Places for a Beer Near Lucas Oil Stadium

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by JMagee, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    I'll be in town the week of September 8th for a conference and will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium.

    I've looked at some of the guides for Indianapolis, but have trouble rectifying where I'm staying in regards to how far a place listed is. I will only have my two feet and public transportation at my disposal.

    Wondering if you could make any recommendations for a place to grab a beer or two while I'm in town.

  2. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Jan 24, 2006 Ohio

    About a 10 - 15 minute walk, but check out Ram, Rock Bottom, and BW3. Crown Liquor downtown usually has a good selection for back in the room.
  3. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    Head to Tomlinson Tap Room in the City Market - only place where you can get a pretty great selection of Indiana beers AND growler carryout.
  4. Bierguy5

    Bierguy5 May 15, 2003 Ohio

    I stayed in that same hotel for the Mini Marathon. Hit Tomlinson for sure. They update their list on twitter frequently.
  5. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the input. Tomlinson looks like a definite must. And the prices are so....extremely reasonable
  6. Jkoeneman

    Jkoeneman Jul 30, 2010 Indiana

    Tavern on South is close to your hotel and has a decent selection. Definitely walk to the RAM and grab a seasonal or two. +1 vote for Tomlinson as well.
  7. aljordan

    aljordan May 2, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    tavern on south for sure. anything else worth visiting would be a half a dozen block walk.
  8. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads up. By half a dozen blocks are we talking NYC-style blocks, or some Indiana definition where the blocks are separated by "miles".

    Because at first glance, half a dozen blocks doesn't sound too bad at all.
  9. Jkoeneman

    Jkoeneman Jul 30, 2010 Indiana

    10 Indianapolis blocks = 1 mile
  10. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Ralstons Draft house and the Rathskeller are both ones you for sure need to hit.
  11. aljordan

    aljordan May 2, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Itd be a few mile walk to get to mass ave. cab it and visit macnivens and Ralston's. macnivens sells half pints. my half a dozen blocks was a 'bit' generous. :)
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