English Ivy's

95% love it
A delightful and delicious modern pub
If you are looking for a fool-proof way to make your day better, head over to The English Ivy. You will be met by a welcoming staff offering DELICIOUS food and fantastic drinks amidst an atmosphere that ensures everyone feels accepted and loved.


    • RonBrad
      RonBrad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good food, stiff drinks.

    • radad
      radad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      we came from Missouri to get married and following the ceremony we headed to our favorite place in all of indy...the ivy. arriving the dining room was decorated for us and our guest. the service was as always GREAT. just wish we could have seen terri darling but it was her day off. the food was to perfection and the drinks divine. patrons from the bar came by to say congrats and celebrate with us. the ivy has been is always will be our favorite place in indy.

    • tab010
      tab010 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Our favorite Indy Bar
      Love this place.. Food is always excellent and Ivys has the best wait staff in the city!

    • rich7142003
      rich7142003 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice place to eat and meet new people

    • Atlantislost
      Atlantislost Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A while ago.
      I was there last time I lived in Indy. I thought the food (at any time) was delicious and well priced. The staff was always courteous and the guests were always varied and intriguing. I always enjoyed myself when I was there and hope it's the same when I return this fall. P.S. I always enjoyed 'Indypolarbear'.

    • fedacct
      fedacct Over a year ago
      Hates it

      There are better after work places
      Was visiting and came here after work since it was highly ranked. The atmosphere seemed adequate enough, but it was a very old crowd quite cliquish. I finished my drink, left, and went somewhere else.

    • JA237
      JA237 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A somwhat decent gay bar.
      Wanted a late-night bite and so many places close their kitchens early on Thursday nights if they're slow, so Ivys can always be depened on to be open, albeit with their Extended Latenight Menu (ELM), not the usual dinner menu. That have a great selection on their ELM. Salads, and soups, sandwiches and appetizers as well as pizza and lasagna. We started with the appetizer combo platter. Fried mozzarella, fried pickles, fried mushrooms, fried onion rings and fried chicken wings. One might think that's a lot of fried, but I am not one of those people. It was great, especially when paired with some mild or spicy dipping sauces. For my meal I was lulled into sweet blissful states of comfort with their toasted cheddar cheese on sourdough. Other breads and cheeses are available but I find the hearty sourdow not only holds up to the butter and grilling but add some edge to the taste of the cheddar. The coleslaw that came with it was creamy as I like it but a little lukewarm which made me go hmmmmm. My companion had their burger and potato salad. The burger was reported to be juicy and the potatoe salad also very creamy. Dessert was the caramel turtle cheesecake (just an ordinary slice of cheescake with caramel sauce on top along with pecans and then chocolate syrup drizzled over the whoe thing) and their 24-Karat cake (carrot cake, get it?) Our server was attentive and our glasses were constantly refilled. Highly recommended as a late night place to eat.

    • lilcarl75501
      lilcarl75501 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      great staff...that's about it.
      Came in for dinner while in town on business. Great portobello strips for the appetizer, however it went downhill from there. Luckily the waiter and Cross, the bartender, had great personalities to keep me in the drunken, smoke filled joint!

    • Worth the visit.
      I was here with an out of town friend last weekend. Had the raspberry chicken and ate like a pig. Baked potato, sweet rolls, great vegetable medley, salad. I was stuffed The meal was priced really well. The server was very polite, the only issue we had was my friend had ordered the prime rib special and they had run out, but she had debated the two specials to begin with & was not disappointed in her shrimp. I would go back in a heart beat. Loved it!!!

    • mct6983
      mct6983 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place

    • lesbianluvers
      lesbianluvers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Loved It!!!
      This was such a gay-friendly place!!! Loved it!!! The food was great, with a great price, same goes 4 the drinks...& the staff was so polite & on point....Just loved It!!!!

    • IndyPolarBear
      IndyPolarBear Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's a favorite.
      Ivy's has been a favorite of mine for years. The bartenders and servers are friendly, so are the owners, John & Chuck. Food is good enough to keep me coming back. Drinks are strong, if you like "gay shots" Ivy's is your place.

    • Batman
      Batman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It's a place to go
      Not the greatest place in Indy, but overall a nice place. It is just so small and crowded all the time. You can never find a place at the bar to sit. Had some good food and some bad food. Ownership could step it up a bit by expanding.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Good Food
      We had good food and service however they were not busy at all. We went in twice during our visit there and about a half dozen people is all they ever had there. But we did enjoy the food.

    • Fantastic, Clean, Friendly, Fresh
      I adore this restaurant, they are delicious, polite and friendly, clean and have great service! Their decor changes ever couple weeks or so--it keeps things fresh and exciting! Their waiters are as awesome as their food! Good mix of people-not just young or old. Definately recommended!