Street parking. Inside is more like a gastropub than a brewery, small counter bar as you walk in that looks like it used to be a pizza prep area, now missing the oven, kitchen behind it. And then modernish restaurant tables. Not a lot on offer, four of their beers, but four guests as well. Didnít eat, but the food looked good, so Iíd return to do so. Worth a stop.
The bottom of a house like structure that is a bit dated and old. Service was very nice and selection was great. They do some nice sour beers and have flights that are a touch pricey. Served in nice glass though. Food is supposed to be great Belgian but we didnít. A good stop for some interesting beer in a cluster of geeky places to visit. What is not to like.
A short trail walk from Broad Ripple takes you to Brugge, which has a completely different vibe to it. Agree with travlr that it has a gastropub feel to it; several small dining rooms and a small cozy bar. Flights were 3 pours for $7, add additional pours for $2 each. I stuck with the three. Beer not bad, food solid, huge portions. Service Midwest friendly and efficient. Enjoyable stop.
(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 Bruggeís beers are of the Belgian style which is a nice touch, although they donít 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 "Líenorme" 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.
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 pubís 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 canít 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, Iíd love to come back when in the area again.
Over a 10-day roadtrip in the US, this is the single brewpub Iíve 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 Iíd 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.
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.
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.
On our way to Jackie Oís 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 Iíve 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 youíre driving through or live in town.