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Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3007
+1 317-638-5588
16:00 - 03:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:15
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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! It is rare indeed.

Thank Jack B
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to feel like your on the show of madmen, come here. Light up a cigar and enjoy a delicious old fashioned. (If you have a problem with smoke, this is definitely not a place for you.) even though I'm not a smoker and my sweater smelt for the rest of my trip I would gladly return!

Thank Andrew O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited Nicky's Blaine's last evening with two other couples. Our server was Heather and she was so helpful in choseing what cigar would be best for us. Heather was also attentive without being intrusive. The guys had Blanton's and Gentleman Jack while the ladies had Cagney martini's. All of us enjoyed our beverages and cigars. We will defiantly be... More 

Thank Lisa M
Fort Worth, Texas
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, 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
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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