Top Irish Pubs in Indianapolis

From Bangers and Mash to Shepherd's Pie, Get Your Fix at these Local Joints

In the mood for Irish food and beer? Look no further. This list of the top Irish Pubs in Indianapolis is sure to exceed your cravings. Check out the links below to get the scoop on Indy's most authentic and beloved Irish pubs - most of which also feature live music and Irish sports viewing.

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    Claddagh Irish Pub

    The Claddagh Irish Pub has established itself as one of the top pubs in Indianapolis. Their three locations (downtown, north and Plainfield) all boast beautiful aesthetics and great food. Their menu is varied, featuring lots of Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage, bangers and champ and shepherd's pie. On Mondays, the Claddagh offers a great deal - buy one, get one free fish and chips with the purchase of two beverages. Each location offers events throughout the month including trivia nights, djs and live music - Irish and otherwise. During St. Patrick's Day, there's plenty to celebrate with various large events at each of the pubs.

    Claddagh Irish Pub - Downtown
    234 S Meridian Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-822-6274

    Claddagh Irish Pub - Northside
    3835 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-569-36634

    Claddagh Irish Pub - Plainfield
    2539 Futura Park Way, Suite 150, Plainfield
    Phone: 317-838-9917

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    Located at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville, Mo's Irish pub is often busy - especially before and after concerts at nearby Verizon Wireless Music Center. This traditional Irish pub offers great takes on old sandwiches such as a killer grilled cheese and tomato soup, the traditional fish and chips and the Big Cookie for dessert. The pub features live music every Friday and Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. and karaoke Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. The many big screen TVs provide the latest in sports-viewing. 

    Mo's Irish Pub
    13193 Levinson Lane, Noblesville
    Phone: 317-770-9020

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    Irish Music
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    For over 75 years, McGinley's Golden Ace has brought Ireland to Indianapolis. Established just four months after prohibition by Irish immigrants John and Ann McGinley, the Golden Ace Inn is still owned and operated by the McGinley family, making it the oldest Irish pub in Indianapolis. Their basic menu is very fairly priced and includes their most famous item - homemade cheeseburgers. The pub hosts many events throughout the year and of course, a large tent party every St. Patrick's Day.

    McGinley's Golden Ace Inn
    2533 East Washington Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-632-0696

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    Located in Carmel, Mickey's Irish Pub offers great pub food, pool, and dancing. The front bar features classic pub style ambiance while the back room annex features a party atmosphere with some of the best live music from local and regional bands. Mickey's menu doesn't offer a lot of traditional Irish food, but they do offer variety. Enjoy everything from a burger, to pizza to a catfish dinner. Mickey's also features lots of live events throughout the year.

    Mickey's Irish Pub
    13644 North Meridian Street, Carmel
    Phone: 317-573-9746

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    Green Beer
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    Enjoy great food, drinks, sports, at O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant. O'Reilly's offers 9 HDTVs, a 7 foot big screen, and all the games, so you won't miss your favorite sports teams. Their extensive menu includes appetizers, burgers and many specialty entrees. O'Reilly's location just north of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, makes it a popular sports bar downtown.

    O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant
    36 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-974-0674