950 Speakeasy: Lagro, Indiana

*I received a complementary meal as part of a scheduled media trip. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

My cousin and I had an opportunity recently to do a media trip together and the first part of the trip was spent in Wabash County, Indiana. After we checked into our room for the night - an amazing 1903 Gothic-style church that has been converted to lodging called the Sanctuary of Wabash - we made our way to dinner in the little nearby town of Lagro. 

The 950 Speakeasy Bistro just opened in 2020. The owner had renovated a house next door to a rental house called Riparian House and after it was finished he decided to also buy another building and turn it into a bar and restaurant.

You enter at street level to the dining room, which is family-friendly and looks out onto the Wabash River. Downstairs is the rustic speakeasy where you can sip on cocktails and enjoy light bites. From here you can walk out to the river and the Wabash River Trail, which is lovely. After we finished our meal we went for a little walk along the trail, which was beautiful and peaceful. I'd love to revisit the area and bring our bicycles to ride on the trails.

There's a nice cocktail selection of old classics and fun originals. This is the Salamonie Sunset named for the nearby Salamonie River with limoncello, pineapple juice, vodka, rum and grenadine. It was refreshing and sweet and did look like a sunset in a glass.

There's a number of starters to choose from, like this charcuterie board that had a nice assortment of cheeses (there was an apricot cheddar that I really loved), meats, crackers, nuts and a delicious blueberry bourbon jam. I also tried the Ed's Cheese Bread, which is a toasty, cheesy garlic bread.

And we also had The Canal Pizza with grilled chicken, bacon, tomato, red onion, garlic aioli. Loved the crisp crust and the burst of flavor in this pizza.

The outdoor patio is a perfect place to relax on a spring or summer evening. For more info, visit 950speakeasy.com.