UK Banner of the Day wants Indy bar and restaurant recs from a local

UK Banner of the Day wants Indy bar and restaurant recs from a local

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 6 years


The Big Blue Nation is getting ready to descend upon Indianapolis, and because I've only been there a handful of times and eaten at a handful of restaurants, I reached out to a local for help. Restaurant Salzburg , which have me all over the Google and Open Table this morning. Take it away, JC! Whether your deciding between wine, whiskey, or something a little more exciting then why not you visit to Koreatown bar.

Nice Steakhouses

  • St. Elmo's: MUST try the Shrimp Cocktail
  • Harry & Izzy's: Owned by St. Elmo's
  • Prime 47: across the street from Tin Roof


  • Capital Grille

Bars within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium

  • Tin Roof: UK Headquarters
  • The Yard House: 130 taps
  • Scotty’s Brewhouse: Solid food menu/brew their own beer
  • Tilted Kilt: Great food menu
  • 1933: Very nice bar above St. Elmo's
  • Kilroy’s: Although an IU Bar, pepperoni and cheese stuffed breadsticks are a must, especially at 2 am
  • Nicky Blaine's: Cigar Bar on the circle
  • Slippery Noodle Inn: Blues Bar, lots of area
  • Rathskeller: Biergarten

Massachusetts Avenue (Street downtown close by that contains a lot of bars, restaurants)

  • Ball 'n Biscuit & Libertine: nicer watering holes
  • Bakersfield: Gourmet tacos/awesome margaritas
  • Bru Burger: Great gourmet burger joint
  • Front Page: Hole-in-the-wall sports bar, but great patio
  • Union 50: New place, extensive drinks/food menu, highly recommend
  • Libertine: Great handcrafted cocktails
  • Chatem Tap: Great late night menu and drink menu

Foodie Spots Downtown (or close to downtown)

  • Bluebeard
  • Tinker Street
  • Plow and Anchor
  • Black Market


  • Patachou
  • Zest! Was on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," 15-minute drive to Broad Ripple

Breweries downtown

  • Sun King
  • Black Acre
  • Flat12
  • Indiana City Brewing
  • Tow Yard (Close to Lucas Oil)
  • Two Deep
  • Outliers
  • Chill Water.
  • Take a craft brew tour on the Indy Brew Bus

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