Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Indianapolis

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607 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Brewery, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
SUN 12:00pm - 11pm
MON 11:00am - 11pm
TUES 11:00am - 11pm
WED 11:00am - 11pm
THUR 11:00am - 11pm
FRI 11:00am - 1am
SAT 12:00pm - 1am
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Phone number
(317) 681-8180
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery can provide your group a casual experience in a comfortable entertaining atmosphere with a variety of unique food and ambiance possibilities. All designed around a working brewery, Rock Bottom is suitable for any type of private events.
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Private party contact
Mandy Arnold: (877) 826-0566
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street and Meridian Street
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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.
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Public transit
Public buses have several stops within blocks of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Rock Bottom offers many forms of entertainment. We have pool tables, a video game system and even offer live music on certain occasions.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service. We were placed at a corner table which was perfect since we were visiting out of state relatives whom we don’t see often. This allowed everyone to hear the conversation well.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I am really fair when it comes to reviews on places but my experience with this establishment was beyond poor. They had staffing issues which I understood but they were rude about it and made it known that they didn’t care if we patronized with them. We were told after an hour and a half of waiting to order that our food would take another hour to be ready. I nicely asked to speak to a manager and was told no because he was helping the cooks prepare dishes and he would not stop just to speak to me. We paid for our drinks we ordered and left the restaurant with a very sour taste in our mouths, not from the food but from the service!!! Just be a little more empathetic when you have an issue and people would probably understand and not write reviews like this!!!! Sorry not sorry!!!

MF
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rock Bottom is a great place if you're having lunch or seeking a meal in an informal, friendly atmosphere with excellent service. The servers are friendly and efficient. The food is very good for the style of restaurant it is. I had the Brewer's Cobb Salad at lunch yesterday as I often do. It was filled with fresh ingredients and just what I needed on a summer day.

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Issues started with the drinks. Everything my wife wanted there was "no blender" to make her a drink. And we were told it's been over a year since there was one..a blender is like 20 bucks and my meal was like 60. .then i got my food and didnt get onion rings that I'd ordered but fries instead...they did bring them out after i brought it up. Halfway through dinner and my wife never received her salad she had ordered at the beginning, and by that time she didn't want it.. Burger was dry and tasted like charcoal. Not to mention we couldn't even hear ourselves talk because we were put next to a family that had a get together. Definitely not interested in being back.

D
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server was exceptional. She kept our drinks filled, was personable and accommodated us by cutting and serving a birthday cake and packing up the leftovers for the birthday person. We rewarded her well for her effort, and she deserved the tip. However I ordered the Margarita pizza, which came with practically nothing on it, 4 pcs had tomato slices, and the rest of the pizza was crust with a stingy amount of cheese. I have ordered this pizza at this location many times and have always been happy with it in the past. I wondered if they were out of ingredients for my order because someone ordered the pepperoni pizza, and it was loaded. There were 7 of us, and all other orders ranged from good to excellent. I am still perplexed at my order. Had I not enjoyed it several times in the past I would have been surprised to be served an empty crust, but I would not have known better. I’m sure we will return, but I will never order the margarita pizza again. Management should have been embarrassed for that to leave their kitchen. I did not comment because I was with several other people and did not want to change the focus of our lunch.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Highly recommend visiting Rock Bottom Brewery!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the fish and chips and my wife had the Cajun pasta both were good. I had the oatmeal stout which was great.

HL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere! Highly recommend booking reservations in advance especially for weekends!

JB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks to Jackie, our server, for a great experience during a very busy conference weekend!

C
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. The food tasted tasty! She kept our drinks full. The bathrooms were clean. Hope our conference comes back to Indianapolis again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Seemed like the restaurant was short staffed

BC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Best ribeye I've had in a while. It was cooked perfectly!

JC
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Appetizers were delicious, but the entrees were just okay.

MF
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Rockbottom is a good place to go with a friend, co-worker, or for a casual lunch meeting with a client. The Brewer's Cobb salad is a favorite item that I could eat almost every day. Service staff is always friendly and helpful. It's a solid place.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing special, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Good service. We brought my little 6-month-old and the place was so bustling it was really overwhelming for him. Good for big groups more than anything.

AO
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed sitting on the patio and having a beer & eating dinner.

OT
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was good but not great. Loved the Gose beer and Circle City Light. Service was lacking, order was incorrect and took awhile to get it corrected. Probably will not go back.

