United States > Indiana > Muncie
neckbracesub (2) Anderson, Indiana | February 27, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Hiding deep in the heart of downtown Muncie, Indiana, this is simply the most outstanding bar in the entire state for the beer connoisseur to explore and enjoy tastiness! Classic wood architecture seeps throughout the entire building, friendly and knowledgeable employees take pride in their job there, and the heavy rotation of hundreds of beers make this a truly unique establishment that instantly makes Muncie a place to visit. The best.
BMWiens (11) Texas | July 10, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a place for a great selection of beer and good service, in downtown Muncie. Worth going out of your way to get really good beer in Indiana. Named after the mead hall/dining hall in Beowulf (remember sophomore Literature?), it has a funky feel with wooden benches along wooden tables, and several seats at the bar. Bartender was new but very friendly. Some of the beers on the menu were not available but there was always a similar one to be recommended. Food was only passable, but otherwise no complaints.
Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | May 31, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 08/2010): The Herot is located in downtown Muncie on Walnut off Jackson. Street parking appears to be pretty abundant in the immediate area.
The inside is dark with a vaguely medieval look. Lots of wood, weapons on the walls, racks, etc. The bar runs along the right side with booth seating on the left. Taps are located at intervals along the entire bar. The only ding on atmosphere is the smoking they allow inside.
As for the beers, there is a very robust list both on draught and in bottles. There are around 50 taps with brewers like Sun King, Thirsty Dog, Three Floyds, New Albanian, Victory, DFH, Upland and more. They offer growlers for most if not all of these beers. In addition there are 100s of bottles, categorized by style in a handy menu. There are tons of domestic craft beers plus imports from just about everywhere.
Service on an early weekday afternoon was good. The bartenders were knowledgeable about their beer and were efficient.
The food I had was to-go, and no complaints about the pizza.
Overall this is a nice find in Muncie and is worth going out of the way to check out if you get the chance.
EithCubes (215) New Jersey | November 11, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The sort of bar Iíd imagine was more prevalent many years ago, smoky and a little grungy, eclectic and a little weird, friendly and grounded in its community. Homey and yet unexpectedly interesting. Not well-lit and the bathroom was not very clean (with a surprise faucet neck -- too big and long for its sink). Chili dog was nothing special but the Stromboli surprised. Beer list was large and comprehensive, with some rare-ish taps and, surprisingly, a lot of stuff I hadnít had before. Good bartending and seems to be a place to find an easily-struck conversation with a stranger. A really good experience, enough that I want to make the drive to come back more often, but is it possible to call it a hidden gem after all the love itís been given here?
mjaniczak (1) Indiana | October 6, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been to many draft houses around the US and Europe and by far Heorots has one of the best beer selections in both drafts and bottles. I first visited this bar a couple of years ago because my daughter is attending Ball State. It has a very unique atmosphere. I call it my viking bar and I visit it every chance I get when Iím in Muncie. If any of my friends would like to visit this unique draft house Iíll make a special 3 hour drive to meet them there for a few beers. See ya at the viking bar. Working on my 100 beers to make it on to the bar of fame.
bdluttrull (4) | February 5, 2010| Updated March 20, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The best place to enjoy a beer in Muncie, far and away. The Peach may be more modern and fancy, but nothine tops the Heorot for creating the desire to enjoy beer. Extremely amazing selection, especially considering the location, and a very reasonable price. The pizza is great, and the cigars add the icing on a delicious cake.
tykechandler (10) Kentucky | January 29, 2010| Updated March 20, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
a lovely place in the heart of muncie, in. they almost always have a pretty awesome tap selection, although iíve honestly never even bothered to check on their bottle availability.
padgemw (11) | July 26, 2009| Updated March 20, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I first found Heorot while visiting a friend over 10 years ago and have dropped in occassionally ever since. I wondered why we were going to Muncie instead of into Indy, but once we set foot inside, I was converted. Great selection, reasonable prices and a great vibe. The only reason we didnít drink more is simply someone had to drive home.
luvpnkflyd (4) Kokomo, Indiana | May 11, 2009| Updated March 20, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I was lucky and found this place last weekend. Being from Kokomo, we no longer have anywhere to go to get some good beer and a friend recommended the Heorot. I walked in and it was almost like youíre in a Norse cottage. Long wooden tables and benches, a dragon coming out of the ceiling, and very dark. It was the perfect atmosphere.
As far as selection, I felt like I was walking into a specialty store in Indy. They had almost everthing I could have wanted and then some. After drinking a few of my favorites, I took home a bottle of Dark Horizon. It was $30.00, but Iím sure it will be well worth it this fall.
I will surely return!
bsuhamsterman (3) Richmond, Indiana | February 18, 2009| Updated March 20, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Why in the hell is this place in the middle of Muncie, Indiana, is my question. But, with superb selection of all types in bottles and over 50 on tap, Iíll take it. THe pizza is excellent and affordable at $4.50 and it fills you up. They are always moving new stuff in and getting old beer out. Great place if you love beer and are in the area.
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