thedm (16) Fort Wayne, Indiana | November 28, 2005
The service Cindy and I received from Floosmoor Station was fantastic. Our waitress, Amanda, bent over backwards to take very special care of us when we went to rate their brews. She brought the 2 X 4 Oz samples one at a time to our table so as not to get to warm or lose the head. They did not fill them to the rim like most do and instead let the head form naturally per our request. She explained everything including that they are all atttending beer training by their head brewer so as to better enhance the customer’s enjoyment and experience. She acted, and truely was, interested in our opinions and respected us and our limited humble knowledge. She did not know the ABV’s of the brews so she went and found them out. She brought out their brewers sheets on the brews with the ABV’s, IBU’s and other beer info. She wrote them down on her own papers to better have then available for the next customer that might ask similar questions. She was very curteous and respectful. Brought us our food exactly as we specified.
nice building quirky location.. saw a man propose there in an overdone cermony of lame...
Service was solid, i wish it was non smoking. Good selection of beers but hard to know what they all are as we couldn’t seem to get a complete list. The nachos are excellent and gigantic.
It definitely struck me as a sports bar in a train station. The beer variety was impressive, though I wasn’t absolutely blown away by the beers. Got there too late for food, but the fries that no one claimed and were given to us for free were damn tasty. Definitely worth a revisist.
I’ve visited the Station quite a few times now, and it continues to be a wonderful place that my wife and I both enjoy for food, ambiance and (of course) beer.
A cozy atmosphere without a cramped feel, with white painted brick and lots of tile complementing the aforementioned train station motif. B&W photos galore celebrate blue-collar Americana.
We have been sampling a good portion of their menu and can recommend the Pullman Pork (as mentioned by StewardofGondor) as well as the Beeriyaki Chicken and the Beer Cheese Soup. You may have a difficult time if you’re on a cholesterol-restrictive diet, but the salads are decent and they have no problems with special requests.
Most of the regular beer menu is better than adequate and the specials are usually very good. This is one brewer that really knows how to execute a fine stout, from their Milky Way through the recent Rise n’Shine. My only regret is not finding this gem of a place earlier.
The hours I posted above are their "winter" hours. Call ahead if you are visiting in the summer months.
dm9831 (34) Monee, Illinois | July 4, 2005| Updated September 7, 2008
I like the train station atmosphere of this brew-pub. The wait staff is efficient and friendly, but generally not beer talkers, unless you stop there while Matt, the brewmeister is working. With luck, he’ll pour you some samples of new stuff he is working on (that is not available to general public yet). There is nothing wrong with the food (I like the chili), but their main attraction is the selction of beer.
since flossmoor station started their mug club, i had tot raise their rating. they are my favorite (and friendly) place to hang out.
Nice place, a bit out of the way, but had to go sometime or another. Two different beer sampler options - a five and a ten. Great special run seasonals. Got the pulled pork sandwich and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
I stopped by here a while back for an afternoon pint on the way to Three Floyds. The beer is good but not at all excellent--solid brewpub fair, nothing really interesting. Their food is the same, pretty much standard pub eats. It’s located in a particularly welltodo burb and you can tell by the clentele that these people have money. You can’t go wrong with straightforeward food and beer but I’m not going out of my way to get there from Chicago.
I’ve lived fairly close to Flossmoor for a few years, now, and I’ve only recently started to really wam up to it. At first, every one of their beers had some sort of house flavor that was rather off-putting to me...I don’t get that anymore, so either I’ve gotten used to it, or it’s gone. Maybe they switched thier house yeast. I’ve always had good service (Matt, the brewer, tends bar Friday evenings, if you want to talk beer). The food is middle of the road good, with nothing bad on the menu, but nothing amazing, either. In my personal estimation, it’s not nearly as good as Goose Island, but it could easily take second place. Nothing to be ashamed of in this great beer town.
mj23 (5) south holland, Illinois | February 13, 2005
The place has improved with age. Music is much improved, food has always been good. A new room is opening out back soon . Nice setting over all. But the reason to go is the beer. Good selection and always something for anyone.
Visited 12/21/04. Pretty much have to agree with TAR’s assessment; having never been there under the previous brewer, I can only judge by what I see now, and it’s nothing too special. Don’t get me wrong; if you live in the area, it’s worth a vist..a few of the 10 samples were pretty good. But nothing was really above the bar (no Imp Eclipse, alas), and the great service, cute bartender and cool train station location aren’t enough to make me go out of my way on a short visit to Chicago. Didn’t sample the food.