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Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

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$$
Downtown Indianapolis
French, Pizza, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar
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50 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
13174232400
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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: Brunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 64
    Very good
  • 16
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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
Fun Evening Out - Thoroughly Enjoyed It

Visited Tastings with a friend 2 weeks ago while traveling through Indianapolis. Just so happens it was her birthday so was looking for something unique to do. Participated in the wine tasting so we sat at the bar. The actual wine wasn't necessarily all that great but the experience made up for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I entertained 8. Getting up to try different wines provided nice opportunity to mix and we tasted wines we would not have likely ordered a bottle of. All small plates were very good..we had just about every one. I felt the value for the evening was good and everyone loved the card to pay for the wine different wine tastes.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tastings is one of those special places with a great concept: just being able to taste so many wines (just about 60ml/glass) all kept in optimal conditions is great. And the choice is huge with many white and red wines. At the glass (about 180ml) the wines are about the price of the bottle divided by 2,5... which is quite... More 

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New Richmond, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The cheese appetizer plate is fabulous! I loved the environment and the chance to sample so many wines that I would not normally get to try! My return trip is already planned for late August! I thought it was a very fun way to spend $20!

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Delanson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We appreciated paying a single fee to choose from a selections of wines to taste. It was a great start to our anniversary weekend.

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ohio
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful tapas....good service.....outside dining.....huge wine selection.....great atmosphere...fun for large group...upscale

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USA
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I would like to give them a higher rating but we felt it was overpriced for what you really got. The concept is fun though - buy a plastic 'credit type card' & go taste wine that you want. We ordered a couple of appetizers that turned out very small.... :(

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

One of my favorite places to go in the city. You will drink a lot of delicious wine so make sure you have a designated driver. I love that you can taste lots of different styles and read the tasting notes, you really get to figure out what you like and dont like. Great experience and the staff is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visited Tastings with a friend 2 weeks ago while traveling through Indianapolis. Just so happens it was her birthday so was looking for something unique to do. Participated in the wine tasting so we sat at the bar. The actual wine wasn't necessarily all that great but the experience made up for it. The pairings were delicious and the 90... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Shante was awesome - Great personality. Very good wine at reasonable prices. People of all kinds welcome. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday's. Great outdoor seating

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had high expectations and if you are up for trying a broad range of wines you are at the right place! A lot of great wines to choose from. The wines are way better then their cocktails. You can also have food, but I think it is better to focus on the wine and have the food somewhere else.... 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: French, Pizza, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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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