The Libertine had been open less than two years when it was named in May 2013 by Esquire magazine as one of its Best Bars in America. The bar's many devoted fans sure agree with that honor. Creative... Read More
The Libertine had been open less than two years when it was named in May 2013 by Esquire magazine as one of its Best Bars in America. The bar's many devoted fans sure agree with that honor. Creative cocktails? Most certainly. Delicious food? Absolutely. Unique atmosphere? Hard to describe – classy, hipster, chic, cool. Those adjectives all fit the downtown place with the long narrow bar, twinkling lights and whitewashed tree sprouting from a wall. The name itself lets you know this is not a typical neighborhood bar. Owned by talented chef Neal Brown, The Libertine notes that it "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." Save time to savor the menus. The changing cuisine choices might include such delights as the Bacon Flight – three varieties of bacon from Indy's own meatery the Smoking Goose. Or the fresh chorizo with polenta. For some scrumptious sampling, visit with friends and share several small plates. Hard to pick a favorite. Cocktails are made with craft liquors and the menu identifies the drink creator as well as the year and the place, such as the Screw & Bolt created by Neal Brown in Indy in 2011. It contains Small's Gin, grapefruit, neroli, tonka and violet. Or the Aviation made by Hugo Ensslin in New York in 1916 with Death's Door Gin, maraschino, Rothman & Winter Crème De Violette and lemon.
- Restaurants near Lucas Oil Stadium: "Make a reservation to be sure you get a seat at this popular restaurant. Click on the Libertine website for a reservation link."
- Best for Restaurants near Lucas Oil Stadium Because: The Libertine offers a great menu created by talented chef Neal Brown with tasty choices for light dining while enjoying cocktails or for full-course meals.