Upscale Restaurant & Craft Cocktail Bar In Downtown Indianapolis

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.


2018 has brought consulting chef Greg Hardesty to the downtown neighborhood restaurant. Chef Hardesty is known as the godfather of neighborhood restaurants and as one of the top innovative and creative chefs and restaurant owners in Indianapolis. A four-time James Beard nominated chef who cultivated the careers of some of the top chefs in Indianapolis, Chef Hardesty is infusing more seasonally and locally sourced ingredients into his creations like The Spoke Burger and his delicious Braised Beef and Noodles.

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.

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 wonderfully prepared Bar Harbor Mussels, as well as the IndyCar driver curated, Simon Pagenaud Steak Frites that pair perfectly with our vibrant house-made sauces and eclectic side dishes.  And we’re pretty sure we serve the tastiest Pot de Cremes 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.

Breakfast 6:30am – 10am
Lunch 11am – 2pm
Bites 2pm – 5pm
Dinner 5pm – 10pm
Bites 10pm – 10:30pm

Brunch 7am – 2pm
Bites 2pm – 5pm
Dinner 5pm – 10pm
Bites 10pm – 10:30pm