3 Floyds Brewing Co.

3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States

(219) 922-4425 | map

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Photo of bob22andy
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Metal playing, graphic novel type art all over the place. All the staff are wearing and tatted up. It has this underground outlaw feel to the place. Then there are all of these rules that just kinda blows all of that away. If you want to get a flight there are pre-set flights and the staff will not budge on that. The kicker on this is the pre-set flight include all of the beers that you have most likely already had. The beers that are only in the taproom are not included. They are not big on any substitutions on the menu either.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This place has a reputation for being off-putting; I'd say if you don't act like a dick, you won't be treated like a dick.

That said, it's a bit cramped, the music is super loud and it can be a bit much.

However, the food's good enough not to care. Just don't take your parents here.

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Photo of TheGent
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Vibe: Perfect. Doesn’t feel like you’re in a brewery, but rather a metal bar. Grunget, in a good way.

Food: On point. Had the fries and cheese curds to start. Ramen as an entree. The best ramen I’ve ever had. The noodles tasted homemade. They were dense and starchy. Really impressed with the food.

Selection: Very good selection. I was in the mood for a stout which they did not have, but they everything else under the sun including sours, IPA’s, lager, Oktoberfest, scotch ale.

Quality: Everything was on point. The food was excellent, as were the beers. It was great to try staples like Zombie Dust and Gumballhead on tap. The best pours of either I’ve ever had.

I hope I get the chance to return.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dark Lord Day 2018 was an amazing (once in a lifetime) experience! Thousands of beer lovers sharing beers from across the US and hoping to snag the Handjee and other variants. Due to event, I am not able to rate what appears to be a small tap room on property.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I attended a trade conference in Chicago, so I extended my trip and made my way to Munster, Indiana. This side trip has exceeded my expectations. There's a new hotel near the brewery next to a new park and golf course. There are nice restaurants nearby. I even made my first visit to a White Castle.

Of course, Three Floyds is the main reason I came to Munster. I walked to the brewpub which was located in an industrial park right under the water tower. There was a huge production facility next to their brewpub. The hostess and server were very friendly and welcoming.

The space was smaller than I expected, but they had plenty of tables and seating at the bar. I had some tasters, and they were very nice.

I enjoyed my visit very much!

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.48/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visiting from Edmonton - July 2018 visit - a Sunday (post Willow Creek Community Church beforehand). Busy already at noon but seated as 2 immediately at bar. Great selection of hop forward beers - less so if you are not hip fan (I am). Bartender super friendly and helpful - had 5 5 oz pours for two of us - prompt and delicious pub food at reasonable price. Honestly metal music not my thing but seemed appropriate for the overall feel of the place and not teeth rattling loud.
The shop is a little small but well stocked and again friendly service. Overall great - would go back any time.

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Photo of BSChief
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped in on July 1 during a cross-country trip from Oregon to Maryland. I had heard good things about them, and may have even had one of their beers once, not sure about that. Anyhow, this is now my favorite brewpub. The beers are varied and outstanding, the atmosphere is friendly and laid back, and the vibe is kind of Hoosier Metal. My only regret is that I ate before going there, so I can't comment on their kitchen from experience. The menu looked nice, however, and regulars who were in attendance assured me that the food was excellent. I just joined Beer Advocate a few minutes ago so I could leave this review. If you're ever close to Chicago, Three Floyds is definitely worth a side trip, especially if you like uncompromising beers.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The vibe is something you need to get adapted to in a case where you're not into metal music. However, being a big metal fan I can dig it.

There's no arguing the quality is quite excellent.

The service, well the staff are arrogant assholes, that's the big down side.

The selection is plentiful with tons of styles.

The food is excellent.

