New Day Meadery is the place to go if you're tired of sipping the same old beer. Started by the husband and wife team of Brett Canaday and Tia Agnew, New Day makes and serves a selection of fine meads and ciders. Their dedication to using only fresh, locally grown fruit and honey keeps the batches small and the quality high. The tasting room is sleek and modern, with a coordinated white interior and modern art on the walls. It is the perfect place to take a glass of mead. But, if you'd rather take it home, they offer growlers that you can fill to enjoy their excellent products anytime.
Red Lion Grog House is dedicated to Old English cuisine and feel in a clean, Americanized environment. The menu is that of a traditional British restaurant, offering such great British dishes as scotch eggs, shepherd's pie, bangers and fish & chips. If you're not in the mood for a trip across the pond, there are also more classic American dishes, like chicken wings and burgers. And of course, whats a British pub without some great beer? The Red Lion has a wide selection of imported ales on tap. If you're looking for something a little stronger, you can try the classic British cocktails, like a Pimm's cup, or any of their many craft cocktails. Wooden decor and furnishings complete the old world English feel. The TVs always have the latest sporting event on, so it's the perfect place to catch your favorite team's latest match.
The Sinking Ship is a no-nonsense, working class pub. Open late every day, they're always serving up a selection of good beer and cocktails at rock bottom prices. It definitely has a more raucous vibe than your average bar, so it's not for the faint of heart, but the patrons and tenders are friendly and welcoming. When you get hungry, there is a hefty menu of bar bites, including a variety of fried morsels and stuffed burgers. Plus, they regularly host events in the bar including live music and screening of new TV shows. Being a dedicated hockey bar, it is the perfect place to catch the game over a pint.
Rated as one of the finest martini bars in the city, Nicky Blaine's is a nightclub and lounge bar that is frequented by crowds of patrons who love to unwind after a weary day in a casual environment. The bar features an assorted range of martinis, scotches, liquor, beers, wines and other beverages. You can also relish delicious appetizers, like chocolate fondues and cheese plates. Nicky Blaine's offers a cozy ambiance where you can recline in your lounge chair and enjoy a rich selection of fine cigars. The jazz music played at the club sets the mood for a relaxing evening. Nicky Blaine's is a perfect destination for those on the lookout for a bar that is classy yet casual.
The Brass Ring Lounge offers a relaxed environment to enjoy a drink with friends. They have a variety of local beers on tap, as well as an impressive selection of hard alcohol. But this isn't just any bar, the televisions play classic movie instead of sports and the live jazz band provides pleasant background music. Plus, if you get hungry you can pick something from their massive menu of bar bites, which includes pizzas, snacks and wraps.
The Vogue Theater is a premier music venue and nightclub bringing great music to Indianapolis. As a music venue, the space is intimate and enjoyable, and has hosted performances by such greats as Snoop Lion and Les Claypool. Several times a week it becomes a happening nightclub featuring drink specials and a mix of retro and top 40 hits. There's a balcony area with seating for when your legs get tired, and VIP bottle service if you're willing to spend the money.
If you are caught in the Indianapolis City Market and want a place to chill out, then the Tomlinson Tap room offers you respite. It provides a comfortable place to relax and unwind with mugs of chilled craft beer. A fun place to hang out with friends with the bar providing a relaxed ambiance. The bartenders are also knowledgeable about the brewing process and are always eager to answer questions. Additionally, they offer growler fills of their best brews, in case you wan't to take some home for later.
If you want to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, then the ball & biscuit is the way to go. Based on the theme of a yesteryear bar, this no-smoking, no TV bar makes a nice setting for a relaxed evening with friends. Here talking and listening rule the roost. Order a draft or bottled beer and the crowd-favorite, Twice-baked Fingerling Potatoes and Lump Crab Cakes, for an evening of smooth drinks and scrumptious eats.
Blu is bringing the high-end feel of Miami nightclubs to Indianapolis. It features a sleek, modern interior, with a dance floor for when the DJ starts spinning the best new tracks. If being among the crowd isn't for you, then you can book one of the VIP rooms for a more private experience with full bottle service. A business casual dress code keeps the club looking classy all week long. Plus, weekly drink specials make this a great place to enjoy a laid back weekday evening, or a high octane weekend.
Known as Indiana's oldest bar, The Slippery Noodle Inn has seen its share of action. It's a hub for blues in the area, and it has been home to countless wild shows over the years. There's still live blues being played seven days a week. Being located in a great sports town, the Noodle makes itself available to sports fans as well, hosting many a celebration. Even when there's nothing going on, the place is still packed with happy diners and drinkers chowing down on the hearty menu, featuring everything from traditional bar fare to steaks and pastas, and drinking everything from martinis to micro brews.
Down under Mass Ave, there's a basement banquet hall known as Rathskeller. The building is an archaic-looking structure befitting such an establishment, and it is adorned with a wealth of old-country kitsch. The kitchen serves a filling menu of Bavarian specialties, and the bar pours stein after stein of full-bodied German lager. There's live music occasionally, and a party atmosphere always. The happy hour crowd can be found here imbibing cocktails and beer, and enjoying bar snacks. The gorgeous biergarten out back plays host to banquets and events, and is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and a sausage on a warm summer day.