Where's a great place to Grab your Irish Stout or Red? Your local brewpub or favorite pub, of course!
If you want to visit an "Irish pub" in Central Indiana there are several newer choices and one original. McGinleys' Golen Ace opened in 1934 with Pat McGinley from Ireland taking advantage of the repeal of Prohibition. That makes their 2011 St. Patrick's Day their 77th and they are doing it up right with 2 rounds of Irish music (1 tenor, 3 bands) from 11:30 AM until close using a tent in their parking lot. They serve sandwiches including a corned beef sandwich and what Indianapolis Monthley magazine called 'the best homemade cheeseburger in Indy.' The Golden Ace is at 2533 East Washington Street and features Irish music all day.
For another rather authentic experience there is the Irish Lion Pub and Restaurant, a Bloomington, IN tradition and often listed as one of Indiana's best restaurants. Housed in a restored 1882 building the Lion has the true feel of an Irish pub, great food, good European beer including Guiness and Harp plus great food including Irish specialties.
Indy has a wealth of "Irish pubs" and apologies to any left off this list:
MacNiven's Scottish/Irish downtown
Claddaugh both downtown and Carmel
Mo's in Hamilton Town Centre b
PJ O'Keefe's Zionsville
O'Gara'a Beech Grove
And while Chatham Tap is more English than Irish the quaint Mass Av location and the larger Fishers location both have Irish and English beer and a true pub atmosphere.