Cocktails and mocktails around Indianapolis, IN

An Old Fashioned in a glass
The S'more Old Fashioned is offered at all three of Hotel Tango's locations. | Photo via @hoteltangodistillery

Cocktails. You can enjoy them casually or in your best attire, have them on the rocks, frozen, straight up, or neat — and you can drink them anywhere, from the Bottleworks Hotel to your favorite local dive bar

In honor of the cocktail’s all-purpose promises, we’ve found some of the most sip-tacular bars in the city that are serving cocktails for all occasions. Bonus: For those that prefer nonalcoholic options, we’ve also included a few locations that offer mocktails, just for you.

🍸 8th Day Distillery | 1125 Brookside Ave.

We’d like to draw your attention to 8th Day Distillery’s upcoming release of its State Fair-themed menu. The menu will drop on Thurs., July 28 + we’ll keep you updated with all the new additions.

🥃 Hotel Tango | 702 Virginia Ave.

Something sweet is in store for you. Hotel Tango has three marshmallow beverages, all stirred up and ready to pour for guests during Drink Up Week — we’d recommend the smokey ‘Shmallow Old Fashioned, which features black walnut bitters. For those looking for a zero-proof option, “This is my Swamp” is a Shrek-tastic choice.

🍸 The Cannon Ball Lounge | 141 E. Washington St. 

Looking for more mocktail options? Head over to the Cannon Ball Lounge at Hotel Indy, which has a menu section dedicated to mocktails. Bonus: Many of the classic + signature cocktails can be adapted to be zero proof. 

🥂 Great Legs | 906 Carrollton Ave., #417

Legs, legs, what’s on the menu? Great Legs Wine Bar is now serving up mimosa Mondays in the Garage Food Hall, featuring a tasting room with the iconic Leg Lamp from the classic movie, “A Christmas Story.”