Pioneer
Hip & bustling spot for Alpine cuisine
European · $$
New riffs on Alpine classics like spätzle and bratwurst and Northern Italian favorites, plus inventive cocktails (including drinks made with beer) are featured at this hip Fountain Square European. Set in a historic turn-of-the-century brick building, the expansive space boasts weathered brick walls, a beer garden and a stage for live performances.
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Wednesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
location 1110 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA phone +1 317-986-6761 website www.pioneerindy.com directions Get Directions
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4.2
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Some of the food here is amazing. Some of it less so. But the menu rotates seasonally and it's made to share, so you'll find something to your liking. Ample vegetarian options. Pricey. It can get very loud when there is a show.
Jacob Bower-Bir · February 8, 2018
Wanted to go somewhere different in a different part of town so we decided on a whim to visit Fountain square. I am a foodie and love somewhere different so we figured why not. Well, I’ll tell you why not. Sat down at a tiny table for two oddly placed in what seemed like the middle of the restaurant. We were handed the menu in which we thought was just the appetizers because it only had 10 items on it. We had a choice of maybe 3 different items that were reasonably priced, but confusing however they were simple plates such as spaghetti but bulked up with fancy words. And there was a choice of a few “shareable” plates that were overpriced as well. We ordered two plates and a hash brown rachulette that was $8 and we thought, hey we love cheese why not!? Once again, it was simply a tiny hash brown covered in cheese. Our plates were tiny as well. Not worth the price. We paid $30 and were still hungry when we left.
Jessica Lawson · January 28, 2018
I'm not much for late night dining and drinking so it's probably not someplace I would personally go often. With that said, the homemade gingerale was fantastic and the pretzel appetizer was delicious. More importantly, the staff was extremely accommodating. I had some friends giving a talk at University of Indianapolis and a large group of us went afterward for a drink and to catch up. They had no warning and when they realized the live show might be bothersome to our ends, they opened the patio and turned on the heaters just for us. Even in October, the patio was very pleasant and comfortable with those heaters on. So, the real star isn't the food. It's the excellent customer service.
Jenny Willenberg · November 30, 2017