Ale Emporium

BA SCORE
84
good

36 Ratings
Ale EmporiumAle Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

8617 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46250-1552
United States

(317) 842-1333 | map
ale-emporium.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
5.95%
 
 
Taps:
41
Bottles/Cans:
125
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of nwhittin
3.96/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cdmomo79
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Just counted 62 items on their beer menu. Solid variety with a skewness towards IPAs, no complaints here...

Their wing options and sauces are also quite robust and tasty.

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Photo of wrentmore
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bones10
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of halo3one
2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Good food but awful service.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Brianaleemporium
5/5  rDev +35.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent selection of rare beers!!!!!!

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Photo of JasonBales
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of macaw87
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
3.96/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Nuggetz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cjmccahill
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Our favorite place in Indy. Hermanaki wings and deep dish pizza are the goods. Excellent beer selection, usually have quality bombers as well.

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Photo of Eberhaus
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of bpkrippner
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

What a beer menu! I was there on a very busy Saturday night, but we still got good service at the bar, even when I ordered a local beer that was on tap at a different bar in the restaurant. Would love to go there again when there is more time to taste through the depth of the menu.

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Photo of CJMullins
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of Tekepenguin1981
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of David_Allen
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rmehughes
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mrjmann
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of W9820
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Ale Emporium is a great place on the northeast side of Indy. Outstanding beer selection, good service and great pub food.

It has two distinct sides or sections. The new side is much more modern, loud and busy. It's the product of a relatively recent expansion project. The older side, original side, is not nearly as loud or as busy. The older side, original, would benefit from an update. The new side beats you over the head every single weekend with local bands that are, usually, mediocre at best. Between the bands and amount of people crammed in there, it gets waaay to loud. I prefer to sit outside or on the original bar side.

As I mentioned, the service is usually good and they have great pub food. I highly recommend the pizza of which they have thin, original and Chicago style. The Hermanaki style wings are stupid good.

They boast a wonderful beer selection (local brews, micro, macro, bottles, cans, draft) but it seems the staff is a bit lacking in beer knowledge.

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Photo of portia99
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Cmteagardin
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

For fans of the higher alcohol content beers, this place leaves a bit to be desired.

The atmosphere isn't exactly my cup of tea, as it's heavy on the sports bar vibe. With that being said, it is nice and spacious and can accommodate tons of people at a time.

They were out of the Brooklyn Brown Ale that I ordered, so I settled on a Bell's Octoberfest, which was just alright. I really couldn't find anything new to try and that was a tad disappointing.

The service wasn't fantastic but it definitely wasn't bad. Once the bartender warmed up to my wife and I and started to really converse, he was decent. The other bartenders/servers seemed annoyed to be there.

Our burgers and fries were prepared exactly how we asked, so that was a plus.

Overall, this is a decent place but I would never pick it over Twenty Tap.

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Photo of DyingBreed
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

If there is a better beer list in Indy I am not sure where it is. The pizza is off the hook with 3 different styles. Only restaurant I have been to that serves bombers. A full menu of FFF's and other top shelf beer! If you are in the Castleton area or visiting Indy I recommend a trip to Ale Emporium.

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Ale Emporium in Indianapolis, IN
3.7 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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