The Ball & Biscuit’s name signifies some old time voice transmitting device; you’ll see it as that diminutive artifact that sits atop the bar, like a vintage diving helmet, with a long black tube attached. An old-fashioned backlit sign — ”on the air” — adds to the nostalgic charm. The drinks also harken to another time, in more ways than one. Hamhattan, Silver Gin Fizz, Sidecar and Aviation are all classic cocktails with small twists. But you’ve also seen them at Euphoria, the Indianapolis haunt where chef Brad Gates and mixologist Zach Wilks formerly held court. You can always count on top-shelf, small-batch alcohol at The Ball & Biscuit and a solid lineup of choice cheeses for noshing. As with any good speakeasy, there’s good contraband off the menu — if you know to ask.