2930 Waterfront Parkway,
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Phone: (317) 299-8400
Fax: (317) 299-9257
Bars & Cafes
Rick's Cafe Boatyard is by the waterside overlooking the Eagle Creek Reservoir. It is a spacious yet cozy setting on the inside out. Diners have the option of eating upstairs in the Diamond room, with it's large windows and magnificent view; downstairs in the Pearl room, which has more of a family atmosphere; or on the patio, where the best view of the water is to be had. Rick's offers one of the best seafood dishes in the Midwest with their fresh ocean fish and innovative cuisine. Plus, there is a live jazz band to entertain you while you enjoy your delectable seafood feast.
If you are 21 and over, step into the warehouse-like joint. Nothing fancy, the country bar and event venue is friendly and down to earth. If this bar isn't your cup of tea, you can visit the adjoining club, Tremors, for contemporary hip-hop and rock beats. The 8 Seconds Saloon is choc-a-bloc with events like concerts, amateur boxing matches and dancing lessons. A snack bar and the naughtily named cocktails always keep you going. Check the website for the monthly schedules and book your tickets accordingly.
If you're in Indianapolis and are looking for the perfect mixture of restaurant and bar, then Workingman's Friend is for you. It has been open since the Great Depression and serves burgers that will blow your taste buds away. Try the double cheeseburger complete with crispy patties and accompany it with perfectly cooked fries. Wash everything down with one of the various beers on tap and just sit back and relax in this charming, dive bar setting.
Established in the year 1935, the Melody Inn is one of the oldest bars around. The bar continues its tradition of entertaining its patrons with its choice of concoctions and eclectic ambiance. If you are looking to spend some relaxed times, the place has a variety of entertainment to keep you occupied right from pool tables to live band performances. You can dance away on the spacious floor to the amazing tunes that the very popular DJ churns out or simply crash in the lounge and have some fun. This place is open from Monday to Friday from 4.30pm and Saturday from 9pm. On Sunday, this place is open from 8pm. To know more about the events taking place here, check the website.
Craving for a nightclub that can give you great music and drinks? then head straight to QBo. With a constant supply of dance music, you will not leave without exclaiming how terribly your knees ache. The bar is also well stocked at all times. Adding to the fun are the pool tables.
Experience an energetic and contemporary atmosphere featuring classic American comfort food at High Velocity located at JW Marriott Indianopolis. A premiere sports bar in downtown, this classy den presents an idyllic venue for catching the season's latest games, fun night-outs and celebrating special occasions. The swanky interiors feature High Definition TVs, plush banquettes, a wrap-around bar and private and semi-private dining areas. Choose from favorites like Fire Wings, Fish Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Velocity Burger and Classic Key Lime Pie. The bar stocks some of the best ales, eccentric cocktails and lagers, perfect accompaniments to a fun evening with friends and fans. If you're planning to pool with a large group then reserve the private dining room well beforehand.
Named after a rare variety of grape, Charbonos in Avon serves some of the best seafood, steaks and wood fired pizzas in Hendricks County. The Tuscan decor will bring Tuscany to you in Avon and has a warm an inviting ambience. Charbonos has been consistently voted as the most romantic restaurant in Hendricks County for the past years, making it perfect for a romantic date, though it is great for a meal with the family as well.
A place for the bold and the beautiful to frequent, Gregs is a gay nightclub that dispenses a welcoming air. With not just the best entertainment shows that will enliven your evenings but also other amenities one can avail of. Several gaming zones and contest evenings are arranged. There is a lot to sample while at this bar. The music is just right and suited to everyone. For further information, log on to their website.
Boulder Creek Dining Company – Brownsburg is a part of the CRG family and has been operational since 1996. Known for their barbecue ribs, wood fired pizzas, steaks and pastas, diners can relish the delicious food in the indigenous mountain lodge setting (with its exposed stone, natural hues and Native American art), and enjoy the drinks at the newly renovated bar. The restaurant can accommodate more than 100 people for a private event.
Rock Bottom is everyone's go-to spot in downtown for good ales and good food. Experience a casual vibe, refined crowd and exclusive ambiance featuring timeless American favorites like burgers, fish & chips, mac 'n cheese, sliders and salads. Beer snobs will appreciate the choice of craft ales, pilsners, lagers and stouts. And you can even catch the season's action live on the big screen TVs or challenge your friends to a game of pool. You could also book your next big event with them, and make it an unforgettable occasion.
Whether you are a Colts fan or a Pacers fan, come down to The Severin Bar to catch the action live in an upbeat and casual environment. Located at the four-diamond Omni Severin Hotel, this swanky sports bar is where you will find not just sports fanatics but also serious beer snobs, casual diners and of course, the hotel guests. Cheer for your team while sipping some of the best local beers, wines and eccentric cocktails. Delicious bites like burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads are made fresh from scratch and served in generous portions. Severin Bar is definitely worth a visit for the overall experience.
The Libertine Liquor Bar is taking the cocktail bar to the next level. They order only craft spirits and boutique wines to ensure the highest quality of ingredients. The focus is on classic cocktails like a sazerac, made with rye and absinthe; pisco sour, a Peruvian favorite; or a vesper martini, James Bond's drink of choice. And all of these are shaken or stirred to perfection by the expert mixologists behind the bar. Plus, there is a food menu that displays the same dedication the quality of ingredients and preparation, so you can enjoy a plate of mussels as you sip your drink. All of this in a thoroughly modern environment, which conveys the pioneering spirit of this breakthrough establishment.