Bars in Indiana

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A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

4901 E 82nd St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Resting in the shadow of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Thirsty Camel features more than a handful of beers on tap and more than a dozen imported and premium bottled beers. The restaurant's suds selection makes for a model accomplice to its food spread, which includes such shareable munchies, such as buffalo-style wings and onion petals served with an onion-petal sauce. After warming up with some appetizers, diners can tackle homemade hamburgers and 16-ounce T-bone steaks—all while nodding to the beats of a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

120 W Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

Culled from classified ancestral recipes, DiLegge's mouthwatering dinner menu enchants diners with a comforting slate of Italian-American favorites. Italian grinders ensconce hearty heaps of DiLegge's homemade italian sausage and savory deli meats on fresh hoagie buns before dousing them with savory sprinkles of mozzarella and meat sauce ($5.50 for a half, $6.95 for a whole). Fragrant plates of specialty sauces, including a signature marinara ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), garlic olive oil and herb ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), and full-bodied pesto ($7.95 for a medium, $8.95 for a large), abide in bubbly anticipation for guests to drizzle them across their choice of angel hair, rigatoni, or mostaccioli noodles. House specialties include a piping panoply of chicken, veal, and seafood dishes ($11.95–$17.95), each served with garlic bread, combination salad, and a sepia-toned headshot of the chef.

607 N Main St
Evansville,
IN
US

Bob's 19th Hole, opened in 1976 by Robert and Vickie Schroeder, boasts an eclectic menu of classic family eats and a panoply of fresh, handmade burgers. Take a swing at a basic hamburger (a $6.29 value) or cheeseburger (a $6.99 value), or power-up with a patty covered in sautéed mushrooms and melted swiss cheese (a $7.99 value), perfect for postmatch hunger busting or for use as a bargaining chip with a course ranger. The nacho burger—10 ounces of ground chuck beef slathered in nacho cheese (an $8.99 value)—excites timid taste buds, and the Ultimate burger glides to gullets topped with crisp fried onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, bacon, and Bob's special sauce (an $8.99 value). All burger platters arrive at tables sporting a dapper fez and flanked by a choice of potato and a side dish, such as baked beans, applesauce, or coleslaw.

26582 US Highway 20
South Bend,
IN
US

Bravo hits the road with reality-television powerhouses, delivering an interactive Real Housewives gathering at the Horseshoe Casino’s spacious venue. Four Real Housewives from four cities—Sonja from New York City, Gretchen from Orange County, Kathy from New Jersey, and Phaedra from Atlanta—discuss their most talked about on-screen moments, answer audience questions, and share cast secrets, such as pressing gossip and gym-locker combinations. Orchestra seats place reality-television junkies in the middle of the venue and the VIP-ticket seats guests in the first 10 rows. In addition to up-close viewing, the VIP ticket includes an exclusive reception hosted by The Real Housewives with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a separate red-carpet entrance to the venue, and a limited-edition tour laminate with matching lanyard. Attendees must be over 21 or a master of fake mustaches to participate in the Red Carpet package.

777 Casino Center Dr
Hammond,
IN
US

As a student at Ball State University, Scott Wise spent many a night at Mugly's Pub & Eatery, a local dive known for its burgers and trio of draft beers. After some time away, Scott returned to his college town of Muncie only to discover that Mugly's was for sale. Rechristened Scotty's Brewhouse, the former dive now sports a handmade oak bar and old-fashioned gas-burning lanterns, not to mention more than 30 beers on tap.

Scotty's now has six locations throughout Indiana as well as sister pub, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co, and each has its own menu of brews, wines, cocktails, and alcohol-repellent sodas. Though the libations change, the food menu remains the same at each award-winning eatery. The brew houses' cooks pair beer-spiked marinara sauce with gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches full of cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack, as well as crown half-pound burgers with peanut butter and jalapeños. Bison burgers are available on a low-calorie menu, and gluten-free options include chicken sandwiches smothered in thai peanut sauce. All venues welcome scores of families and kids, who feast on homemade pizzas, salads, and subs--especially on Sundays and Tuesday, when kids eat free with the purchase of adult entrees.

302 N Walnut St
Bloomington,
IN
US