Ball & Biscuit

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Speakeasy$$$$
Downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis
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  • Michael L.
    Everything is awesome here. Kendall and Jonathon rock the cocktails.
  • Zach S.
    Zach SteinerJanuary 3
    Great cocktails.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyOctober 1, 2016
    Enchanting candle lit atmosphere in an old historic building. Wed. night was dead here, enjoyed a Last Word gin cocktail with a shot of Cynar. Got a few beers on the house, awesome bartenders!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleySeptember 26, 2016
    Take note, the closing hours are wrong on this app. They close at midnight, not 3am...I learned this the hard way.
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiAugust 30, 2016
    The drinks are what will keep me coming back. The Rooftop is wonderful!
  • sara mae p.
    sara mae pickleJuly 2, 2016
    fun to try... the uniquely mixed cocktails we ordered were good, but the $$$$ made it easy to move on to the next bar
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie ChuJuly 29, 2015
    GREAT cocktails.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BryantJuly 21, 2015
    Cocktails are yummy.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarknessJuly 9, 2015
    Great cocktails and bartenders!
  • Reggie B.
    Reggie BJune 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great sliders. Old Fashioned was tasty
  • Chris L.
    Chris LowderMay 17, 2015
    The Sazerac and Old Fashioned are great standards here!
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderApril 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Now that libertine dumbed down their approach this is the best cocktail lounge in the city. Order an old fashioned and thank me later.
  • Kayla J.
    Kayla JohnsonApril 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place to get an Old Fashioned. Great bartenders
  • Geoffrey Z.
    Geoffrey ZuHoneFebruary 3, 2015
    Amazing small plates, dark and intimate vibe with great cocktails.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RheaJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love whiskey or bourbon order the Trinidad Sour off the menu. Best drink I've had in a while.
  • Erin B.
    Erin Barnett NicholsDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great craft cocktails in a classy atmosphere. Yes they're expensive. They shake up an amazing gin martini!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SaturdaySeptember 1, 2014
    The cocktails are expensive, but that's to be expected. They have a tasty looking menu as well, and a good selection of beers for those not looking to spend a lot on a cocktail.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerAugust 31, 2014
    Love their drinks, and they have the greatest popcorn ever! The Brambles cocktail is top of my list
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalkerAugust 19, 2014
    Sit close to the bar. Watching the bartenders is half the fun!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarveyAugust 9, 2014
    Great cocktails, lively environment and awesome staff!
  • Elena B.
    Elena BarbaAugust 8, 2014
    The drinks are awesome and strong!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MetzApril 9, 2014
    Try the Hot Carlita!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RamseyNovember 30, 2013
    Best Miller High Life in Indianapolis.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the rooftop. You won't be disappointed.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LopezAugust 5, 2013
    Drinks are yummy !!! 🍸🍸🍸
  • Chet V.
    Chet VanWyeAugust 3, 2013
    Hot Carla rules!
  • Reshae
    ReshaeJune 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They carry Fat Head's Bumbleberry!!
  • Elizabeth E.
    Elizabeth EastesMay 16, 2013
    The Pearl Jam is excellent
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 5, 2013
    The Harrison Sicilian gives an almond-y twist on the Manhattan. I recommend it if you like Amaretto.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarilloApril 26, 2013
    Great bar atmosphere
  • Kathrina C.
    Kathrina CoxMarch 11, 2013
    Olive twist is excellent - think cinnamon roll with olive tapenade as the filling instead!
  • Fei G.
    Fei GuoOctober 6, 2012
    Rooftop cocktail!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarricoOctober 4, 2012
    Great atmosphere....very cozy
  • Rebekah T.
    Rebekah TrinkleJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite bar in Indy. Hands down. ❤
  • Jason P.
    Jason PaytonJuly 23, 2012
    Moscow Mule. Drink it. Great place to have a well made cocktail.
  • Max K.
    Max KellnJune 15, 2012
    Sweet smelling latrines!
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MoraJune 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new bartender on Friday & Saturday's is the bee's knees.
  • Bonnie K.
    Bonnie KJune 10, 2012
    Cool place. Wish they had music to fit the decor. Dance music and rock doesn't fit the prohibition theme.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MoraJune 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new food menu is amazing!!
  • Drew S.
    Drew SeaseMay 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The whiskey.
  • Suzanne H.
    Suzanne HaireApril 18, 2012
    First time here and loving the champagne cocktail and the vibe!!!!
