Our list wouldn’t be complete without this longtime favorite: the very massive, very German, Rathskeller. Sure, you could fill up on sausages and schnitzel and pretzels, and still have a great time at The Rath, but adding a few craft pints turns the knob up to 11. This place has a huge outdoor beer garden with a stage and a gorgeous vaulted-ceiling dining room that has that grandiose Hogwarts vibe. Best of all: it’s right off of Mass Ave, so the Uber ride is cheap and fast.
Amid the strip, there’s this glorious, oak-covered English pub where Broad Ripple soccer fans gather in droves to watch a game, grab a few pints of ESB from the tap, and undoubtedly chow down on the best fish and chips basket in Indianapolis. Union Jack’s has been around since 1979, and has pretty much been a landmark in the city ever since. If you’re stopping by for brunch, it’s the perfect place for a nice, refreshing snakebite -- especially if you’re looking for more than just a mimosa.
Could you get some scotch at this Scottish bar and restaurant? Yes, of course… and it would be fantastic. But better than that, you could get a pint of the Belhaven Scottish Ale: a zaftig, nitro-tapped brew that roils in the glass like golden seafoam. (It's called a “Scottish Milkshake.”) Go hungry, too, because MacNiven’s serves big, hearty plates like Beef Manhattan and haggis -- the real deal. Save this one for the weekend because you’re going to need a nap afterwards.