In addition serving food and drink, pubs offer a place where people can catch up with old friends, engage in lively sing-alongs, and practice amateur acupuncture on the backs of passed-out patrons using darts and pickle spears. Acuminate skills in alternative medicine over a hearty pint of ale with today's Groupon to Tavern on South. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a three-course dinner for two (up to an $84 value) that includes:
- Two salads (up to $12 value)
- Two entrees (up to $52 value)
- One dessert (up to $7 value)
- Two locally crafted beers (up to a $13 value)
- For $65, you get a three-course dinner for four (up to a $168 value) that includes:
- Four salads (up to $24 value)
- Four entrees (up to $104 value)
- Two desserts (up to $14 value)
- Four locally crafted beers (up to a $26 value)
The chefs and pint-pouring professionals at Tavern on South furnish guests with a menu of seasonally inspired salads, pasta, and meats to pair with local libations. Refined salads—such as the spinach layered in Indiana peppered bacon, red onions, blueberries, blue cheese, and shagbark-hickory vinaigrette—engage palates that would otherwise engage in intertable whistling competitions. Filet mignon meatloaf graces the entree menu in an attractive tomato barbecue glaze and escorted by brown-butter green beans and a pistachio-and-white-cheddar purée. The milano pasta leads mouths on a penne-led prance through broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs, and olive oil. Decadent desserts—including crème brûlée and a peach strudel—cap off meals, crooning a saccharine siren song to susceptible sweet teeth. Meliorate meals and spontaneous eulogies to long-lost fish with a chalice of regional craft beer, such as Indianapolis' own Sun King and Flat12.
This two-story abode for amity, aliments, and alcohol was built in 1910, featuring a second-level deck that seats 60 and boasts spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline. Tavern on South lies nestled in the shadows of Lucas Oil Stadium and is within walking distance to Victory Field and the bustling downtown business district. Car-owning diners can save money on a cab or rocket-pack fuel, as they will easily find a spot in the complimentary on-site parking.
Tavern On South
On the second-story balcony of a century-old brick building, diners at Tavern On South find their meals illuminated by a blend of moonlight and the glowing Indianapolis skyline. The tavern might also be within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium—100 feet, to be exact—but its upscale ambiance and seasonal menu subverts what you'd expect from your typical sports bar.
A Dining Room with a View
As noted by Indianapolis Monthly in 2011, the interior's wooden accents and iconic photos of the city "lend the tavern a timeless patina." It's a somewhat modern, toned-down take on a typical pub look, with granite bartops and exposed brick. When the weather's balmy, a meal on the patio offers unmatched views of the skyline.
Seasonal ingredients and creative flavors give Tavern on South's traditional offerings unexpected twists. Buffalo wings are made from Maple Leaf Farms duck rather than chicken, and hefty burgers are crafted from house-smoked bison. Even the meatloaf is made from prime rib.
Craft Beer and Cocktails At the bar, the craft beers on draft change with what's available from local breweries, but patrons can also find favorites from Flat 12 and Sun King Osiris by the bottle. The tavern's habit of bucking tradition also carries over to signature cocktails, such as the Cucumber Collins and a mai tai made with spiced rum.