Thatched accents, palm leaves, and kitschy decor create a laid-back atmosphere inside Time Out Bar & Grill. This island-themed bar welcomes patrons to activities ranging from tropical luaus to darts and karaoke. While bartenders pour ice-cold beer and cocktails, chefs dish up classic bar favorites such as burgers, wings, and tacos. The front parking lot occasionally lends space for bean bag tossing, hula hoops, and reenactments of Jimmy Buffet concerts.
Each day, Robby’s Pub comforts guests with diner-style breakfasts, frosty glasses of beer, and diversions such as pool, darts, karaoke, and video games. In the morning, skillets brim with cheesy hash browns and meaty omelets, which can be dusted with salt and pepper or smothered with homemade gravy. Steaks range from 8-ounce rib eyes to 12-ounce T-bones, which the kitchen cooks to order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Instead of capping french-fry mountains with hand-cut snowflakes, the kitchen tops them with a choice of cheese, chili, or bacon. Sports fans bask in team pride during NFL games and NASCAR races as the cooks bathe chicken wings in barbecue, teriyaki, and buffalo sauces.
Ornamental hookahs tower over tabletops at Hookah Nites, sending swirling clouds of aromatic smoke out over cushy velvet couches and armchairs. Bartenders bustle about behind the dimly lit bar, mixing up specialty cocktails, doling out pitchers, and dishing out platters of sizzling specialty pizzas. A massive projector screen beams down on the scene, glittering with glamorous images from music videos or commercials where a timid band geek earns the admiration of the popular cheerleader after buying a fancy mouthwash.
Simple Brew Cafe stocks its shelves with homemade bakeries, sandwiches, and Broad Ripple’s Hubbard & Cravens Coffee, and caters events with from-scratch dishes. Tap Simple Brew for a baby shower, baby birthday party, or post-game celebration for a baseball team of babies, and the Simple Brew team of culinary crafters will dole out plates for up to 500 people. Catered breakfast gatherings (starting at $5 per person) jumpstart days with biscuits dressed in signature homemade sausage gravy, breakfast casseroles, and french toast and fluffy hotcakes painted with warm maple syrup. Catered lunches ($6 per person) come bearing all-natural chicken salad and gluten-free mayo, and meals in bulk are made up of half pans of mac 'n’ cheese (starting at $15) and BBQ pulled pork, which arrives slow-cooked, marinated, and sauced in its own savory-sweet juices ($8.99 per pound).
The roar of fans after a clutch play, the clack of billiard balls, and the clink of glasses fill the air at Sully's Bar & Grill. Guests can take advantage of nightly drink specials or head to nine pool tables to test their ability to distinguish between solids and stripes. Live DJs and karaoke fill the bar with popular tunes on the weekends, when the revelry continues until 3 a.m.
Members of the Waugh family work behind the scenes at Big Daddy's Bar & Grill, a sports pub and eatery known for cold drinks and satisfying American cuisine. Juicy steaks, rotisserie chicken wings, and fresh nachos piled with slow-cooked pot roast are a few specialties. Stop by on Friday evenings for cold drinks and trivia night, or on Saturdays for live entertainment.
Situated within blocks of the speedway, Kelly’s Pub Too celebrates the history of the asphalt loop by plastering their sports bar with all sorts of racing memorabilia, ranging from go-karts to NASCAR. Between sips of beer or shots at one of 10 pool tables, bar-goers fill up on a menu of classic bites, splitting baskets of wings and potato skins or tearing into a spicy Cajun blue cheese burger all on their own. The kitchen also turns out 14-inch pizzas topped with chicken, veggies, and sausage, as well as baskets of crispy fish and chips. A wide stage hosts live music acts throughout the week against a speedway mural that shows the track, stands, and a grand marshal questioning his place in the world now that the race has started.