3 Floyds Brewing Co.

3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(219) 922-4425 | map

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Photo of mitrednip1
1/5  rDev -77.1%

Got some beer "to-go" and put our names in to sit and have some food and beer in the brewpub. We were told it would be "one hour or an hour and half, maybe more maybe less". We sat at the front door on the cracked pavement amongst the unkept landscaping for two hours listening to every name called. Ours was not called and we never left the front door area. After two hours we asked how long it would be and were told we were called 4 times and didn't respond (BS) and now it would be another 1.5 hours. The people working there were rude, terse and apathetic.
They brew great beer, but we wish we didn't waste two hours of our lives sitting and waiting at this dive.
Can't say the beer isn't great, but avoid staying at the brewpub. You can get their beer at the local liquor stores.

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Photo of jpsimo
1.55/5  rDev -64.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1

The beer may be good but the service is horrible. Rude, unaccommodating. I've been to many brew pubs across the country and I've never seen a place quite like this. Maybe that's the experience they are trying for because I wasn't the only one with similar experiences. Other beer loving friends and family went there and came away seriously disappointed. It starts with the bouncer and continues on with the wait staff and bartenders.

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Photo of NinjaPenguin
2.19/5  rDev -49.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

I have been excited to visit this brewpub for years and when I finally did they were very rude and had way too many rules. They refuse to accommodate any request that might make them work a little harder and their service is slow and unfriendly. I wont ever go back. I have had bad service in the past but this was like meeting your hero and getting punched in the face by said person. Sorry 3 Floyd's but you have lost a loyal customer.

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
2.49/5  rDev -43%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Of all the breweries I have been to this is my least likely to recommend to anyone. All hype in my opinion. Had to wait an hour outside before getting a table. The food menu lacked anything I wanted to spend money on (the fries were the cheapest thing at $8). The only flight you could get was of the four main beers you can actually buy in a 6 pack. There was loud metal music and a subtitled kung fu movie on all the TVs. I had one (very disappointing) beer and left.

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Photo of RyFikes
2.64/5  rDev -39.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 5

This is a total hipster joint. Apparently they don't hire anyone who isn't socially awkward with a 6 inch beard and tight jeans-shorts . We just stopped in for a bite to eat and to pick up some beer; no tour.

Atmosphere: Dimly lit places blaring metal music don't bother me much but my girlfriend couldn't wait to get out of there. It was also kind of cramped. There is no merchandise shop to browse. It is just a girl standing at a desk and you tell her what you want. Lame.

Quality: The beers out of their taps didn't taste great to me. I was expecting a distinct freshness, considering I was getting it from the source, that just wasn't there. The glasses were clean, so thumbs up there.

Service: As I said the guy was a bit awkward. He was not informative about the beer and he made me feel like an idiot for asking about the place; as if the fact that it was my first time there was so uncool.

Selection: Selection at the bar was great. They even had a bunch of nice bottles from other places. However, the selection of beers to take home was terrible. There was only 5 different beers you get in 6 packs and 4 of them were pale ale or lighter. I understand it's getting to be summer but come on.

Food: Food was amazing. Brisket tacos! Oh My God the BRISKET TACOS!

Value: I think we dropped $60 on three appetizers and two rounds for 3 people, so pretty good.

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Photo of f1longbeach
2.7/5  rDev -38.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Went there on a trip to Chicago, and had high hopes for a great time. Herd a lot about there beers, and how good they were. Well the beer was great, the time spent there sucked. Bad service, waited a hour and a half for our pizza that we never got. We were the 5th, and 6th people in the pub, and everbody else got there food, ate, and left. Two people behind us came in 1hr after we ordered, and they got there food before us. Wait staff seemed to be bothered by having to wait on people. Last time I checked, that was there job, silly me. They all stayed huddled together by the bathrooms trying not to have to interact with the customers. Hey if this is what the vibe there is all about, I get it, but I've never been to a brew pub with this kind of attitude, and I've been to a lot of brew pubs. Big, and small alike, ones that sell more beer than FFF, and came away feeling good about the time there. Not this place. Went to 6 in Chicago over the weekend, and had a great time at each, so it's not just me. Once again, great beer, but will never go back, and will tell people about our time there.

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Photo of shpmmphs
2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Not impressed with place. Hostess didn't crack a smile. Wanted to get a bite and enjoy some great beer. Wife and I were not allowed to stand at the bar while we waited for a table. We drove over an hour to get there in the poring rain. If we were to wait, we had to wait in the unimpressive lobby. Unless this is a fire marshal or Indiana thing, it was a put-off. Got 2 six packs to go. Big signs in the pick-up area "No Zombie Dust" - again not the best touch.

