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Gen Con Block Party 2021

A Handy Field Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Entertainment Outside the Convention Center

Gen Con Indy is just under two weeks away, and we know that gamers enjoy the entertainment and the epicurious adventures that take place just outside the convention center as much as they do the gaming and shopping inside. With music, food trucks, cold beer, pizza, and more, Gen Con’s outdoor experiences will rock Indy all weekend long. Here we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to make your trip to Gen Con’s Block Party a savory and sensory delight.

What New for 2021?

Gen Con has expanded our Block Party from Georgia Street to the neighboring Pan Am Plaza, just steps away. Check out outdoor performances from local artists, food and beverages, and more on the Plaza all weekend long.

We’ll have tables for eating and mask breaks on the Plaza to enjoy your food and drink!

Party on the Plaza – a Fan Appreciation Event

We know it’s been too long since we’ve been able to gather, and we are excited to show our appreciation for Gen Con Indy attendees and fans! Join us at the Party on the Plaza on Friday, September 17 at 7:30 pm for an evening you won’t want to miss, including a dance party with DJ Q, a message from Gen Con Chairman Peter Adkison and President David Hoppe, and a chance to score some special giveaways and swag.


And to really dial it up, we’ve got a special live concert performance from hip-hop artist Nur-D on the Plaza at 8:30 pm during our Fan Appreciation party! One of the fastest-rising stars in Minnesota’s music scene, Nur-D burst onto the stage in 2018 and has been making headlines ever since. Performing on stages alongside national acts like Migos, Logic, Tyler The Creator, and The Wu-Tang Clan, Nur-D is well on his way to becoming a household name.


Nur-D first delighted Gen Con attendees in 2020 during his charity concert for Gen Con Online. Relive the moment on our YouTube channel, and get ready to experience Nur-D live and in person at Gen Con 2021!

Sun King Brewery Beer Garden & Genevieve Release Party

Every summer, thousands of gamers from all over the globe flock to Indianapolis to take part in Gen Con. And every summer, Sun King brews a beer in tribute to the event!


Sun King Brewery will offer a variety of award-winning craft beers, including Genevieve, the Official Beer of Gen Con 2021, as well as Sun King Hard Seltzers at both their Beer Garden on Georgia Street and on the Pan Am Plaza during Block Party.


Join us Wednesday evening at 5 pm on Georgia Street for the release of Genevieve, the official beer of Gen Con 2021! Genevieve is a Belgian/Abbey-Style Amber Ale with malty sweetness and a fruity, sweet, and spicy character. And if you find yourself near one of Sun King’s taprooms in the Indy area, check out Genevieve on tap starting September 15.

Beer Garden Schedule


Wednesday: 5 pm – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday: noon – 9 pm

New this year, attendees 21+ can purchase beer to-go from the Sun King Brewery Beer Garden on Georgia Street.


Note: To-go purchases may not be consumed in the Beer Garden. Alcohol that is purchased on the Plaza must be consumed on the Plaza, and alcohol purchased on Georgia Street must stay on Georgia Street (Except for to-go cans, which go home with you). We know this sounds confusing, it’s a permit thing.

Good Eats on Indy Streets

Food trucks are the cornerstone of Block Party! We know long hours of gaming and browsing the exhibit hall can leave attendees hungry for flavor and fuel, and this year’s lineup of food trucks and vendors will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure all weekend long.


In addition to the rotating food trucks on Georgia Street and vendors on the Pan Am Plaza, our permanent vendors at Block Party will be Island Noodles, Harry & Izzy’s, HotBox Pizza, Wild Bill’s Soda, and Sun King Brewery.


We recommend trying the Dragon’s Breath featured burger from Harry & Izzy’s – this one is bringing the heat! It’s topped with American cheese, ancho chili sauce, and FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS. But fear not, if spicy foods aren’t for you — crispy tater tots, refreshing beverages, and classic cheeseburgers will also be served.


And when you want to tickle your taste buds, try this year’s official pizza – L.A.R.P. — Live Action Ranch Pickle! HotBox’s official pizza for Gen Con 2021 features mozzarella, bacon, dill pickles, and red pepper flakes over a ranch sauce base. This out-of-this-world-good pickle pie, concocted by contest winner Carrie Hawkins of Temperance, Michigan, will be available exclusively from HotBox Pizza during Gen Con.


Wild Bill’s western-themed saloon on Georgia Street is always a fan favorite for a cold soda to wash down spicy and savory meals. Don’t forget to bring your mug or purchase one of the new 2021 Gen Con mugs for easy refills all week.

