Bespoke Food, Drink, + Hospitality From the Region

Spoke & Steele is a restaurant concept drawing its inspiration from the emerging creative neighborhoods and familiar feel of downtown Indianapolis. With a menu of authentic food and drink sourced and influenced from the best of Indiana’s craft vendors and purveyors, the restaurant is led by the creativity of the chef driven cuisine and simple mixology.


The menu for the restaurant and bar is dynamic, changing with the seasons along with the techniques used in the cooking and aging of provisions. Grape vines trimmed in the fall are used to fire winter recipes, fruit tree wood pruned in the spring is used to smoke meats for summer. Spoke & Steele’s barreled cocktails and flask program are aged in preparation of holidays and special events and are anticipated features for patrons.

The craft beer selection includes ten rotating taps. Draught spirits complement a full bar and feature selections of core artisan spirits, straight from the cask. The cask/barrel program features both locally sourced spirits and barrel aged cocktails in small, five to ten gallon casks. The casks are used to mix and age proprietary cocktails, allowing them to develop deeper and more complex flavors.

“Bringing back craft cocktails in a cool way.”

The bar’s barrel blending program anticipates the seasons and features specialty releases of aged cocktails that coincide with holidays and special events, creating their own traditions for the bar. Local hops for the beer, grapes from the Great Lakes for the dessert wines, and peach grappa from the local farms all have both broad appeal and pay homage to the traditional offerings of the neighborhood restaurant.


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About the Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to Spoke & Steele.  Our sumptuous interior, neighborhood vibe and dynamic  New American menu  are making us everyone’s favorite new downtown Indianapolis restaurant.

For those who love flavors that are deep but unfussy and cuisine that is at once classic and creative, Executive Chef Tyson Peterson offers a remarkable range of dishes to be savored, shared and devoured.

Chef Peterson and his team are dedicated to sourcing meats and produce from the finest regional and local partners, and allowing these beautiful ingredients to shine on every plate.  Authentic, modern and always seasonal, this is food that celebrates the unique bounty found right here in Indianapolis.

Start with a selection of fine charcuterie and cheeses, or share a bright-and-bold small plate or two. Spoke & Steele’s signature entrees include simply prepared proteins like Seared Crispy Bass that pair perfectly with our vibrant house-made sauces and eclectic side dishes like Charred Corn Pudding.  And we’re pretty sure we serve the tastiest Salted Carmel Popcorn Bundito this side of paradise.


Spoke & Steele’s dedication to all things Indianapolis is in evidence at the bar, as well, with a rotating selection of no fewer than 10 local craft beers. Guests can also enjoy a proprietary barrel-aged cocktail program. Why was this never thought of before?

Even the most sophisticated enthusiast will be impressed with our stunning array of bespoke cocktails and craft beers. Of course, our bartenders love to shake up classic favorites, too – sometimes with a gourmet twist.

Stop by Spoke & Steele soon with friends, a date, family or neighbors to see why we’re one of the best restaurants in Indianapolis. Relax, indulge and enjoy what our city has to offer.

Connect with Spoke & Steele through Facebook or Twitter, make a reservation online, or call the restaurant directly at (317) 737-1616 for more information. You can also visit our blog to learn more about our seasonal menu, and chef inspired dishes.

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