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Photo of c014572
4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Vibe is like heavily tatted bikers. that's' cool with me. Great selection of beers on tap. What I find weird is that the menu does not fit the vibe I get from the place. (menu is trendy vibe is not), If your are new, check out the web site (updated frequently) to see what is on tap and what the menu is so your not disappointed. I do recommend it a lot, it's just "Not Normal". LOL.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Only negative is the extremely loud deth metal music, but that's their thing, and if it helps them make great beer and food it's a small price to pay.

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Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was in Chicago so figured why not plop by FFF Distillery. The small Brew Pub was tucked off to the side. It was 10pm on a Friday night. Fairly busy. Around 50 people or so. The vibe was very relaxed. Vinyl records playing over surround-sound speakers. They had about 10 beers on tap. The Zombie Dust was EXQUISITE straight from the Mother's teet. 20oz pour for $5. Overall, fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Traderjohn1968
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Hard to obtain unless you live in an early adopter Chicago neighborhood. Fortunately Nick Floyd lives a few blocks from me and always keeps a few six packs in the cooler at the corner store. Truely the best IPA I've ever had. They tried to sell me on Warpigs but in the end nothing else even compares to Zombie Dust.

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Photo of Penguins66
3.89/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

3 Floyds is the Founders of NW Indiana. By that I mean they have a high quality product, a large and apparently loyal following, and when they release certain beers, it is an event. However, unlike Founders, 3 Floyds apparently is not in a hurry to expand. My wife and I paid a visit on a fairly quiet Wednesday afternoon, after an aborted trip a few months earlier when, at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon, wait times approached 1 1/2 hours. As soon as we were seated, we understood why--the brewpub is way too small. A 100-person capacity may be a generous estimate. Also, the ambiance is not very welcoming. The heavy metal music didn't bother us, but it was loud enough that we had to practically shout at each other. There was some weird fantasy/horror movie playing on the TVs. And the whole place in general was dark and cold. There is no outdoor seating even though they have plenty of space. Their "gift shop" is just a counter where you can buy some cases of beer and a few t-shirts. It's almost as if they don't want people to hang out and relax.

That being said, 3 Floyds produces some excellent beers. Looking past the Zombie Dust, their menu is heavy on the IPAs but all the beers we tried were good. Their food menu is smallish and full of funky ingredients like pork cheeks, but the cheese curds we split were also good. Service was fine and prices seemed reasonable. We were glad we went but just can't get over how they could be bigger and more inviting (and just maybe make more money) if they wanted to.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.86/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First time I ever had Zombie Dust was when I was passing through Indiana here at this pretty dark dimly lit place. Service was good but I felt a little out of place as I didn't think I had enough tattoos or piercings on my body to fit in with the rest of the crowd. Call me old school, but yeah, just an odd place, still their beers are phenomenal, so I'll give them that. No food that day for me.

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Photo of T-Sizzle
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The place is packed, but it took twenty minutes for anyone to take our drink order. The food is top notch and worth the wait as I had their burger that was topped with pulled pork, coleslaw and onion straws. Also, you can't beat Zombie Dust on tap! I was surprised at the size and diversity of the beer selection as most of their beers are limited in stores.

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Photo of stoumi
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Came all the way from California and aside from the wedding I was attending, I made it a point to stop by Munster. After my flight to Chicago was delayed a coupled of hours and with heavy traffic out of the city towards South Bend, a detour seemed in place as 3 Floyds was on the way.

Arrived late on Thursday, about 9:45pm, greeted by a smiling face and were immediately seated near the take out beer counter. As we sat down we were greeted with menus and asked what we wanted to drink. With all the talk about Permanent Funeral, I just had to order one. There are some quality beers in CA, Russian River to name one of the more popular ones I frequent. So the bar for good beer is set rather high.

PF did not disappoint, down to the last drop. Amazing tasting beer that can be mentioned in the same sentence as Pliny the Elder. Wanting to try something else, round two was Alpha King. Another solid beer from 3FB, very pleasing to the palette.

I had not received the second round when I went to see what I could take back to CA. Seeing PF, I jumped at that and a case of Zombie Dust. A cool $160, not including the t-shirt. Now how does one get 36 bottles back to California?

