Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Three Pints Brewpub (Plainfield, IN)

5020 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN 46168, T: 317-839-1000

The Three Pints Brewpub opened up a couple of years ago and I have visited it many times. It has a great selection of beers, several brewed on the premise (changing regularly). Inside it is fairly noisy, particularly when college basketball or NFL football is on, but in the summer you can sit on their large terrace (one of the few in town). It has a fairly common menu of appies and sandwiches, although also some more original items (such as the Rattlesnake Shrimp Pasta).

As an appetizer, I order a half basket of Onion Rings ($2.95), which are freshly battered, crispy, not too thick, and come with a nice tangy dip sauce. My favorite on the menu is the Pot Roast Sandwich ($8.95) to which I add their fabulous beer battered jalapeno. The meat is tender and has a strong delicious taste and is soaked into the soft bun, while the jalapenos add a kick. The fries are fairly soft, have a slight dusting of spices, and are soft yet slightly crispy. I have also had the Fish & Chips ($12.95) and THE BIG ONE ($8.95), an 8oz Angus beef burger (ALWAYS add the beer battered jalapenos!): both were good!

VERDICT: 89/100
Three Pints Brewpub serves by far the best pub food in Plainfield, IN, which is in itself not very impressive. But even on a larger stage it would be very competitive, and its original dishes (in particular the Pot Roast Sandwich with beer battered jalapenos) are great!

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