops that we visited.

As we were walking in, we did not feel very welcomed as the staff seemed to be irritated that we had such a large group. Being that I was looking forward to this visit and being the driver for dinner earlier, I was probably the only one to not have several drinks before arriving. That being said, they refused to serve us until everyone sat, which was poor being that we basically had a separate room and were not bothering anyone. The reason was that they wanted assigned seats that they could keep everyones tab straight because they assumed most of the group was going to be bad at splitting the bill. We caused much confusion as we were basically here for conversation and beer, so we constantly were changing seats around the table.

There beer was good, although I feel that they probably were hit hard by the hops shortage, as most of the beers tasted like they has very similar American hops. There sampler allowed many of us to get a sample of most of there beers, which then allowed us to have a few pints of our favorites.

For food, pretty much all I had was fries with cheese and bacon (no it's not on the menu, but they made them) They actually melted real cheese on them, and they came out very tastey as a snack with my beers.

Aside from the staff seeming a little upset with the large group and not hidding that very well, I would have to say this would be a place that is definately worth visiting if in town. I would recommend not taking a group larger than 6-8 (we had about 12-15 on a weeknight), to avoid the staff from feeling overwelmed and grumpy. The food seems like this would be a great place to have dinner with some friends. Goto LBC for dinner and goto Chumley's for socializing after dinner.

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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%

Photo of vainqueur59
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of Phoneguy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of scerbin
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Katoptrizo
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of NooseJustice
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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