Established in 1894, the Athenaeum Restaurant (The Rathskeller) is the city’s oldest restaurant still in operation today. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Athenaeum building. The Rathskeller is reminiscent of both a quaint inn tucked in the Bavarian hills and a lively beer hall in Munich. Today, the Rathskeller is operated by a tenant manager.
Take a video tour of the Rathskeller
– Named #3 Best Bar in Indianapolis Monthly
- – Voted 2011 Best Bar by Indianapolis Metromix
- – Voted 2010 Best Beer Selection on Indy Channel’s Business A List
The Rathskeller features live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday with some Sundays. During the warmer months, entertainment is held in the unique biergarten space under the stars!
Visit the Rathskeller Website for menus and more.