Your Guide to The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks

There's something for every palate at this sure-to-be hotspot. Be sure to bring your appetite.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Bottleworks District; before The Garage was revived and revamped into a food hall, I got married there during ORANJE in 2018 while it was still a construction site. (That’s a story for another time). It’s been so fun watching this space transform from an old bottling plant to a food hall and hotel with much more to come in 2021 and beyond.

The Garage Food Hall has a mix of cuisines to appease everyone’s appetite, along with the Hard Truth Distillery’s cocktail bar, Brick & Mortar Barber Shop, Pumkinfish gift shop, and Becker Supply Co. You can find local DJs playing every Thursday and Saturday, and even local artists creating art and hosting classes.

Try one of these local food vendors at The Garage—and stay tuned for more to open in the upcoming months.

J’s lobster & fish market

If you’ve been looking for an authentic New England Lobster Roll in Indianapolis, this is the spot for you. Whether you’re into lobster, shrimp, or crab, try a roll with one of J’s signature sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese or hush puppies.

LICK ICE CREAM

Treat yourself to something sweet while you’re at the Bottleworks District with a scoop of Lick ice cream. You’ll find unique rotating flavors such as Gorgonzola Candied Pecan, Cedar & Whiskey, or Rosewater Pistachio Brittle. Try my personal favorite when it’s available: Salted Caramel & Sage.

 

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LA CHINITA POBLANA

The Mexican-Asian fusion taqueria originally located in Broad Ripple has moved downtown to The Garage—and they brought all your favorite tacos with them. The yellow curry tilapia and Korean BBQ steak shouldn’t be missed, and don’t forget about the churros and bubble tea.

 

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Poke guru

I have to admit I’ve gotten carryout from Poke Guru more times that I’m willing to admit during the first two weeks of The Garage being open. Build your perfect poke bowl with greens or rice and top it with options like tofu, salmon, and tuna. My personal favorite is The Original bowl with sushi rice and salmon, which is also served with seaweed, edamame, cucumber, avocado, and green onion.

 

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CLANCY’S HAMBURGERS

Originally opened in 1965 in Noblesville, Clancy’s has reappeared at The Garage, bringing back their famous Clancy’s Topper burger. This signature item comes with double beef patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, and Clancy’s Sauce on a double-decker sesame seed bun. Pair it with an order of crinkle fries and a chocolate shake for a 60’s diner experience.

Gaucho’s FIre

Get a taste of Brazilian street food at Gaucho’s Fire. Nominated as one of the best food trucks in Indiana and one of the top ten trucks in the country, the owners Rogerio and Ruby Tregnago serve up specialties such as the Brazilian Steak Sandwich and Grilled Beef Chimichurri. I couldn’t resist trying the Gaucho’s Fries topped with their homemade sauce.

BLUPOINT OYSTER HOUSE & BAR

When Blupoint opened on College Ave, I took advantage of their patio seating and treated myself to a raw bar dinner. Now with a second location at Bottleworks, you can enjoy fresh oysters shucked to order in a more casual setting. Choose from champagne mignonette, serrano mignonette, cocktail sauce, or house-fermented hot sauce with your oysters.

 

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AZUCAR MORENA

Get a taste of Venezuelan culture with an arepa at Azucar Morena. Arepas are air-fried corn pancakes filled with a mix of meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and you’ll find a rotating menu of specials here at The Garage. If you have a chance to try the black bean arepa, take it!

 

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ABBIOCCO PIZZERIA

A food hall wouldn’t be complete without the option of grabbing a slice of pizza. From homemade dough to made-from-scratch sauces, Abbiocco has pizza by the slice, made-to-order pasta, calzones, and more. If a slice isn’t enough, get a personal 10″ pizza for dinner.

 

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Rachel Hickey is the social media manager at Indy Maven and has never turned down an invitation for oysters.


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