The Sinking Ship

Pub and Bar · Meridian Kessler
4923 N College Ave (at E 49th St.), Indianapolis, IN 46205, United States
Hours:
Open until 3:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.4/10

Based on 256 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Neda B.
    "Definitely try the Cajun corn fritters!"(3 Tips)
    Maria C.
    "It's like gourmet bar food."(19 Tips)
    Jessica H.
    "Rotating beer selection - they bring in some amazing stuff!"(7 Tips)
    Spenser I.
    "The Sinking Club is one of the best sandwiches in town!"(2 Tips)
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  • cajun corn fritters
  • burgers
  • vegan food
  • sinking club
  • beer
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • dukboki
  • tater tots
  • Southern food
  • pulled pork
  • good for groups
  • trivia
  • chicken wings
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • jukebox
  • hipster
  • pretzels
  • meats
  • darts
  • Robert E.
    I really enjoy the Vegan meatball sub. They also have a really good selection of beer. The draft selections were pretty stacked with IPAs last time I went, but the selection changes regularly.
    Robert Eldridge · December 1, 2013
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  • Kenneth K.
    this is the best bar for any funny comedian to do their set for comedy in America. And the beer is very cheap low-price!! And I can't wait to try their food again. The food is excellent…
    Kenneth Kelly · September 3, 2013
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  • Kristen L.
    If you need to charge your phone or computer, sit at one of the booths or at the bar for an outlet. The free wifi makes it a great place to drain your batteries while being productive.
    Kristen Leep · March 10, 2011
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  • Ed T.
    Damn good Mac and cheese! Although if you order the Sinking Club, ask for the bacon well done, as they do not cook the bacon enough to render the fat for your average bacon lover.
    Ed Trauma · March 1, 2013
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  • Bart P.
    Wait staff. Acknowledge patrons as they come in. We watched a couple come in and leave 10 min later as no one waited on them. And this is when u need to b making a good impression.
    Bart P. · February 20, 2011
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  • Austin W.
    Can't beat half priced burger Monday and $2 PBRs! The Chuck Norris burger is my favorite - give it a shot! Then again their entire menu is great.
    Austin Wilcox · May 28, 2013
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  • Michael C.
    This is one of the best bars in Indy! Diverse crowd, everyone is welcome. Great find! Cameron and Zac poor your drinks very nicely! Give it a try.
    Michael C · March 4, 2013
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  • Dana P.
    The taps usually have good beers, try the Pumking when they have it. Nice outdoor space, but the stage and the dart boards are gone!
    Dana Parker · August 17, 2014
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  • Sarah S.
    My favorite bar in Indy. Great food, friendly staff, and inexpensive drinks. And good tunes to choose from on the jukebox!
    Sarah Saturday · August 26, 2014
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  • Kenneth K.
    their food is amazing for the low prices! If you can't go to St. Elmo's restaurant. Go to the sinking ship for the great nightlife in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Kenneth Kelly · September 3, 2013
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  • Josh H.
    Dont worry about getting your beer in a mason jar, its actually 17.5oz so youre getting free beer vs a pint glass. Dont believe me ask the bartender to prove it!
    Josh H · February 28, 2011
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  • Kasandra M.
    The food tastes good...but...big BUT...food poisoning TWICE ! Arghhh. Maybe its because the cooks are smoking cigs & stuffing burgers. Sick.
    Kasandra Michaelis · July 5, 2012
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  • Tyson S.
    Hipsters galore, punk and butt metal music, storm trooper mural, al bundy bathroom, gauged ears, random bruins banner that is uncommonly mainstream, and pbr tall boys like no ones business
    Tyson Schroder · October 16, 2011
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  • Damon L.
    aknowledged, however it was invite only but we had so many people wanting to come in that we just opened up with the expectation that its known were still training out staff and getting our kinks work
    Damon Lyden · February 21, 2011
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  • Whitney B.
    The seitan wings are delicious! The homemade buffalo sauce is perfect paired with vegan ranch
    Whitney Bennett · November 9, 2015
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  • Whitney B.
    The Sunday Brunch vegan biscuits and gravy are so so good!
    Whitney Bennett · February 15
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  • Bill C.
    Constantly rotating tap list! Always a great assortment of local and US micros to enjoy!
    Bill Creuziger · March 20, 2013
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  • Cristina B.
    I really like this place and the food but their service is so slow. They are always understaffed. 10 minutes to get a soda? Really?
    Cristina B · February 24, 2013
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  • Alexander W.
    Forgo the fires and go right for the tater tots. I mean who doesn't love tater tots that come in the shapes of stars? Nazis that's who.
