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The Sinking Ship

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
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4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1183
+1 317-920-7999
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to meet friends or hang out and meet new ones. Large beer selection, 8 on tap that I believe rotate ( mainly local ). Food is good. Straight forward menu with good vegan choices ( yes, more then one ) and variety for you meat eaters. Outdoor seating in the back, pool table in the front and several... More 

Thank Schlaffy
Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Looking for some veg options, we decided to check out The Sinking Ship. Walking in, the place was clean with some hard rock pumping out of a jukebox. This is a place for 21 and over only, so no kiddies. We were seated and our server greeted us shortly thereafter with a crass sense of humor. The menu options were... More 

Thank fishnhomey
Indianapolis, Indiana
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978 reviews
897 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Dive Sports bar (in a good way), a vegetarian gyro sounded perfect after too much junk during the holidays. It was delicious, as was my wife's brisket. Service was great. Our mimosas were so-so.

Thank BatGuano30
Detroit, MI
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254 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The bar appeared to be a little grunge first walking in but the food was outstanding. What a great find! Would definitely go back if I was in the area

1 Thank bugsy554
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016

I had lunch for the first time at The Sinking Ship. It was a pleasant experience. The food was good and the service was excellent. In addition, on Mondays all whiskeys are 25% off. Lunch is a little early for me to start drinking whiskey but later in the evening that would be very enticing. The place is basically a... More 

Thank Danny813
Rio Linda, California
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Easy walking from Indy Hostel, food was great, staff was friendly. It is a bar setting with tables for dining. Planty of TV screens.

Thank Liztraveler22
Indiana, USA
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163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2016

The Sinking Ship, located at 4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN offers great burgers, great beer, and an eccentric/young crowd which makes for a fun experience! This place is on par and even rivals with what one would expect to see in a hipster dive bar out west in Portland or Seattle. Check out the random and interesting decor, play... More 

Thank McCall E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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503 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Great food. Chill staff. This place never disappoints. I WISH I could still handle the loud, fun, happy drinking bar scene. I'm too old now, but if I wasn't - I would hang out here. The jukebox takes pictures, the ambiance is Hemingway-light, and the food ... the food is outstanding. In previous reviews, I've mostly extolled the seitan wings... More 

Thank Rhonda B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Seriously, try their mac & cheese. Lots of Vegan options on the menu...great beer selection. Open super late, too.

Thank Christine M
Champaign, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Basically a bar with great beers (and everything else a full bar would have) and good food. Excellent selection of vegetarian and vegan food. Had a great "meatball" sandwich. Interesting eclectic decor. Not exactly a family restaurant, but that's fine--it is a bar/grill. Would definitely go back again.

Thank chrisultra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1183
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-920-7999
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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