Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis

Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/DisplayLocationRBR.php?F
  • Phone: (317) 681-8180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Victor Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, is the perfect place for your next function . We can provide your group a casual experience in a comfortable entertaining atmosphere with a variety of unique food & ambiance possibilities - whether you are planning a corporate function, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, cocktail reception, meeting or reunion. We can entertain parties up to 500 and cater to your every need. Please contact us at (317)681-8180 or email indianapolis.banquets@rockbottom.com and let the professional staff staff at Rock Bottom make your next event unique and memorable.
  • Entertainment: Rock Bottom offers many forms of entertainment. We have pool tables, a video game system and even offer live music on certain occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street and Meridian Street
  • Public Transit: Public buses have several stops within blocks of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is sometimes available at street level. We are directly across from The Circle Center Mall parking garage and within a few blocks of 4 public parking lots.
A word from Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis
Rock Bottom is an exciting, lively restaurant and brewery featuring an eclectic menu at an affordable price. The service is friendly and energetic. Quality ingredients, talent, passion and innovation work hand in hand to bring fresh handcrafted beers with distinctive flavor from our on-site brewery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food but need more options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Limited food choices, very limited side item menu. The Steak was amazing! Todd remaster great but just wish there were more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, ambiance and brew
    GlobeTraveler
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Shared "Calamari & Jalapenos" as well as "Mini fish tacos" for appetizers: both were very good and pretty unique! Liked to have the opportunity to taste many of their own brewed beers with their tasting service (6 x 2oz glasses). Their sirloin steak seasoned with habaneros was excellent; paired with their IPA, it became fantastic. The big brewing containers, very visible are adding to the neat ambiance created by the décor and classic rock & roll music. Do not miss the opportunity if you get downtown Indianapolis...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Sunday lunch spot
    OpenTableFan
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    A group of friends met for Sunday lunch, on a day when the Colts did not have a home game so it wasn't crowded. Our server wisely suggested the half order of nachos, rather than a full order, when I told her I was having it for my lunch entrée...it was HUGE, even as a half order! And a bargain as well. No complaints about the other meals, either - 1 burger and 2 salads. Worth keeping in the restaurant rotation!
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  • really nice
    tjkdmkVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    excellent all the way around........food, beer, service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service was terrible. Place was almost empty. Hostess made us wait almost 5-7 minutes for a table. Server took forever to get our drink orders. Took forever to get the drinks. Took for ever to get our food order and took forever to get our food. Beer was not cold. Server took forever to return and see if we needed anything. Had to sit around and wait for our server to come to the table so we could tell her we needed our check. Overall, I'm NEVER coming back to this restaurant.
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  • Incredibly Slow
    EWEarle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to lunch during a conference. Made reservations for 6 people. Was sat quickly and ordered shortly after sitting. Then waited for over an hour for the food. Server tried to keep us updated but didn't offer any chip to hold us over. Manager never came over. Would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good in a pinch
    mack4691
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was fair. Food was fair. I'd give them another chance to impress me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a group of 8 for dinner and had a great time. The server was excellent even catering to a special food request. We will eat here again the next time we are in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit to The Rock Bottom Brewery and I can't wait to return! My husband had the burbonzola burger and I had the laredo burger, both of which were fantastic. The beer selection was also great, the red ale in particular being our favorite. Our server did a great job. She was friendly and very helpful in recommending different menu selections as we had never eaten here before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were soaking wet when we arrived. The hostess greeted us and provided us with a cotton napkin to dry off. The waitress was prompt in bringing us libations and food menus. The staff was friendly, timely in their delivery of food, and humorous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Greeted by someone who clearly did not want to be there. Appetizer and one of our salads were delivered at the same time - the other salad never arrived. 3 minutes later, entrées arrived, with no room on the table for all of the plates. Multiple issues with reservation. Manager didn't seem to care much when we asked to speak with him. We had stopped coming here after the food quality degraded when they were acquired, but decided to give it a shot with Devour Downtown. The food quality is up significantly, sadly that has been balanced out by the service.
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  • We will be back!
    Jenny5807
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My mother and I visited Rock Bottom during the Devour Downtown specials. It has a wonderful downtown location. We went at 6:30 p.m. so it may be different later but we experienced quick seating and fast service. The food was exceptionally yummy and the servings were very generous. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful eats found here
    Taggs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our group of 5 had dinner here. All our meals were delicious. Our waiter was efficient and accurate. No problem giving us separate cheques. A real treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside at Rock Bottom
    HusbandAchefsoIamSpoiled
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had made reservations for inside,we arrived and saw tables outside perfect night to sit outside. No problem, we were seated right away. The waitress was super and did not rush us out at all. The guys enjoyed their beers. We all ordered the lobster and shrimp tacos with rice and black beans. The rice was moist and the beans were tasty, both seasoned nicely. The taco had a hard shell inside/soft shell outside that I found unneccesary. Would have preferred being asked soft or hard shell. The filling was delicious but very skimpy could hardly find any lobster,more shell than stuffing. We had to ask for a side of guacamole. That helped fill out the dish, I would suggest adding it to the side of that dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice update to the restaurant
    ChefkenVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I made reservations to meet friends for lunch at the newly redecorated restauarant. Service and noise levels were good for meeting lunch time schedules and allowing for conversation. However, I must admit that my selection of the 2 a.m. burger was rather bland and the hash browns were very oily....not good for a sandwich. My friends seemed to like their meals though, so I chalk my average ratings up to their lunch choices instead of mine.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 245 reviews are from the Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis reviews archive.