    Alexander Wolos · July 7, 2011
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  • Tana B.
    So many delicious vegan and veggie options! Lengthy beer selection on tap too!
    Tana Babcock · September 30, 2015
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  • S Michele K.
    Love pretzel and all the boyz! And the pickle baskets and chocolate covered pretzels rock!
    S Michele Kofski · October 5, 2011
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  • Annie K.
    Trivia night is fun but plan for poor service. Also get there early as it fills up!
    Annie Kelly · December 7, 2012
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  • Nick S.
    Get the vegetarian meatball sub with real cheese. Not a vegetarian but loved it
    Nick Smiley · February 21, 2014
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  • Suzy
    Great beer! Great food! Great service! Best bar in town to go to and watch a hockey game. Go Blackhawks!
    Suzy · May 12, 2015
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  • Jedediah J.
    Do you like spicy burgers? Then get the Chuck Norris. It is perfectly legitimate.
    Jedediah Johnson · March 25, 2011
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  • Toby B.
    Best pulled pork in the city! And PBR for $2.50....how can you go wrong?
    Toby Baldwin · November 17, 2012
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  • Johnny T.
    Three words: Cajun.Corn.Fritters. SO GOOD!! Also, $2 PBR pints everyday!
    Johnny Teater · November 9, 2012
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  • Kyle J.
    The seitan wings and western scramble burrito are great!
    Kyle Jenkins · April 13, 2014
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  • TheSaleem $.
    Great place to enjoy a craft beer! The comedy shows are amazing!
    TheSaleem $ · November 25, 2013
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  • Ashton K.
    A surprising place to find vegan options! Love it!
    Ashton Kleemann · July 1, 2015
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  • Jessica H.
    Rotating beer selection - they bring in some amazing stuff!
    Jessica Hall · June 15, 2012
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  • Kenneth K.
    Best place in America for family and friends. The place I been dreaming about at work every day!! :-)
    Kenneth Kelly · September 3, 2013
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  • Christina N.
    The vegetarian barbecue wings are actually quite awesome. Give them a try.
    Christina Naylor · February 3, 2013
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  • David L.
    While the food is good, the service is lacking. It's a shame when this happens; I'd come back if the service got better.
    David Leszcynski · December 12, 2015
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  • Daniel C.
    Truing to get a brew in here amongst all the hop heads on brewery night is hell on a regular ass drunk like myself
    Daniel Caruthers · April 11, 2012
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  • Rebel Jane M.
    Pick up a copy of a Rebel Doll Zine exclusive Sinking Ship Activity book for only $3! (ask the bartender)
    Rebel Jane M · December 8, 2011
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  • Zach S.
    Good beer list and food. Surprisingly good vegan options.
    Zach Steiner · August 13, 2014
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  • Scott W.
    Come here... Taps that will blow yer top... And vegan wings that will spin it.
    Scott Wilson · January 17, 2013
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  • Ashley W.
    Love this place, but no servers on a saturday? Really? Best spinach artichoke dip in the city though!
    Ashley W · August 6, 2011
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  • Terbow
    Monday nights are half priced burgers. Their burgers are awesome!
    Terbow · October 18, 2012
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  • S Michele K.
    Get a pickle back and or a chocolate covered pretzel! O yeah and the white chicken chili rox!
    S Michele Kofski · October 27, 2011
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  • Mujtaba
    The place is great but the service SUCKS on busy nights. Very slow!
    Mujtaba · August 6, 2011
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  • Tim H.
    It's hard to give them your business when they don't offer adequate wait service.
    Tim Holtz · May 22, 2013
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  • Steanie P.
    Good food, horrible service. I took a bunch of pant liners from the bathroom as passive aggressive payback.
    Steanie Pie · August 26, 2011
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  • Amy J.
    The Pint of Bacon is worth every penny. Please believe.
    Amy Jo · March 29, 2013
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  • Damon L.
    out, grand openings in a month and then these things shouldnt happen. how was your experience? thanks for the imput.
    Damon Lyden · February 21, 2011
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  • robert r.
    This place rocks good food, music, and great beer selection good job damon
    robert risinger · June 13, 2011
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  • Spenser I.
    The Sinking Club is one of the best sandwiches in town!
    Spenser Isdahl · August 17, 2011
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  • Caity M.
    my burger wasvserved practically raw. oh, and my car got broken into here. good times! -_-
    Caity Miller · April 17, 2011
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  • Maria C.
    Make sure you eat something. It's like gourmet bar food.
    Maria Cadaver · November 24, 2013
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  • Dan W.
