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JayMonster
04-09-2012, 11:57
I will be heading out to Indy next week for a trade show, and was wondering if anybody could steer me in the direction of some good stores and/or restaurants with a decent bourbon selection in Indianapolis.

Preferably somewhere not terribly far from the airport or the Lucas Oil Stadium/Indiana Convention center area (downtown?).

Ejmharris
04-09-2012, 12:54
I will be heading out to Indy next week for a trade show, and was wondering if anybody could steer me in the direction of some good stores and/or restaurants with a decent bourbon selection in Indianapolis.

Preferably somewhere not terribly far from the airport or the Lucas Oil Stadium/Indiana Convention center area (downtown?).

Will you be there all week? There is a small chance that I will be there Thursday for a customer visit.

BourbonBaron
04-09-2012, 12:58
The flagship Crown Liquors store downtown has a very good selection. It is located at: 141 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

There is also a Kahn's downtown that may have a good selection. I've never been there. The other two locations have excellent beer and wine selections, but the bourbon selection has been a let down. It is located at: 25 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN

For a restaurant with a good selection, look no further than the famous St. Elmo Steakhouse. They currently have a 10 year and 20 year Willet, both of which are exceptional. The 20 year will set you back $22 a glass. At least this was the case at their sister restaurant, Harry & Izzy's; you might check them out too as they are a less expensive version of St. Elmo and I actually prefer eating there anyways, as they have a broader selection of food.

TomH
04-09-2012, 13:00
If there is interest, I think I could put together an impromptu get together at my place Thursday evening. I would imagine we could find a few others from the Indy contingent to drop in. I would say my bunker competes pretty well with most any restaurant/bar in Indy.

Phil T
04-09-2012, 14:03
If there is interest, I think I could put together an impromptu get together at my place Thursday evening. I would imagine we could find a few others from the Indy contingent to drop in. I would say my bunker competes pretty well with most any restaurant/bar in Indy.

Based on our prior conversation , I think its safe to say NO restaurant /bar in the world competes with your bunker..:cool:

JayMonster
04-09-2012, 14:41
Will you be there all week? There is a small chance that I will be there Thursday for a customer visit.

I arrive on Wednesday and leave on Sunday with the trade show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

TomH
04-09-2012, 14:47
Based on our prior conversation , I think its safe to say NO restaurant /bar in the world competes with your bunker..:cool:

While I don't have a bad bunker (many SB'ers have bigger and better ones), there are many fine bars that I can't even hope to compete with such as Poison Girl in Houston, another bar in Haight-Asbury district of SF that Doubleblank also recommened (can't remember the name, just the 28 YO Willett I had) . And of course, Jack Rose in DC. I don't even come close to these places, nor would I want to (I'd had to go back to work to buy the number and quality of whiskies those places have).

JayMonster
04-09-2012, 14:56
If there is interest, I think I could put together an impromptu get together at my place Thursday evening. I would imagine we could find a few others from the Indy contingent to drop in. I would say my bunker competes pretty well with most any restaurant/bar in Indy.

I'd certainly be interested, but Thursday is most likely not going to be a good day as after the opening night of a show is when I usually wind up with most (if not all) of my meetings.

I'll probably have a better gauge though by the end of this week.

mosugoji64
04-09-2012, 15:31
If there is interest, I think I could put together an impromptu get together at my place Thursday evening. I would imagine we could find a few others from the Indy contingent to drop in. I would say my bunker competes pretty well with most any restaurant/bar in Indy.

I'm game.
Jay - just let us know what's going on. If we can't get a full-on Tom's Ranch Shindig together, maybe we could meet you somewhere!