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The Sinking Ship

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Pub, American, Bar, Vegan
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4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-920-7999
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Good vegetarian food, great beer!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
chrisultra
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank chrisultra
Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jlhert
Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Vegan wings and the star tots are awesome! I love that they offer vegan choices! We were in Indianapolis and this was one of a few vegan choices that we tried. I am glad we stopped.

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Thank mytummylikesfood
Indianapolis, Indiana
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339 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Love the bar service while I waited for a last-minute, large take out order for friends who were in town unexpectedly. It was wrapped well, served 6, and remained hot for the short drive home. $50 including tip for four meals, two apps, and a drink was more than reasonable.

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Thank Rhonda B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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186 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I've been a few times for drinks, but never ate. I get admonished every time because everyone says they have good food. I finally come to eat - and sure enough, it was very good. So if you don't mind being in a hockey bar with a hipster attitude, then this is your place. I won't make the mistake not... More 

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Thank Steve D
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the Baka chicken sandwich. It was excellent!! Tried my sisters waffles and chicken which was also delicious! Looking forward to going back!

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Thank toddandsylvia
Indianapolis, Indiana
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339 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Rhonda B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Angie D
Noblesville, Indiana
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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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: Pub, American, Bar, 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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