United States > Indiana > Terre Haute
grimelowe (1) | October 31, 2005
20 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 3/20
My favorite place to drink and eat. Food
OK, beer great! 170 beers about another 20 on tap. They may serve domestic macro-swill, but Iíve not seen it yet.
Harley_Biker (10) Sheldon, Illinois | September 20, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Food was delicious. Great atmosphere. OUTSTANDING selection of beers!!!
cckevin (2) Terre Haute, Indiana | September 11, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
My second favorite place to go for quality beer selection and good food in Terre Haute. Only reason it doesnít rate higher is that they have fewer taps than my first favorite (Sonkaís). Nice food menu (recommend the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich), great atmosphere in the bar.. no problems with smoke any longer as Vigo County finally went smoke free in all restaurants. Very old building with a lot of character. One of the places I make sure to take clients from out of town.
The building is of historical significance as it is the former "Terre Haute Brewing Company" building. THBC was one of the top 5 breweries in the United States before prohibition. Itís signature beer was "Champagne Velvet". The owner of the building tried to revive the brewery and Champagne Velvet beer, but ultimately sold both labels separately. Terre Haute Brewing Company became Wabash Valley Brewing Company - and does not have any rights to the label Champagne Velvet.
Champagne Velvet has recently been bought by Upland Brewing Company out of Bloomington Indiana. CV is now available regionally.
DocJitsu (69) Florida | August 4, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Located on a historical street of Terre Haute, Moggerís has three distinct sections. The dining area, the bar area, and the outside patio. The patio is the most recent addition. It was built in the past 10 years. The dining area is nice, with a lot of dark wood floors, walls, table, and partitions. There are tributes to Champagne Velvet Beer dotted around the building. Champagne Velvet was a brewery in Terre Haute back in the mid-20th century that was brewed in a building adjacent to Moggerís. There have been a couple of attempts to resurrect the name, but none have been extraordinarily successful. The first effort about 15 years ago seemed to be the best. With a stout, a pale, and a blonde, it seemed to be pretty tasty stuff. But, the brewer quickly jumped the shark and it went to hell in a hand basket. Currently, Upland is brewing an homage to Champagne Velvet. I havenít had it, so I canít make any judgment about whether or not itís good. According to the historical accounts, Champagne Velvet was responsible for the first American-brewed Pale Ale. The bar in Moggerís (the actual bar structure) is gorgeous and ornate. Historical relics, stained glass, and signs add to the dťcor of this nearly exclusively dark wood facility. Itís a very relaxing and rustically pretty place. Iíve spent many a Friday evening here, so I have a warm fondness for it. The service is usually good and attentive. Never pretentious. Beer selection is better than average for the town. While there 10 or fewer taps, they are usually pouring some of the Midwestís best breweries beers. They have a wider variety of bottles in their cooler adjacent to their bar. They have some really tasty grub at good prices too. Great place. Highly recommended.
Block (29) Indianapolis, Indiana | August 19, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer selection and decent prices. Food was pretty good also.
beer4mencc1701 (15) Irving, Texas | August 4, 2009| Updated August 5, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Grew up near Terre Haute & visit this pub every time Iím Back Home Again in Indiana. Fantastic beer list, beautiful, antique bar, the very best kind of pub atmosphere. The seating areas off to your left as you come in can have somewhat of a creosote/tar odor, so sit in the bar (it can get smokey, but they have a decent amount of ventalation & fans). Their food is really great (the house dressing on their salad is even memorable!). Dripping with real-one-time-working-brewery history, it may be a shame that Champagne velvet is no longer brewed here, but that doesnít take away from the utter charm of this terrific place. Highly recommended- wish we had anything with half the local-neighborhood-historical-bar feel this place has. Favorite place to enjoy all the midwest micro-brews I canít get in TX.
Monroe1ato (11) Indiana | January 27, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Grew up near this brewery in Terre Haute and never really tried the beer until a few years ago. Very nice older but updated set of buildings. Great food within a reasonable price range. They have 12 beers on tap and over 140 different types of bottled beers. Service was very fast and very knowledgeable on the different draft beers. Worth the trip to see a famous brewery and one of the oldest still work in Indiana.
kraemer420 (1) Terre Haute, Indiana | January 24, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Nice place to stop and have a beer and a Blemel Burger... They have revamped their beer menu a bit though..some for the better some not so much but the selection of midwest macro brews on tap have increased and thats a plus... Enjoy!
Boesky (43) Galesburg, Illinois | October 8, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A fun place in a historic old building.
A decent set of handles is complimented by a nice selection of bottles. Lots of Belgians available. Food was good, as was the service.
ddressle (1) | February 15, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A very nice place to visit in Terre Haute Indiana.
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