3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
4.1/5
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
104
Reviews:
18,402
Ratings:
79,184
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
452
Ratings:
1,293
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 452 | Ratings: 1,293
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
3.49/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5

Second of two breweries that my girl and I visited on a trip to Chicago in July 2011. Our final stop on the way back to Ontario.

VIBE: the restaurant section of the brewpub is very cramped and uncomfortable. The chalkboard list of all the retail offerings is located in the dining area so you have to walk over and peruse the menu (disrupting patrons who are eating) or squint from the bar while you waste the server’s time. An awkward, inconvenient set-up.

SERVICE: although the host and one of the locals were nice enough, the bartender was a complete douche bag. I was buying beer to go and tried to order as quickly as possible, but because the menu was tough to see, it took me a couple minutes to decide which bombers I wanted. The barkeep made his frustration known by asking me to "hurry up." Since the beer is world class, and in light of the fact that I came here to grab my haul rather than West Lakeview Liquors (by this point far behind us), I tolerated his childish behaviour. But it was disappointing to receive such abysmal service.

SELECTION: every 3Floyds beer that I’ve heard of along with guest taps from Stone and Left Hand. I bought two bombers each of the Dreadnaught, Admiral Lord Nelson, Gorch Fock, and Arctic Panzer Wolf, two 6-packs of Alpha King, and one sixer each of the Gumballhead and Pride & Joy. These 32 beers came to $115, which is okay value given the outstanding quality of the brews.

OVERALL: if I were to return to Three Floyds in the future, I would snag some food and drinks in the restaurant section before purchasing any beer-to-go. Seems like this place is more focused on the brewpub front than the retail element, and my guess is that we would’ve received better service had we sat down and ate. I’m glad that I scored a bunch of brews from one of the best micros around; however, the bartender should be much friendlier to eager patrons who are willing to spend their hard-earned money here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DerekDudley
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of nwhittin
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Frostymonk
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
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 PUbeer
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of StoutLover14
3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CypherAnt
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cp45
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of johunnic
4.15/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Love the 80s metal pumping in the background. Service was really good, and every beer was very good. The guest taps, war pigs and the 3 floyds regulars make for some tough choices

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Photo of instinct2
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of RockRuler
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I was there Sunday evening around 5pm and the place was full and there appeared to be a wait. There was a couple seats at the bar so I took one with no wait. The overall feel of the place was more of a restaurant than I expected. The service was excellent. The selection consisted of 20 beers on tap with a couple spots for guest breweries and had a good mix. I did not eat so I can't speak to the food. I loved the Star Wars collectibles that decorated the bar area! Overall a great experience and I will be back when I get the chance.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Thursday around 11:30 am for lunch. There were many tables open when we arrived, and no line, so it was odd when we were told a 20-30 minute wait, but within about 6 minutes we were seated at the bar. The menu was full of delicious items, we ordered appetizers and meals, the beer list was stocked with some distro beers as well as some we'd never heard of, so we mainly ordered those (but a fresh Zombie Dust was better than any bottle I'd had). Prices weren't outrageous, but not cheap, either. For all the negatives I'd heard prior to visiting, I had a wonderful experience and would visit again.

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Photo of kennyrclayton
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Beginner2
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

As advertised, this brewery and its brewpub are "not normal."
But, they are enjoyable.
My wife and I had to wait on a Saturday afternoon for 20 minutes for a table in the bar. (The hostess should know to seat old people like us where the music is not so loud.) To kill the 20 minutes, I went into the store and bought a few bombers that I had not tried. After we got a table, we had a beer each (no flights) but the waiter was very understanding when I couldn't make up my mind. (They also could have a large type beer menu for us senior citizens.)

We also got a free tour of the brewery and they generously kept our table for us. The tour guide, Karl, was quite good, engaging and more than knowledgable and a two decade participant of the ins-and-outs of the craft beer industry. While the tour was a great value, the food was a good value... a thoughtful menu for a brewpub. (I had the white pizza. It was good, although I speculate that it had more brewer's yeast than baker's yeast.) I also like that the beer list had as many offerings from other breweries as 3 Floyds.

I am not the first to comment that 3 Floyds is a curious place. It also is the great American success story. Long live "not normal" as it helps breed entrepreneurs !

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Rock and roll beer heaven (if you like old school punk) on the radio! Fabulous graphics on the wall, and attentive bar staff. I ate lunch at the bar and the service was spot on. The burger and parm. fries were gourmet quality. And the beer flight was delicious and it's hard to not like fresh ZombieDust on tap. Plenty of parking (I drive a small RV). Beers to go by the case as well. A first rate brewery/beer pub!

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Photo of BLZR
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of AdamTebbs
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Walked into "holy diver" cranked on vinyl, the super friendly bar tender poured me a tall zombie dust and I was in heaven. Had the brisket tacos with another zombie dust and finished it off with a gumball. Great vibe even better beer and good people. Will come back anytime I am in the area. I highly recommend.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
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