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MacNiven's

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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Bar, Scottish
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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

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  • 30
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Scotch Eggs!

This bar does them right! They go very well with the stoutest beer you can drink. The only problem is trying to get your beer and eggs to run out together!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
HoosierWisdom
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This bar and restaurant had a great list of craft beers from around the country and from Scotland. Famous for its hagis but avoided that. Food was good...not excellent although those giant onion rings were awesome. Service fine. Prices reasonable. Also, try the bread pudding (enough for 4 people, at least). Even though it used fake maple syrup, it was... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This bar does them right! They go very well with the stoutest beer you can drink. The only problem is trying to get your beer and eggs to run out together!

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Illinois
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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
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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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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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about MacNiven's

Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 317-632-7268
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
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
Cuisine: American, Bar, Scottish

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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, Bar, Scottish

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