Moon Dog Tavern pacifies barking bellies with a menu overflowing with appealing apps, paninis, burgers, and pizzas. Begin food conquests with an appetizer such as the portabella fries, hand-breaded and served with chipotle-cream sauce ($5.25). Swaddle tongues in the savory house-smoked pork-barbecue sandwich, piled atop a sesame-seed bun and enhanced with creamy coleslaw ($7.95), or the monterey mushroom melt, a half-pound patty cooked to order and covered in sautéed portabellas and monterey jack cheese ($7.95). Savor a hearty stromboli ($8.50) or the mexican rose specialty pizza—a tortilla-thin crust mounded with a mélange of cheeses, spicy beef or chicken, nacho sauce, and fiesta must-haves including lettuce, tomato, black olives, and sour-cream-filled pinatàs ($8.95).
Blue Crew Sport Grill is a family-friendly sports grill that lives and breathes the Indianapolis Colts. Fandom colors everything in sight—from a blue-and-white fire truck that doubles as a jungle gym in the parking lot to loads of memorabilia, pictures, and jerseys speckling the eatery’s walls. Three extra-large 1080 HD screens capture big games' pivotal moments, and eight smaller screens allow patrons to check out other division scores or reruns of The Facts of Life before having a serious dinner chat with their kids. Alongside enjoyable brews, a full menu delivers an array of pub-style fare such as crispy fried apps, burgers, and sandwiches stuffed with steak and chicken. Blew Crew also hosts weekly events, such as trivia and Texas hold’em, and if that’s not enough, an on-hand ordained wedding official offers lovebirds a nice place for a white wedding without the hassle of searching for something blue.
With large, gold lettering and a black backdrop on its street-side signage, Killroy’s Bar n’ Grill is easy to spot at its downtown Indianapolis location, near the corner of Georgia Street and Meridian Street. The facility also has another Indianapolis location in nearby Broad Ripple. In downtown, within walking distance of Monument Circle, Killroy’s offers a lively lunch and dinnertime atmosphere every day of the week. Inside, traditional brick walls along with dark wood panels and accents offset what is otherwise a very festive setting. Shuffleboard and video games are available, but guests may alternatively choose to simply sit back and enjoy one of the facility’s many wall-mounted flatscreen televisions. Stuffed breadsticks are a popular appetizer, but the eatery has an extensive food and drink menu as well. An outdoor patio area is accessible when weather conditions allow.
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.
More than 19 big-screen TVs hang above tables lined with burgers, nachos, and build-your-own pizzas at Sidelines Sports Pubs. Sirloin and rib-eye steaks sizzle on the grill, as do portions of chicken and salmon. Liquid nourishment including beer on tap matches with karaoke, free poker, pool, and games such as bags and bowling to foster a more entertaining meal than eating a steak in the rafters of an opera house.
Boredom is a foreign concept at Stacked Pickle. From its lengthy and eclectic menu to the games broadcasted on 92-inch projectors, the dynamic eatery provides something for every taste. Diners can bite into one of nine half-pound burgers, wrap their hands around spicy-chicken tacos, or build a castle with their golden-fried fish and chips, all while admiring professional athletes run, jump, and score on one of many 50-inch plasma TVs. On some nights, live bands storm the eatery’s intimate stage, providing a soundtrack to bargoers as they take swigs from a bottle of Blue Moon or gracefully sip a glass of wine. In the warmer seasons, Stacked Pickle opens its doors to nature and encourages patrons to enjoy their meals and drinks on the spacious outdoor patio.