Ooo, I'm intrigued by Clustertruck! I do love the food trucks, I just hate not having anywhere to sit while I eat. :p
I just caught up on this and am so sad that Burger Study closed. It was literally the best burger and we always looked forward to that.. Our favorite dinning option is now gone too. Dang.
Old thread, but I'll contribute -
The wife and I love Loughmiller's just north of the ICC, between the Westin and Marriott.
Has anyone tried Tammy's International Pizza that's right next door to Loughmiller's?
Looks like a new bar (Goodwood brewpub) is opening up in the Ram's old space! They seem a little more pricey/upscale than the Ram, so I may not eat there every day like I used to, but I'm looking forward to trying out their burgers.
As far as pub food, looks like Taxman Brewery (near The Alexander hotel) is now open, and I saw another place down past Arby's/Subway called Ellison Brewery that I don't remember seeing last year. It also looks like that place on S. Meridian and Georgia that seems to turn over a lot is now occupied by a pub called The District.
I also saw there appears to be a ramen shop next to 5 Guys on E. Washington...was that there in 2019?
I always seem to end up at PF Changs at least once or twice, so I'm glad the downtown Indy location looks like it's still there.
The are still lots of restaurants along Massachusetts Ave. My favorite sushi place is there, 45 Degrees.
Just wanting to note here and I'll try to post a bit more if I can later on - I don't think the RedLine system was installed during the last GenCon. That will get you into fountain square and up north to SoBro and Broadripple fairly easily. Also, there is a new complex at the east end of Mass Ave called the Bottleworks - there are a number of good places to eat there: https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-the-garage-at-bottleworks I'll keep looking for additions since the last GenCon, but there is also a downtown Giordano's that may not have been open last time. Their deep dish pizza requires a wait so be forewarned, but they do have a menu of other quick options too.
Giordano's has been around since at least 2017, I think. Very good place, I agree. It's open for dine-in service too, according to Google.
At Gen Con 2019, we placed an online order with Giordano's for 4:30 pm on Sunday. Perfect timing, and we were able to feast back at our hotel!
Giordano's is probably the only restaurant (I mean if you do not count fast food) that was part of Milwaukee Gen-Con culture that is also available in Indianapolis, so I love going there for that fact (well and the fact that it is tasty).
Though on that subject, I will always laugh thinking of my friend who attended in 1997 coming back five years later largely from the memory of loving our dinner at Giordano's and wanting to repeat it before the convention moved, only to discover that location had closed like two weeks before Gen-Con 2002.
Kind of a related question: does anybody know of any good convenience stores near the downtown hotels? Apparently my go-to store for years (the CVS at 175 N Illinois St) has permanently closed down after sustaining damage during last year's riots, so I have to find another one within walking distance for chips, pop, etc.
if you are interested in checking out Bottleworks, I highly recommend it, it's probably easier to buy the $4 round trip event ticket the GenCon has in the system. I think it leaves the convention center every half hour up until midnight.
it will drop you off at moonshot games And if you go to the store and tell The Chubby Meeple aka Mark the store mgr that I sent you you'll get 10% off all your purchases.... okay that last part might be a lie but Mark is good people as they say
I think the next closest CVS or anywhere that's snack place" is over a mile if not 2 miles away.
I think your best bet would probably be using Prime Now what you check into the hotel
Is Sauce on the Side still open in downtown Indy and where is the Buffalo Wild Wings?