Indianapolis Colts Grille
We set out to find the best places to don your team’s jersey, chomp on wings, and scream at the big screen. Even if your team loses, everyone’s a winner when visiting one of these 20 great watering holes.
First up: Ale Emporium. This 30-year-old icon across the street from the mall bustle of Castleton serves a lively crowd of first- and even second-generation regulars.
Admittedly, the Indianapolis Colts Grille (110 W. Washington St., 317-631-2007)—a new NFL-themed restaurant in the shell of the former Claypool Courts off-track betting location—seemed like the kind of eatery that would have a “kick me” sign on its back. How could any foodie take this place seriously—with its out-of-state ownership, cookie-cutter sports-bar menu, and more flat-screen TVs than a Best Buy?