Where to Smoke in Indianapolis
Tobacco Smoking
To begin, let's look at the Indiana State law on smoking which took effect
July 1, 2012.  These smoking rules apply to the entire State.

• You cannot smoke in restaurants.
• You cannot smoke in most public places or places of employment.
• Smokers should stand 8 feet from the entrance to public places.

Smoking is allowed in:

• Bars and taverns
• Tobacco retail shops
• Cigar bars
• Hookah bars
• State licensed gaming facilities
• Licensed horse track facilities
• Membership clubs

However, whether the above places allow smoking depends upon the laws of
the county as well as the owners of the facility, which can enforce stiffer laws.
INDIANAPOLIS adopted a tougher smoking ban.

Indianapolis does not allow smoking in bars, except for cigar bars.

Smoking is banned on the entire property of the Indianapolis International
Airport.  They have no smoking lounge!

INDY EXCEPTIONS: (with details further down)

• the town of Beech Grove, located on the south-east side of the city does
allow smoking in all bars in the town and all the bars allow it.

• The town of Fishers is located next to Indianapolis on the north east side,
and allows smoking in bars, however only a few choose to allow it.

• The town of Greenwood located next to Indianapolis on the south side allows
smoking in bars, however only one chooses to allow it.  The entire county
though allows it and their are other bars further south, such as in Whiteland
and Franklin.

• The town of Avon is located next to Indianapolis on the west side,
and allows smoking in bars, however only a few choose to allow it.

• You can smoke pipes, cigars, cigarettes, etc. at the
Indy Speedway
whenever you are outside, including the garage area and pits, until 2018
when they began forbidding smoking in the grand stands.

• Most taxis in Indianapolis say they are non-smoking, however I have found
most drivers let you smoke.

• There are smoking balconies at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where many
concerts and NBA basketball games are held.

• You can exit a gate to smoke at the back of the Victory Field where the
Indianapolis Indians play baseball.

•  Some bars and restaurants have patios where they allow smoking.
Indianapolis Cigar Bars:

Technically I do not think you are supposed to smoke
cigarettes in Indianapolis Cigar or Hookah bars.  I'm
guessing our lawmakers are attempting to keep things
fair for all the other regular bars where they've outlawed
this legal product.

Nicky Blaines
20 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-5588
Located by the Circle in the middle of downtown.  
Comfortable leather couches.
A nice place to relax and talk with friends.  
No blaring music or distractions, although a little
TV is hidden away in one of the rooms.  
The lighting is dim and red.  
It is in a basement and can get very smoky when
crowded, although they do have air cleaners.  

Sometimes they have live music

You cannot park by the circle after 11pm,  so you
may need to park around the block if visiting late.  
You may also encounter a doorman outside.

3981 E 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 578-1774
Cocktail cigar bar located on NE side in Castleton.

Havana Cigar Lounge
9707 District North Dr. #1110
Fishers, IN 46037
Located NE of Indy.  Serves Mexican food & booze.

361 Indiana Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 220-8755
Asian restaurant downtown with a cigar lounge
upstairs and an outdoor balcony.
Areas Around Indy Where You Can
Smoke Cigarettes Indoors:

The town of Fishers
Located above the North-East corner of Indy.

Main Event on 96th
8932 E 96th St,
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 842-8010
Sports Bar w/live music, trivia, karaoke

Havana Cigar Lounge on the left.

The town of Greenwood
Located on the southern border of Indy.

299 S State Road 135  
Greenwood, IN 46142
(317) 887-0461
This pub is rather large.  In the middle is a U-shaped bar.  
On one side there are many pool tables and a few
electronic dart boards as well as a punching bag and juke
box.  On the other side is a stage and dance floor.  
Peppers have large TVs and normal pub food.  You may
find free pool early in the week.  

The town of Whiteland
Located just south of Greenwood

Whit's Inn Bar and Grill
1020 N Us Highway 31
Whiteland, IN 46184
(317) 535-9511

The town of Beech Grove
Located on Indianapolis South-East side

O'Gara's Irish Pub
522 Main St
Beech Grove, IN 46107
(317) 882-7892
Has racing memorabilia from IndyCar driver
Sarah Fisher, whom married an O'Gara.

The Grove Sports Bar
3206 S Emerson Ave
Beech Grove, IN 46107
(317) 787-0736
I'm not sure why they call this a sports bar.  
They have pool tables, darts, a stage & dance floor.  
Bands play Wednesday-Saturday.  
I've seen some crazy hillbilly people in this place, but that's
kind of par for the course in Beech Grove.  
Parking is on the neighborhood streets.

Lucky's Pub
104 N 2nd Ave (corner of 2nd & Albany)
Beech Grove, Indiana 46107
(317) 784-5453
They have electronic dart tournaments and leagues.  
Also Euchre games on Thursdays.  No food.

