Best Irish Pubs and Restaurants in Indianapolis, IN
March is almost here and we are excited for St. Patrick’s Day to arrive! Indianapolis has a strong Irish heritage and in the 1800s, it was a favorite city to settle in thanks to its proximity to the Great Lakes and railroads. Today, the Irish are the second largest ethnic group in the city, so Indianapolis is definitely a go-to destination for traditional Irish fare no matter what time of the year it is! Here are a few of our favorite Irish pubs and restaurants to try out:
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant
Locations: 234 South Meridian Street (Downtown); 3538 East 96th Street (Northside)
Phone: 317-822-6274 (Downtown); 317-569-3663 (Northside)
Website: Downtown; Northside
The Claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship, and you will find it at this chain of Irish pubs, which has locations throughout the Midwest. We are lucky to have two locations right here in Indianapolis, with one amidst all the hustle and bustle of Downtown and the other nestled in the Northside. Both locations offer similar dishes, including fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, beef stew, a traditional Irish breakfast, and more! Of course, you will also find Guinness beer and Jameson whisky (both of which will appear in some of the dishes). Each pub frequently hosts special events that include live music, Disney trivia, and beer/whisky tastings. Visit both websites to learn more!
Nine Irish Brothers
Location: 575 Massachusetts Avenue
Nine Irish Brothers is a pub and restaurant owned by Sylvester O’Bryan, who is a fifth-generation Irish-American. He has eight brothers (where the pub’s name derives from with him included), along with five sisters. The whole family is commemorated throughout the restaurant with dishes named in their honor. Nine Irish Brothers serves traditional Irish dishes and beverages and has been lauded by patrons and visitors alike. In addition to great food, you will enjoy traditional Irish music in the background. Nine Irish Brothers also has locations in Lafayette and West Lafayette.
Location: 8249 US-31
McGilvery’s Taphouse is a standout for its delicious menu, and they strive to use the freshest ingredients from local vendors. You will find a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and Irish versions of your favorite dishes. In addition to enjoying a good and hearty meal, you will have a very fun experience! McGilvery’s Taphouse hosts trivia nights, live bands, and karaoke!
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