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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Nice ambiance and wine selection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Ashlee G
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
Contributor
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 

Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Reviewer
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?