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The Libertine Liquor Bar
The Libertine Liquor Bar
  • Address:
    38 East Washington St
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Indy
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Libertine Liquor Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://libertineindy.com
  • Email: thelibertineindy@gmail.com
  • Phone: (317) 631-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Friday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. MUST BE 21 YEARS + TO ENTER !
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Neal Brown ~ Chef de Cuisine Erin Till
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please check our website or call for details on how we can personalize your next business or social event!
  • Private Party Contact: Lindy Brown (317) 631-3333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania Street
  • Public Transit: Public Transportation stops are conveniently located directly in front of our building on Washington Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on both Pennsylvania and Washington Streets or in the parking lot directly across the street after 5:00 p.m.
A word from The Libertine Liquor Bar
The Libertine Liquor Bar celebrates the untamed, pioneering American Spirit with a focus on classic cocktails, craft distillers, boutique wines and an ever evolving menu to best accompany them...
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was of a different ilk With tasty little toppings. Allowing one the sense of silk As nuts and chips went hopping. Unusual to say the least The night was something rare. The portions not too plentiful The prices likely fair."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love Libertine! It's the closest thing to a speak-easy that I've found in Indy. Great drinks and great scene!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I brought friends here who were from out of town. They loved it! Small batch liquors and unique and flavorful small plate selections! Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had tremendous service, including a free first round of cocktails because they "took too long" to get our evening started. The food is great and pairs nicely with the drinks which are absolutely top-notch. A must-see for anyone who wants a quality bar and speak-easy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Well-designed interior, long bar, a couple standing tables near the front window, and a dozen or so 4 tops. This bar specializes in hand-crafted cocktails and foodie culture. Great alternative to the local sports bars. Pricier, but worth it for the charm. I recommend reservations if you don't want to end up standing around, and the noise level can get quite high. Great bartenders."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Seven friends and I very much enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dessert (empanadas). However, seven is really too large a party for comfortable conversation at Libertine. Although the staff was accommodating, the set up just wasn't conducive for a larger group full of people who looked forward to talking (as opposed to shouting) at each other. Still, we had a good time, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Libertine to others for smaller, differently social get togethers."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My husband an I LOVE the Libertine. We usually go when we have something special to celebrate and the food and staff never disappoint. Bacon flight and deviled eggs are amazing and we tried the meatloaf and pierogis which were great as well. We always have a great time there!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our first visit to The Libertine Bar and we really enjoyed our dinner. The bar was crowded and noisy but we could still talk. The cocktail and food menu are both unusual and quite diverse.. I would highly recommend being adventurous and ordering a cocktail you've never tried before. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "However My friend has a gluten intolerance and her dinner selections were somewhat limited. What she could eat she thought was great. Very delish drinks and food though!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Visited Libertine last night for a quick bite after getting off a flight from Chicago. The interior is pleasant and dark with unique items stored in their "bookcases" to catch your eye and provide visual interest. In retrospect, I would have preferred to sit at the bar vs the dining tables situated along the wall (we were two and the tables were made for four). Our servers were polite and knowledgeable. The food offerings were incredibly good. Of note, the bacon flight, deviled eggs, and Scott Egg were very nice starters that showed great creativity. The gnocchi was creamy and rich with slightly salty chicken/bacon meatballs that were very satisfying. Highly recommended for drinks with friends and food you can share."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Chef is not knowledgeable in which of his foods contain gluten. A chef should know this!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very cool place for drinks and food. We enjoyed the ambiance and our server was very good. I appreciate when a server offers suggestions and even suggests items that are not on the menu. I would go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Small, cozy place with a nice social buzz, but a little noisy (a little hard to hear conversations across table); Food was well thought out…nice presentations…monkfish and cheese plate outstanding, octopus and tart just OK…mixed drinks and wine were good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The libertine never disappoints. Great drinks and great food. It is loud at times but I enjoy the atmosphere. It's a great place to go. For a meal me and my wife generally spend about $100 - $150 including the tip."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Unbelievably good place! My wife and I spent our four year anniversary night at The Libertine, and I must say it was a great choice. The service is perfect; very friendly and quick. Food is superb and the drinks are world class. I had a Screw and Bolt which is very similar to a drink I had at Le Bar inside the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris, and I must say that the Screw and Bolt was just as good as the much pricier, internationally recognized drink from Paris. Overall, a great experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting or living in Indianapolis."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Entree portions were a little small (or else a bit expensive for small plates). Food was delicious. Waitress was excellent. Attentive but not hovering."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ambience and decor remind me of edgy bars that I have experienced in New York and Seattle. Great vibe and energy. Food selections are unique, so be adventuress try something new, and served tapas style. So great way to share the dining experience with someone special or a group of friends. Drinks are just as adventuresome as the food...unique flavors and combinations...fabulous! