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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: 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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to try wine

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Angela W
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Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
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53 reviews 53 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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62 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have never been to a wine bar like this! My friends and I just wanted a glass so we didn't try the whole "tasting" thing but very cool...you put a certain amount of money onto a tastings card and use it to purchase 2 oz samples of whichever wine you chose! A great idea if you are a wine... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was a great place to grab a drink with some colleagues after a conference. The wine choices were excellent with a lot of variety. The flatbread was tasty too.

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Homewood, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Been there a few times, usually in January while attending a conference. Great place to relax and catch up with friends. They offer wine pairing with food and discussion on certain days of the month - always interesting. You purchase a refillable "credit card" that you use to pay for your samplings of wine in kiosks though out the bar,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I went to Tastings to grab a drink with a buddy. It is mainly a self-serve wine bar with 100+ choices. Since I am mostly a beer drinker, we sat at the bar after I ordered a pint of Taxman's stout. The bar had a very nice ambiance with nice and not-too-loud background music. The bartender was attentive and knowledgeable.... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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