Walking back to the car from Brugge Brasserie, we saw Thr3e Wise Men across the street--and over we went. Sports bar atmosphere with lots of plasma TVs and multiple games running. Nice U shaped bar, and light wood throughout the place, including the oversized communal picnic tables and beer barrels with tops to stand up at to drink and eat. Place was small up front, but it extended through the back behind the restrooms. Glass wall for the brewhouse in the back makes for a nice setting. Overall, a nice little sports bar.
And, they seem to be trying very hard. Not sure on the food since we'd already eaten at Brugge Brasserie down the street, but the free popcorn was pretty good. Our server Arianna was attentive and friendly, and really made it a pleasant stop. Chris (a manager?) stopped to chat, and was a '09 Boilermaker (we we're all dressed for homecoming), and seemed to really know beer as we chatted about the local beer scene. And, the attitude of the brewers (Long Fang and Centennial DIPA on push and cask) attest that they have an attitude to push some beer limits. My guess from this, and previous trips, is that the Indiana beer scene is developing but not quite ready for prime time, even with the obvious exception of a Three Floyds in state (technically, near Chicago).
Reviewed on: 10-27-2011 01:38:33