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Libertine is an excellent watering hole with some good snacks but they struggle to truly be defined as a restaurant. Excellent Okd Fashions. Great service. We had to send back the octopus as it was rubbery. Mussels were very good."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Started with the bacon flight and bread which were both fantastic. The wings and meatloaf sandwich were tremendous entrees. Didn't care too much for the chocolate dessert but the french toast was much better. Love all the local beers on tap. Will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went to celebrate with some friends. It was a great place for cocktails and an app. We chatted the night away. Server was very well versed in the cocktail selection and gave great recommendations. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had been wanting to check out the libertine for a while. I am 35 years old and a professional but I do not like a boring quiet spot. Also not to noisy and crazy good food,drinks, nice modern looking atmosphere. Great drinks and service had to use the opentable app because when we got their they told us the wait was for two hours. I went on OPENTABLE and was able to get a reservation. Then the hostess ask us if we did not mind sitting at the bar, reason we were there. So opentable great option to see if their is really and open table."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The bacon flight with 3 dips is amazing and so are the mussels! Great cocktails to go with a sophisticated atmosphere!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a great time and enjoyed the bacon and cheese plates. Both were amazing and I would recommend them. I also had a cocktail-the name escapes me-but it has mint, cucumber, sugar, lime, and vodka. Tasty! Service was a little lack-luster especially since it was my first time."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had a buddy in from Detroit and we decided he had to have the Bacon Flight. As always it was a hit. My drink was the Screw & Bolt and the group decided that it was the best one."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had a large group here for cocktails and bar snacks. Excellent. Very attentive to our needs. Thanks"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Our group of 6 friends had a wonderful evening with wonderful food. There was no rush, courses were served in a prompt but not pushy fashion. The variety of drinks is to die for...so many options, so small a liver! I picked a few very tasty ones. The Mai Tai was perfect and the Sharpshooter was not what I would normally order but I was delighted by my choice. We had the roasted bone marrow and lump crab to start. I'm sooooo not a foodie, I'm more a meat and potatoes chick, but WOW the taste combinations in all the food including the main courses was just perfection. Definitely see us going back for more, new, interesting tastes!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I absolutely love the Libertine. I try to go there with my friends whenever they are in town because it offers such a unique dining experience. The drinks are delicious and the food is amazing! Although, if you are not an adventurous eater, I would not recommend going there. You'll be able to find something to eat there for sure, but your options will be limited. In my last two visits I have enjoyed meatloaf, several different kinds of bacon, hot wings, chicken fried duck, braised pork belly, pork tenderloin with lardo, and bone marrow. I highly recommend the bacon flight. just ask for it if it is not listed on the menu. The Libertine is reportedly the only place in Indy to find bone marrow and I would suggest trying it at least once!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great food and waiter great with giving cocktail suggestions"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I loved everything about this place. Great food, fantastic cocktails, wonderful staff. Looking for an excuse to get back to Indianapolis!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The menu contains small portion plates to share and you order as a group and share various tastes. All are unique and fantastic!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great spot. Great find. Food was very unique and made you think. Bacon flight and fried potatoes were fantastic. Well presented with spot on service. Really like the drink offerings, on a cold night. We were there at 5 and the place started to fill up fast. Our drinks and food came out without delay."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Reminds me of some of the great small Chicago restaurant/bars around Hubbard Street. The little plates here are great and I need them because I try to work my way through the drink menu every time. I have never had a bad drink here and the mixologist has a 20-page book of different libations with about every base alcohol you can think of - awesome! Great place to hang out and drink good cocktails in a cool atmosphere. More adult than the new Mass Av spots."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "What else is there to say? The food is fantastic and it is just part of the overall experience. Just a great spot for a drink and "small plate" meal...with lots of small plates!! It is a visual as well as a culinary experience!! And it's FUN!!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Missed the deviled eggs and no green salads available. Great menu choices for foodies."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Really good food, well prepared. Definitely get the bacon flight. The drinks were stellar; I love cocktails and everything from the mixed to martinis to the Moscow mule was delicious. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I've been here several times before and have always been really impressed with food, service and drinks. This time the food was disappointing. I found the flavors of sauces to be bland and lacking in flavor. The cheese fondue with the potato wedges had no flavor whatsoever, and the dips that came with the bacon sampler did not compliment the bacon at all, they totally overwhelmed the meat. The service was outstanding, and has consistently been so, and the cocktails are also excellent. I always go really early (4-5 pm) because it's quiet then but it gets loud and crowded by about 6 and later."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "My husband and I were really excited to try the Libertine, but left a bit disappointment. The atmosphere and decor were great. We sat at table and our waitress was very attentive. We were underwhelmed with the food and drinks we ordered though. The cocktail menu was huge and I really liked how it was organized by type of liquor, but I had trouble understanding what the ingredients were. When I didn't like the cocktail I first ordered, our waitress was very helpful in finding me something I would like better. The food menu was very interesting, but we just didn't love what we ordered."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Such a fun place. Great service. They were very accommodating to our large party! Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Good to drop in and explore, many liquor options, and great service. A joy to watch the staff make drinks..."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Great drinks, delicious food, friendly and knowledgable staff...will definitely be coming back"
    Dined on 7/26/2013