The Ball & Biscuit
Type: Bar, Lounge
The biscuit part of the name made sense. But the ball? The moniker of this pub has nothing to do with food or drink. Ball & Biscuit is named after a 1930s microphone, which was called the Ball... Read More
The biscuit part of the name made sense. But the ball? The moniker of this pub has nothing to do with food or drink. Ball & Biscuit is named after a 1930s microphone, which was called the Ball & Biscuit because of its shape. To see what it looks like, there is a vintage Ball & Biscuit sitting atop the bar. Other old-timey radio and recording artifacts are scattered around the pub. Opened in summer 2010, the Mass Ave spot has a cool vibe from the past with muted background music, exposed brick walls, warm tones, comfy club chairs, quarter-sawn wood floor and copper bar. Feels like a modern-day speakeasy. Biscuit also serves beer, wine and small plates, like house-marinated olives, smoked trout dip, bone marrow and short ribs and duck rilettes. Locals love it and so does Esquire magazine, as Ball & Biscuit topped their "America's Best Bars" list.
331 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- 4pm-3am daily
- No Cover Charge
- Best Nightlife: "What I like best about the Biscuit is what it doesn't have. It broke the pub mold – no TVs, no smoking, no loud base-thumping music. Other folks must agree because the Biscuit doesn't lack for business."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: The Ball & Biscuit has it all - cool vibe, innovative drinks, great food, friendly staff.