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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“cigar bar” (17 reviews)
“great cigar” (5 reviews)
“speak easy” (4 reviews)
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Bar, American
€€ - €€€
20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 September 2017

Amazing drink selections. They have martinis and all the whiskey you can imagine. They have a fine selection of cigars and yes, you can smoke them in there! It is down the stairs with no windows so you will forget that you are even downtown...More

Thank ariqueros90
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
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Saw the sign, had to see. You have got to go see the place. Old school bar and cigar lounge. Thought I would have one drink, ended up drinking for and smoking three. Service is fantastic and the selection of cigars and drinks is outstanding....More

Thank bbally
Nicky B, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

We really appreciate that you took the time to share details about your recent visit to Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge. We're constantly working hard to do everything we can to deliver high quality experiences to every one of our guests, and it's good to know...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

...because this place is too cool. We kind of discovered it by accident. But it was like a time warp going down those stairs. It's like a movie set, the furniture, the atmosphere, even the vintage posters in the bathroom, you feel like you're in...More

Thank Matthew M
Nicky B, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Matthew ... WOW! We can't begin to tell you how nice it is to hear words of encouragement appreciation and praise. We know you would like to keep us as your secret destination, but we do genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

If your in Indy and you want a once in a life time experience don't miss Nicky Blaine's. Have a cigar and a classic cocktail!

Thank michaelnY2061XR
Nicky B, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you so much, Michael, for your wonderful 5-star review! We really do appreciate it, and for you choosing to spend your evening with us. We can only hope we'll have the opportunity to see and serve you again very soon. Cheers!

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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, Business meetings
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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