Quality Inn & Suites
5011 North Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone: (317) 297-8880
Fax: (317) 297-8765
Bars & Cafes
Rick's Cafe Boatyard is by the waterside overlooking the Eagle Creek Reservoir. It is a spacious yet cozy setting on the inside out. Diners have the option of eating upstairs in the Diamond room, with it's large windows and magnificent view; downstairs in the Pearl room, which has more of a family atmosphere; or on the patio, where the best view of the water is to be had. Rick's offers one of the best seafood dishes in the Midwest with their fresh ocean fish and innovative cuisine. Plus, there is a live jazz band to entertain you while you enjoy your delectable seafood feast.
Craving for a nightclub that can give you great music and drinks? then head straight to QBo. With a constant supply of dance music, you will not leave without exclaiming how terribly your knees ache. The bar is also well stocked at all times. Adding to the fun are the pool tables.
Established in the year 1935, the Melody Inn is one of the oldest bars around. The bar continues its tradition of entertaining its patrons with its choice of concoctions and eclectic ambiance. If you are looking to spend some relaxed times, the place has a variety of entertainment to keep you occupied right from pool tables to live band performances. You can dance away on the spacious floor to the amazing tunes that the very popular DJ churns out or simply crash in the lounge and have some fun. This place is open from Monday to Friday from 4.30pm and Saturday from 9pm. On Sunday, this place is open from 8pm. To know more about the events taking place here, check the website.
If you are 21 and over, step into the warehouse-like joint. Nothing fancy, the country bar and event venue is friendly and down to earth. If this bar isn't your cup of tea, you can visit the adjoining club, Tremors, for contemporary hip-hop and rock beats. The 8 Seconds Saloon is choc-a-bloc with events like concerts, amateur boxing matches and dancing lessons. A snack bar and the naughtily named cocktails always keep you going. Check the website for the monthly schedules and book your tickets accordingly.
Specializes in gourmet coffee, specialty coffee drinks, fresh sandwiches, and European desserts.
The Loft at Traders Point will make you moo with delight over its award winning cheeses, yoghurts, ice creams and more. This organic farm to table restaurant nestled at the Traders Point Creamery farm is not only a visual delight but also a foodie relish. Offering healthy, organic, fresh produces like meats, cheeses, hand picked herbs and veggies, grass fed beef steaks, pork and burgers and seasonal offerings of exotic meats like wild Boar, Yak, Elk and Ostrich made so wonderfully delicious. Even their extensive list of wine and beer featuring in their full bar is organic. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch daily, excluding the winter months, reservations are highly recommended. They also live music every Friday and Sunday night. The Loft is a fantastic place for a family outing, special events or a beautiful romantic rendezvous.
Twenty Tap is the perfect place to go if you like your beer in a pint glass but you're sick of the lack of selection at normal bars. That's because this Indianapolis establishment boasts over thirty different craft beers, all on tap, from breweries all across America. And when you need something tasty to go with that frosty brew, you can order a great selection of delicious foods from their bar menu, like beer-battered cheese curd or shrimp po' boy. Just remember to come in early on game day because, when there's sports on the TV, this place fills up fast.
The Sinking Ship is a no-nonsense, working class pub. Open late every day, they're always serving up a selection of good beer and cocktails at rock bottom prices. It definitely has a more raucous vibe than your average bar, so it's not for the faint of heart, but the patrons and tenders are friendly and welcoming. When you get hungry, there is a hefty menu of bar bites, including a variety of fried morsels and stuffed burgers. Plus, they regularly host events in the bar including live music and screening of new TV shows. Being a dedicated hockey bar, it is the perfect place to catch the game over a pint.
If you're in Indianapolis and are looking for the perfect mixture of restaurant and bar, then Workingman's Friend is for you. It has been open since the Great Depression and serves burgers that will blow your taste buds away. Try the double cheeseburger complete with crispy patties and accompany it with perfectly cooked fries. Wash everything down with one of the various beers on tap and just sit back and relax in this charming, dive bar setting.
A popular bar and music venue in Broad Ripple, the Rock Lobster, as B-52s fans would remember, is named after a song. Music it seems is a major element at this venue, as it plays host to a variety of bands and artists of national and international repute on its stage. Besides the music, Rock Lobster also offers a wide range of options on its drinks and food menu. As the third venture of entrepreneurs Fred Treadway and Rob Sabatini, of the Mineshaft Saloon, the Rock Lobster is definitely worth a visit.
Sabbatical is a unique addition to Broad Ripple’s dining scene. The concept here is a culinary and cultural blend, making it a popular choice among locals. Enjoy daily special drinks and delicious sharing platters to an eclectic schedule of live entertainment. Art exhibitions rotate indoors, while regional and touring musicians grace their stage. A table on their lovely outdoor deck is a great spot to enjoy a beer and some people-watching.
In the heart of Broad Ripple, a few leisurely blocks from the main drag, Broad Ripple Brewpub is serving the people of Indianapolis. While many area watering holes are all about high-energy partying, this brewpub offers a more relaxed environment to sip your suds. The atmosphere is warm and comforting in the style of a classic English pub. Enjoy their homemade brews and maybe a plate of food from their extensive menu while watching sports above the bar or hanging out with friends. They're even kid friendly, with a full children's menu so the whole family can enjoy the pub. See website for beer details, food menu and more.