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Photo of mentaltraveller
2.75/5  rDev -37.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

This place did not look like much from the outside, and I was disappointed with the inside. This place was a little underwhelming. They were showing some karate movie over one whole wall. Unless you like to watch people coughing up blood and being killed while you eat, it was pretty annoying. The service is fairly bad. They acted as if you you were very privileged to even come near the place. They had nothing dark on tap. Their tour was a yawner. That said, their beer was pretty good. Only go if you are looking for a specific, hard to get beer.

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Photo of chaz01
2.8/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Was up in Munster for DLD weekend. Spent some time there before DLD as well as experiencing DLD itself. The beer I had was OK, but a bit over-rated. The night I came in to the brewpub, I felt like I was 25 years older than anyone else including the staff (and I'm still younger than 50). The place has plenty of atmosphere -- just not the kind I'm looking for as middle aged man with a family. And if the way the management runs DLD is any indication as to how they run their business, it's not worth it to be a customer. They have equal if not better beers a few miles down I-80 at Flossmoor Station while the service, atmosphere and food is much better there. I won't be returning back to Munster anytime too soon.

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Photo of weaselpiss
2.85/5  rDev -34.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The beer is great, that's why we went there. HOWEVER, we have never encountered a less
welcoming rude staff. Aggressive is the attitude. More than half the reason people enjoy an experience is friendly staff or don't enjoy due to the opposite. Go wait outside was the curt response from the doorman to wait for a table. Then we were eventually seated at a table underneath a speaker that was blasting out skinhead death metal. Obviously the staff enjoyed this music, not sure anyone else did. That's the problem, this place seems to be all about the staff. The server enjoyed saying NO. No rye bread instead of white for the sausage platter. No lemon. No split checks (unless your a regular as it was done for others). No water (try getting the attention of the non-smiling server). No plates, finally got some when the servers got done chatting. Totally unenjoyable experience, as the last thing on the staffs mind is ensuring customers enjoy themselves. We're not sensitive people either. Great beer, rotten aggressive atmosphere. What a disappointment and it ruined our afternoon.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.9/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

We entered the black hole that is 3 Floyds brewpub and we walked past a nice-looking bar, a couple of couches, and very large day-glo signs for the various 3-Floyds beers (the only real decor to speak of), to a table by a large window looking into the packaging section of the brewery. Scenic. Also I should mention the place smelled kinda funky. I've worked in a brewery, and they weren't really brewery smells. The music was a reasonable volume, when I was paying attention I heard Blondie, and that new band that sounds like Blondie.

I was disappointed to learn that 3 Floyds does not do samplers. This is especially frustrating because FFF's beers are almost all overproof for the style. I was told my initial beer choice was "having problems", so I started with a Rabbid Rabbit Saison (8%) and was prettymuch done for. Choose wisely, and for God's sake bring a designated driver.

The beer was awesome. Unfortunately, thats about all that was awesome on this much-anticipated Sunday afternoon. We had been seated in the restaurant over an hour and a half (not an exaggeration I fear) before our food finally arrived. We were one of two tables in the pub. Despite generous portions I'm afraid it was not worth the wait, or the price.

I was very excited to finally make it to FFF's but overall, I was disappointed in this experience. These guys make amazing beer, much of which you can only get at this brewpub, and I'd say its worth the pilgrimage to fill growlers (but not on Sunday) or try new seasonals, but I will never eat here again.

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Photo of zcjh4254
2.93/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A group of seven of us visited Three Floyds on Jun 15 - Father's Day. We had heard so many great things about the brewery that we were all quite pumped to visit this 'legendary' brewery none of us had yet visited. You see, our group visits craft brewers all across the mid-west.

What we experienced we a COMPLETE disappointment! I mean really disappointing. The beer and food were excellent, just what we had hoped for. The excellence of Three Floyds stops there.

The service was a joke. Our server was simply one of the worst we had ever experienced. Everyone in our party felt like anything we asked was infringing on his precious time. Its one of those things when you ask yourself, wait, aren't I the Customer? At Three Floyds, the Customer is far from king; they are an annoyance.

Understand, our group is not a bunch of bar-hopping complainers. Rather a group of professionals that love beer. We all left Three Floyds feeling like we had wasted our time. Regardless of the quality of good food and beer, if the service and atmosphere stink, good food and beer are meaningless.

WOULD NOT recommend Three Floyds to anyone, not even my enemy.

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Photo of IndyHopHead
2.98/5  rDev -31.8%
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 Florida9
3.03/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Okay, I know right off the bat my review is going to be an outlier, but it is no less accurate.

The brewpub was clearly a second thought. The brewpub itself is a little sparse, consisting of little more than wooden tables, chairs, and what appears to be couches stolen from a dorm room. Concrete floors, beer paraphanalia on the walls. Not much in the way of atmosphere, but considering the location in a commercial business park in America's armpit of Munster, IN, I guess it goes with the territory.

