Bourbon Street Distillery

Bourbon Street Distillery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bourbonstreetdistillery.com/
  • Phone: 3176363316
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Vermont St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bourbon Street Distillery
Welcome to Bourbon Street Distillery! A wonderful destination for Indy’s finest Cajun Creole food and spirits that’s been in the neighborhood for generations. Our menu offers a variety of old favorites and house specialties, available each day beginning at 11:00am. Our upstairs bar & dining area is also available for private parties, receptions and meetings. It features breathtaking views of the city and dining al fresco. Please check with your server for availability.

We feature daily drink & dining specials and our entire menu is available for carry-out. We also have carry-out beer and liquor!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Bourbon Street Distillery reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (13)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Live Music on the Avenue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A great little restaurant with a wonderful band on Thursday evening. They had to work hard to overcome the construction going on just across the street but did a good job of creating a great dining experience despite the noisy distraction.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations highly suggested
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you want Cajun after 5:00, I would highly recommend you have a reservation. Restaurant sits on a "point", so there is limited seating as with any narrow building. There is a 2nd level, however, as long as you climb stairs. I don't do "Cajun" but was with a friend that is a fanatic. She was happy with her Oyster Po' Boy. I had the French Dip, which was excellent! VERY LOUD after 5:00pm or before a Colts' game.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view and food
    Tommyboy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place to meet friends. Had blackened catfish poboy with homemade chips and coleslaw. Very tasty. Menu had a good variety.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • momof5
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went with 2 other couples. We chose to sit downstairs but had my guests new the upstairs ambience I would had liked to sit up there. The weather was nice and to sit outside on balcony would have been even better. Food was good. Company was better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breaded Tenderloin
    Tenderloin
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My brother now lives out of state and doesn't have one of his favorite sandwiches available to him - the Breaded Tenderloin. Therefore, during his visits we search for the best in Indianapolis. I had visited the Distillery on 3or 4 occasions and had been truly amazed by the "giant" offering of their tenderloin ...the place was busy and exciting -- we ordered and service was excellent -- we got our sandwiches and found that the "giant" was missing ...what happened ? Cutting costs ? Bad night ? I had talked this place up as a tenderloin that you had the eat, and it ended up being just a sandwich - I was sad ... Please bring back the sandwich I remember .. Where the bun is found only after eating around the edge for 10 minutes !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, but not for children.
    Dave80sMan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Indiana state law prohibits minors from entering the bar area. Luckily they have a fair amount of outdoor seating. Food and drink were both good. They could use some additional wait staff to keep table service moving. All in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fred Flintstone sized pork chops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had a very good meal... the only negative I would say that if you make a reservation on open table, it goes to the manager and if he's not there, it doesn't always get communicated and they might not know you're coming as happened with our large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We totally enjoyed the grouper fish sandwich and the spicy telapia salad. Very filling. Sat outside on ground level for lunch; have been before on upper deck, which is great in evening, but was hot day -
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    FullBelly
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Absolutely terrible service, over crowded, wonderful tenderloin sandwich but not worth it!!!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Needs repairs and cleaning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Used to really enjoy going here, but the service and cleanliness mean I won't be back. The food is excellent but from the dirt in the corners and the grungy bathrooms I have to belive that I do not want to inspect the kitchen. The back stairs have huge bubbles in the non skid rubber coverings -- needs re-glued.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Let me start by saying i use to frequent this restaurant a couple years ago and never had an issue. This time was a completely different story. It took someone 10 minutes just to take pur drink order and another 20 minutes or so to tqke our order . The food was terrible. I actually sent mine back bc i cldnt even eat it . Very disappointing because i use to love this place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the Bourbon Street Distillery reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    SundayDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Never been here before but wanted to grab dinner before the Indy Eleven game at IUPUI. About a mile walk from the stadium which wasn't bad since the weather was nice. Had a reservation but couldn't find a hostess or anyone willing to help seat. Found an open table though. Our service was okay--the place filled up and I could tell others were upset with their service. One couple even left before getting their food. We weren't in a hurry and are pretty easy going so we didn't mind...the food was well worth it, delicious burger and pulled pork po boy. Great prices too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Local Food Spot
    HummNBird
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    When you first walk-in, you may not think you are in the right place. But, head upstairs and find a seat! The food is some of the best we have had and the cocktails are great too. I ordered ribs and pulled pork. I think they may have been the best ribs I have ever had. Also, they had a drink of lemonade and cherry vodka which was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone who like to try local restaurants and doesn't mind a little bit or an adventure outside the downtown of Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for lunch
    ChefkenVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Some friends and I dropped in for lunch and each ordered different items. One friend loves the catfish etouiffe and orders it each time. Another ordered the grilled salmon, while I went for a standard fish and chips (fries). All were tasty. However, unless you order a salad, don't expect much color to your meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server recommend sirloin but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Server recommend sirloin but it was not very good. Tough and too much marinade. Would not order again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bourbon street distillary
    crona
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is the fourth time I've been here, and was a little disappointed. Both my husband's and my meals were overcooked. The service was prompt, friendly, and attentive but not overbearing. Atmosphere was pleasant but a little cold inside. The servings are generous. If this had been my first visit, I doubt I'd go again based on the meal. But the other previous meals were very good, so I won't give up yet.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 21 and over only bring your ID
    GFreeFam
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Coming out of an event girls left purses at hotel, the younger members of our party were asked to leave even though we were only dining and no one at the table was drinking. No info was provided on the website of this requirement. At 11:30pm this really put a damper on our evening. The food was good, but even though it is listed on find me gluten free Indianapolis, I would not recommend for gluten free dining as they had no clue. Ended up just going with salads to be on the safe side.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a bar
    Luvfood
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were looking for a nice Valentine's Day dinner, even made reservations. Low and behold it was just a bar. Service was slow and food wasn't great. Also very cramped.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT for kids!!!!
    Food4life
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    You would think that a restaurant that does not allow kids at all would put that on their website. There are many restaurants with the word Distillery, brewery, pub or bar that still serve food to kids. It was not obvious to me or those joining us (who had also looked at the website) that this restaurant wouldn't allow a child to even set foot in the establishment. It was extremely inconvenient on New Years Eve to not have a restaurant to go to!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick service, almost too quick
    Alan
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Great service, may I repeat, great service. The food came out a little too quick. A suggestion would be to watch the customers and slow down a little between courses. Food was solid good. I was looking for more Cajun food but this is more a good variety. Great location and is easy area to park.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls nite out
    Fab4gals
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food looked appetizing and the flavor was great. All the specials sounded good, waitress was very helpful and friendly. Eating outside in warmer weather will bring us back. Only drawback was stairs only to the second floor. We'll just ask for ground level seating next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indy Gem - over 21
    Carolemom3
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Upon arrival we were directed to the restaurant upstairs which was the same as downstairs (you can get food in both). Very loud in both spots. 2 of us had the Mahi Mahi with jalapeno salsa - tasted great but the fish was overcooked and dry. Thank goodness for the salsa! The smoked rib-eye was huge (1/2 a cow on a plate). A bit chewy but tasty. The full rack of ribs were the standout! They were fall off the bone, fabulous! We also had red beans and rice and etouffe - all very spicy but we were expecting that as it's Cajun/Creole. This is a great place to go if you're looking for yummy food at a reasonable cost. Drink prices were awesome and all food less than $20. I would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.