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The Rathskeller

) #33 of 1,882 Restaurants in Indianapolis $$ - $$$ German, , European
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
+1 317-636-0396
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (52 reviews)
“pretzels” (72 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always enjoy the Rathskeller for a fun evening. Went Friday nights get to attend a Polka Boy concert in the Biergarten and had a blast. We opted to eat inside before going outdoors and had a great time. Outside fare is beer, pizza, pretzels etc....More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the cold appetizer platter, hot pretzel, and a couple of beers. Great selection of beers. Great outdoor beir garden - unused. Free parking in downtown, great summer afternoon and it was dead. Too bad...could it be that they had no waitstaff outside and they...More

Thank Mary Lou M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I read good reviews on another site for this place and decided to check it out. We weren't really hungry at the time so we decided to get beers and appetizers. We ordered stuffed mushrooms and pretzels. Stuffed mushrooms were okay, it...More

Thank Pinayaq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the ambiance and jovial atmosphere of this historic place. The beer garden is especially pleasing. Good German food and beer

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Rathskeller from out of town to see Flow Tribe! Upon arriving we sort of confused how to get to the outside area from the front doors of the Rathskeller but friendly employees directed us. We were pleasantly surprised by the outdoor area....More

Thank JJB14080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place through the Convention Center map and wanted to try something different. The historic building is amazing and the decor very European. Service was friendly, competent and quick. The cream of chicken soup and side salad were very good but things went...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The space is very interesting in a beautiful old German architectural styled building. Great looking out door beer garden with stage which I am sure must rock on when full on a warm summer night. I was there on a very slow night and no...More

Thank finelikewine
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The family had a great meal. The food was amazing. The decor was authentic german however, none of the staff spoke german which was depressing. My children were so excited to heese the German that they had learned in school and there was no-one that...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Rathskeller has been around forever. We always love coming here to hang out in their outdoor patio to enjoy live music or have some great food. Prices are decent and service is good as well. A lot of people don't know about this but this...More

Thank PapaJeee
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Our uber driver told us this was the place to be. She wasn't lying. This place is huge! We started out having drinks outside in beer garden listening to a band play. The rain made us run inside where we were amazed at the size....More

Thank Maren R
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Jane W
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There is a parking lot to the left of the building but I believe it is $5.00 to park there. It can be a bit dicey finding a spot in this section of town but the evening I went there I parked on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-636-0396
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The Rathskeller is located in the Historic Athenaeum. We are a multi-purpose venue with dining services, World Famous Biergarten, & special events!
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