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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
+1 317-632-7268
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Speedway, Indiana
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited MacNivan's Scottish Pub to try something different. It's a traditional style Mass Ave. pub. It was not crowded when we visited. Just the business people from downtown having that drink to decompress and hang out. I ordered Fish &Chips, which consisted of beer-battered cod and steak fries. It was cooked perfectly and was very good. I was curious... More 

Thank Larry L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Friday night. We were able to get 2 chairs at the bar, but it was pretty crwoded there and shortly after we arrived, the place was standing room only. We did not try the food, only the beer. There was an excellent selection of beers available, and the bartenders were attentative. I would definitely go... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We love coming here. The service and the atmosphere are great, and the food is excellent. It one of the few places I'll get haggis. My only complaint is that the music is not right for the décor. I wish they played something more typical of a true Scott pub. Even a modern day pub. Not trying to play what... More 

Thank Geoff M
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited twice while on an extended weekend trip to Indianapolis. They have an nice selection of single-malts, with a few that are rarely seen in most American bars and pubs. Belhaven and Tennents, as well as a variety of local and craft brew beers are available. On my first visit, I had the haggis and Scotch eggs appetizers as my... More 

Thank VirginiaScout
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Max took super care of us. Thank you! Very cheery, friendly, not too loud, not too eclectic, super whiskey assortment that runs the range of most places by comparison. All-in-all a good place to sit, talk and share a dram.

Thank Udovich
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

MacNiven's is the home of GREAT comfort foods, especially those with beef. The beef is fabulous whether as the featured item or in the stew. The Scottish eggs are unique and very tasty. The neeps are wonderful too and not something that Americans eat too often, but they are tasty. The wait staff are very kind and helpful. Open for... More 

Thank Rebecca L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went to celebrate 23rd wedding anniversary, and loved it! Vegetarian Haggis and other options! Wow! Like my trip to Scotland a lifetime ago. Only place I can get the ales I like both craft and imports. Thanks for a bonnie time with my bonnie lass!

Thank 4corvus
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

MlcNivens is the best pub in town. It has a great feel, the people are friendly and they have Three Floyds Alpha King on tap! The chicken sandwich never fails to please. The very essence of a great neighborhood pub.

Thank timindy
Danville, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

While the food and service are adequate to good (the Scotch eggs are good but the haggis is not served in the traditional way) this is an excellent location for imported ales and Scotch whisky. It is a nice neighborhood bar. A good place to hang with friends.

Thank Daniel S
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278 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Everyone in my immediate family thoroughly savored the hearty fare of MacNiven's. My dad loved his oversized burger, my mom her soup, and I adored the Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and Dark and Stormy.

Thank Lisa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-632-7268

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?