Indy's Top Sports Bars

Watch the Big Game in Style at these Local Favorites

So you didn't get tickets to the big game? Bummer. The good news is, you are not alone and you can still cheer on your team with a group of loud, rowdy fans. To really enjoy the game, the best bet is to settle in at a sports bar where you can gather with friends for good food and great games. The following is a list of establishments that won't kick you out for screaming at the TVs.

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    If you love beer - Ale Emporium is just the place. Ale Emporium is an Indianapolis fixture, boasting 29 years in the Castleton area. They serve over 100 Domestic and imported beers in addition to offering a full bar. If you aren't really there for the beer, check out their great menu - including favorites such as their pizza, cheese fries and wings. And there's no way you'll miss the game with their 45 HD TVs and 13 front screen projectors.

    Ale Emporium
    8617 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Phone: 317-842-1333

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    Britton Tavern is a popular sports bar in the Fishers area. Live bands perform every Friday and Saturday night. In addition, Mondays pool is free all day. There's plenty of opportunities to view sporting events on their TVs scattered throughout.

    Britton Tavern
    14005 Mundy Drive, Fishers, IN 46038
    Phone: 317-774-3188

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    Located in Broad Ripple, Brothers Bar and Grill is a popular spot to catch the game. It's a younger crowd at Brothers so expect a lot of excitement, cheap beer and heavy drinking. If you want non-smoking, though, Brothers is your place. They offer a varied pub menu in addition to a full bar. Filled with TVs, this sports bar is sure to offer the excitement you're looking for.

    910 Broad Ripple Avenue, Broad Ripple, IN 46220
    Phone: 317-252-5530

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    National chain, Buffalo Wild Wings are popular sports bars in the Indianapolis area. They offer a full menu in addition to their famous wings. BWW's walls are covered with TVs to allow for plenty of sports-viewing. There are 15 locations in the Indianapolis area.

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    If you're a soccer fan, Chatham Tap is an excellent place to catch your favorite league games on one of their many TVs. They offer two locations in Indianapolis - downtown and Fishers. Their menu is full of fresh ingredients and unique options and is a popular happy hour hangout.

    Chatham Tap Downtown
    719 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 317-917-8425

    Chatham Tap Fishers
    8211 East 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46038
    Phone: 317-845-1090

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    Kilroy's brick walls are lined with TVs so watching the game is never a problem. And if you'd like to play a game of your own, they offer shuffleboard and an arcade. Located in the heart of the sports action downtown, this sports bar is always hopping. Kilroy's is known for their melt-in-your-mouth breadsticks so give those a try while you're there.

    201 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Phone: 317-638-9464

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    For great food and access to tons of sports television, check out Scotty's. Their large menu features everything from pub favorites to gluten-free items. With tons of TVs, including at each booth, you are sure to catch any sporting event you want. Scotty's has a separate bar and is equipped to handle large crowds. Kids eat free on Sundays. There are two locations in Indianapolis - both great places to hang out:

    Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown
    1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    Phone: 317-571-0808

    Scotty's Brewhouse North
    3905 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
    Phone: 317-574-0101