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Indy's Top Sports Bars

Watch the Big Game in Style at these Local Favorites

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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.

Ale Emporium

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

Britton Tavern

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

Brothers Bar and Grill

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.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings

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.

Casler's Kitchen and Bar

In the Fishers area, Casler's Kitchen and Bar offers great pub-style food and many TVs. Their family room sets them apart. With over 11 50" TVs and two projectors, the family room allows parents to catch the game while dining with the kids. Their bar is also filled with 50" TVs. Casler's has an inviting fire and unique drink specials that change every day.

Casler's Kitchen and Bar
11501 Geist Pavillion Drive, Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: 317-596-9810

Chatham Tap

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

Louie's

Louie's, located in Greenwood, is a great American style grill and pub that caters to families. Keep the kids entertained in Louie's game room while you enjoy the game on one of their 14 TVs. Striving to keep their establishment budget-friendly, nothing on Louie's menu is over $10 and they pride themselves on their generous portions.

Louie's
2800 South State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143
Phone: 317-535-1044

Kilroy's Bar N' Grill

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.

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

Scotty's Brewhouse

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

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