18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5725 Miller Ave
Gary, Indiana, 46403-2871
United States

(219) 939-8802 | map

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4.31 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Nov 13, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by Bum4ever from California

More like a bar than most modern day breweries. Went on a super busy day during DLD weekend and the service was pretty good, the food was good, but most of the beer was just ok. A couple of their bottled stouts were good, but most of the IPA's and sours on tap were solid at best. Was cool that they had some Lambic for on-site during the weekend I was there.

Jun 09, 2019
4.67 by MJSFS from Florida on Mar 14, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

10/26/18 (Gary, Indiana): Took the South Shore to the Miller stop, and the brewery is a block north, very convenient. Nice sized bar with a back room with stage for music events. Wide variety of patrons, everyone friendly (staff and locals), nice bar to relax and enjoy good food, good draft beer and an excellent whiskey/bourbon selection. Came down specifically for the Hunter Vertical series (Maple Coffee - a very good pour), and also enjoyed the IPA and Pale Ale. Food menu solid and I really enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken sandwich and tots.

Several to go options, I have too much beer (hope I don't get banned from BA for that statement) but definitely want to return after clearing my current stock to grab some four packs to go. Draft and to go prices are very reasonable, especially in light of the quality of the beer.

Glad I made the trip, looking to return and also hit their Hammond location.


Oct 28, 2018
4.14 by Kraz from Indiana on Aug 07, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Second best brewery in Indiana. Metal vibe. Great beers and a large selection. Food is really good too.

Jul 19, 2018
4.06 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Jun 10, 2018
3.91 by Parkchrisdoug from Indiana on Jun 01, 2018
4.83 by npendres from Wisconsin on May 19, 2018
4.23 by HOLTMAN44 from Illinois on Oct 24, 2017
4.26 by Growlerghost73 from Indiana on Oct 16, 2017
3.91 by AngEo from Texas on Sep 27, 2017
4.75 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Jul 28, 2017
4.23 by Even_More_Dan_K from North Carolina on Jun 29, 2017
3.7 by Adamplus4000 from Illinois on Jun 21, 2017
4.51 by Jinx989 from Illinois on Jun 04, 2017
3.82 by ericfoster83 from Indiana on May 07, 2017
3.95 by CPAles from Illinois on Apr 24, 2017
4.4 by kreg02 from Illinois on Feb 27, 2017
3.56 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Jan 25, 2017
3.87 by johunnic from Illinois on Dec 20, 2016
4.18 by Drinkcraft from California on Jun 28, 2016
3.53 by jessewilliamson from Missouri on Jun 12, 2016
4.21 by southsidejoe8089 from Illinois on Jun 03, 2016
4.06 by SierraFlight from Virginia on May 03, 2016
4.15 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 02, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
by Warren2621 from Indiana

This is a small pub with a dining area and a bar area. Looks like someone's basement with the low ceiling and blue paint on the wall. I dig it. Reminded me of the little Mikkeller bars in Copenhagen.

You can usually catch Drew around the pub. He seems really involved with day to day stuff. Taps and food are excellent, especially the beer.

This has a nice old time local pub feel. You'll see all kinds of people here. It's a place where the locals in Gary can come sit down for beer after work. The appearance is nothing spectacular but it's a cozy place to have a beer.

To-go bottles are available. I've enjoyed my few visits here quite a bit. I can't wait to see these guys keep growing

May 02, 2016
4.33 by jenrhart from Minnesota on Apr 09, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
by monty79_1997 from Missouri

They do stouts very well

Mar 15, 2016
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Feb 29, 2016
4.54 by Azz from Illinois on Feb 24, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
by NCCIndy from Indiana

Kinda an alt-dive vibe and an odd neighborhood. The beer selection was good and the staff was friendly, but we didn't get the chance to try the (limited) food selection.

Feb 24, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
by Thirsty_In_Chicago from Illinois

Came for Blud. Was told they had sold out. Ok, no problem. See next day it's still for sale and come to find out they just were not able to wax all the bottles in one day. Understand wanting to sell the bottles the way the brewery intended, but please be honest with the customers.

Other than this issue I have had positive experiences at 18th St. Always a great tap selection in a cozy room. Look forward to visiting their new brewery.

Feb 04, 2016
4.7 by MonikerMonks from Illinois on Jan 29, 2016
3.83 by BigPapa405 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by pollocktown4 from Indiana

This gem, located in the heart of downtown Miller (Not to be confused with Gary, Indiana, which some reviews mention) is a great place. The location is definitely weird and interesting to get to, but once you get there it will be worth it. The beer selection they had was smaller, but each beer produced here is definitely quality. Metal music played over the speakers, and it seemed as if the small crowd that was there didn't match. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Did I mention that the beer here was great?

...going back again soon.

Jan 04, 2016
3.83 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois on Jan 02, 2016
4.11 by bcm75 from Illinois on Dec 31, 2015
4.26 by RajaSTL from Missouri on Dec 29, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

I thought I had taken a wrong turn deep in Gary Hell going to 18th Street… I’m used to breweries in the middle of nowhere, small towns, industrial parks… this one is something else. But when you get there, you’ll forget the location and be amazed at the quality stuff these folks brew.

The taproom is small and comfortable, despite the lack of AC and the sticky heat of a Chicagoland summer.

Metal on the stereo, friendly folks, good beer. Six beers on tap, priced at five-six dollars per small pour. Some food, basic menu. The Imperial Blud Imp Stout is world-class!

Dec 18, 2015
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom in Gary, IN
Brewery rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 6831 ratings