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Twenty Tap

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17 Reviews
Reviews: 17
Visits: 43
Avg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 38
Bottles: 3
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

5406 N College Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220-3126
United States
phone: (317) 602-8840

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @twentytap

Place added by: rangel2 on 11-25-2011

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 43
Reviews by mynie:
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4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

What a gem!

The place's name is unassuming. I've been to plenty of places with a couple dozen taps, and most of those taps are usually BMC or Diego-type bullshit. Likewise, their food is probably regular ol' pubfare. And when that place is in a cute, trendy little neighborhood meant to appeal to monied twentysomethings, well, you can forgive me for passing this place by several times before finally stopping in.

The beer selection is stellar. Indianapolis has a really great, really affordable beer scene going on right now, and excellent offerings are provided by each of the local establishments (trending mostly towards seasonals and one-offs, since you can get the regular selections at dozens of others places around town).

I went on a Tuesday night and had to wait a half hour for a table, so I assume they'd be really busy on weekends. Still, we were allowed to meander around the bar while we waited so that fine.

The food was pubby but excellent, with a surprising number of vegetarian and vegan options. I had a tempeh ruben that was probably the best meat-subsitute sandwich I've had in the state of Indiana. The waitstaff was friendly and the bar staff was beer-knowledgable, and the beer list is updated every single day.

Probably the best beer bar in the city.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I had several beers at Twenty Tap and I was consistently disappointed to the point I have to believe there is something wrong with their tap lines. They had just tapped Permanent Funeral and it was just bad. No aroma and citrusy hop flavor that I'm used. Next up was Daredevil Slip Stream. 2 weeks prior I had that at Daredevil and gave it a 4. The beer I had a 20 Tap was undrinakble.

The service and the food was very good. The beer, the only reason to go there, was horrendous.

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Photo of 3oldchevys
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

truly one of the great craft spots in IN, building the scene one happy customer at a time

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Benjhilmer
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of buschbeer
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went to Twenty Tap on the recommendation of an employee at the Upland tasting room. After my visit I wanted to go back and shake that man's hand! My girlfriend and I walked in about 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon. The place was small. The bar was to the left. I prefer to belly up, but only single seats remained. We were seated to the right at a gigantic booth. I felt bad that the two of us were taking up a booth that sat at least six people, but our kind waiter said to not worry about it.

I scanned the menu and saw that they had Christmas Bomb! I ordered that since I had never tried a Bomb! in any form. The waiter then asked if I wanted the Bomb! or the Christmas Bomb! I didn't even see that Bomb! was on tap. I chose the Prairie Bomb! What a delicious beer! Now my date was hungry, so she went ahead and ordered the brisket sandwich. She almost never cleans her plate unless I'm cooking. I am surprised that she did not like the plate clean as much as she gushed over the sandwich.

I moved on to the Christmas Bomb! and ordered a coffee encrusted burger. Then ordered another Prairie Bomb! to pair it with. The burger was awesome. There was coffee flavor but not too much. It went great with my beer.

Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. They had 38 beers on tap with a limited but great bottle/can selection. We both loved our food. It was a fantastic experience that I would love to have again. I may still be on a Prairie Bomb! high, but I loved this place. It is small so get there early.

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Photo of macaw87
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

One of the best beer bars in Indy. Their food is fantastic too.

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of zachpaschal
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great Food - Definitely recommend the Wake Up Burger! Fantastic, Great fries, great price!

Great Beer - Great rotating selections and great specials and prices! Very inexpensive compared to other bars

Great Atmosphere

A smaller establishment but the service has still been great even when packed.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Jho3325
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

20 Tap is a great beer bar in Indy. The place is a bit small, but everyone is typically friendly and there are choices of booths, tables, and the bar. They also have darts and a patio. This is a great place to get hard to find, limited release beers as well as local gems. They do a lot of tap takeovers with some really unique and limited stuff.

The staff has always been friendly and attentive and quick to take care of you. Additionally, they typically get the glassware for the style right. Pricing is reasonable and the food is pretty solid. Contrary to its names, there are actually almost 40 taps on hand and there is a bottle list as well.

Perhaps the best part about 20 Tap is that they keep their tap list updated daily on their website. If you are looking for a great place to have a beer in Indy, this is it.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Twenty Tap in Indianapolis, IN
94 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.