There is something to be said about a
Brewery/Eatery that stays true to its roots. Brugge does just that! The decor is charming much like what you would see in a smaller town place in Europe. The Beer selection is small and for good reason! They focus on a specific style and do it exceptionally well.
The Triple is my favorite but they also have some unique brews from their sister brewery Outliers which Brews a great sour called Pooka. Food menu specializes in a variety of Mussels & Frites which are always my first choice followed by the mandatory Nutella Crepe.
Went back after an almost seven year absence, and I really felt this place has gone downhill. Besides needing an interior makeover, the food was just not up to par. Smothering a sandwich with fries can’t hide the low quality duck being used. The beers - theirs and their other brewery Outliers - were not up to what I remembered Brugge being capable of doing. Only four of each, but none stood out as being of much quality. I was really disappointed with this visit overall.
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 didn’t. 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.
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. Didn’t eat, but the food looked good, so I’d return to do so. Worth a stop.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | April 9, 2014
Only had 3 of their own beers. Not much explanation as to the styles. One was labeled a saison but when it arrived it was some 11% rye monstrosity. Service was a little indifferent. The food was awesome though. The steak frites were delicious. I’d go back for the food.
Good location on broad ripple. Selection was a few of their brugge and outliers beers. Food is fantastic, large portions for a fairly good price. Enjoyed their trippel with my duck confit. Fair amount of parking.