    Sunday hangover cure... Ben's drink creation $5... winner
    Dan Warnock · May 5, 2013
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  • Brittany P.
    Their food is da bomb but they are THE slowest!
    Brittany Peterson · March 12, 2011
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  • Tiffany H.
    Get the tots, they are star shaped!
    Tiffany Hall · February 16, 2014
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  • Liza L.
    Hipster beard and nose piercing/tattoos recommended bit not required.
    Liza Lou · October 8, 2012
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  • Neda B.
    Definitely try the Cajun corn fritters!
    Neda Blessing · December 24, 2011
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  • Chip M.
    Do not sit at the tables near the dart board late at night.
    Chip Maxwell · November 30, 2013
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  • Andy S.
    Extremely slow service. Not even during a rush.
    Andy Shaw · May 17, 2014
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  • Duncan A.
    Great juice cocktails If u are not drinking!
    Duncan Alney · May 12, 2011
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  • Garrett L.
    Get the black bean burger. Trust me.
    Garrett Lawton · April 7, 2013
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  • Justin B.
    Get the PBR tall boys.... All the cool kids are doing it
    Justin Beagle · December 8, 2011
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  • Zach R.
    On Monday's, burgers = half priced!
    Zach Reed · December 3, 2012
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  • Mark C.
    Italian burger and tots!!! A Balls Mazing!!!!
    Mark Cavanaugh · April 26, 2014
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  • Kelli B.
    Half price burgers on Mondays so you can drink more
    Kelli Bauman · January 20, 2014
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  • Brice H.
    Try the Cajun corn fritters. Holy wow!
    Brice Holland · October 24, 2013
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  • Justin R.
    This place is amazing and if you disagree, well, fuck you!
    Justin Ryan · September 3, 2011
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  • Jason A.
    You gotta try the cuban. Very tasty!
    Jason Atlas · October 24, 2011
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  • David W.
    Chicken & waffles and Triton beer! Winner!
    David Waldman · January 16, 2014
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  • Edward F.
    Wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. Not for us.
    Edward Farley-Thomas · August 25, 2013
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  • Yvette S.
    VEGAN WINGS! DUKBOKI VEGAN WINGS!
    Yvette Santos · June 2, 2012
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  • Angie R.
    Waited 10 minutes with no wait staff... And left! Sucks!
    Angie Rowley · April 28, 2012
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  • Ray M.
    Love those Cajun Corn Fritters!
    Ray Mills · April 23, 2011
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  • Justin K.
    Get the dukboki. Shut up and just do it.
    Justin Keller · April 3, 2011
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  • Joshua "LEGO" l.
    The Chuck Norris burger rules
    Joshua "LEGO" lohrman · June 26, 2012
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  • Lola's C.
    What other pub offers free tampons???
    Lola's Cab · October 19, 2011
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  • Terry
    Outstanding pulled pork!
    Terry · August 16, 2014
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  • Justin A.
    Wifi: jamesonwhiskey
    Justin Amber · January 21, 2015
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  • Elizabeth B.
    Best place to watch a hockey game!
    Elizabeth Byler · January 19, 2013
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  • Staci S.
    Go-to for stuffed burgs!
    Staci Starks · June 15, 2011
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  • Luke H.
    Ask pretzel if he can do the twist?
    Luke Hetrick · April 15, 2012
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  • Sara F.
    MASON is delightful. Adore him
    Sara Frizzell · March 15, 2015
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  • DZ 1641 A.
    Great time hanging with friends!
    DZ 1641 AKA Perkeo · July 3, 2012
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  • Kayla J.
    Great vegetarian options
    Kayla Johnson · April 19, 2015
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  • Jessica B.
    Half priced burgers on Mondays!
    Jessica Branstetter · March 19, 2012
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  • Christina N.
    FREE standup comedy Sunday nights
    Christina Naylor · April 2, 2013
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  • Action J.
    They have 40s here!
    Action Jackson · February 21, 2011
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  • Edgar S.
    This place is so good! Take shots and rage driftindy.com
    Edgar Sarmiento · December 19, 2011
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  • Marianne P.
    Delicious bacon!!!
    Marianne Pawlowski · June 30, 2013
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  • Joshua "LEGO" l.
    Get the blackbean burger
    Joshua "LEGO" lohrman · December 31, 2012
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  • Tyson S.
    Also byo-darts freak!
    Tyson Schroder · October 16, 2011
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  • Courtney Rae P.
    VEGAN AS FUCK. ;)
    Courtney Rae Puckett · July 22, 2013
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  • Michelle J.
    hotzerella sticks
    Michelle Johnson · April 2, 2012
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