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General Info
The Rathskeller is located in the Historic Athenaeum. We are a multi-purpose venue with dining services, World Famous Biergarten, & special events!
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
mastercard, visa, discover, amex, diners club, jcb
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhood
Downtown Indianapolis
AKA

The Rathskeller

Categories
Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants, Caterers, German Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, European, German, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Good For Family: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Corporate Meetings, Meeting Facilities

Price Range : Above Average

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Diane C.

06/22/2017

Overall
Atmosphere
Food
Service

Way over priced for what you get do yourself a favor order from bar menu
Service slow
Parking impossible. No valet

ink4shirts

02/21/2010

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Overall
The place rocks,Cool t-shirts too

love the service here.
ink4shirts

indyone

12/26/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
old German atmosphere, quality food and beers

Stepping into the Rathskeller is a treat for the eyes, as well as the stomach. The room has fine art quality stained glass windows, an intriguing fireplace with dark sculptures and mottos in German, and other cultural pieces that contribute to the feeling of being in a small town in Germany instead of Indianapolis. The sausages and meats are top quality from local German butchers, and the meals are flavorful and substantial. My husband's favorite is the Beef Rouladen, while I alternate between Kassler Ripchen and the German sausages with kraut. The beers are another tasty bonus.
My daughter had her wedding rehearsal dinner here, and the out of town guests thought it was a treasure.

linda1011

11/06/2008

Overall
Rude Service

We were a party of twelve with reservation. We arrived on time....actually a little early. Service was so, so. A little slow, but we thought nothing of it as we enjoyed our appetizers. When the main course arrived we were half way into our meal, when the waitress came over and started taking our plates. I explained I was not finished. She informed me we would have to leave because the had people waiting. We had been there maybe a whole 45 minutes. I asked to speak to the manager. When he came to the table I told him when our reservations were and how long we had been there. He informed me that they had another reservation and we would have to leave. I asked why they would book them so close together. I got no response except to say, we needed to leave. Boxed up our food and handed it to us. To top it all off, because of the number in our party, they had included the tip so there was no way to express our displeasure of the way we were treated. I will NEVER go back and have told friends of our experience and have been insured they also will never return. Our company used to have it's Christmas dinner there, but no more. I have never been treated so rudely.

Roger S.

06/10/2008

Overall
THE Indy German resturant .......

Great German dishes, wonderful beer and wine selection, clean with an old-world atmosphere. .... I can highly recommend the "Sauerbraten" and the "Hot Wurst Plate".

kyroberthl

01/13/2008

Overall
They always have a good selection.

They always have a good selection of dishes and at low prices and they have a great location.

jelloshots

12/14/2007

Overall
nice atmosphere

If you're tired of the same old chain-style restaurant, this is a nice change of pace. The menu has a nice variety of dishes and the building has a lot of charm. If you're looking for someplace where you can relax, this is it.

kozlov24

10/23/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fun place to go with friends

Anytime I am in Indy, I try to make it here at least once. Good food, fun atmosphere, and great live music. Can be crowded, but it is a fun diverse crowd.

barexpert007

08/26/2006

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Overall
OK PLACE- NOT GREAT

PRICES ARE TOO HIGH- NICE FOREIGN BEER SELECTION AND FOOD WAS GOOD
SERVICE WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AND IT WAS NOT TOO CROWDED

sarahvain

11/15/2005

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Overall
Great for beer lovers

Great for lovers of beer! They have large and small bottles of tons of European gems (including my favorite - LaChouffe!). The Biergarden is for sure the place to be in Spring, Summer and early Fall. You always run into someone you know! Great place for pre-pub crawls, and to celebrate your love of great Euro-beer!

mimimartin

03/09/2005

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Overall
awesome place

the best place ive ever ate at. i had the jaegershnitzle with the red cabbage and my husband had the rouladen(or whatever its called)it was toooo good!!!!our waitress holly was the freindliest one we ever had.ive told everyone i know to visit there at least once.its more than worth it!

hgielrehtaeh

08/11/2003

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Overall
SO good

superb food, unique atmosphere. come away feeling like you should speak German.

indyroadtrip

03/13/2003

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Overall
Best German Bar ever!!!

I visit this place every year when I visit Indy. It is what every German bar should be. Great food, atmosphere, and people. Not a place to get Budweiser, you've got to try their huge selection of imports. Their food is some of the best in Indy. It can get crowded in there. There is a restaurant section and a bar section. You can eat at both. I eat in the bar. Highly recommended.

johndv1

07/26/2002

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Overall
wunderbar

One of the best bars/restaurant that I have visited. Old world feel and the bartenders are the best bar none. Biergarten is a great time.

rplocica

07/13/2002

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Overall
Schmeckt Sehr Gut!

We came from DC area for a convention, hunting good German restaurants since ours closed as proprietors aged. Frieda is from Munich and she loved it! The atmosphere on Sunday in the big dining hall was subdued but really Bavarian down home. In fact, last time in Munch I saw few places which came close. We eat out a lot, found the food really great and prices reasonable by INDY standards and a steal by DC rates. The selection of beers was a delight and all excellent choices - I tried the sampler. Three of us in our party got a broad selection and all were great with really friendly servers. Now I can kick myself for not staying at the convention another day just to enjoy this place some more with entertainment to boot. The place to put on an out-of-town visitor A list.

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