I believe there is a convenience store at the mall.
Though the mall is currently only open 11-7.
BW3- 7 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
I don't expect a lot of out a sports bar chain, but I have to say this is one of the worst Bdubs I've been to btw. And I do love me some Bdubs.
Ahhh, Bdubs. The only place in town where you can get cold wings and warm salad!
I've said it before, but I just hope one of the downtown restaurants takes up the mantle of The RAM and Scotty's. Meaning, I hope some place near the ICC has TV screens with nothing but fantasy and sci-fi movies, and maybe renames some menu items.
Another related question: anyone know if there's still a microwave in the ICC food court (the one by/under the escalator)?? I have to eat every 2-3 hours, need protein and gluten- and dairy-free, so will be mainly relying on my own food and hoping it won't all have to be eaten cold!
In 2019, I went to place that didn't outrageously cater to us, but they still had a turkey leg that they called a "Smoked Turkey Leg -olas". I mean, they got it.
Bee Coffee across from the ICC always totally embraced GenCon. Star Wars and Star Trek themed drinks, cool T-Shirts, the punch card dice give-a-ways. Awesome breakfast burritos too. I have quite a few of their dice and shirts.
Does anyone know if they survived the riots and covid?
That makes me sad beyond belief.
Nooooooooooo Bee Coffee Roasterrrsssssssss :( though wait, it says online that location is only temporarily closed. Yes I realize it says it will reopen on July 2, but the webpage still lists it as a location?
July 2, 2022.
I hope temporary is really temporary. The way things are now, it sometimes is not. A facebook post from June 28 says "we’re only operating out of our Lafayette Rd location for the foreseeable future. Sorry for the inconvenience!"
Last time I drove by there was a for lease sign in the window
So that's it.
The last of the places that truly welcomed gamers and made Indianapolis special is gone. What will I find when I make it back to GenCon next year? Just another cold heartless city that happens to host a convention I love, I guess. Just like the others.
Not much reason to "Visit Indy" anymore.
if it wasn’t for the fact that my group includes someone who is flying in from the west coast (the rest of us are fortunate to be within driving distance), probably would have gotten a refund and not attended this year, as Indianapolis is not really a place I’d spend 5 days of vacation visiting without Gencon, but going to try and make the best of it. If it turns out the mask drama is just too much, I’ve been looking into backup activities and planning to bring the golf clubs.
it is further than a lot of people like to venture, but we always get drinks at The Libertine on Mass Ave and even though they don’t deck the place out in Gencon-themed decorations, they always have a couple Gencon-themed drinks that are really good.