Broad Ripple Brew Pub

Mayor: Patrickctenchi (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 20+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (728) Sunnyvale, California | May 9, 2016
Small dedicated lot; I found a space there as it was fairly quite on a Monday night. Otherwise street parking does not seem to be a major problem. "Oldest Brewpub in Indiana" was a major theme here. Place had an eating area with a small bar in the back. I was the only one at the bar, which meant chatting with the (of course) friendly bartender. They had about 8 of their beers and four guest taps. All avail as 4 oz taster pours for $1.50 each(!) I came in planning to order food, but the vibe just didnít do it for me. I ended up leaving after three tasters, lots of small talk with the bartender (who was interested in the fact that I was rating and asked me to try the ESB), and a healthy tip. Overall beers were not great, and the place had a dated feel to it, which I suppose could be nostalgic in the right circumstances, but tonight just felt old.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | May 16, 2015
Parked a block or so away. Thus place has a nice wrap around outdoor patio thatís partially covered. Inside is very dark, lots of wood, old timey tin ceiling, almost cave-like. Small bar tucked in to one side. A dozen beers on offer, including a number of one-offs. Friendly staff. We did all 12 as a flight. Nice place.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85  (309) Greenville, Indiana | February 18, 2014| Updated October 7, 2014
Great small European pub feel. Nice selection of their own beers. A nice selection of typical pub fare starting at about $10. Parking is very limited and with several businesses in the area you may have to look for a while. Very nice place - will be back.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (279) McLean, Virginia | January 20, 2014
Had a light of 8 beers on tap and a meal. The beers were all English styles and okay. Ambiance was pleasant and friendly. The food was better than average for a brewpub. The menu was heavily oriented to vegetarian. The soup and salad we had were both very good. All in all, a pleasant experience.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
dbrost  (3) Indiana | January 2, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm  (120) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 22, 2013
This was my first stop during yesterdayís trip to Indiana. Seems like there was some kind of construction going on, and only 4 parking spots, so I had to park 2 blocks away. No big deal. Inside, itís a little dim, but pleasantly rustic. Dark wood and photos and paintings everywhere, themed like a classic English pub, it seems. After visiting the toilet (clean and satisfactory) I sat down at a small L-shaped bar. The bartender was friendly and patient. I got a taster of all 8 beers on tap (2 from cask), and she was kind enough to line them up in the order that they were on the menu. No guest ales on draft, just the 8 house brews, they were solid but not much stood out. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, and would return while in the area to check out whatís new.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
chibuck  (526) Chicago, Illinois | September 1, 2013
This spot is super old and due for an upgrade, but sort of reminds me to an old German bar. The beers were ok, but nothing stood out. Iíd stick to Brugge Brasserie when in this area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (316) Indiana | August 14, 2013
Stopped by while visiting Brugge. Atmosphere was good and the selection was solid. Beer was a little pricy for their guest bottle selection, but theirs were reasonable, and service was solid. Didnít eat, but they do have food. A nice place to stop if youíre in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ESBob  (17) Indiana | July 21, 2012
Stopped in a Saturday Afternoon. Great, classic brewpub look with excellent old school two corner bar, only drawback was limited at bar seating. Had a couple appetizers with my beer and they were very good. They normally have two cask ales going, had the ESB, excellent, classic English Pub stuff!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (124) Lexington, Kentucky | June 30, 2012
Finally got a chance to go to the Indy granddaddy of craft beer. Food is ok. Most of the beers hovered around average. Overall, given many Indy beer nerds calls to visit Broad Ripple, I was not impressed. Itís fine. But not stellar.

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