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Bars in Plainfield, Indiana

Plainfield, Indiana is a quickly growing suburb of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, located just to the west of the massive metropolis. Like many other Indianapolis satellites like Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, and Zionsville, Plainfield has its fair share of restaurants, nightlife venues, and other places for its residents to get out and have some fun. Plainfield bars are plentiful and almost as varied as Indianapolis bars, so you’re sure to find a drinking haven for anyone in this seemingly small town, from the most dedicated sports fanatic to the most relaxed slacker in your group.

Plainfield is home to several bar chains that also serve as Plainfield restaurants. Places like Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, and Applebee’s feature full-service bars along with their spacious menus, so these chains are good places to experience Plainfield nightlife. However, the town also has a set of smaller scale Plainfield bars that may be able to quench your thirst a little bit better.

Though it has fifteen locations throughout Central Indiana, including in downtown Indianapolis, Claddagh Irish Pub is one of those great bars that patrons keep coming back to again and again. Similar to other Irish pubs like Fionn MacCool’s in Fishers and Nine Irish Brothers in West Lafayette, the Claddagh Irish Pub in Plainfield serves up traditional Irish brews, meals, and good times, usually coupled with a Celtic Indianapolis band like Mother Grove.

Video of live music at Claddagh Irish Pub in Plainfield, Indiana

Other local watering holes in Plainfield include the Firehouse Bar & Grill, Bubbaz Bar & Grill, and Ole Pub LLC. The Firehouse Bar & Grill is another Plainfield bar that doubles as a restaurant, an equally great place to down a beer or fill your stomach. Their legendary pizza is homemade and delicious, and the bar has all the entertainment you could want for your night out, including pool tables, video games, darts, and sometimes live Indianapolis music. Ole Pub LLC is a traditional neighborhood bar, with the usual assortment of dedicated regulars, seamy dive bar atmosphere, and fantastic drink specials: a good place to hang out with friends and watch the Indianapolis Colts or the Indiana Pacers on the big screen.

Bubbaz Bar & Grill, another Plainfield bar, is one of the top destinations for Plainfield nightlife. An equally great place to watch Indianapolis sports or party all night long, Bubbaz is the perfect spot to have a good time, easily compared to Indianapolis bars like The Ugly Monkey, Landsharks, and Rock Lobster. Bubbaz has ludicrous drink specials, an always exciting crowd, and lots of live Indianapolis music; bands that have been featured at Bubbaz Bar & Grill include Andrew Young, Spanky’s Clubhouse, The Blue River Band, Lemon Wheel, The Cousin Brothers, Flynnville Train, The Great Hookup, American Cheese, Twin Peaks, and more. Not restricted to just Plainfield, Bubbaz Bar & Grill also has a location in Camby, Indiana, a small neighborhood in Decatur Township, just to the south of Plainfield.

Video of live music at Bubbaz Bar & Grill in Plainfield, Indiana

Of course, if residents get sick of the bars in Plainfield, downtown Indianapolis is just a short car ride away. Once in one of the six Indianapolis cultural districts, Plainfield residents have access to a huge number of different Indianapolis bars that will satisfy any need. Many bars double as Indianapolis music venues and are shining beacons of Indianapolis nightlife. Sample a creative cocktail at Howl at the Moon, experience one of the best dive bars in the United States at the Alley Cat Lounge, put a song on the award-winning jukebox at 31 Bar & Grill, or wine and dine casually at Fox and Hound Pub and Grille: Indianapolis bars are always a good option for residents of Plainfield.

Plainfield bars are like a microcosm of Indianapolis bars. In this town, you can find almost any type of bar featured in Indianapolis, just on a smaller scale. Ole Pub LLC functions as Plainfield’s dive bar, Firehouse Bar & Grill is a bar within a restaurant, Bubbaz Bar & Grill is a great music venue and party bar, and Claddagh Irish Pub is a good place to get in touch with your Celtic side. These bars make for thirst-quenching Plainfield attractions; don’t miss them next time you’re in town!


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