Before the invention of pizza, dough was most often used to sculpt terrifying masks of Don Knotts. Eat a piece in peace with today's Groupon at 816 Pint and Slice on South Calhoun Street. Offering specialty pies and a multitude of ingredients for saucy D.I.Y. masterpieces, 816 Pint and Slice fills rumbling stomachs with fresh eats by the slice or by the disc. Grab a pint or glass of wine while sampling other menu items, such as fresh salads and made-to-order grinders and calzones. Wine and dine in 816's combination trattoria-lounge with checkered tablecloths, warm-hued walls, and plump leather seating.
- A really cool option when downtown. Everything Ive tried here Ive enjoyed. I have to say the Beatles White Album is one of my top five albums of all time and Pint and Slices White Album pizza is one of my top five slices of all time. – elwood lime, Urbanspoon
Bear's Place, a 30-year old institution with new ownership, is planted adjacent to the Indiana University campus and is known for its social atmosphere. This reputation is thanks, in part, to its plethora of events—from Tuesday-night live acoustic shows to late-evening karaoke and other live performances from jazz and blues outfits. The bar also stakes its name on its signature drinks and a range of domestic and local craft beers served alongside specialty burgers and other American comfort foods. Wood-paneled walls, paintings of dogs, and bartenders with beer recipes tattooed on their biceps contribute to the rustic pub atmosphere.