United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Dogbrick (796) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 03/2010): Visited Brugge twice in about a 3 week span, and a couple times since. It is located in the Broad Ripple area on Westfield/Winthrop, which may confuse some mapping software. They have a small private lot but there is additional parking down the street.
Brugge is split into two levels, and you have to go outside to get upstairs. The lower level is more of a restaurant with a small bar on the right side. They have funky lighting and artwork on the walls, and a mauve and blue-green color scheme. It is pretty open allowing a view of the kitchen, and there is a chalkboard displaying the beers they have. Upstairs has more of a pub feel with a larger and more ornate bar, TVs and more taps. Handmade tap handles are pretty cool.
The beer selection downstairs is pretty sparse, with only 4 beers (less on my next visit) plus a guest. Upstairs there are more guest beers. All of Brugge’s beers are of the Belgian style which is a nice touch, although they don’t offer samples of anything.
Service has been consistently good on my visits. The bartenders are all pretty knowledgeable about beer and are friendly.
As for the food, hands down some of the best french (Belgian?) fries I have ever had. You can easily make a meal out of a small size, and "L’enorme" could feed an entire family. They have at least a dozen different sauces in which to dip the fries. Excellent all around.
Overall Brugge is a cool spot that I will definitely keep visiting on trips to Indy.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Over a 10-day roadtrip in the US, this is the single brewpub I’ve been in where no TV was on. To me, this means 5 for ambiance, though it was otherwise comfortable, though very modern and with an leaning for arts. The Strong belgian dark was served in a snifter and an excellent beer. They only had 3 beers on tap, so I would not call their selection grand, but I’d trust that they have nothing dull on. We had Belgian fries which was good enough and a crepe which felt a bit expensive for what it was (overly dry I felt and 12$), but the Belgian menu at least offers some variety over the usual burger and pizza choices. Service was perhaps a bit slow and unattentive though.
NachlamSie (632) Denver, Colorado | September 15, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I had a great time at this cozy, classy little brewpub. The ambiance is spot on for enjoying quality food and beer. We were here for dinner on a Monday and given the pub’s small size it was filled up but we still got very good service.The tap list is short with only 6 offerings, but I had two beers which were not only great but different from the usual brewpub offerings. That is just fine with me. The pommes frites are delectable, I can’t sing their praises enough. I had an egg, roasted tomato, and lambic sauteed onion crepe: delicious, and a duck confit sandwich which was also delicious and somehow got even better after of couple of hours in the to-go box. Given the excellent experience and the adequate parking lot in proximity to a nifty part of Indy, I’d love to come back when in the area again.
Tmoney99 (484) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 8, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Easy to find location on corner with street parking and a small lot. Nicely remodeled building with a clean wooden deck and interior. Did not eat. This is a first class location, with very freindly staff with a limited number of beers on tap. The quality of beers was very good. This was a nice visit during a bike ride and I will stop when I am in the area.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
On our way to Jackie O’s this was a nice in the middle spot to stop on our trek, good job Alex...Pulled into a trendy looking part of Indy, the bar itself was also modern and trendy from the outside, and that carried inside as well. Lots of metal and neon artwork and and lights but it works. Copper covered tables are super unique and they have cool holes in the table for glasses of water or cones of fries...The bar had a selection of 6 brewery taps and about 4-6 guest taps of good stuff, Alpha King and Mikkeller included. Their selection of beer was varied, not all weak regular sessionals, and overall very good quality. Actually, some of the better brew pub beer in quality and taste that I’ve seen. The food as this place is top notch, everyone had a great meal. Belgian style food with mussels and fries dominating. The fries are really good, and they have about 10 awesome dipping sauces to choose from.
Super surprised this is an Indy brew-pub, one that fits more in with the Chicago culture. I would highly recommend this spot if you’re driving through or live in town.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 20, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Nice cosy restaurant atmosphere with a nice patio. Not very big, maybe sits 50 people inside. Food menu is on the classy side (by brewpub standards). Not a single burger/pizza/other on the menu. More like Belgian style food with Moules Frite, fancy pancakes, duck confit sandwich, etc. Being pretty hangover I went with the lighter item (girlled chicken breast sandwich) and it was very good. Overall the food is reasonably priced at $10 to $15 for a meal. Only three of their beers on tap when I was there and judging by the bar set-up this pub probably never has more than 4 or 5 homebrews available at a time. Despite the limited selection the fantastic Tripel de Ripple alone was totally worth the detour. And the The Black was quite something too. It’s obvious that from the ratebeer beer list that this place focuses on Belgian style beer (d’oh! It’s called Brugge Brasserie).
deyholla (358) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice space with a bit of a restaurant feel. Only been in the winter, but there appears to be outdoor seating. Not a huge selection of beers but they are quite nice. Food is good as is the service. Prices are decent. Overall worth a stop.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | May 18, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small place with eight or nine normal height tables and some bar height tables. Also there seems to be seating outside. Very cool looking artistic light sconces on the walls. The “Woodshed” hides the brewery which is just an adjoining room with a picture frame window. I see two separate bar areas. One is at the entrance where the kitchen is and the other is the traditional one where the beer is tapped. Wow, the food is tasty. The area around here has interesting shops, parks, trails and restaurants. I enjoyed some really good food. The two beers available were both solid selections.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 13, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A neat Belgo-French style brewpub/restaurant in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis. I don’t think there is a bar, just lots of dark wooden tables, and some outdoor seating as well. There were 5 taps on when I was there with some interesting styles (saison, black Belgian ale, dunkel, IPA, and sour ale). However, I would rate the beers as average. Nonetheless, it is nice to go to a brewpub that features some different stuff. As far as the food, I would come here for that alone. A very authentic menu - I got the duck confit and it was very tasty. I had no problems with the service or ambiance here, although I visited during a less crowded time. Overall a place that should not be missed while in Indy, especially if you’re hungry too.
b3shine (280) Indiana | September 6, 2012| Updated August 14, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice spot in Indy with a Belgian theme. Selection wasn’t extensive, but it was good - and they had the only sour in town on our visit. My wife and I split an appetiser, and were impressed. We’ll be back.
Update: Stopped by for a full lunch and it was awesome! Beer list is expanding too, including some guest taps.
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