  • Andy K.
    Andy KienleMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Manhattan in the city.
  • andre h.
    andre haynesFebruary 3, 2012
    The people here are so friendly the place is beautiful it would fit right in New York or Boston
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    Be healthy. Order water with your meal. :)
  • Audrey S.
    Audrey StreckerJanuary 3, 2012
    Sit in the back on the couches and make friends with your neighbors
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MoranDecember 5, 2011
    Great place if you're douchebag or hipster. Wear your grandpa clothes and hat and order a prohibition cocktail.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SabinNovember 5, 2011
    Don't order the sazerac unless you like Jameson and Tabasco
  • Emma G.
    Emma GoughOctober 23, 2011
    Order the champagne cocktail. You won't regret it.
  • Zach C.
    Zach CroweOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Jack Rose is my favorite.
  • Madeline S.
    Madeline SOctober 9, 2011
    One of my favorite Indy bars. Best French 75 I've ever had.
  • Lara B.
    Lara BankerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Claret Cup.
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HiestonSeptember 16, 2011
    The French 75 is amazing!
  • IndyFringe
    IndyFringeAugust 22, 2011
    Great bar, great people! Stop in for a drink and then head down the street for live music at Club Fringe! Read more
  • Matt D.
    Matt DurrAugust 9, 2011
    Fabulous atmosphere! If you like mojitos, try the Moscow Mule - simple and delicious!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LasekJuly 18, 2011
    The best all-time cocktails of anywhere around. Just ask Joe he's the best!
  • Drew S.
    Drew SeaseJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A night of Sidecars and the French 75 is a must. Be adventurous and try the bone marrow on toast!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CaputoJuly 1, 2011
    Thursday night Dj is excellent.
  • Andy @.
    Andy @hust0058May 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Home of some of the best libations you can find - enjoy exploring their drinks. If that works up your appetite, try the meatball. It's one full pound of deliciousness.
  • Zachari W.
    Zachari WilksApril 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You'll Generally Find Scott, JB, Joe, or Zach serving up awesome drinks!
  • Charles M.
    Charles McWilliamsApril 3, 2011
    Try the Corn and Oil - a very unique and very tasty drink.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SayreJanuary 27, 2011
    Bartender here knows his shiz!!! Awesome!!!
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GoodinJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cocktails in the city with a tremendous cheese menu.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BooneJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place and have been coming here since they opened. Make sure you bring your birth certificate, though, because I got hassled for having a fake ID at 26 years old.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 15, 2011
    Try the Wine And Cheeses
  • Bethann B.
    Bethann BuddenbaumJanuary 5, 2011
    Try the various cheeses! Pair little bits and bites of the cheese selections with a nice red wine for a perfectly lovely nosh.
  • Ted L.
    Ted LethererDecember 19, 2010
    kimchi hotdog and Primm's Cup. ambience is great
  • Smorgie
    SmorgieDecember 17, 2010
    Look for the Pimm's Cup, especially on a warm day
  • MegAnne D.
    MegAnne DukeNovember 15, 2010
    My new favorite hangout in Indy! Beautiful decor, excellent bar staff, fabulous atmosphere.
  • Pip
    PipNovember 7, 2010
    Perfect bar setting for conversation. If I lived closer this would be my waterhole. Try the Sazerac.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MoraNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This is great. Zack is the man
  • Marcus B.
    Marcus BarlowOctober 13, 2010
    This place is horrible. The drinks are weak, the layout looks like a 2nd grader designed it, the food is crap and the crowd is suspect. This place won't last long.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CorwinSeptember 26, 2010
    The have a bourbon made right here in Indiana (!)
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KrentzSeptember 10, 2010
    Absolutely in LOVE with the atmosphere in this bar... great place to be. Don't forget to try the Sazerac!
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TrifoneAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you need a snack while you're there, try the hummus. Best on Mass Ave, for sure.
  • Louis C.
    Louis CalliJuly 5, 2010
    Sazerac. GET THE SAZERAC!!!!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DicksJuly 1, 2010
    Holler at this bar!!! Super sexy bar and tenders...
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth FriedlandJune 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place. Awesome vibe unlike any other place in indy. Love the gin fizz - sour!
  • Zachari W.
    Zachari WilksMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    On the way to the West end of Mass Ave, The Ball and Biscuit will specialize in pre-prohibition cocktail, craft beers and boutique wines! Look for us at the end of May!
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