Explore 4 top inexpensive pubs in Indianapolis

Mass Avenue Pub | Photo: Kevin B./Yelp

Looking to try the top pubs around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable pubs in Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Mass Avenue Pub

Topping the list is Mass Avenue Pub. Located at 745 Massachusetts Ave. downtown Indianapolis, the pub and traditional American spot is the highest-rated low-priced pub in Indianapolis, boasting four stars out of 147 reviews on Yelp. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Mass Ave Pub.

Originally called The 745 Bar and Grill this spot opened in 2001 to fill "a need in the neighborhood for great pub food, a good beer selection, fun jukebox and casual atmosphere," according to the pub's Yelp page. 

"Our full service bar offers some unique spirits, great wines and a wide variety of beers," it states on Yelp in the specialties section. "Life's too short to drink boring beer, so our 14 draught selections are always craft, microbrews or imports."

2. Pawn Shop Pub

Next is Fairgrounds's Pawn Shop Pub, situated at 2222 E. 54th St. With four stars out of 102 reviews on Yelp, the pub has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

The site has lots more information on Pawn Shop Pub.

Yelper Karley M., who reviewed the spot on Jan. 6, wrote, "One of the few places I've been to in a while where you can get a cheap meal that tastes good. My husband and I split the boneless wings and the Frisco melt. The burger was really good and juicy!"

3. J Clydes

Near Eastside's J Clydes, located at 1008 N. Bosart Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced pub 4.5 stars out of 27 reviews. 

Yelper Alison S., who reviewed J Clydes on Jan. 26, noted, "Drove by on a Saturday night and decided to stop for a cocktail. It has $1.75 corndogs, chips and cheap drinks. A good neighborhood dive bar."

4. The AVG Pub

The AVG Pub, a pub and traditional American spot in Eagledale, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 27 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3520 W. 16th St. to see for yourself. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about The AVG Pub.

"The AVG Pub has established a reputation for providing highest quality food, excellent customer service and speedy takeout to customers in the Indianapolis area, always at the lowest possible price too," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. 

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