We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge

20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
+1 317-638-5588
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cigar bar” (16 reviews)
“great cigar” (5 reviews)
“speak easy” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, American
$$ - $$$
20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (73)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 16 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 17 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!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is our second visit here and we really enjoy it. Great place to lounge, chat and just chill. One request is different music. I love it regardless though.More

Thank Pickygirl46952
NickyBlaine, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your fantastic 5-star review! We always appreciate our guests' feedback, and are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. Regarding the musical selection, we apologize it wasn't to your liking! We try to tailor it to the vibe of our...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Stopped in twice last week while I was in town for business. Great bartenders and a very good selection of bourbon. They allow you to bring in your own cigars, which was a nice surprise. The place got packed around 9:00 on both week nights.

Thank chrisbasslake
NickyBlaine, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, Chris! We truly do appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Indianapolis. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Excellent relaxed atmosphere, comfortable seating, low pressure wait staff. What more can you ask for in a cigar bar? Cigar and drink prices were what you might expect. You will smell like you've been to a cigar bar after you leave.

Thank DealHawk2
NickyBlaine, Owner at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your great review - we genuinely appreciate it. Cheers!

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Always visit here when in Indianapolis. Great bar, atmosphere and can have a cigar! One of the best locations for a drink and smoke that are left!!! A real man cave (women are allowed too) and a great place to relax. Don't miss this opportunity!...More

Thank Jack B
Nearby Restaurants
Capital Grille
670 reviews
.10 km away
Weber Grill - Indianapolis
1,387 reviews
.13 km away
Tastings A Wine Experience
267 reviews
.11 km away
Rock Bottom Brewery
539 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monument Circle
630 reviews
.10 km away
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
489 reviews
.47 km away
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument
405 reviews
.09 km away
Indiana Repertory Theatre
166 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 November 2015|
Response from Teri T |
We stayed two blocks down at Hampton Inn Circle Centre. Nice walk not too far.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Television
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 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing