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) 427-0019 | map
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
visited after DLD covid-style drive-thru pickups. it’s a fun taproom with a good atmosphere and vibe. the service was excellent. the beer selection was good - i had a lager and an imperial milk stout but they also had some hops on draft too. food was decent. i would visit again for sure when in the area.
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Bum4ever from California

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
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
Rated: 4.67 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 14, 2019
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Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.14 by Kraz from Indiana

Aug 07, 2018
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
One of the best breweries in Indiana. Metal vibe. Great beers and a large selection. Food is really good too.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by Parkchrisdoug from Indiana

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.83 by npendres from Wisconsin

May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by HOLTMAN44 from Illinois

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by Growlerghost73 from Indiana

Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by AngEo from Texas

Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Jul 28, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Even_More_Dan_K from North Carolina

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by Adamplus4000 from Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Jinx989 from Illinois

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by ericfoster83 from Indiana

May 07, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by CPAles from Illinois

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by kreg02 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by johunnic from Illinois

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Drinkcraft from California

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by jessewilliamson from Missouri

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by southsidejoe8089 from Illinois

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by SierraFlight from Virginia

May 03, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Warren2621 from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.33 by jenrhart from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2016
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Rated by monty79_1997 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
They do stouts very well
Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by Azz from Illinois

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by NCCIndy from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Thirsty_In_Chicago from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.7 by MonikerMonks from Illinois

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by BigPapa405 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by pollocktown4 from Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.83 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by bcm75 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by RajaSTL from Missouri

Dec 29, 2015
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Reviewed by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
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: 3.99 out of 5 with 6863 ratings