If you’re one of the millions who wanted to catch the ball games starting Oct. 22 but couldn't score tickets, all is not lost. Indianapolis’s sports bars offer the full World Series experience, but without the typical stadium dog, nachos and overpriced beer. That’s a win-win for you.
Using Yelp data and our own methodology, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best sports bars to view baseball's biggest spectacle.
1. Ale Emporium
Topping the list is Ale Emporium. Located at 8617 Allisonville Road in Castleton, the sports bar, which offers pizza, chicken wings and more, is the highest-rated sports bar in Indianapolis, boasting four stars out of 707 reviews on Yelp.
2. The Yard Line
Next up is Castleton's The Yard Line, situated at 6466 E. 82nd St. With four stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and traditional American spot, serving burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Keystone Sports Review
Fairgrounds's Keystone Sports Review, located at 5602 N. Keystone Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar and traditional American spot, which offers chicken wings and more, four stars out of 208 reviews.
4. The Free Spirit
The Free Spirit, a sports bar, gastropub and music venue in Castleton, is another go-to, with four stars out of 52 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6155 E. 86th St., Suite B to see for yourself.
5. Winners Circle Pub
Over in Downtown, check out Winners Circle Pub, which has earned four stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp. You can find the pub, sports bar and traditional American spot at 20 N. Pennsylvania St.