Nite Owls
3535 S. Emerson Ave.
Beech Grove,  IN   46107
(317) 643-6894
Electronic darts, some pool tables, a large stage.

The Silver Bullet
410 Main St
Beech Grove, IN 46107
(317) 787-7611
Has a pool table.  I've heard derogatory comments from
locals about it, but I didn't see anything wrong with it.

The town of Avon
Located West of Indianapolis

Legend's Pub & Grill
1100 Indiana 267
Avon, IN 46123
(317) 272-9040
Darts, karaoke, music bingo

Sidelines Sports Pub
9283 E US Hwy 36
Avon, IN 46123
(317) 273-0199
Food, Pool, Darts, DJ, live music
Indianapolis Bars With Smoking Patios
There are many, here are a few...

The Chatterbox Jazz Club
435 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
downtown along Mass Ave, where there are many good
restaurants and bars.  It is one of the rare places to see live Jazz
music.  The condition of the bar is likely the roughest in town and
the art and decor seems to have been up for a century - it's like
a dive bar that hasn't had a repair since 1940, which contrasts with
the cool music.  I love it.  There is no food, except some frozen pizza.
David, the owner, is often there collecting money at the door, even if
you are going to hang out outside where he has tables and chairs as
well as heaters and waitress service.  A good spot to watch the
crowds stroll by at night while enjoying a cocktail and a smoke.
You can't hear the music as well outside, but thanks to the large
window, you can see the backs of the musicians.

A bar
39 West Jackson Place (actually on Meridian Street at Union Station)
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 636-0100
Dance clubs
Patio is high above the sidewalk where you can watch the partiers go by.

Mucky Duck Pub
4425 Southport Crossings Way
Indianapolis IN  46237
(317) 887-3825
south side bar restaurant features a huge patio on a pond and
has a stage.

Plat 99: Coffee + Cocktails
333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 624-8200
Located downtown in The Alexander Hotel
This nice hotel and bar features a patio.
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Indianapolis Hookah Bars

These places usually offer Mediterranean food and drink
along with a selection of tobaccos that people smoke
through water pipes.  You must be 21-years old at ones
that serve alcohol.  You must be at least 18 at the rest.

While you technically are not supposed to smoke
cigarettes in these smokey bars,you may get away with it.


The Egyptian Cafe and Hookah Bar
Located in Broad Ripple
6265 Carrollton Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 255-4400
Beer and wine.

6308 Guilford Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 726-5282
No alcohol
Last Updated Oct 20, 2022
Egyptian Cafe
Mucky Ducks

When I go to a town that has a no-smoking policy for their hotels,
I look for hotels that have balconies.  This way I can step outside and
smoke which is better than nothing.  

Unfortunately, Indy hotels with balconies are very limited, but there
are a few:

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Airport
2602 Fortune Circle East, Indianapolis, IN  46241
(317) 248-0300
Expedia Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Indoor pool.  Non-smoking rooms, but there are some which have
an outdoor balcony.

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Northwest
7226 Woodland Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 297-7700
Expedia Guest Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Non-smoking rooms, but there are some which have an outdoor

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis South
4650 Southport Crossing Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 885-9799
Expedia Guest Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Non-smoking rooms, but there are some which have an outdoor

Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 248-2481
Expedia Guest Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Located by the airport.
Non-smoking rooms, but there are some which have an outdoor

Hotels Near Indy With Smoking Rooms

Best Western Martinsville Inn
50 Bill's Boulevard,  Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-1842
Expedia Guest Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars
This hotel has smoking rooms available.

Red Carpet Inn & Fantasuites
1117 East Main St, Greenwood, IN 46143
(317) 882-2211
Expedia Guest Rating: 1.9 out of 5 stars
Located a couple miles south of Indy.
They have some "interesting" rooms...
Courtyard by Marriott Indy NW side
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Plat 99
Best Western Martinsville
Private Club

Antelope Club
615 North Delaware
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 632-5541

Private Club downtown Indy that allows indoor smoking of
cigarettes and cigars.  I believe it is open to the public
during the day, but at night, you must have a membership.
Indy Star Newspaper Articles:
15 new patios for drinking outside (May 11, 2016)
Restaurants with outdoor seating (April 13, 2017)
New restaurant patios (March 19, 2019)
Brass Ring Lounge
1245 Shelby St
One of the coolest bars in Fountain Square, it is
like a jazz club inside wiwth interesting martinis
and great dishes that are served until closing.
The outside though consists of picnic tables
arranged around their wraparound deck, where
you can hang with your dog and enjoy a smoke
and a drink.
Chatterbox Sidewalk Patio
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