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Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

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Downtown Indianapolis
Pizza, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar
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50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-2400
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to...
Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the sommelier. With over 200 wines in stock, Tastings boasts one of the largest selections in the world for wines-by-the-taste and the largest selection in Indianapolis for wines-by-the-glass. The entire selection is available by the 2 ounce taste, glass and by the bottle. Tastings offers a bistro & tapas style menu with a large selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, crostinis, salads, sandwiches and desserts. We also maintain a full bar with premium spirits and beer. Our entire wine selection is available for carry-out at retail pricing or can be enjoyed on premise. Tastings is also one of the best places in the city to people watch on one of our two outdoor patios.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very cool idea

This place is amazing, but overpriced. My husband and I went for a lunch meeting. It was a really neat experience. There's beautiful wine canvas paintings from a local artist throughout the place. The food is good, mosty bistro-style. We sampled many types of wine. There was one particular wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
hmlowhorn
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing, but overpriced. My husband and I went for a lunch meeting. It was a really neat experience. There's beautiful wine canvas paintings from a local artist throughout the place. The food is good, mosty bistro-style. We sampled many types of wine. There was one particular wine that we had and loved it, so we bought for... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With a prime downtown location, both the concept and design of this restaurant should yield a great experience. The sitting area is spacious and offers a plethora of wine islands along with the option of bar sitting or comfy sofa seating to relax on. One certainly is put in the mood and mindset to enjoy the experience. Looking for a... More 

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Durham, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Tastings for a light and late lunch, as well as drinks on a Sunday afternoon. It was quiet downtown that day and the restaurant was a bit empty, but the service was friendly enough. The space was appealing, but felt a bit oversized and over the top on such a quiet day. We decided on a couple... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for lunch today...attentive and gracious service from Shanet...had a glass of Chenin Blanc...a house salad with a yummy lemon vinaigrette ...ordered a cheese plate with 3 cheeses and 1 meat...artfully arranged and quite the taste sensation!...thank you Shanet for a perfect lunch and hopefully I will be able to visit again on this trip or the next time... More 

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The cheese plates are fantastic to choose from! Good customer service! I had sparkling wine, but next time I hope to get a card and try several!

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New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Love the idea of the wine tasting vending machines! Got to have fun with several wines. Selection of cheeses and tapas were great - another great idea that you can pick your cheeses and meats. The tapas are equally tasty. Great place to meet friends and settle in a cozy living room like bar.

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Lafayette, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Tastings has a huge selection of wines of all varieties and a unique do-it-yourself system. The tapas are pretty good as well and the people are super friendly and helpful.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I only like going here when the wether is nice so I can sit outside. Wines are average, cocktails great but service poor.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stopped in for a glass of wine with some girlfriends after dinner; we didn't do the "tastings", just ordered by the glass and a couple girls ordered beer or mixed cocktails. Very nice ambiance, would be nice for a romantic date, low lighting and soft music; various seating areas with couches, chairs, and lounges, but also had bar seating with... More 

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Ross B, Owner at Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your most recent experience here at Tastings. It sounds like you and your friends were able to experience a lot of different aspects of what we have to offer. Great description of our physical space and ambiance as well. Thanks for stopping in. If you're ever in the neighborhood again, please stop in and... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times and today had a 20%off coupon from being symphony season ticket holders which we have used in the past here. Today we were told it was not valid for purchasing tastings. The waitress said she would have the manager explain it but no one came in a timely manner so we left and had... More 

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Ross B, Owner at Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

I'd like to apologize for the poor experience you had at our establishment. It is always our goal to exceed our guests' expectations and deliver a great wine experience. It sounds like we truly missed the mark on your most recent visit. The reason we can't provide a discount on the Tastings Cards is nothing personal, but rather has to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 423-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

Description

Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the sommelier. With over 200 wines in stock, Tastings boasts one of the largest selections in the world for wines-by-the-taste and the largest selection in Indianapolis for wines-by-the-glass. The entire selection is available by the 2 ounce taste, glass and by the bottle. Tastings offers a bistro & tapas style menu with a large selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, crostinis, salads, sandwiches and desserts. We also maintain a full bar with premium spirits and beer. Our entire wine selection is available for carry-out at retail pricing or can be enjoyed on premise. Tastings is also one of the best places in the city to people watch on one of our two outdoor patios.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?