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Tick Tock Lounge

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Swoon List: General American, Croûte Baking Company, And More

Five #IMSwoon items we’re currently craving.

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Top 5 Loaded Bloody Marys

Plenty of food is available to add to your cocktail or munch on, including pepperoni slices, cheese cubes, veggies, and pickles.

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How to Order Drinks Like a Pro

Before you head to one of Indy’s Best New Bars, take some tips on how to order drinks like Don Draper.

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Swoon List 3.24.15

Including the aptly named French Lick cocktail from Cerulean.

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Street Savvy: East 10th Steet

Regulars at scrappy little Tin Comet Coffee leave their favorite mugs—dated vessels touting IHOP, Florida travel, The Far Side, and so on—hanging on a wall for use on return visits.

That elaborate Bloody Mary, replete with tater tots
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It's About Time: A Review of Tick Tock Lounge

The bar hummed with Cream Ale–sipping hipsters, those coal-mine canaries of emerging commercial pockets.

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Swoon List 9.17.13

Including the rich, custardy French toast at Dufour’s in Irvington.

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REVAMP: Tick Tock Lounge

Drive east on 10th Street out of downtown, and you’ll be greeted by a panorama of colorful storefronts and taverns with cheery names that belie their darkened windows and gritty interiors. These time-honored watering holes make for good hipster fodder when slumming on neighborhood pub crawls, but you might not return without 20 of your friends to stack the deck. Had you stopped in at the Tick Tock Lounge (2602 E. 10th St., 317-631-4182) just a few years ago, you might have done well to get a Bud Light on draught and a cheeseburger cooked up on an electric skillet in the back. But the experience might have left you wanting for decor—and a good dry cleaner to eradicate the smell of smoke from your clothes. Now, after two years of standing vacant, the Tick Tock has been given a facelift by longtime Indianapolis bar owners Wanda Goodpaster and Tammy Jones, who have added a clever pub menu, local brews, and a surprising selection of house-infused vodkas, including pepper, coffee, pineapple, and even a bacon version. Having heard the buzz about the over-the-top garnishes on the Bloody Marys and the mammoth tenderloins, we stopped in to experience the many ways this east-side institution had changed.