Rathskeller | Indianapolis, Indiana
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Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Restaurant

401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana United States 46204 [ print map ]
317 636 0396

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Hours: Mon-Fri 2 pm - close; Sat-Sun 11 am - close

Taps: 12 | Bottles: 50


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25 reviews for Rathskeller
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  76%
 Selection  74%
 Food  78%
 Value  59%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  86%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine  (303) Indiana | April 6, 2014
Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon, which may shape my rating of the atmosphere a bit, as it was big...but dead. Looks like a restaurant/group party eatery too. Selection is decent, but the draft lineup could be more selective, and I worry about the turnover of the bottles. Thereís a full bar on site too. I didnít eat, but the menu online looks good if youíre into Grman fare. Service was solid. In the middle of my beer (amongst slow Sunday music youíd expect to hear), Cypress Hillís "Insane in the Brain" came on, which was pretty dope. Definitely odd though with all the white linen around in the dining room. It was $6 for a pint of Optimator on a Sunday aft noon, which I perceive as neither good nor bad. My guess is this place is much cooler when itís busy (or at least when Iím not the only customer), and Iíll revisit my review in the future when it is.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
dbrost  (3) Indiana | January 2, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
midwestbeerguy  (49) Ohio | November 17, 2012| Updated March 16, 2015
Good German restaurant if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Nrboling  (3) Rochester, Michigan | September 16, 2012
Fun biergarten! ($5 cover and live music) Good selection of beers on tap and additional beer menu. Great atmosphere. Didn't try the food.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | September 1, 2012
(Visited 04/2012): Rathskeller is located in downtown Indy on Michigan. Street parking is abundant in the surrounding area.

The interior of the historic building is spacious with multiple rooms, including a reception room and cavernous beer hall with a high ceiling that holds one of a couple of bars. Lots of brick, stone, animal heads, flags, and chandeliers.

The selection at Rathskeller consists of around 50 bottles, with an emphasis on German and other European brewers. As for the tap selection there are 12 with breweries like Spaten, Warsteiner, and Bells represented, plus a "Rathskeller" house beer brewed by Sun King.

Service at Rathskeller is pretty good. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly.

The food menu at Rathskeller is fairly extensive but all I had was a pretzel appetizer which was very tasty.

Overall this spot is a worthwhile stop in Indy, as the atmosphere and decent beer selection make for a memorable evening.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BeerVirgin72  (97) Pickerington, Ohio | July 28, 2012
There was NOTHING I did not like here. Atmosphere, service and food were top notch. Being foodies and craft beer enthusiasts I always give extra credit when a server knows her menu and she did. VERY knowledgeable on the beers. Beer menu heavily German as I would expect but they had some other fine offerings as well. I had a Matilda, and we also tried the Sun King Amber. Both were delightful. The food was outstanding. The best French Onion soup I have ha din decades. The spicy mustard was nose clearingly good! And the spaetzel was Awesome. I would so come back here frequently if I lived here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (455) Olympia, Washington | July 16, 2012
Stop 3 pub crawl of Indy. This was a great place. Dancing, taps, beer and tons of people. Wow what a super place to see.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TheBrewSherpa  (47) Belvidere, New Jersey | July 14, 2012
Great German beer garden, awesome historic building. Definitely a must visit, but don't expect to be blown away. The Rathskeller is a monument and should be enjoyed as such.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85  (292) Greenville, Indiana | February 16, 2012
Historic building in downtown Indy - restaurant and pub sections. Has a good selection of German, Belgian and domestic beers. Food is outstanding and authentic German cuisine but is on the pricey side. Biergarten open during the summer. Great place - definitely worth a stop especially if you enjoy German food and beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
yanksbr549  (7) Indianapolis, Indiana | August 14, 2010
This is a great place for family, work buddies, and friends after work. Food is great, biergarten is fantastic and beer is tasty. Be prepared to stay longer than you thought you would.

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