MF
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had lunch with a client and a co-worker there this week and the casual atmosphere worked very well. The Brewer's Cobb Salad is one of my go-to favorites. Lots of fresh ingredients (and bacon!). Service is always good and provided by earnest and friendly servers. Rockbottom is particularly good as a lunch place when you want a step above the usual but don't want to go too formal or costly.

JD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great place to sit back and relax with a beer and good food

RR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was great. Some food was not as hot as it should be but still tasted great and server responded very quickly to all requests. My first time in Indianapolis and now I’m home dreaming about the ribs from Rock Bottom. I definitely would go back!!!

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Reliably good food and beer. Service tends to be a bit slow.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Our waitress was awesome. The restaurant was dead and the lights were on full blast. There was zero atmosphere.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for an early dinner prior to going to see the Indianapolis Symphony! Rock Bottom is conveniently located and was a perfect pre-concert meal!!

DF
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food quality and service has diminished over the years. We loved this place 20 years ago. Salad was soggy, bowl of soup was cup size at most places and do not order cajun food in an American chain restaurant. Our server was okay, but I think she wanted to be elsewhere. We will skip this place during race weekend next year. Too many awesome places to eat downtown.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was blown away- in a bad way. I in from out of town with my wife and 2 kids for the Indy 500. Because it was race day, I expected it might be very crowded for dinner, which is why we made a reservation. We arrived 5 minutes early, but were told that they would not honor our reservation, as they “had a large number of walk-ups”. I tried to explain that I expected that, thus the reservation! She just looked at me and said “sorry”. Of course, every other restaurant was also jammed, so we had fast food... I’ll never go to Rock Bottom Brewery again.

R
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food very so so, my wings were small portion for large order price, not hot and small pieces

PC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was as extremely slow. They wait staff had trouble getting the orders input on their iPads correctly. The iPads seemed to create inefficientcies.

We witnessed one waitress spill food off a plate as she was serving it. She used her hands to scoop the food back onto the plate and still tried to serve it to the customer.

Multiple items that we ordered were delivered incorrectly. It was clear when they “corrected” one of the orders that simply scraped the incorrect food off. We could still taste the items that had previously been on the plate.

b
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice before concert, this time at the Hilbert Circle Theater. Beverages were perfect, table was outside, plenty of street activity to watch, large umbrella to shelter us from the sun. Service was fast and efficient. Our table was ready when we arrived.

SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We were a large party and our server was overwhelmed. Took forever for drinks to come out. One person in our group never got her entree. Server was very flustered and overwhelmed during the whole meal.

LB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rock Bottom is our go to eating location - convenient, great menu and good prices, good service.

DM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Dirty, cold food, standing out in the rain for 15 minutes when they could have set me and my mother.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beers and reasonably priced for the atmosphere and downtown dining.

MR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, of course the location is as well. However, it was a concert night, 5/5, and if I were the owner I would be sickened. We saw no less than 35 people turned away because of broken equipment and lack of staff. Our server told us that 70 people had been turned away, and there were dozens of tables empty. We only got a table thanks to reservation table website.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Wanted nachos. Told they were out. Service was not great and overall affected my review. Could of had a better review with a different waitress.

DP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Rock bottom was absolutely terrible. We were a large party, 14, and they assigned a brand-new waitress to us, by herself. She tried very hard and was accommodating, but she had other tables as well.

We let them know more than once that we had a concert to get to, but it took almost 2 hours to get food. We had almost no time to eat. We asked to speak with a manager that never came. A second waitress did arrive, but she seemed to make matters worse. A tray was dropped and in the middle of trying to catch the try, a plate was thrown and hit a young child (5) in the face. A manager still never arrived.

They gave each of us a bill, though most of the group barely got their food. We had to ask more than once for them to comp our meal due to lack of food received, poor managerial staff, and actual physical pain.

The meal was comped but we will not return. I have no respect for an establishment in which a manager did not have the common decency to speak with a concerned part, especially after a child was hurt.

G
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing! Service was a little slow placing our order but we did receive our food quickly and it was great! Will definitely return!

JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Rock Bottom Brewery after my daughters college graduation and had a wonderful time. We had a reservation for a group of 11 and our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Our server "Melissa" was fantastic and did a wonderful job with our drinks (& refills). The food we ordered came promptly and everything tasted great. Absolutely a fun place for a party or celebration!!

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

ran out of silverware. service not great. side dishes came minutes after the mains.

J
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Was disappointed with the limited beer selections. We intended to have dinner but only stayed through appetizers. Waitress acting like she didn't want to be there or simply overwhelmed with the crowd. Overall experience was below expectations.

HW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was nice. Food took a long time for not being busy. It was good though. Drinks are pricey, but well made.

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