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“Large Variety of Beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ale Emporium

Ale Emporium
8617 Allisonville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1552 (Castleton)
317-842-1333
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Ranked #40 of 1,921 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Castleton
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Large Variety of Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Visited Ale Emporium and had a drink. It was a neat old style bar with many beers on tap and in bottles from around the world! Good selection! Will visit again when traveling to Indy.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beer and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The Ale Emporium has been up in Castleton for a very long time. Long before there were microbreweries and trendy restaurants featuring “beer”, the Ale Emporium was providing beer connoisseur a place to taste real beer. The food has always been consistently good. As you would suspect, the beer selection is excellent.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Davenport, Iowa
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy - Sports bar food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Good mix of burgers, wings and typical bar food with a massive collection of TV's. I found it a bit noisy as the metal-machine-club music was way to loud for a Sunday night. They have great drinks.
A word of warning - the Herminator is a burger which is advertised as spicy. I like spicy food, but this thing is terrible. It crosses over the line from tasty with a zing to it to a taste bud irritation. After I ordered the bar tender told me the owner developed it because some people were never satisfied with levels of spices. This thing is like eating two tablespoons of black pepper.

Visited February 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice deep dish pizza, great beer selection, good sandwiches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The restaurant has been a northside hangout for many years. This is a great place to watch an IU game or stick around until later in the evening and catch quality live entertainment. The food at this restaurant has always been great bar food. I have always liked the very hearty nachos and their wide selection of sandwiches. I have eaten here many times and I can't recall having a bad meal. The beer selection is enormous. A fun place to go for the last 30 years or so!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food, and great beer selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This place is great to meet up with friends to watch sports or catch a band. There are literally tvs throughout the entire place and there are different sections for smoking and non-smoking. The food is nothing like bar food and is the quality of a nicer restaurant. The only negative thing is that there beer is a kind of expensive. I wish they had better deals because I would frequent this place more often if they did.

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