In the Indianapolis area and in the mood for Irish food and beer? You need to look no further. This roundup of the best, most authentic Irish pubs in Indianapolis is sure to exceed your craving's expectations. Get the scoop on Indy's most beloved Irish establishments -- most of which also feature live music and Irish sports viewing.
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.
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.