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Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery
Active Beers: 402
Beer Ratings: 2,200
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
10 West Washington
phone: (317) 681-8180
(Place added by: Viking)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped in at the Lake Circle Drive location in Indy with my wife & our friends. First impressions are of your typical restaurant/bar. We thought that things were going to go bad because the hostess at the door was a little ass hole, this got resolved later as we were not the only people who had a problem with him that night.
Anyway that was the only problem with the place. Once we were seated our sever was quickly over & introduced herself. She had a pretty good knowledge of all the beers on tap, & was very helpful & polite. Our drinks were brought out very quick & she really stayed on top of things making sure we had everything without being all over us every second, her timing was honestly perfect.
We all had something different I had a Burger, my wife ordered Sirloin I believe I can't quite recall what our friends ordered (sorry I'm a couple week out from when we stopped) but anyway the food was unbelievable. This was the first my wife & I along with our friends have ever stopped somewhere & been completely satisfied with everything.
The Beer was great, even my wife loved most of it & she hates Beer. Myself & my buddie both had a pint of Trouble their Triple & our other friend had their sampler. I also Had one of their Stouts (can't recall the name though) & took home a Growler of the Trouble.
We even all ordered desserts which we never do, that was also just unbelievable, before we left.
Overall our experience at Rock Bottom was very good & we will be back for sure. We have been dieing to go again ever since.
02-07-2009 21:01:26 |
More by JoeST
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This is a great brewpub! One of my favorites. Features great food (I highly recommend the asiago cheese dip and beer bread) and a good selection of drafts. They almost always have a few specialty brews on tap, including a cask-conditioned brew, which includes their seasonal selection. They have 6 regular beers in the popular styles (pale, wheat, brown, stout), but look at the blackboard over the bar for cask, seasonal, and experimental brews. There's a lot of seating and the wait is usually not to long, if any. The downstairs area has pool tables, a bar, and a few more tables in case you feel like getting loud. Great location in downtown Indy, excellent food, friendly staff, and top quality beer make this place an instant winner in my book.
05-05-2003 14:10:55 |
More by jaz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This is a solid brewpub, and a fun place to hang. It's large enough to have a wide selection of 'atmospheres' - wild and rucous near the bar, quiet and relaxing in some of the 'out of the way' corners and the outdoor seating (really just a couple of spots on the sidewalk surrounded by a thigh-high fence), and a great hangout/mini pool hall in the basement. Plenty of TVs for the sports fans, and areas where you don't even notice a tube. Beer selection is good - they've got the standard brews with a bit of local color as well as a seasonal or two and a couple of special cask conditioned ales. And the beers are all quality. I've had one or two that I didn't really care for, but they were certainly not bad beers - just not my personal favorites. Service is always good - lunch, dinner, late night, or off hours. The food is great, with a wide variety of food - much, much more than typical pub fare. If you're a first time visitor - go for the beer sampler, you won't be dissapointed!
08-23-2002 19:42:24 |
More by Viking
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Just your average run of the mill great Rock Bottom. This one has great service and is in the hot spot for Indy convention type traffic. The building and staff are top notch and the brewing is a centerpiece here. As with the other Rock Bottoms you can expect to be treated well and receive good quality for your money. Lots of entertainment possibilities with TVs placed around the area. Beers are available in a sampler array if you'd like to be sure what to try. Always worth a visit.
08-11-2003 01:15:01 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Just joined the Hoperatives program, so I should declare that status.
Anyway, the downtown RB is a solid brewpub. I've reviewed most of their beers, so I'll let that record speak for itself, but I definately visit the Rock Bottom semi-regularly. So, it is definately good enough to keep me coming back. They all have a pleasant 'juicy' character to them, I am not sure if it is the yeast or maybe the english hops, but it is quite pleasant. Very nice, easy drinking beers.
But it is not just the quality of beer that makes me return to this bar again and again. First off, the mug club is an awesome rewards program and whenever they tap a new beer it is fun to hear the brewer talk about his product.
