United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
pnista (5) Bloomington, Indiana | May 26, 2007
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great beer, though there was unfortunately only two on tap. I thought they were exceptionally well done, with few flaws. Really excellent food. Best mussels Iíve had this far in land, great frites, and realy good crepes. The food was a bit pricey, but when itís that good, Iíll gladly pay that much. However, the service was kind of crappy. We were seated quickly, and someone came to take our drink order promptly, but then we were ignored for over half an hour... all the while weíre doing everything we can to flag our waiter down while he ignores us. Getting the check was just about as hard. The funny thing is, all the other tables seemed to get prompt and attentive service. Two parties walked in 5 to 10 minutes after us and not only had their orders taken, but had their food before we even had our food orders taken! When it comes to service, I just hate waiting, and all told we spent over an hour waiting, and it wasnít even that crowded (though maybe it was busy for a Saturday afternoon). The food and beer was greati so Iíd go again, but if I get ignored like that again, I think thatíll be it.
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 ďWoodshedĒ 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.
redlem (77) 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 (146) 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.
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