3 Floyds Brewing Co.

3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
4.07/5
82,037 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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BEER STATS
Beers:
114
Reviews:
18,938
Ratings:
82,037
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.49/5
Reviews:
468
Ratings:
1,351
pDev:
11.14%
 
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Ratings: 1,351 |  Reviews: 468
Reviews by cratez:
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3.49/5  rDev -22.3%
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 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

Photo of T-Sizzle
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
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 fuzzcherry
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jpbolton
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 82,037 ratings
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