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MacNiven's

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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Scottish, Bar
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339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
317-632-7268
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting Scottish bar on Mass Ave

Being a scoth drinker I was excited to sample this establishment on the up and coming Mass Avenue. I was not disappointed...had a good menu of single malts. There was also an excellent selection of craft beer of which we sampled quite a few. Our server was very pleasant...explaining the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
jwin7831
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Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Being a scoth drinker I was excited to sample this establishment on the up and coming Mass Avenue. I was not disappointed...had a good menu of single malts. There was also an excellent selection of craft beer of which we sampled quite a few. Our server was very pleasant...explaining the history of the bar and surrounding neighborhood. We only ate... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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436 reviews 436 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So I have to admit, my brother and I stumbled upon MacNiven's by accident. We were supposed to eat at the Mexican place called Bakersfield across the street, but we forgot to make a reservation and decided that waiting an hour wasn't really in the cards. Walking into MacNiven's, we were able to sit at the bar right away and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent choices for a pub - loved the onion rings and of course the beer! Very friendly atmosphere and quite inviting staff. I can see that this will easily become a regular place for me to visit!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a good local Irish pub, this is it! Great local beers on tap, plus the fish and shrimp & chips are wonderful! They have a variety of menu choices, from haggis to " less authentic " fare. Staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Overall, a good neighborhood pub vibe with... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent energy downtown makes this place even more fun! Great service, wonderful food and they will cook to order for special diets! No complaints here and I look forward to going back again!

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Indianapolis, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place. Friendly and informal. Weather permitting have windows open to sidewalk. Lots of lunch items, both with Irish flair, and not. Would recommend.

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Mason, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I spent some time in Scotland and can vouch for MacNiven's haggis being as close to the real thing as one can get without some of the... banned organs included in the original. The neeps and tatties are great as well. As always, I loved the Scotch egg, beer selection, onion rings, and bread pudding. It is all superb! The... More 

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illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a Rainy Saturday afternoon and we were looking for a place to sit and have a drink and maybe food. Happened to see this place and decided to give it a try. Had a great time. Do not recall the 2 young ladies who took care of us but they were very helpful with beer selections and would... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped in Indianapolis for the night. We tend to stop here somewhat frequently and always look for something new. Tonight we happened upon McNiven's. Sunday evening so it was a slow night. Regardless were promptly seated and our server, Julie was polite, prompt and pleasant. The beer selection is incredible. Julie recommended the draft special and it did not disappoint.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. Used to to go here all the time when we lived in Indy. Awesome beer selection, with a lively & enjoyable atmosphere. Love the food, too. Great Scottish food, with vegetarian selections that kept me going back. Love this place, and definitely recommend it for travelers and locals alike. Great locale & neighbourhood...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-632-7268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Scottish, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?