What You'll Get
Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $12 you get $25 worth of small plates and drinks at The Ball and Biscuit.
As a neighborhood pub with an esoteric yet well-explained name, The Ball and Biscuit pours craft beers, boutique wines, and vintage cocktails alongside delicately paired small plates for patrons in search of good conversation in a sophisticated atmosphere. The Fauxhemian cocktail ($11) raises furrowed eyebrows by stirring green and yellow Chartreuse with gin, sweet vermouth, and house-made grenadine bitters swirled into a tumbling glass already drunk on Vieux Carre absinthe, orange bitters, and Chateau Renni Cava. A supple glass of Brassfield pinot noir ($9) chats up a slightly citric brillat savarin cheese plate ($4) before discussing the rise and fall of professional wrestling with a pint of Sun King cream ale ($5) and a kimchi hotdog ($7).
- It’s grown up, but not too stuffy. It’s chic, but in a sexy, New York-ish, masculine kind of way.” The dark floors, low lights and brick walls give the bar the perfect balance between formal and casual. – Jessica Williams-Gibson, Doing Indy
- His Sazerac, with magically perfect proportions of rye whiskey, absinthe and blood orange bitters, practically drinks itself. – NUVO
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Must order 1 food item. No cash value. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.