As for the atmosphere, it caters to an older crowd which is both good and bad. It is a great place to come with friends or to come to 'just have a beer'. If you are looking for a wild party, this place generally isn't it. But hey, after a long day at work, what I usually want is to sit down and have a beer. And for that, it is perfect.
The food is tastey, if a little on the expensive side. Check out the Calamari, it's pretty awesome.
08-02-2006 19:48:21 |
More by shbobdb
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Nice place to go and sample the brews. Pretty good atmosphere and a nice "drinking" feel. I did the sampler and had all 8 of the beers, which was a very good selection (the hand pump was out). They were all good to very good. The IPA was excellent. They had a good variety and they definitely exhibited superior quality. The bartender was a really nice guy and provided good service. The sampler was really inexpensive and that was the icing on the cake for me. I recommend a stop here if you are Indy and I know I'll be back should I find myself there again.
08-08-2010 00:04:36 |
More by porter17
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $
My wife and I went here after walking around downtown Indy and deciding to stop in somewhere for a few beers. I am glad we ended up going here. We ended up having 3 beers each which were all above average quality. I had the Brown Ale, American IPA, and the West Coast Red Ale which was cask aged. My wife had the Summer, Red Ale, and American IPA.
Atmosphere was pretty dead, which is to be expected at 130pm for most places.
The bartender, Jamie, was amazing. We were the only 2 at the bar and she talked to us basically about anything. She was very knowledgeable about the beers and also gave some recommendations for activities we could do while downtown.
Price was very reasonable. We ended up getting all 6 beers for less than $30 which was a nice surprise.
Overall I would definitely recommend Rock Bottom to others. The bar was clean, service was great and the beer was high quality. I will be returning next time I'm in Indy.
08-30-2013 02:59:30 |
More by barrett61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This Rock Bottom is located in downtown Indianapolis near the Circle Center mall, and right across from Alcatraz Brewing Co (and not too far a walk from RAM either). Parking is either street or in one of the plentiful garages in the area.
The layout and atmosphere are similar to other Rock Bottom establishments. The bar is in the rear of the building and it has a chalkboard to let you know what beers are available. The brew works are in the center of it all. The theme seems to be southwestern/outdoorsy, with lots of posters and pictures depicting animal life and outdoor locales.
This rock bottom has 6-7 beers in rotation at any given time, with one or 2 seasonals. Along with the beers found at every location like Raccoon Red, they do stray away from the norm with beers like a Chai Porter. Interesting! They offer a sampler and very cheap growlers too.
The service here was good, and I got a kick out of the waiter asking me if I was ready for a "big beer" after finishing the sampler. Har har. He was on top of things and even threw one of the samples in on the house which I thought was nice.
We didn't try the food at this location, but the menu looked pretty much the same as the others.
01-16-2004 16:21:53 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I like to go to this place every so often but wouldn't go more than once a year. Decent beer selection (all stuff they make) and good food. A bit pricey for what you're getting, even by Downtown standards.
I think it may be better as a sit-down restaurant than a bar, which is actually not very big. I did go once during a Colts game and enjoyed the atmosphere and service.
The beer they brew for their restaurants are always good but not great. They're not very creative with styles and sort of do the run-of-the-mill thing. But the ones they have are always pretty good. Definitely worth a try.
03-14-2011 00:07:34 |
More by cwcolby74
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I go to a fire department conference in Indy every year and this is always on the agenda.
The food is kind of upscale and a little pricey for me especially when you are in a city with various bars that have great food and great deals all day every day.
The atmosphere is fine especially when I am there as it is filled with firemen and we know how to have a good time no matter where we go!
The beer selection is also top notch, the circle city light and the Fire Chief ale are my personal favorites.
This is a great place that is a staple of Indy a MUST SEE when you visit this city.
01-08-2012 00:31:42 |
More by hdf561
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