A perfect pairing — bolognese pasta and a froze. | Photo by INDYtoday team
On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best spots to grab a drink after work in Indy.
Get ready to drink up. Here are 21 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy beverages.
Sun King Brewing, Downtown, Carmel, Fishers | Drink we love: Pachanga When you think of local beer, Sun King must come to mind. It’s grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state and has been awarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival, and World Beer Cup competitions.
Bier Brewery, Indy, Carmel | Drink we love: Summer Fling Bier Brewery is all about quality bier — it was named the Indiana Brewers Cup Champion in 2011 and 2012, and has garnered over 110 medals at state, national, and international competitions.
Off the vine
Wine Market & Table, 1110 Shelby St. | Drink we love: Caposaldo Prosecco This Fountain Square spot offers half-price Tuesdays and wine slushie specials, so sit back and relax. You can also try a wine flight or a spiked popsicle.
Chalet, 5555 N. Illinois St. | Drink we love: Love You Bunches This après-ski cafe and wine bar is the perfect cozy spot to grab a glass of wine after work — paired with charcuterie or raclette. Chalet has a rotating wine selection mostly featuring small organic growers, andall bottles are available to stay or for carryout.
Sundry & Vice, 850 Mass Ave. | Drink we love: Chanel No. 5 Step behind the lobby of the Bottleworks Hotel and you’ll find an intimate bar with draft cocktails, beer, and wine.
The Exchange, 301 Mass Ave. | Drink we love: XOXO The Exchange transformed one of downtown’s oldest buildings into a whiskey bar with speakeasy vibes and over 450 of the best whiskeys you can find anywhere in the country.
Thanksgiving at Hotel Carmichael | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hotel Carmichael, 1 Carmichael Sq., Carmel | $75 | Leave the cooking to Vivante’s dining room or Feinstein’s cabaret club and enjoy an unlimited dinner buffet.
A Christmas Carol | Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 24 | 5 p.m. | Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Watch a live performance of this holiday classic.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Fountain Fletcher District Small Business Saturday | Saturday, Nov. 26 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | Fountain Square, 1029 Fletcher Ave, Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | Get your holiday shopping done while supporting the small businesses of the Fountain Fletcher District.
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Rumble Boxing — a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body strength and conditioning style workout — is coming to the north side of Indy. The new fitness experience is opening its first Indy location in the Keystone area at 4825 E. 82nd St. on Thursday, Dec. 1 with a grand opening celebration starting at 3 p.m. 🥊
One of Indy’s first craft bars is closed sooner than it originally planned. Thunderbird (1127 Shelby St.) closed for good Saturday. The Fountain Square spot announced that it would be permanently closing New Year’s Eve, but offers for the property came sooner than expected. (IndyStar)
After months of gathering public input, the IPS school boardunanimously passed the Rebuilding Stronger plan, which will include closing six buildings + reconfiguring elementary and middle school grades throughout the district — in an attempt to address its most pressing issues like declining enrollment, financial instability, and educational inequities. 🏫 (IBJ)
Former Colts announcer Mike Jansen took his Peyton Manning Super Bowl ring to an auction house last week. He was fired by the Colts in September and was replaced by Colts writer JJ Stankevitz for the remainder of the season. Mike was the stadium announcer for 24 seasons, through the Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck eras.🏈 (IndyStar)
Purdue University researchers are working to make fully autonomous vehicles for people with disabilities a reality. The team developed a vehicle that has a ramp and restraints — and their EASI RIDER project won a US Department of Transportation competition. Purdue will use the award money to work with automakers to create a prototype. 🚗 (WISH)
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Editor’s pick: Have you heard the merry news? Miracle on South — The Alexander Hotel and Plat 99’s holiday cocktail bar — is returning after two years away. It opens starting Friday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Dec. 24. It’s even hosting a wreath-making class on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Get tickets. (No tickets needed for the cocktail bar, just special events). 🍸
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