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Smoking in Indiana
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.  

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 a few choose to allow it.

• 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, but not
inside suites or other buildings.

• 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
An upscale cocktail cigar bar located in the middle of
downtown.  Nicky Blaines is a comfortable place with
several large rooms, wood paneling, oil paintings and
lots of comfy leather couches and chairs.  
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.  You can
also sit at the bar along the back wall.
Many cigars for sale.
Martinis are on the small side and cost around $10 when
I was last there (midnight,December 2013.)  I smoked
cigarettes instead of cigars.
It is in a basement and can get very smokey when
crowded, although they do have air cleaners.  
I've always had good service there.  I think sometimes they
have live music, such as small jazz combos.
It is right by the Circle where you cannot park after 11pm,
so you may need to park around the block if visiting late.
You may also encounter a doorman outside.

Blend
3981 E 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 578-1774
Upscale cocktail cigar bar located on the far northeast
side in area referred to as Castleton.

Bu Da Lounge

This cool Asian restaurant /cigar bar was located down
town.  Their web site now says they closed it, but are
going to relocate to the north side...


Village Cigar
6513 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 253-0450
This cocktail cigar bar is located on the north side of
Indianapolis in a popular area called Broad Ripple
where there are night clubs, small restaurants,
breweries, pubs, etc.
Areas Around Indy Where You Can
Smoke Cigarettes Indoors:

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

Sahm's Bar and Grill
7870 E. 96th Street
Fishers, IN
317.841.3014
Located in a strip mall just across the county line of Indy.  
They have a bar in the middle of the restaurant.  
They have excellent food and music (not live).
Sahm's have many restaurants located in the area.

Claude & Annie's
9251 E 141st Street
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 774-8124
They have food and pool.



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

Peppers
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

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

The Chatterbox Jazz Club
435 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
317-636-0584
Located
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.


Bartinis / Caddilac Ranch
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
This
south side bar restaurant features a huge patio on a pond and has a
stage.

And just up the street is Jimmy Buffett's first
Cheeseburger in Paradise which
is another fun place with an outdoor dining area that is
smoking too!


Plat 99: Mixology Lounge
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.



    NORTH SIDE


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


Lava
Broadripple
6308 Guilford Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 726-5282
No alcohol


New Paradise Cafe
Broadripple
6314 Winthrop Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 722-0588
No web site, no one answered phone.  Not sure this place even exists.


Cafe Du Meemo
9642 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46250
(317) 913-9100
No alcohol.  Located in old Star Bucks building on North East side.



        DOWNTOWN


Hookah House
Near Fountain Square
937 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 624-1700
Beer and wine.


HPC Hookah Bar
2604 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 781-9900
This place is a dance club.  DJ.
No alcohol.  No Food.
I've seen photos of the place were people are smoking cigarettes.
Located on near South side.


Ali Baba Cafe & Hookah Bar
115 W Market St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 297-7153
You have to smoke outside, so what's the point???

         SOUTH SIDE


Hookah Nites Grill Bar & Hookahs
2308 E County Line Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 893-2161
Beer and liquor!
Located across County Line Road from Greenwood Park Mall.
Last Updated Nov 22, 2016
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Hotels

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
balcony.

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
balcony.

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
balcony.


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.
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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