Dinner was absolutely amazing! The menu, quite impressive didn't have much for a vegan. Thankfully the waiter checked with the chef and I was provided two options. How cool! Was impressed when I order and got my pizza. Tasted great, coupled with amazing beer.

The brew pub was not as I expected it, but the staff was welcoming and friendly. The music, seemed to be set to the names of the beer, hard, heavy and strong in nature. Loved it all.

So thanks 3 Floyds for an amazing experience. Can't wait to return in the future!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This place is randomly located in the back of what seems to be an industrial park. The place itself is much smaller than expected with a smaller bar than expected. I went on a Saturday night and surprisingly got a spot at the bar right away. This is basically a dive bar, with good beer. Constant metal music blasting all night. The food was really good, as was the tap selection. I also walked away with a case of Zombie Dust that night, worth visiting once but not something I'd make a point to visit again.

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Photo of Azpittil57
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Like going metal heads basement... in heaven. Went for the beer, which is awesome, but the food was amazing. Offering many styles I did not expect, all damn good.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Stopped by at opening on a Monday. So didn't expect too many people. But the place actually filled up pretty quickly. Not completely full or anything. But, about half full (half empty). I can imagine how busy this would be on the weekend or for dinner. As far as the vibe, I was also fairly surprised at how non-metal and all that the experience was. It's a brew pub, not a death metal club that also has beer. Didn't feel one way or another about the tables, bar, tvs, decor. Fine enough. The beer quality and selection was fantastic. I really only went for their beers, and they were delicious and well poured. The beer descriptions are helpful. Really helps you just make a choice yourself pretty easily. Service was good. Checked on very frequently. Bill on time. Server responded differently to different tables needs. Food very good. Got hot chicken and the fries. Both were fantastic, with many more interesting options I'd like to check out again.

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Photo of SSS
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What a great place!
The beer is exceptional, so fresh! Bottle shop is efficient and yet with very polite and respectful service.
The food was really good, the price was a bit high, but they seem to take pride and use quality ingredients.
And right next to an Ultimate Warrior bomber jacket in a picture frame, there was Rowdy Roddy Pipper starring in 'They Live'!!

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Photo of IndyHopHead
2.98/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I love 3fff beer but both times I have been to the brewery it has been terrible service. They really could give a shit whether you stay or not. Really shitty because one of my favorite breweries but never going back again.

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Photo of bwood06
4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is much smaller than I expected. I've always heard how amazing 3 Floyd's is so I was expecting a very large establishment. When my wife and I walked in we quickly understood why this place fills up so quickly (even at 4pm on a Sunday): Not only is it very good, but it is small. The food and beer selection is excellent and varied, but service does take a while. However the wait for food and beer is worth it due to the quality. The volume is quite loud due to not only the small space and the fact that it fills up quickly, but also due to the volume of the music. The artwork, pictures and hard rock/death metal theme are all pretty cool.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Vibe is metal music, strange mix of movies on and even stranger decor.

Quality is very good.

Service has been much improved lately. They are actually friendly and inviting now.

Selection between food and tap menus is always outstanding.

I highly recommend eating here. The food is always really good and always a bit of an adventure.

OUTSTANDING food and taps lists make this place a must visit to anyone driving by.

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Photo of Frostymonk
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best places in five states, awesome vibe, great food, long lines. Good news is they never rush you, the bad news is the service is not in a rush either. Oh and the music is great, they spin a great mix of classic deep cuts and alt rock platters.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Only real down-side was the oppressively loud music. Oh, and the lines, which seem to be a trademark. I'll admit, never really gravitated to metal, so that is par for the course. But for the beer, which is worth its reputation, and the food which is a very nice range of tasty treats, I can wade in and deal. Now, I can say I'm glad I did not bring my daughter, who is sensitive to loud noises, and I'm not sure my wife will join me again, but overall, I came away satisfied.

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