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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
107
Reviews:
18,325
Ratings:
78,805
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
452
Ratings:
1,288
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 452 | Ratings: 1,288
Reviews by tapman:
Photo of tapman
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Big brewhouse that always has young, bearded people moving stuff around? Check. Fantastic, bright and stimulating signature artwork adorning the walls? Check. Practical, hip, old school...3F is all these things and the only thing that keeps it from getting a "5" is 1) the bland industrial area that it is located in (which I'm sure saves all kinds of money so whatev) and how small the brewpub is. It is relatively big compared to others, but weekends are just annoyingly crowded. Heck, 1PM is pretty crowded if the weather is nice.

What can I say? The beer is exceptional. However, I have heard that the brewery is relatively unreliable as far as keeping their staple beers similar from batch to batch and while I can't say that I have experienced this to an extreme degree, there are bottles and pints of Gumballhead that are less hoppy than others, so... still great, though!

Service is great when it is not crowded and as good as anywhere when it is. I can say this, the staff is knowledgable about the beer. Unlike a Rock Bottom or other expansive breweries you are waited on by grungy beer geeks instead of beautiful and buxom, though ignorant, waitresses and, I'm sorry to say, I enjoy this style of server much more.

They have their standard brews, which are great, and always have some seasonals that are not available outside the brewery. However, few beers, besides Darklord and barrel aged stuff, is limited so you can get a one-of-a-kind brew without having to take off work to get there at noon to beat the other beer geeks. Plus, a good selection of guest beers that are somewhat rare and balance their own selection pretty well.

Not as fancy as other brewpubs, but food is satisfying, traditional to fancy yet tweaked nicely to suit the *achem* upscale clientele...myself included.

Food is not as fancy as some brewpubs I have been to, but compare the 3F $9 burger with the Goose Island Stilton Burger. Sure, the Stilton is pretty fancy, but it is nice to have a cheaper option. I had the Tagliatelle: whole wheat pasta, pork sausage, shaved white asparagus, peas, parmigiano. At Goose Island or Rock Bottom this would be $15+, but here it was $10.

Also, beer price is cheaper than buying 3F in Chicago so, DIG!

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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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Photo of BeerTwigs
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Took the drive down to IN during a quick business trip to Chicago. Definitely glad I do so. I arrived just after noon and there was a short line to sit and eat. Since I was by myself they let me order a beer and wait at the "holding table". The greeter was helpful and I was sat within 5 minutes.

I was there for lunch of a Friday, bartender was super nice and helpful. I had great service all around.

The beers speak for themselves, poured in proper glasses and super fresh

Food was really good, I had a steak sandwich and mac and cheese which were just what I needed to enjoy a few IPAS.

Glad I took the trip, I definitely recommend the visit.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of djkrause
4.85/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of lwillitz
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I visited with my brother, who lives just across the border in Illinois.

Awesome vibe! We had to wait about 15 minutes before they could seat us (at the bar), but it was worth it for the intimate atmosphere. The decorations all over the walls are intriguing. I'm not sure how to describe it--sort of nerdy with a dark side.

We just had a few beers. The serving sizes seemed a little on the small size, but the beer was excellent in quality. The menu includes a number of unusual items (such as a scotch egg). The food I saw being carried to others looked very good.

Service also seemed good, but we were just at the bar and did not order any food.

The menu offers a dozen or more 3F brews on tap in addition to a variety of options from other breweries (but why would I drink anything other than 3F while visiting 3F?). Also a good (and unique) selection of food items.

Didn't try any food, but it looked good.

3F is definitely worth a visit for anyone who enjoys drinking very high-quality beer and visiting interesting brew pubs. Just try not to arrive at a busy time.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
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