The menu is pub grub: pizza and sandwiches and what not, though it is good pub grub. Had the chili and it was excellent. Followed it up with a schnitzel sandwich which was quite tasty. Everything fresh, too.

Prices are pretty high for the area and I agree with one of the previous commenters. You can buy the beer for cheaper in Chicago. Plus they won't even refill their own growlers forcing you to purchase a new growler every time, which is downright ridiculous.

However, where 3Floyds really fails is in their staff. Our waitress knew next to nothing about beer. Really, all she knew was what I could read off of the menu. Actually I think she was tought to memorize the menu, because she didn't know a damn thing about beer and seemed to not want to know anything either. On top of her lack of beer knowledge, one of the female servers (not bartenders) lied to my face. (I won't get into details here)

Why 3Floyds would go through the trouble of making (arguably) some of the best beer in the country, complimenting it with better than average bar food, and then letting their waitstaff shit on all of their hardwork is beyond me.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.1/5  rDev -29.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2

This was my first venture to the FFF brewpub outside of DLD. DLD was a chaotic mess and made the organizers seem well unorganized. I was hoping a normal visit might show this to be event specific. I was wrong.

We were told there was a 30 min wait which fine because it was a Friday evening and the only place you can get Zombie Dust.

Multiple people including groups of young girls who clearly arrived after us then proceeded to get called in before our group of two. We finally got seated an hour later (before another couple who had been there before us no less) at the bar.

The atmosphere was ok, but kind of cramped. Good music was playing, but nothing really stood out.

The bartender seemed pretty knowledgable and was fairly attentive, but the damage to the service rating had long been done. Food was mediocre and expensive. We split a pizza that has about 1 ball of sausage per slice. Barely any toppings at all.

Really FFF makes great beer. I have yet to find any other redeeming quality besides this. Go get a growler for the road and grab bottles from one of the numerous well stocked liquor stores close by and avoid the pub.

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Photo of MikeFromMarsPA
3.13/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Remember that girl from high school? Prom queen, captain of the cheerleading team? She was incredibly hot. The problem was, she knew she was incredibly hot, and acted like a stuck-up bitch to pretty much everyone. Of course, all the boys kept coming around nonetheless, because she had the goods, bitch or not.

Remember when you used to buy records in record stores? Remember the record store clerk? The ridiculously hip kid behind the counter who was cooler than you and listened to much better music, and when you brought your U2 or Springsteen album up to the counter, he'd look at you like you had leprosy because he couldn't believe that he was selling such mainstream music to a sad sack like yourself? The look in his eyes when he handed you your bag said "Get this crap out of my store and don't come back until you've developed some taste."

Now let's say that the prom queen and the record store clerk got together and had a bunch of kids. Those kids are now all grown up, and they all work at the brewpub at Three Floyds. They have some of the best beer in the country and they know it and are consequently quite full of themselves. And if you show up and behave yourself and don't ask too many stupid questions, they just might be convinced to stoop and share that beer with you, you little lame-o. But only if they're in the mood. You better be grateful the popular kids let you hang out with them sometimes.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.16/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Everything I could possibly say about this place has been said before. Some people really appreciate the Don't-Give-A-Damn attitude. I just found it to be crap service.

The most enjoyable part about the whole experience was when we were told there would be an hour long wait for our table at 9PM on a weeknight. So we picked up a six pack of ZD and went out back behind the brewery to the drainage ditch to drink the beer. It was freezing cold and the smell was terrible, but we didnt have to deal with the staff and the beer was amazing.

Between me and two buddies that were there we got to try 7 different beers and 5 of them had the exact same hop profile (again well known about FFF).

I love FFF beer and I will always go out of my way to seek it out. If I am ever passing through I would definitely be inclined to stop and see what they had for carry-out. Otherwise I would never waste my time at the brewpub itself.

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Photo of JonathanNelson
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3

I wish that I had read other members' reviews before heading to FFF myself so that I could have prepared myself for the experience that was. Although it was relatively brief, my visit there told me a lot about the people on staff in the brewery's client facing roles (I'd say it's pretty obvious that at least the people with the actual brewing brains, behind the scenes, know what they're doing). I will be completely honest, Three Floyd's makes some of the best quality beer that I've ever had; and it's not just one of them, its all of their beers. Sure they have their better, more popular brews within the whole selection, but the point is that they simply know how to make beer VERY well. Every beer I've had by them has been crisp, clean, and well balanced in its flavor profile (could go on here). Nonetheless, the staff at the brewery tends to be a little too high on themselves. Their demeanor is not very welcoming, something I'd consider to be pretty essential when entering into a dark, heavy metal environment that a lot of people are not exposed to very frequently. Secondly, after being directed to the store to make a to-go purchase, I found myself being served by a man and woman at the register with absolutely no emotion or urge to help out. The simple questions that my friend and I asked about certain small batch 22oz bottles available were each answered with unfriendly, uninformative retorts. Maybe these guys don't realize it, but a lot of people who are passionate about beer would love to have the job they have. I know at least if I were working at a brewery, one of my favorite parts of the job would be educating/talking with customers (or anyone really) about my beer. Taking pride in doing what you do well is respectable, but being arrogant about it is something completely different (and the latter seems to be a little commonplace at this brewery). It's the only actual flaw that I can point out about FFF at this point, but it's also one of the few things that could be the downfall of a really successful company.

