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.
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.
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.
Twenty Tap is the perfect place to go if you like your beer in a pint glass but you're sick of the lack of selection at normal bars. That's because this Indianapolis establishment boasts over thirty different craft beers, all on tap, from breweries all across America. And when you need something tasty to go with that frosty brew, you can order a great selection of delicious foods from their bar menu, like beer-battered cheese curd or shrimp po' boy. Just remember to come in early on game day because, when there's sports on the TV, this place fills up fast.
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.
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.
A classic sports bar offering hearty American pub-grubs and signature drinks, Kilroys Bar & Grill is a local favorite go-to bar. The highly recommended stuffed breadsticks are a must have here amongst other specials. Casual seats amidst rustic, exposed brick-walls create the perfect setup for casual conversations over drinks. Spacious bar-seating serves perfect for watching your favorite sport on the overhead HD-TV whilst socializing. The generous portions of food served here at pocket-friendly prices make the restaurant a perfect fit for those on a budget.
The Eagle is an outstanding establishment where you can go on a date, meet friends for a quick snack or a drink. This place has a cozy indoor atmosphere along with a quirky outdoor area. They have a varied menu and drinks list out of which the fried chicken is something that stands out. The chicken is cooked to perfection, is crunchy and served with some spicy honey which is out of the world. The drinks served here perfectly balances the taste of the chicken.
Bakersfield is one of the busiest spots in town and rightly so. Its sleek industrial decor is a welcoming space for taco, whiskey and tequila lovers. Their creative taco fare might be short but it does pack a punch with its taste. Dig into their dishes like the Short Rib Torta, Papas Tostadas, Pollo Rojo Taco and Cochinta Pibil Taco. Their impressive whiskey and tequila collection might flummox you, but their friendly staff will get it right for you. They also have a fine selection of beer. Enjoy DJ nights and live music ranging various musical genres.