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Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge

££ - £££, American
20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
+1 317-638-5588
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cigar bar” (17 reviews)
“speak easy” (4 reviews)
“smoke cigars” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American
££ - £££
20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice cigar bar and lounge. I like to visit each trip several times and enjoy relaxing in one of the many sofa's and watching sporting events on the many TV's. Great Bar with large selection of liquor, beers and wines. The...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

There are very few places left like this. Feels special to be here and relax with a good cigar and martini. I love the atmosphere. Has a Rat Pack vibe like Frank Sinatra could walk in.

Thank Murds1204
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Not only to a time when you could smoke cigars in a bar, but the look, the feel, the decor, the vibe, it almost feels like a speakeasy. I'm game for any place that will let me smoke a cigar and order a beer these...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I have been to numerous "cigar bars" but few can hold a candle to Nicky Blaines. We came to Indy for the Big Ten Championship and originally stopped to only have cigar and a drink but ended up there until closing. They have an excellent...More

Thank jimvX7581KK
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Enjoyed the experience but will be challenged with Rocky Patel's opens in downtown Indy. Thanks for being there but get on top of your game!

Thank IndyMex
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was for sure a different kind of place. It is part cigar bar and part old school looking "speak easy" type of place. Was a bit disappointed with their cigar selection, although they had a "lot", their quality product was not as good as...More

Thank Warnerdang
Reviewed 9 October 2017

While cisiting Indy, our friends insisted that we go to Nicky Blaine’s (as I am a cigar fanatic). Most cigar lounges are typical places where guys come to smoke in front of big-screen TVs and divy bars. Nicky Blaine’s is the exception. The inside has...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy siding in here when I want to get out, but don’t want the bustle of the normal downtown ruckus. The atmosphere is cozy and warm with many seating options. The staff is always nice, and their selection of drinks and cigars is...More

Thank ballatim24
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Around the corner from the Opera house is a large, charming cigar bar. The atmosphere will take you back in time. If smokey underground bars with delicious cocktails are your thing, this is a can't miss.

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The atmosphere is exactly what you are looking for in a cigar bar. Plenty of leather chairs in social u-shaped configuration for friends to spend time together. Lights are a bit lower providing that great bar feel. The bartender came out from behind the bar...More

Thank Avid_Hiker_50
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13 November 2015|
Response from Teri T |
We stayed two blocks down at Hampton Inn Circle Centre. Nice walk not too far.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:15
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-638-5588
  • E-mail
Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge features our well known selection of Modern Martinis, fully stocked with Scotch and Bourbon, a rotating wine list and an extensive array of cigars. Locally owned and operated, Nicky Blaine's opens daily at 4pm. The Late night menu has a variety of delicious appetizers and sandwiches, available until 2am. Beautiful setting for date night, parties, before or after dinner downtown. Indy's "Original Retro Bar" is the perfect place to hear yourself actually having a good time. An Icon of the city, this full service bar is "Top Shelf", with a cool vibe. Located on the Circle, Nicky's is one of America's Best Bars as voted by Esquire Magazine.
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