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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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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Snobby

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
BuschwahBenbrook
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Carmel, Indiana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
161 helpful votes 161 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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154 reviews 154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went for the Wednesday wine tasting. They served 4 tastings about 2 ounces each paired with small plates of food. Someone explained the wines and food choices. The risk of this is that you may or may not like the wines or food. We liked 3 of the wines and the food was perfect with each wine. We enjoyed... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My colleagues and I met here while we were at a conference across the street and it was the perfect place for small bites and good wine. I had read previous reviews, so knew to order the sparkling shiraz, it was divine. Our server helped us order the cheese plate (big) and the Mediterranean dips (pass on those). Our friends... More 

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Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The place is bustling, but I managed to find seating for three on a Saturday evening. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the wine selection was extensive. There's a bit of a "hip pick-up" vibe (at least on a Saturday), so if you're into that, you'll probably have a good time. My group and I ignored it,... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was totally drawn in by the concept of Tastings: Put money on a card, go to wine machines, fill up on what you want, enjoy! It's great fun and gives you a lot of options for the wine you would like to taste. The food/appetizers are also very tasty, and you can easily pair them with the kind of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to this fun place tonight after our work training. Prepare to spend about $40 for about 4-5 2oz pours unless you like cheap wine. However this is the wrong place for that anyway. Must bottles were $45-$89 meaning the pours were about $7.50-$14. It's a fun way to experience the higher end bottles!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?