Booze-free bars and nonalcoholic retail bottle shops are found mostly on the coasts, but a handful have taken root in the Midwest.
Las Vegas concept that exited Broad Ripple plans to take over former Hard Rock Cafe location
Tanya Davis plans to open a new version of Vegas Lounge & Bar on the first floor of the historic Morrison Opera Place building at 47-49 S. Meridian St.Read More
Broad Ripple biz owners optimistic about safety at curfew’s end
Bar owners agreed a self-imposed 30-day curfew under which businesses closed earlier wasn’t financially sustainable, especially as they continued to suffer from reduced foot traffic due to ongoing road construction.Read More
Bar One Fourteen shifts to private-event business model
Bar One Fourteen will accommodate private parties of up to 18 people in a setting designed for audiophiles.Read More
Keystone Sports Review to move to former Birdy’s location
Keystone Sports Review plans to move 15 blocks north this summer to take over the former Birdy’s Bar & Grill. Meanwhile, KSR’s existing site has a new owner that will open another business after KSR relocates.Read More
Kevin Paul, who owns Brockway Public House, Danny Boy Beer Works and The GOAT, is seeking to open Boneyard Bar & Restaurant in Carmel.
As being developed by Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group, the lineup of eateries in the $20 million Commission Row will include an upscale restaurant with steak and seafood, as well as a tavern-style concept with more shareable fare.
The new owners of the downtown Indianapolis institution aren’t planning radical changes, but it might sound a bit different on certain nights.
The owner told IBJ he can’t afford to pay increased rent prices at the building where beer first was bottled in 1904. But the landlord said the brewery had been paying below-market rent that needed to be renegotiated.
The future Daiquiri Factory occupies 3,000 square feet in a building that includes hair salon Bang (A Salon).
The Rathskeller and Vida lead a list of the area’s top 10 best designed restaurants and bars, selected by AIA Indianapolis.
Thunderbird revived the legacy of a building that hosted rockabilly shows in the 1950s and country music shows in the 1970s
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux will move into the former home of two troubled downtown bars: Taps & Dolls and After 6 Lounge. Building owner Todd Johnson is teaming with an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker on the project.
A former Logan’s Roadhouse is expected to become home to the second Twin Peaks sports “lodge” in Indiana.
The Alley Cat will take over the Egyptian Cafe’s previous location, in a move that will transform the schedule and perhaps the identity of one of the city’s signature dive bars.
The husband-and-wife team of Dan and Anna Cage will add the bar, called Nowhere Special, to a portfolio that includes Broad Ripple restaurant Ambrosia, Fall Creek Place restaurant Bocca and Fountain Square speakeasy Commodore.
The Ohio-based brewer plans to begin serving pizza and craft beer Thursday in part of the former Granite City Food & Brewery location in the downtown mall.
Owners of the tavern, which was plagued by complaints about noise and public indecency after it opened in 2020, are seeking to add 2,940 square feet to the existing 2,300-square-foot building before reopening the business.
Candace Anastasio’s take on an old-fashioned became a signature drink at St. Elmo Steak House and now is the latest entry in its line of signature retail products.
Planned closures on the south side of Indianapolis and in Zionsville will leave Books & Brews with just two locations, down from 10 in 2019.
Sardar Biglari expects to spend at least $3 million to renovate the historic C.A. Schrader building’s top floor and construct an addition to the neighboring structure.
The bar opened on the first floor of the Forte apartment building, 1140 Shelby St., in September 2019.