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 salads 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 flavor 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 keep 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 partner with a redeveloper in the neighborhood 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

317-744-0004

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