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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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4.08/5
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82,469 Ratings
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

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

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

(219) 922-4425 | map
3floyds.com

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
82,469
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.49/5
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,356
pDev:
11.14%
 
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

On a long road trip down south, the girlfriend and I managed to make it 45 minutes outside of Chicago before giving in and going to a brewery for lunch. It turned out to be a great move given the quality of beer and food that we got.

Aside from the beer and food, however, the experience could have been a bit better.

The atmosphere was open and inviting when we arrived, but after the slow-to-react bartender approached us with a fairly aloof and stand-offish attitude that openness seemed to slip away just a bit.

The other complaint I had was that the selection, particularly in the to-go department was very limited. Managed to get a few Jinx Proof bottles out the door, but they were pricey and they were the only beer they had to go that I could not easily get anywhere in Chicago.

That said, there was one completely amazing beer that I had never been able to try before - the Behemoth Barleywine with Cherries - holy crap that was a good beer! It was served on tap and it was amazing. The only reason we even had it though was because one of the very friendly servers with giant gauge earrings told us we should try it and that it would only be available for a few days. I'm so glad that I did, but when I then asked the bartender for a growler he said it was only for on-premise consumption. I can understand that, but given that they were out of almost everything else, it would have been nice to catch a break there. I would have gladly paid the outrageous $35 price tag they had on the regular Behemoth for a growler of the Cherry, but no dice.

As much as I am getting down on the place, though, they are still one of the greatest breweries in the country, and on the planet for that matter. All of the beer we had was delicious and the food was surprisingly good. The burger (for those of you in Chicago) was Kuma's-esque and the Mac n' Cheese reminded me of the stuff at Shuba's on Southport and Belmont.

We'll be back again, I just hope we catch them at a time when they are better stocked and they have a bartender that isn't sick of people who are excited to be there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cordyceps
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of c014572
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | 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 vive 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 jbarry3000
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldBrewer
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AirsoftHaze
4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Payner19
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Growlerghost73
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
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 mmoriarty
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
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%
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 jmikepool
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CasualRodness
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rickski1981
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mkyer
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Penguins66
3.89/5  rDev -13.4%
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 -14%
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 Cgodwin
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of mattycasey
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jinx989
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 82,469 ratings
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