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Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge

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Bar, American, Pub
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20 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-638-5588
16:00 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:15
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not smokers, the place was empty, and unfortunately the smell was overwhelming. The bartender was very nice, he took care of us, and made our visit pleasurable. Great martini's!

Thank spawithlisab
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The air filtration wasn't that great. We were told it would not be a heavy smell, but when we left (after only a very short time), we smelled like cigar smoke. It was very dark, which would have been okay on a date, but not an after work get together.

Thank dianasno4
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I would say this is the place to be if you want a cigar and cocktail in Indianapolis. The cigar selection is tops in downtown with everything from a <$10 cigar to higher end $50-$60 smokes. The staff is amazing. The attention to detail is obvious everywhere during your experience. The waitresses are constantly checking up on their customers, even... More 

Thank Chuck P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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727 reviews
663 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for cigar, booze, and food. Their Firey Humus is great with a good cigar and an IPA. And for for all the jerks complaining about the lighting charge - IT'S A CIGAR LOUNGE. You don't BYOB to a bar. Buy their cigars, play the lighting charge, or take you whinny self someplace else.

1 Thank BatGuano30
NickyBlaine, Manager at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments and 5-star review. We appreciate your business, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I really wanted to visit this place but to many things about it stopped me. I actually went there and was told there is a 5 dollar cover charge. I'm hardly a cheapskate but I'm not going to pay an additional 5 to go into some place that is going to sell me overpriced cigars and marked up booze just... More 

Thank Patrick M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Really good selection of cigars and friendly staff. Very nice cocktails poured heavy. Highly recommended for before or after dinner.

Thank macawebb
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband smokes cigars so we stopped in to have a drink and a cigar. This place has a great speak easy vibe. comfortable chairs and conversation areas. the drink list is fabulous - their bartenders know how to mix a cocktail. the humidor is large and has a great selection according to my husband. A one of a kind... More 

Thank Teri T
Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were in town for a bachelor party and we decided to start off here for the evening. There needs to be more places like this throughout the US. The food and drinks were perfect. They had an amazing selection of cigars. Our waitress was very helpful in helping us pick them out and getting them cut. I would recommend... More 

Thank Brian B
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Carpeted stairs delivers you to a 1920s era speakeasy. At least that's what the unique atmosphere reminds one of. Comfortable seating with great cocktails & cigar selection. Service was friendly and personable. Cocktails tasted as good as the description.

1 Thank Tomasz S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

...at Nicky Blaine's. This is a must-stop for any cigar lover! We visited in the middle of FDIC when the bar was filled with firefighters and bikers alike enjoying a nice smoke, a few drinks and camaraderie! Cigars are priced as expected for a downtown location but you can't beat the atmosphere and experience! Phenomenal!

1 Thank Morgan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, 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 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-638-5588
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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