Dear neighbors, 

We can not explain how profoundly appreciative we are of the continued support you’ve shown us during this unique situation. The number of neighbors that have made curbside a regular activity just goes to show how truly amazing this neighborhood is - one we’re extremely proud to be a part of, both at work, and at home. 


As the situation has continued to evolve, we wanted to keep you apprised of our plan. While the city will begin to allow us to open in a modified way, we feel extremely protective of our neighbors - and as such, will not be opening our dining room during the month of May even if the opportunity presents itself. 


However, we are excited to open our outdoor seating area with a limited number of tables, properly spaced, for those that wish to dine and drink with us starting on May 22nd. Space will be limited and we ask that everyone understands the significance of distancing properly and not overcrowding the outdoor seating area. 


Moving forward, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up as well. For both the outdoor seating area as well as curbside pick-up, we will be using our online ordering system to place orders. This will allow you to order and pay from your home, table or car without having to interact with our 1718 crew. The largest difference will be the availability of cocktails and draft beers which we will be able to accommodate in the outdoor seating area, but not for curbside pick-up. No contact pick-up of orders will continue, our team will maintain our focus on extreme cleanliness and we will ask that our neighbors help us as best they can by following statewide recommendations. 


We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation over the course of the next several weeks. What is most important to us is trying to find a balance between your health and safety, and welcoming you back to our house. Please bear with us as we navigate each day as best we can. 


You have been a source of humbling joy for us during a very rocky couple of months. And while we are not sure what will come next, we will strive to keep our doors open to ensure our house is somewhere every neighbor can enjoy. 


Thank you all.

Stay safe and healthy. 

Chad & Tiffany


Patio Open!

Curbside Pick-up Continues

Tuesday - Friday: 2:30 pm - 11 pm

Saturday: 12:00 - 11 pm



1718 S. East Street

Historic Bates-Hendricks

Indianapolis, IN 46225



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Hello there. Thanks for stopping by the house.


Welcome to our little oasis on East Street. We hope you enjoy your stay!  

And if you do, we’ll take every shameless plug we can get on the old social mediums.


Appreciate it.

What do you do? 

If “The 1718 Bates-Hendrick House Bar” doesn’t quite illuminate enough - here’s the gist: we have a small but mighty menu of small bites, hand-crafted sandwiches and a larger list of old-school crafted cocktails, craft beers and cask-crafted wines. (So cask-crafted wines isn’t a thing, but it needed a description.)


We are pretty new to the neighborhood and looking to provide a nifty spot to meet your neighbors, watch a game and grab a bite without paying for parking! As sophisticated as a house turned bar can be, we’ve got a posh flair with a south-of-downtown vibe. A perfect mix - just like a house and a bar...

Why a house?

Why not a house? The East Street corridor used to be home to several commercial businesses back in the day. Today, we’re hoping to be part of the pioneering group bringing back some much needed bustle to our ‘hood. We tried to keep as much of the 1900 house as we could - from floors to doors - we tried to maintain what makes Bates-Hendricks such a cool local.

Why are we doing this? 

Sigh, as if I don’t get this from my wife enough…

We moved from Fountain Square to Bates Hendricks in 2016 as a family. When my wife moved her advertising agency onto East Street, the opportunity to do something right next door opened the Pandora dream box. After a decade in the restaurant and bar industry for me and dreams of a microbrewery from years before for her, we found the excuses had run out and it was time to do it or shut it. 


So here we are, husband and wife, two businesses side-by-side with a house two blocks away - living the American Bates-Hendricks dream!

1718 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225


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