One more (less frustrating) disappointment about the trip to FFF was that I saw the same small batch brew at a liquor store in Illinois for LESS than what I bought it for at the brewery! (after all costs of carry and markup....Wow! What's your secret to turning profits local liquor store???)

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Photo of DownDaHatch
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Didn't really know what to expect when making the trek to the brewery. I had heard that it was in an odd, out-of-the-way location. Quirky is the best way to describe this place. It reminds me a bit of a 1970's basement. Not that this is particularly bad. It is really quite comfortable and certainly nont pretentious like most brew pubs. It is apparent that the general vibe of the often "misunderstood" Floyds carries over into the pub. Had the opportunity to try several tap 3 floyds that I never had the opportunity to try before (Apocalypse Cow, Alpha Klaus, You are welcome). The food is quite tasty and also reasonably priced. Don't expect to be blown away by this place, but if you are looking for good beer at a reasonable price in an industrial-like setting, then this is your place.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2

went to pick up some zombie dust and got lucky and got some.not a very big place ya basic small bar setting.you can see the brewing from your seat if you see where the window to it is.food not so great.beer is pretty good nothing over the top though.moves are super odd cowboy Asian ninjas type of move was playing.rock music gave my fiance a headache after awhile overall a cool place to check out once.waitress did a good job with food and drinks.

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Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

Beer is awesome - but the listening to obscenely loud death metal for hours upon hours - sucks.....balls
and its located in an industrial park - doesn't really get more average.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.3/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

been to 3 Floyds for DLD 2010 and a few other occasions for a beer or two. Finally getting down to reviewing this place.

Nice quite little place to grab some great food and enjoy awesome beer!

Bellied up to the bar with a few friends and had a little lunch and a few beers!

Tried the frog legs which I have never had in my life and they were quite good. I also order the macaroni and cheese with bacon in it! Best macaroni and chesse I have ever ate. My buddies ordered a pizza and they said it was amazing. A guy and his girl friend also ordered the same pizza and the guy said he got goosebumps from eating the pizza. That cracked me up!

3 Floyds is quite expensive, but you get quality food and beer from this establishment.

Update: My last three visits to 3 Floyd's have been dissapointing. Service is super slow and staff is extremely rude. This has been a constant theme since 2013 to 2015. AVOID if you can stand poor service.

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Photo of jeffhenders0n
3.33/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Love their beers, but not their brewpub. It's loud, worn, and the staff weren't what I would call friendly. In what I find to be typical symptoms of the sickness of 'trying-too-hard-itis', they were trying so hard to portray the cool/edgy/hip vibe which always comes off as pretentious if forced. It's not CO or CA, so hey, roll with it, us Midwesterners don't have anything to prove!

Food wasn't the best, but fortunately at the end of the day I don't really give a damn about the food, the service, or the atmosphere; I'm here for the beer, and beer was had. Arctic Panzer Wolf and Zombie Dust were additions to Three Floyd's beers I love, joining Robert the Bruce and Dreadnaught. Considering the last brewpub I was at prior to this was Ballast Point (San Diego) a couple months ago (which I thought was simple, but spectacular) it's not a surprise that I wasn't in love with this place. To top it all off, it was more expensive to drink here than it was at Stone (which is palatial)!

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.35/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

3 Floyds is obviously one of the iconic US Craft Breweries. We lined up an hour before it opened on a Sunday morning. The signs were already up for all the beer that wouldn't be for sale. We got a table, ordered lunch and several pints. The food was great, the beer excellent, but it was just so obvious that they really didn't give a damn whether we were there or not. I guess that's their thing and it probably didn't matter. They have a huge following so good for them. I'm glad we went but once was probably enough.

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Photo of PatM
3.36/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Three Floyd's does make great beer. Having said that I can only say we, the consumer are willing victims of their success. It's hard enough to get their products in near by Chicago area, particularly Zombie Dust but when you go to the Brewery one would almost think it a guarantee to get what you came for, 6 pack bottles or cases of Zombie Dust. (They can't make beer fast enough) not that I want them to rush, cut corners and compromise their quality. It only ads to the mystique.


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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
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