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The Sinking Ship

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4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-920-7999
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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836 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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211 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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472 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Brownsburg, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Love the Broad Ripple location, food, vibe, you name it. Thrilled to learn of the new location opening on the Northside. Had a chance to go last night and couldn't have been more disappointed. First off the server was rude, not sure why but maybe her demeanor normally? Secondly, food menu is slightly changed up along with some poor quality.... More 

Thank Jlhert
Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stopped in here for some cocktails for a friend's birthday. Our waitress was very good and her service exceptional. The drinks were strong and cold. The bar features a great outdoor patio that I am sure would be great in the warmer spring/summer months. They also featured pool tables inside although we didn't play. The best part about our visit... More 

Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
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
  • 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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