  • Terrible service, 2 and 1/2 hr wait
    larrylove1
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Terrible service. System crashed in the kitchen and waited 2 1/2 hours for the meal to arrive. Manager did not come out until after 2 hrs of waiting but gave us 50 % off of our bill. Do not recommend this restaurant to anyone and should be taken out of OpenTable selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good experience
    Molehead
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Having lived in Colorado a being a frequent Rock Bottom patron, I was looking forward to eating here during my recent trip to Indy. Very simply, our server was very bad. Had to go find someone to attend to use after we were seated, after sitting there for about 10 minutes. Almost this entire time, our server was a few tables away, chatting with the patrons. Once he did come to our table, things were simply slow - drink order, food. So we finish our meal and are sitting there with dirty plates and empty glasses for what I would estimate was another 10 minutes. Much of this time, there's our server again, almost close enough to touch, chatting away with another table. I finally had to get up and go ask him to bring our bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    All in all it was very good experience. It was good service was very good and the selection of beers was very good also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid choice
    Josh
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent service really put this over to top for me. The food was good enough to come back to try something different on the fairly large menu. We are not from the area but look forward to the next opportunity we have to stop back in. Wish I could remember the server's name because he was fantastic!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The best place to eat in Indy. I love the Texas Fire steak. When you go there you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good beers
    Jcase
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was a great experience as always. The only problem was they seem to have forgotten to make one of the entrees for the table. One of the 7 of us waited until the rest of us were almost done eating before they were served. It was Indy500 weekend, so the place was packed and without a reservation, I'm not sure we'd have been seated. We were seated as soon as we came in with a somewhat large party though, so that was nice. I always eat here when I'm in town and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out
    Ferg3524
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Our sister-in-law bought a 'night out' for us. Great that the restaurant let her make the reservations and then use her card information to pay for the dinner. Great atmosphere and delicious beer selection. The waitress was friendly however it took well over 10 minutes for us to get our drinks. The waitress was a little 'too talkative' about her life stories, as well. Made it a little difficult to enjoy "us time".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our review
    DeliciousEatery
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our waitress was a little forgetful and we all felt very rushed because she wouldn't let us take a moment and talk to each other.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for attending IRT
    Topshot
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were somewhat celebrating our anniversary (a few days late), and decided to try this before heading to the show at IRT a couple blocks away. Beer and food were very good (though my chicken breast wasn't as moist as I'd prefer) and the service was pretty good. We'll definitely come back. We also had a couple more beers at the College Park location (near our hotel) after the show.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had the nachos, Classic Mac n Cheese, and the Catcher in the Rye. All excellent.
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  • Seafood in Indiana???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The shrimp and lobster tacos were excellent, not overcooked, not overly spicy the flavors were allowed to be. Margaritas could have been a little stronger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always Great
    Partyof6
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Been here for both business and pleasure and always love the atmoshpere.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed our night out during our NRA trip. It was a beautiful restaraunt. Our waitress was helpful, but forgot about us toward the end of the night. We loved the food, the atmosphere and the charm of the restaraunt .
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better places in Downtown Indy
    Bevo
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was good but service has a lot to be . We ordered appetizers . They were served to us without any silverware or plates or napkins. When our napkins showed up they were the bar napkins you put under drinks. Really? By the time our silverware showed up our appetizers were cold. Eat somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband and I, along with another couple, dined here before a recent Pacers playoff game. It was a beautiful Saturday evening, and we ate outside. The entire experience was enjoyable, from the service to the food to the atmosphere. We will definitely be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food is great, and we love the quiet environment. Just hope the service can be faster.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate lunch at Rock Bottom.
    CuriousGeorge
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We ate lunch at Rock Bottom. Service was extremely poor. I had to ask three times for bacon for my burger which I ordered in the first place. I was served mac & cheese, and I have ordered onion rings. Salads came with no dressing on the side as ordered. Food was just okay. My burger was overcooked, however. No accommodation was made for sharing our checks, as other restaurants usually make. I won't go back when I have so many other good options. To top off all of that, our waitress was very phony.
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  • When I am in Indy, Rockbottom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    When I am in Indy, Rockbottom is on my list to visit. Never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    WJK82
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good standard restaurant. Nothing that makes it stand out, but would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for Catching Up
    Partyof6
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Service was outstanding. We had Kyle and he made sure our service and food were top notch. Could not have asked for a better night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on the bottom
    Mbc30224
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A nice pub environment. Food was first rate. Had the ribs they were fall off the bone tender. The crab artichoke dip was amazing.would go back for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    tturner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a fantastic time and a wonderful server! We ate the best chicken nachos! Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • refreshing
    Spunky
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved Rockbottom, we had an 815 online reservation on 2-14, good service, good food, loved the beer tasting for 6.00 and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We fell in love with the 2am burger. It was so good! We have already recommended it to several people. Our service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best eats and great beer, too!
    LilamadisonVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Rock Bottom is consistently the best downtown place of its type...they have nice meals, a "something for everyone" menu with plenty of choices always. I love the soups (the onion and clam chowder are the best of the batch) and I always enjoy the burgers as well. Some great lunch specials are also worth considering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.