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redlem (76) Ohio | March 15, 2007| Updated March 31, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Small place fairly easy to get to. I liked the copper table tops. Beer served in proper glassware. Knowledgeable staff. Limited beers, 2 at my time of visit.
Optigon (40) Bloomington, Indiana | January 21, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Excellent atmosphere. Brewery only makes belgian style beers. So while the selection isnít very wide, what is there is generally very good. Knowledgeable staff. Good food. The sandwiches are huge and the papas frites are excellent.
beerprincess (6) Indiana | May 12, 2006| Updated May 18, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The decor is beautiful. I find it kind of small but still has a great atmosphere. THe beer is AMAZING!! Much love of the brew here.
MI2CA (19) Noblesville, Indiana | February 21, 2006| Updated April 3, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This was my first visit and I was excited to taste the beer/food combo. It was Saturday night around 7:30pm when we got there and the hostess (waitress) said there was an 1.5 hour wait for a table! We were able to get lucky and squeeze into a table at the bar. None of their brews were on tap which was very very disappointing. Grotten Brown, Lafayette Dopplebock, and Stella were the only options. The food was eclectic and very tasty. Decor was interesting and unique. The crowd was typical Broodripple fair. No smoking anywhere is awesome. I appreciate what they are trying to do and look forward to another visit. I will now call ahead and make sure they have something of theirs on tap before I drive out there.
Re-visit: Friday after work and I could walk right up to the bar and order one of 5 house brews on tap. Met Ted who is very friendly and was interested in talking beer. Before the night was over I was able to taste 3 of the 5 and all were unique and super tasty. Moral of the story: timing is everything and you must go if you are in Indy.
BBB63 (139) La Porte , Indiana | November 28, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Small but quite functional brewpub in the Broad Ripple area of Indy. The upscale decor fits the neighbor and the image I believe they wish to project. The help was friendly and beers was served in proper glassware (but like many too cold). They had four housebrews on tap when I was there . While I didnít have any food the menu sure looks great and will try some the next time in town.
sprinkle (2) Arcadia, Michigan | October 29, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Definatly a destination point here in Indy. The beers are alway good,food is great. The decor is something not many places have,all done by hand, the place is a piece of art!
atpayne (28) Zionsville, Indiana | October 23, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place is great. A local article called it a gastropub. They offer their great Belgian influenced beer and a Belgian/French themed menu including crepes, oysters, and pommes frites. Much of the kitchen is open and you can dine at a bar overlooking the crepe preperation. The bar is stocked with the appropriate glassware and plays live soccer games when ever possible. The tables are heavy copper topped tables, the decoration is ecletic, and the serving is very unique, especially the LíEnorme Frites which are a giant cone containing fries, and surrounded by 10 unique dipping sauces. The food was excelent and varied, ensuring Iíll be back to try more. It is also a unique menu; you will not find a duck crepe at to many places in Indianapolis, or for that matter, in the midwest. There were three excelently crafted beers on tap at my last visit, none of them dissapointing. The only drawback is that it is a tiny place. Itís a 54 seat resturant. This brewpub is a perfect fit for itís location. Itís obvious that much thought was put into every aspect of this establishment. If the beer isnít enough to draw most in, the food and atmosphere should keep this place in business. I will definately return, especially when the Tripple is on tap again.
stevel (2) | June 24, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I also got the opportunity to spend some time visiting with Ted Miller during my visit. Was pleasantly surprised to find out that he knew that the restaurant/food aspect was more important than the beer. He and the chef have spent a lot of time on the menu and the food together with the beer make an exceptional experience. There were four beers on for both my visits last week: pale, pils, blonde and wit. My favorite was the blonde.
I have been to almost 400 pub breweries over the last 20 years and Brugge Brasserie is one of the best. Well worth the visit.
Jokes (15) Chicago, Illinois | May 27, 2005
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I was really excited about visiting Brugge. When I left Indianapolis, there was nothing like this place anywhere in the city. Being a big fan of Belgian beers, I was glad to see this was a place I could go when home visiting my parents. I went about one month after the opening and had a mediocre experience. The service was not very good. Our waitress was rarely seen (even spent part of the time running around the nieghborhood trying to find someone) and the bartender was visibly annoyed that he was serving drinks. However, I know theyíve been very busy and were probably a little tired. The selection was poor during my visit. They only had one beer of their own beers on (the Wit) and the other taps were consumed by Jever, Kwak and Lindemanís Framboise. Then during the evening the Kwak started giving them trouble and they wouldnít serve it any more. The best part was the food, which was pretty tasty. I had the Carbonnade Flamande and fount it enjoy. LíEnorme Frites with the ten dipping sauces were also good. I definitely plan to go back, but I hope that next time theyíve had the opportunity to assess their success thus far and can keep more beer on tap than just one. Canít wait to see how this place grows, matures and turns into an excited brew pub.
JCW (113) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 6, 2005| Updated August 23, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Just opened. Ted Miller the managing partner took the time to tell me about his background and some of his ideas that are incorporated in to the brewpub and of course the Belgium beers on tap. At the time of my visited they had four beers on tap, a wit, a German Pilsener, Belgian Pale and Belgian Strong Ale all very good beers. Ted then told be about a beer that he will soon be brewing, a Grand Cru. The ambiance is classy, the bar is somewhat small, the dining area is moderately sized and oh, they do have proper glassware for their beers. Excellent gourmet food. One thing I must add though is that frequently they are out of their own beers, so call ahead.
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