Bone Dry Bar & Grill


11 Ratings
Bone Dry Bar & GrillBone Dry Bar & Grill

Type: Bar, Eatery

3805 Ridge Rd
Highland, Indiana, 46322
United States

(219) 838-2442 | map

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 8
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of wilyrascal
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

An establishment that has both old-school character and a handful of craft beers on tap. A short but sweet selection of ales; I've seen at least one Sierra Nevada tap and one Three Floyds on a regular basis (miss the Hopsicle). Also seen some bottled craft beer up on the shelf.

This could be a drinking-only establishment. I beleive the grill to be MIA; haven't seen anything cooked there. But I think the oven still works - frozen pizzas are available.

There is a pool table in back, a juke box on the wall, and several televisions along the ceiling to keep one's self amused while enjoying a few pints.

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Photo of nasty31
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Very low key bar right down the street from my house.

Bonedry has about 8 taps most of the time very good stuff. Only bad part is they dont rotate very fast because alot of people dont know about this place. It is just your ordinary bar with great beer. Nothing special or fancy here just good beer. This is a cash only bar so make sure you bring some green cause she doesnt take cards. The owner is very nice and knowledgeable about beer. Sometimes she will even crack open one on the house of her personal collection is she knows you well enough. Also tastings going on here from time to time.

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Photo of thedrewski86
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is a great little biker bar. When I came here for the first time, everyone wanted to talk to me, which they did. I spent a good two hours talking to some 'Nam vets about motorcycles and where good riding routes where. Wednesday nights they have live music courtesy of The Oxcart Ramblers (who incedentialy played at my wife's and my reception). They're an old time string band and will spend as much time conversing with you from the stage as they will playing. They will also invite you to play with them if it comes out that you play, so be careful! This place may not serve food, but I've seen people bring in a bucket or two of chicken and the owner doesn't care. There's also some dude who comes in around 10:00 and sells tamales from a grocery bag that his wife makes. I'm pretty sure he's the same guy from Johnny's Tap. Overall this is a great bar, 3F's is cheaper on tap here than it is at Three Floyds, and they have a good selection of brews aside from that.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

This was the kind of place that reminds us lucky types with a number of places to choose from that not everyone has that kind of luxury. Scores were assigned keeping its location in mind, rather than comparing it to a beer bar in, say, Philly.

It was an interesting, low-slung building that was more nondescript than anything else. In fact, OrbitalR0x and his carload of BAs passed by at least once before finally tracking us down. Entering, it reminded me of my days as a young seaman, spending my money in the haunts along Bank Street in New London, Connecticut. It is essentially a biker bar with good beer. They have six taps, three or four of which are dedicated to a combination of Bell’s and Three Floyds. They have about a dozen bottled beers available, also, ranging from BMC to the aforementioned micros. If you plan to visit, it might help to identify yourself as a Cubs fan and/or a unionist.

The Men’s (and Women’s) is just past the Exit sign as you head aft. I cannot speak for the other, but the Men’s was festooned with union stickers. I felt right at home by rolling up my sleeves, sporting some ink, flashing my union card and bellying up to the bar. Not everyone is of my ilk, however.

Finally, they have a small lounge area and a pool table all of the way aft, if you require more than casual conversation and a television set when you do your imbibing.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

DL release after party? Maybe on a technicality, but in practice, there wasn’t much going on. It was nice to shift gears and wait for the emotional buzz from FFF to die down before we headed back out on the road.

This bar is a squat, one story building with two rooms. The bar’s up front, situated in the back right with plenty of bar space. There are some booths lined up along the left wall below a series of large, red light lined mirrors that helped open up the feel of the place. The wood work helped the feel too, with exposed wooden beams in the ceiling that helped tone down the biker-bar feel. There were also darts and videogames up front and a pool table in the back. The back was a bit confusing as it was so small, with only a few more tables and a lot of open space that looked like a DJ or a band could set up. But it was so small? Oh well. One odd note was a large but inconspicuous, faded Jerry Garcia paining on the front door.

The tap list was short with a few FFFs, Oberon, AB’s Pumpkin and Miller Lite along with one more that escaped my memory. Their bottle selection was all right, but I’m not attracted to bars for a bottle selection. I’m attracted to my couch for bottles! The selection was just all right for me.

Service consisted of asking the bartender for a beer on a slow day. Nothing to say there.

Goodbyeohio was right on when he said “not worthy of a stop unless FFF is closed.” There’s not much going on here. It really isn’t a destination stop, but if I lived a few blocks from here, I’d consider it an asset.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

home of the three floyds dark lord after-party. turned out to be a place for 6 or so of the dark lord revellers to sit around before making the long journey back to whence they came.

place is a concrete square just a few miles off from the three floyds brewpub. upon entering, the first sensation is a thick cigarette smell. looking around, i notice lots of booths, a jukebox, pool table, and bar full of locals... mirrors and mood lights give it a vegas dive feel, and the place is oddly accented by microbrew tin logo signs which see out of place. jukebox has your standard rock selections, nothing too exciting.

the lady working behind the bar seemed nice in that "hey honey sweetie" way that would appeal to the bikers that obviously frequent this establishment. yes, they have motorcycle parking only in the front. i asked if they had bell's cherry stout, and the waitress opened a cherry ale without checking.. i paid and drank it, she apologized. service with a smile but lacking in any beer knowledge.

the selection is decent for a northeasterner, but why would you go here for three floyds when the brewery is just a few miles off? (ed note: they do have pool, which FFF doesn't). they had a couple nice bells selections.. cherry ale, kalamazoo stout and maybe two others in bottles. two flagship floyds on tap (bruce, pride) as well as oberon (nice & fresh), an AB pumpkin ale and some other macro options. don't think this place served food.. and if they did, i would imagine it would taste like marlboros and mold.

interesting stop, not worthy of a stop unless FFF is closed.

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is my first review of any kind so please bear with me.

This is a place I can often be found. The beers I know and like are here. I'm a big fan of Hacker Pschorr Weisse, they have it in pints, reasonably priced. An above average selection of imports and micro-brews, for this region.

Three Floyd's Brewery is our local brewery and there always seems to be at least three of their brews on tap. I can't complain.
The regulars are pretty much blue collar locals with a sprinkling of professionals.
Before entering this place you may get the impression it's a biker bar. It's not, it is more of a biker friendly bar.

The jukebox has a pretty good selection. Live music a few times a week (mainly un-plugged or acoustic).
Sundays during football season are something to experience and not something you have me try and tell you about.

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Photo of cretemixer
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Bone Dry is a run of the mill looking blue collar bar, the kind of place you'd find in many neighborhoods across the country. What sets Bone Dry apart from every other bar (at least in my neighborhood) is the fact that they carry some really good beer. They always have several selections from 3 floyds on tap, often something from Bells and a decent selection of American micros in bottles with a midwestern emphasis. The owner has plans of expanding their tap offerings as well.
The food is typical, tavern fare, nothing fancy by any means.
Bone Dry is a good place to go and have a few beers, play a couple of games of pool and shoot the shit with the locals.

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