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Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant

The Aristocrat
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Indy Beer Taps By the Numbers

See the roster of five bars that have the greatest number of taps, and which one boasts 100-percent-local brews on draft.

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Our Top 12 Stories of 2012

We’re already well into this droll, sporty, and yet downright painful 2013—St. Elmo and soccer and Lance, oh my—and so here, without further ado and based on pageviews, are the top 12 stories of 2012 at IndianapolisMonthly.com as determined by you, our readers:

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No. 13 – The Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant

A bar crowd that had thinned (and aged) noticeably since the Aristocrat opened 80 years ago now seems to be reinvigorated, even on weeknights.

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Best Bars Party 2013: Critics' Choice Winners

Champions were chosen based on the following criteria, with each bar rated on a scale from 1 to 10: visual appeal, creativity/originality, inventiveness of ingredients, and the balance of flavors and taste.

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Best Bars 2013 Party: People's Choice Winner

The Aristocrat presented “a refreshing cocktail that reminded us fondly of limoncello and summer evenings on the front porch swing.” Congrats to the victor, and to all of the mix-off’s participating bars.

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Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

Crisp sweet potato tots from Punch Burger (137 E. Ohio St., 317-426-5280). A Napoleon Dynamite Thanksgiving.   A crispy-edged hash brown fit for a field hand at Sophia’s Original House of Pancakes (1694 W. Main St., Greenwood, 317-888-6800). The house salad at

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Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

What’s on your own Swoon List?

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REOPENING: Aristocrat

Five weeks ago, we shared a preview of the reopening of Indy’s cherished Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant (5212 N. College Ave., 317-283-7388). Just like we remember it, the center cut fried pork tenderloin still takes up the entire plate. And the peppery potato chips still make us long for another pint of brew. 

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REOPENING: Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant

This time next month, you’ll once again be able to grab a beer and a bite from the Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant (5212 N. College Ave., 317-283-7388). According to manager Melissa Uhte, the 79-year-old neighborhood favorite will reopen its doors in the first or second week of October after a 13-month closure for reconstruction, the result of an electrical fire that destroyed the back of the building and left everything else saturated with smoke. 

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Aristocrat Prepares to Rise from the Ashes

As St. Patty’s day came and went last week, we couldn’t help but think about Patty’s of the past at The Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant (5212 N. College Ave., 317-283-7388). Since last August’s electrical fire that resulted in more than $1.5 million in damages, we have been watching the business’s Facebook page for mention of a re-open date.

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No. 50: Pick a Favorite Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

There is a lot of nowhere in indiana. I know this. I’ve seen it, grown up in it, lived in it. And right now my wife Michelle and I are poised at its edge, in search of the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in the state of Indiana.

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