There’s nothing worse than getting excited for a night out and then being turned away at the door because you don’t meet the dress code requirements. Surprised? Formal dress codes may seem outdated, but they are still alive and well. And when they say “preferred dress,” they mean “you better follow these rules or you won’t be seated.” Check out what you can and can’t wear at these Indy favorites.
Eagle’s Nest (1 South Capital Ave., 317- 616-6170): Business Casual. Cutoffs, athletic gear, and jerseys used to get guests turned away at the door, however, according to an e-mail from Crysany Smith, assistant food and beverage manager at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, this is no longer the case because “it put our greeters and management in a very uncomfortable position.”
Tini (717 N. Massachusetts Ave., 317-384-1313): Anything goes, from casual afternoon customers to dressy evening diners. “It’s extremely small, kind of a revolving door,” says Jennifer Morris, bar and beverage manager. “You just never really know what you’re going to get.”
Cadillac Ranch (39 W. Jackson Place, 317-636-0100): Business casual, no heavy chains, baggy clothes or clothes with holes, jean shorts cannot be too baggy, long or covered in designs, no high top basketball shoes, no sunglasses inside, baseball caps must be worn forward at all times
Taps and Dolls (247 S. Meridian St., 317-638-8277): No do rags, droopy clothing or anything that can be used as a weapon, such as boots with buckles down the side. “We tell them they have to pull their pants up,” says Ryan Greb, manager.
Metro (707 Massachusetts Ave., 317-639-6022): Must wear shoes and shirts.
Kilroys Bar & Grill (831 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-257-7849): “Gotta wear clothes,” says Mike, manager.
Brothers Bar & Grill (910 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-252-5530): call main office 608 784 1225; left vm 9/14 12:12 p.m.
Average Joe’s (814 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-253-5844): left vm 9/14 12:16 p.m.
Sensu (225 S. Meridian St., 317-536-0036): left message; sent e-mail 9/11; sent e-mail to Molly Cope 9/13
Chumley’s (838 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-466-1555): sent e-mail 9/11
We don’t really have a dress code, it’s so random sometimes people come in here early in the afternoon in shorts and tank top and in the evening they’re all dressed up, Jennifer Morris, bar and beverage manager, Tini. It’s extremely small, kind of a revolving door you just never really know what you’re going to get.
it really just depends on the item no heavy chains, no baggy or holey clothing; jean shorts, high tops, baseball caps? –Bridget Manager: email@example.com Brian Hill, Cadillac ranch
Do you have a dress code? We don’t, but we do definitely detour the people with swag. What’s swag? it’s like bandana but with long tails, no droopy clothing, no boots with buckles down the side, anything that can be used as a weapon, we tell them they have to pull their pants up, no do rags – Ryan Greb , manager, Taps and Dolls
shoes and shirts, “it’s pretty relaxed as far as shirts and shorts go, most people are in very casual attire, sometimes suits, ties show up,” shoes is a health issue, broken glass on the floor -Dennis Anderson, office manager, Metro