Kick It! at the Moon Dog Tavern and Restaurant in Northeast Indianapolis

In the whole world, there is only one Moon Dog Tavern and Restaurant, and it’s located in northeast Indianapolis. The decor is an eclectic collection of rock ‘n roll memorabilia and artifacts plus sports mementos. The property includes a gracious patio that overlooks a pleasant lake.

For Indianapolis dating and those who want to dance, the Moon Dog is one of the hottest spots around when it comes to Indianapolis nightlife and Indianapolis bands. And the menu rocks as well.

Hear this great video of The Filter Kings performing at the Moon Dog Tavern in northeast Indianapolis.


Its many attributes make the Moon Dog Tavern a formidable Indianapolis restaurant and a top Indianapolis bar. The fans line up to eat, drink, dance and generally carouse there, especially from Thursdays through Sundays, when there’s always live music. Some of the well-known groups you’re liable to hear at the Moon Dog Tavern and Restaurant are The Flying Toasters, Dark House Sweet, Rich Hardesty, Blonde Sonja, The Filter Kings and American Cheese, just to name a few. This lively venue sports both an indoor and outdoor stage. The Moon Dog attracts some of the top rock ‘n roll groups in Indiana.

Here’s a hot video of the Indianapolis band, American Cheese, performing live at the Moondog Tavern in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The pub food at the Moon Dog Tavern and Restaurant is at the top of its class. Linger with your date over the Sampler Platter of chicken fingers,seafood spinach dip, potato skins and portabella fries. Or try the flavor-filled Taco Salad or Moon Dog Salmon Salad with artichoke hearts, grilled potatoes, a hard-boiled egg and tomatoes on fresh greens.

They have all kinds of wraps, too, from the Buffalo to the Honey Mustard Chicken to the Fish Taco in chipotle ranch sauce. Heavier fare includes their famous pizza “to howl about” and some great choices in sandwiches, from a BBQ Turkey Melt Panini to the house Crab Cake Sandwich with two succulent crab cakes, served on a fresh hoagie.

Burgers are a must when you’re burning the calories on the dance floor. Try one of the Moon Dog Classic Burgers, made exactly as you like it. You can choose your toppings too. Really into having dinner at the Moondog? You can even get a world-class Breaded Tenderloin or filet at this northeast Indianapolis restaurant.

Some of the great house specials include a 48-ounce pitcher of beer for $5, Absolut “U-Call-It” martinis for $5, a juicy six-ounce filet mignon with potato and salad for $8.50 and Fat Tire Ale for only $3.50 a pint. And on Sundays, all pizzas are half-off!

The Moon Dog Tavern and Restaurant staff tries hard to run one of the best live dance clubs and restaurants in Indy. They succeed with room to spare, and are considered a top spot for dining, dancing and music in Indianapolis.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday, 11 am – 1 am
Thursday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 m
Sunday, Noon – Midnight

Moondog Tavern and Restaurant
4825 E 96th St
Indianapolis, IN 46240-3849

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