Sports on TV on one (or more) of our 11 Hi-def Flat Panel TVs, each on it’s own controller.
We show European sports such as Rugby and Soccer.
This week’s specials...
In Store Dining Only - Not offered on Carryout Orders - Not offered on Holidays
Evening Food Specials
Monday & Tuesday
Sunday (open for Brunch -10am to 2pm)
We serve a full breakfast menu including omelettes, eggs benedict, etc. See our Brunch Menu.
With over 100 beers of the world to choose from you are sure to find one to suit your taste. If beer is not what you fancy, sample a fine wine from California or Australia; or enjoy a cocktail from our full bar.
Sunday (open at 10am)
Visit the UJ Blog for specials, announcements, stories and occasional rants.
Union Jack offers free WI-FI!
Wow! Our Green Broad Ripple, Inc. Restaurant Group has been nominated for an Indianapolis Sustainability Award. It’s wonderful to be recognized for our hard work.
Green Jack --- UJ Recycles:
Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple is proud to be co-organizer of the Green Broad Ripple Glass Recycling Program. Thanks to the dedication of our fellow restaurants on this block, we collectively capture 9-10 tons of beer and wine bottles monthly for remanufacturing. That is a lot of glass diverted from the land fill.
Although we prefer you join us on site, so we might properly serve you, there are those times you just have to take it with you. Rest assured… Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple also uses bio-degradable carry-out containers. We’re thinking of you and the future generations.
Since 1979, Union Jack Pub – Broad Ripple has been a landmark in Indianapolis. UJ's has the feel of an English pub with an American twist. We offer an extensive assortment of beers, malt scotches and whiskies. Our innovative menu offers English fare, American pub favorites and our signature deep-dish pizza.
The recipe for our famous pizza has set the bar of excellence for over 26 years; earning many “best of” awards throughout the years. Many national chains have attempted to emulate our pizza and while it may have been duplicated it has never been replicated. To this day all of our top quality ingredients, recipes and preparations remain unchanged, still making it the best pizza in the land!
UJs is a 100% smoke-free environment. We offer family-friendly dining and an adult-friendly bar. Visit us to watch your favorite sports team on one of our 11 hi-definition televisions. While you’re here enjoy a drink and some authentic pub fare.
The History of Pubs
Among other hotly debated subjects discussed within the walls of a local pub, the argument for the importance of the English Pub as a community center is historically proved. Much more than an establishment where drinks and food are consumed, the pub has been the meeting place for friends and strangers alike. A venue where business and city planning was, and still is, discussed, colleagues also came together to mull over current events. Travelers have known for centuries that they could locate warmth, nourishment and rest within the walls of a local pub. And, of course, neighbors found a place to celebrate small victories and discuss tragedies, throughout war and peace.
Edgar, King of Kent regulated the size of drinking vessels during the tenth century. This vessel was passed around the alehouse, each consumer’s portion measured and marked by a peg. Drinkers often drank beyond their appropriated measure, taking the next drinker ‘down a peg or two’.
Christianity brought a new taxation on ale in order to raise funds for church building; the brew becoming known as ‘scot ales’. Some brewers made ale secretly to avoid the church tax. Customers of these early tax evaders were accused of drinking ‘scot free’.
Growing industries and population began to pollute the water supplies during the Middle Ages. As ale became the only safe drink, alehouses took on a more important role within society.
The reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) brought prosperity. As the professional class developed, so did the need for a high class meeting place that became known as the tavern. The alehouse was a place of necessity where the poor were sheltered, spending what little money they had. The tavern was a place for leisure and pleasure where the lawyers, bankers, writers and civil servants met to eat superior food, drink ale and wine while relaxing in comfortable surroundings.
In the City of London, Dr. Samuel Johnson stated “…No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.” It is safe to assume that the elite of England structured many ideas of growth in the comfort of a pub.
Although many variations and evolutions presented themselves throughout the centuries, the style of 20th Century pubs reflected a more wholesome, romanticized view of the Olde English Pub. Today the pub still fills a special need as a meeting place for friends to enjoy good food and drink. We hope you enjoy your visit to Union Jack Pub. We look forward to meeting your needs in the best of English traditions.
Union Jack pub in Indianapolis, IN is an authentic English Pub and Soccer Bar in Indianapolis. Union Jack's is located in Broad Ripple Village (broadripple) in Indianapoplis. Broad Ripple Village is the center of nightlife in Indianapolis, with bars, restaurants, dance clubs, shops, coffee houses near Union Jack's UJs pub. Union Jack bar in Indianapolis plays European sports on TV such as rugby, soccer, Australian rules football. Union Jack serves beers from all around the world.