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The Sinking Ship

4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-920-7999
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Ranked #279 of 2,000 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am - 3 am We watch hockey, read comics, watch crappy scifi and love to party. Working class bar in S.Broadripple. Craft beer on tap and we serve food untill last call.
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am - 3 am We watch hockey, read comics, watch crappy scifi and love to party. Working class bar in S.Broadripple. Craft beer on tap and we serve food untill last call.
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I am not one to leave a negative review. Being a resident of the area around this establishment its a bit noisy. Its trying to be a knock of of The Patio for those in the know from years gone by.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Great selection of beers and really good food. I had the jackfruit barbecue which is the best vegan meal I've had. I really felt like I was eating pulled BBQ. The staff was friendly and patrons were a fun bunch. I'll be back

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Food was excellent, our group had the steak, burgers and chicken chilli which were all great. They have a great beer selection including local brews. The staff were friendly, jukebox was cranking and it was cheap!

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Wales
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143 reviews 143 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We called in here as it was the closest place to walk to from our hostle on a chilly late october evening. Our waiter- i wish i could recall his name- was charming and ever so happy to chat. Food arrived speedily and was decent, albeit small. Nice selection of sides and the menu itself is original and hilarious- you'll... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Def a dive bar to hit after a night of drinking. They were playing The Goonies movie night which was cool. The service was extremely slow, and the food was okay. Nothing special.

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