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Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

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Downtown Indianapolis
Wine Bar, French, Pizza, Spanish
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50 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
13174232400
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tickle the taste buds

This was a great place for a girls night out. Gave us a chance to talk, nibble on some appetizers, and people watching. Casual environment and it nice to be able to walk around and try different wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura B
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place for a girls night out. Gave us a chance to talk, nibble on some appetizers, and people watching. Casual environment and it nice to be able to walk around and try different wines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed in The Conrad and stopped in at Tastings and fell in love. We have both been to Italy and France and absolutely loved the ability to taste different wines from those regions. We ordered a cheese platter and it was so delicious. The seating was cozy and the service was outstanding. Fun concept and when... More 

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Thank Cassidy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up front, I'm not a wine drinker, especially at lunch. Just wanted a nice lunch at a fair price. Pretty close to mark. Nice pesto chicken flat bread, cream of chicken soup and a bottle of ice tea were under $19. Good quality for the money. Not a good place for a fast lunch and the seating isn't very comfortable.... More 

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Thank BatGuano30
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area to sit with friends and taste different wines by the glass or bottle. A good selection of wines. Some were over priced others were within range. Enjoyed drinks on New Year's Eve. It would of been better if they had different people playing music. It was a great night overall!

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Thank Reader1957
Honolulu, Hawaii
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200 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice relaxing place to visit or socialize. The food is good and the service was very good. It's a cute idea to have people sitting on chairs and couches.

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Thank Where2GoWhere2go
Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were very much looking forward to going to Tastings being the wine lovers we are. We didn't do the card thing because it seemed very expensive so we sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of Cabernet Franc. We like wine the "right" way, i.e. reds served at a good cellar temperature. Unfortunately far too many places serve... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Quaint little Bistro located downtown Indy with many different wines for tasting. Although we didn't participate in a tasting, my husband & I each had a glass of wine which were excellent. We started off with the Mediterranean Sampler which was a very large portion & delicious. We also each had the sesame crusted tuna which was also fabulous. There... More 

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Thank Robinv1963
Ross B, Owner at Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! Sincerely. It means a lot to our entire team here at Tastings to read such a nice review. We appreciate your business and your support. Cheers! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The wines selections available are balanced and representative of most major wine areas of the world. The food is tapas and very good. The furniture, especially the outdoor furniture needs to be replaced.

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Thank ChicGiGi
Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Tastings is the best wine bar I have ever visited. Dozens of wines available by the taste, glass or bottle. Great staff that can match you to the wine you like and show you others you have not heard off. Limited food on offer, but if you want drop in before or after dinner out in Indianapolis then make Tastings... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are sincerely grateful for your support. We have such a fantastic, hard working team here at Tastings and it's always such a pleasure to see their hard work recognized in great reviews like this. Thanks for stopping in and letting us continue to do what we love! More 

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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A deal is gone. Previously this establishment used to sell half priced bottles of their select inventory on a Sunday and allow patrons to leave with the corked bottle or consume it on premises. That deal is history. You must now consume on premises which means in the Tastings Bistro and not in the comfy confines of your Conrad Hilton... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 13174232400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, French, Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene

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
12:00 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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