Open Society Public House in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood

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4 Things You Need to Know about Open Society Public House 

  • In the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, off College Avenue in Indianapolis (4850 N College Ave)
  • Bakery on-site, order the Cheddar Chive Scone!
  • Many of the lunch & dinner dishes on the South-American inspired menu are gluten-free.  Dinner is served from Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Lunch starts soon.
  • Open Society Public House also carries local products, including Tinker Coffee & Kombucha from Hidden Pond Farms

Click here to check out Open Society Public House on Yelp Indy.

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It's a hot, new spot open all day! Open Society Public House serves food and drinks at all hours. With co-working space, it's also the perfect place to host your next meeting or to take your next date.

Open Society Public House is in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood on College Avenue in Indianapolis. The new restaurant and coffee house opened in late May.

"We want to have a large impact. We are wanting to be a part of the neighborhood,"  explains Open Society Public House co-owner Brian Baker.

The vibe inside Open Society Public House is chic and clean. Baker wanted to open the restaurant in the neighborhood where he grew up.

"For us, it is about minimalist," says Baker.

Open Society Public house opens at 7 a.m., seven days a week. With a bakery in the basement and a coffee bar upfront, this spot specializes in baked goods and unique beverages.

"One of the things that makes Open Society stand out is that their coffee drinks are kinda on the level of cocktails. You will see several ingredients being used and certain coffee rinks make you think of Moscow Mule," explains Brittany Smith with Yelp Indy.

Smith says Yelpers rave about the customer service and knowledgeable staff.

"Open Society is bringing the morning hours alive in Meridian-Kessler.  Coffee shops are one of the best ways to bring a neighborhood alive," says Smith.

One of the most popular coffee drinks is the Shakarato - maple syrup mixes with espresso and ice. Then, it's shaken and poured!

"It is really fresh and delicious and has espresso and gives you that kick start!," says Smith.

Yelpers also suggest using Open Society Public House as a meeting and co-working space, with its variety of seating arrangements, private spaces and strong WIFI.

The lunch and dinner menu features South American inspired dishes.

"We see this as a fun twist on the rustic, churros in Argentina and Brazil to the flare in the Asian influence in the Pacific Coast where you get a nice seafood influence," adds Baker.

Don't miss out on these other local businesses nearby in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood:

  • Upland Brewing Co. Tasting Room
  • Recess
  • Rocket 88 Doughnuts
  • The Sinking Ship

Click here for Open Society Public House on Facebook.

Click here for Open Society Public House's Twitter handle.

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