Established in 2013, Hotel Tango Distillery, the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the U.S. and Indy’s first since prohibition. Hotel Tango focuses on crafting exceptional spirits that reflect our company’s founder Travis’s time in the military. Spirits that are fit to serve – and made to share.
The name Hotel Tango reflects the military roots of our company’s founder, Travis Barnes. Returning home to Indiana after serving three combat tours as a Recon Marine, Travis thought of a special way to incorporate his and his wife's name in their new business. In the military phonetic alphabet, H (for Hilary) translates to Hotel, T (for Travis) translates to Tango.
Hotel Tango is located in the historic Fletcher Place neighborhood of downtown Indianapolis where we serve craft cocktails made exclusively with our spirits, which include Vodka, Rum, Gin, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Liqueur, Orangecello, and Lemoncello.
As a veteran-owned small business, our mission is to create, produce, and sell high-quality spirits—distilled with the same discipline Travis learned while serving, all while giving back to and supporting local businesses and neighborhoods. We have a commitment to hiring other veterans as we grow and every drink or bottle we are able to sell helps us get closer to hiring that next veteran.
Stop by the tasting room to enjoy the giant stone fireplace in the winter, or sunny patios in the summer! Enjoy a craft cocktail or two, and bring home a bottle of local, artisan spirits to share.