Food Truck Schedule

CompanyShifts Time
Wild Boar BBQ, LLCThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Wild Boar BBQ, LLCFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Wild Boar BBQ, LLCSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Wild Boar BBQ, LLCSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Union JackWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Union JackThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Union JackFriday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Union JackFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Union JackSaturday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Union JackSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Union JackSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Treats By Fee LLCThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Treats By Fee LLCFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Travelin' Tom's CoffeeThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Wicked LobstahThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Wicked LobstahFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The Wicked LobstahSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Whole CowFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The Whole CowSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Sweet Potato LLCFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The LKSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Hook Up LLCWednesday 5 - 10 pm
The Hook Up LLCFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The Hook Up LLCSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The grub houseThursday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
The grub houseFriday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
The grub houseSunday 10 am - 4 pm
The Flying Cupcake BakeryFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Flying Cupcake BakerySaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
The Flying Cupcake BakerySunday 10 am - 4 pm
The Flying CupcakeThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The Flying CupcakeFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
The Flying CupcakeSaturday Dinner 5 - 11 pm
Tha Corn ManThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Tha Corn ManFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Tha Corn ManSaturday Dinner 5 - 11 pm
Taste of the caribbeanWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Taste of the caribbeanThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Taste of the caribbeanSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Sweet Tooth Ice CreamSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
SouthPaw CateringFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
SouthPaw CateringSunday 10 am - 4 pm
SerendipityThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
SerendipityFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
SerendipitySunday 10 am - 4 pm
Scouts Treat TruckFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Scouts Treat TruckSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Scouts Treat TruckSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Samano’s Mexican FoodThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Samano’s Mexican FoodSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Royal SnoThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Royal SnoSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Ponchitos Mexican Food TruckThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Ponchitos Mexican Food TruckFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Ponchitos Mexican Food TruckSaturday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Ponchitos Mexican Food TruckSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Pierogi love IndyThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Pierogi love IndyFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Pierogi love IndySaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
PiThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
PastabilitiezThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
PastabilitiezFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
PastabilitiezSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Off the HookSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Muay Thai KitchenThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Muay Thai KitchenFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Muay Thai KitchenSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Moo & Lou Frozen TreatsWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Moo & Lou Frozen TreatsThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Moo & Lou Frozen TreatsFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
MAC GENIE 2.0Friday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
MAC GENIE 2.0Saturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
MAC GENIE 2.0Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Lucky's Street FoodThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Lucky's Street FoodFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Lucky's Street FoodSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Las TortugasWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Las TortugasThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Las TortugasSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Kona IceWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Kona IceThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Kona IceFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Kona IceSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Karma Kitchen llcThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Karma Kitchen llcSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Johnsons BBQ Shack - Little SmokeyFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Johnsons BBQ Shack - BIG SmokeyFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Johnsons BBQ Shack - BIG SmokeySunday 10 am - 4 pm
Johnsons BBQ - BIG SmokeySaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Johnson's BBQ - Little SmokeySaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Johnson's BBQ - BIG SmokeyWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Johnson's BBQ - BIG SmokeyThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
J’s Lobster TruckWednesday 5 - 10 pm
J’s Lobster TruckThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
J’s Lobster TruckFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
J’s Lobster TruckSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Iqui's Chicken and TacosWednesday 5 - 10 pm
PorkopolisThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
PorkopolisFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Huge Impact llcThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Huge Impact llcSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Hoosier QueWednesday 5 - 10 pm
Hoosier QueThursday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Hoosier QueFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Hoosier QueSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Grieners Mac GenieFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Grieners Mac GenieSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Grieners Mac GenieSunday 10 am - 4 pm
El Venezolano LLCThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
El Venezolano LLCFriday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
El Venezolano LLCFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
El Venezolano LLCSaturday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
El Venezolano LLCSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Der Pretzel WagonFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Der Pretzel WagonSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Da Blue LagoonThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Da Blue LagoonFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Da Blue LagoonSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Da Blue LagoonSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Chompz TRuckThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Chompz TRuckFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Chompz TRuckSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Chef dansThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Chef dansFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Chef dansSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Books Bourbon & Bacon BB&B Bread TruckThursday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Books Bourbon & Bacon BB&B Bread TruckFriday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Books Bourbon & Bacon BB&B Bread TruckSaturday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Black Leaf Vegan LLCFriday Dinner 5 - 10 pm
Black Leaf Vegan LLCSunday 10 am - 4 pm
Belly Up Food TruckThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
beardedburgerThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
beardedburgerFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
beardedburgerSaturday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
Bearded BagelThursday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Bearded BagelFriday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Bearded BagelSaturday Breakfast 8 - 10 am
A taste of home cateringThursday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
A taste of home cateringFriday Lunch 11 am - 4 pm
A taste of home cateringSaturday Breakfast 8 - 10 am

What are you most looking forward to seeing, eating, or sipping on a Block Party this year? Tag us on social media with #gencon and tell us!


Jackie Miserany
Jackie Miserany

Senior Marketing Manager at Gen Con