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The Sinking Ship

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American, Bar, Pub, Vegan
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4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-920-7999
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Description: Working class Hockey and craft beer bar. We serve food from 11am-2:30am...
Working class Hockey and craft beer bar. We serve food from 11am-2:30am every day! We specialize in Vegan and Carnivore food come try our vegan seitan gyros or carnivore chicken and waffles. We have 8 draft lines that constantly rotate specialty local and regional craft beers, a full selection of spirits including our wall of whiskey (scotch, irish, bourbon, etc), and a constantly changing food menu. NHL Center Ice is always on and we show every hockey game available. We are also the official after party bar for the upcoming Indy Fuel hockey season.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Grab the Seitan Wings and FLY!

I already knew the management was great (as a journalist, I sometime have finicky subjects I have to interview and even though I did not get to the restaurant for the latest article, I really appreciate management for answering my questions and helping out when needed - on the flip side, my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Rhonda B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Bar scene
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I already knew the management was great (as a journalist, I sometime have finicky subjects I have to interview and even though I did not get to the restaurant for the latest article, I really appreciate management for answering my questions and helping out when needed - on the flip side, my interview subject already KNEW about The Sinking Ship... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great food and good service every time I've been to this little bar. Had the faux boy sandwich - wow! It was tasty!! Friends had the meat loaf sandwich and they reported that it was equally delicious. Great place to grab lunch.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wow, loved the spicy cuban. I need to try more of their eclectic dishes. Also, I need to go after work to drink their awesome selection of beer!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Sinking Ship wasn't what I expected, but it is a good surprise. I went in expecting a pub with an excellent beer selection and kitchen. It is more like a dive bar with an excellent beer selection and kitchen. Located in what most people consider the southern part of Broad Ripple or SoBro, the Sinking Ship is far enough... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great atmosphere, food, and a wide selection of local beer. Service was great. No loud music so you could talk with friends.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If there is a Kraken on the wall, you know you have entered into The Hipster Zone. That being said, hipsters know how to make cool flavor combinations and how to supply strong cocktails. They change their menu regularly, but they always have the "core pub foods." We've had some pretty awesome waiters. I desperately wanted a bourbon cocktail, but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It's a fun hang out, casual. It has a favorite neighborhood bar atmosphere with lots of delicious craft beer. They seem to be well liked in the local community. I'd come here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My coworker and I had a rough week and we were wanting to try something new and oh my gosh this place hit the spot. Great chill atmosphere. It lacks the drunken college kids and people who are all to proper for a bar! Food was amazing the corn fritters, Mac and cheese balls, and mushrooms were yummy and very... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Ship is a great place to go when you're sick of the "Kilroys" or the college crowd. It is local, divey, and eclectic. We go there often and have a favorite bartender who knows our name (and order!). They have a great vegan/vegetarian menu and variety of events like movie nights, live bands and burlesque bingo. Service can be... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband and I headed to The Sinking Ship with some friends driving up from Nashville, TN last month. They wanted to hang out at a bar near Broad Ripple that wasn't full of barely legal drunken idiots. I wanted to try the Sinking Ship because I heard they have Falls City on tap, which is the beer my Grandpa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-920-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Working class Hockey and craft beer bar. We serve food from 11am-2:30am every day! We specialize in Vegan and Carnivore food come try our vegan seitan gyros or carnivore chicken and waffles. We have 8 draft lines that constantly rotate specialty local and regional craft beers, a full selection of spirits including our wall of whiskey (scotch, irish, bourbon, etc), and a constantly changing food menu. NHL Center Ice is always on and we show every hockey game available. We are also the official after party bar for the upcoming Indy Fuel hockey season.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?