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Indianapolis Downtown Bars

Downtown Indianapolis Bars include a rich variety of atmospheres, from the smokey dive bars, to the swanky chic lounges. Downtown Indianapolis is home to a slew of historic monuments and attractions for bar hoppers to enjoy on a night out. Whether it’s karaoke you’re looking for or a relaxing cigar bar, downtown Indy offers a lively and thrilling Hoosier nightlife scene.

Downtown Indianapolis Bars

6 Lounge Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana 6 Lounge and Restaurant has an atmosphere more reminiscent of a retreat than an Indianapolis bar, setting itself apart from anything else you’ll find in upbeat and always active downtown Indianapolis.
AJ’s Lounge has been around for over 40 years in downtown Indianapolis, and has always been family owned and operated, giving customers a small and comfortable place to see familiar faces and enjoy great music.
O'Reilly's Pub, Indianapolis, IN Andrus O’Reilly’s Sports Bar is a great Indianapolis sports bar that’s perfect to grab a beer and watch the game or meet some friends for lunch. An evening at O’Reilly’s comes complete with nine plasma TVs, and a seven-foot big screen, so you wont miss a minute of any sporting event you can think of.
Basey’s Downtown Grill and Spirits opens on Sundays only for Indianapolis Colts home games, making it the perfect spot for all the local fans to hang out. Located right across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium, this Indianapolis sports bar thrives on the football crowd and has a game-day tailgate party in their parking lot that is always open to the public.
Blu Lounge is the perfect martini bar to unwind, listen to music, or spoil yourself and some friends in a private VIP lounge with elegant bottle service to your table.
Bourbon Street Distillary Bourbon Street Distillery is a two-story bar and restaurant located in downtown Indianapolis within easy walking distance of all the major hotels and sporting and concert venues.
Cadillac Ranch Bar and Restaurant has a Wild West ambiance, lots of specials, macho meat-oriented pub fare and $3 rides on the “meanest mechanical bull” in Indy.
Champps, Indianapolis, IN At Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar, the lively, festive atmosphere is just as much a draw for regulars as the giant menu and nightly drink specials. It’s common knowledge in Indianapolis that when there’s a Colts or Pacers game, heading to Champss ensures first-rate food and plenty of fun until the doors close well after midnight.
Chatham Tap, Indianapolis, IN Chatham Tap Restaurant and Pub – Whether you live downtown or not, you’ll always feel at home when visiting Chatham Tap Restaurant and Pub in Indianapolis downtown.
Claddagh Irish Pub, Indianapolis, IN Claddagh Irish Pub is a lively, upbeat restaurant that truly lives up to its name. The word “pub” actually comes from the phrase “public house,” which is exactly what the Claddagh is: a place for friends to gather for authentic food, good beer, and lively conversation.
Club Level Bar provides a party that everyone can enjoy; no matter what your favorite music is, they play it here. If gaming is your thing, check out the Xbox gaming systems hooked up to the big screens.
Coaches, Indianapolis, Indiana Coaches Tavern- This intimate bar is a great place to catch the game or catch up with old friends.
Downtown Olly’s Restaurant and Bar At Olly’s you can find some great comfort food 24/7, and tons of drinks specials, along with a dart league and Karaoke three nights a week.
English Ivy Restaurant and Bar is located just outside of downtown Indianapolis, in the Historic Saint Joseph neighborhood. Their slogan, “the place where great food and fun times meet”, is a perfect description for this fun, casual environment, .
Front Page, Indianapolis, IN Front Page Sports Bar & Grill, now recently remodeled, provides a warm, casual atmosphere for its eclectic crowd. Located on artsy Mass Ave and across from the Indianapolis Star newspaper building, it’s a great place for the after work crew.
Have a Nice Day Cafe is a fun night club catered towards the young crowd that loves to go out and dance. Every night is a huge dance party with great drink specials. The music consists of current hits mixed with the bar’s own favorites and the best party music.
Howl at the Moon Bar is known for its unbeatable parties and its wide variety of cocktails. Some of the drinks that you just have to try include the “X-Boyfriend”, the “Double Agent Martini”, and the “Adios Mo’ Fo’ Bucket,” which contains a considerable amount of liquor; after a few of those, you’ll understand where it gets its name. The bar also has jello shots and tube shots available, which always make for an interesting night.
ICE Lounge, Indianapolis, IN ICE Ultra Lounge prides itself on its unexpected mix of high-quality sushi, sophisticated drinks, and some of the trendiest, hottest events in Indianapolis. Some of the events even involve a red carpet, so if you’re looking to see famous faces from Indianapolis and beyond, make sure to check out the ICE Ultra Lounge.
Ike and Jonesy’s Bar and Dance Club is the place to dance, drink, and listen to a great mix of live Indy music in downtown Indianapolis. The place is a cool blend of upbeat décor, great food, and world-class bartenders and wait staff.
Jillian’s Downtown: Sometimes you just want to act like a kid again, and this is the place to do it. Jillian’s is a restaurant, a bar to watch the big game, an adult fun-house of air hockey, pool, video games, bowling, and a place for your all-time favorite kid game, skee-ball.
Loughmiller's Pub and Eatery, Indianapolis, IN Over the years, Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery, and flamboyant owner Joe Loughmiller Stacy, carved out a good niche among the many friendly Indianapolis bars. With a convenient location between Military Park and Indianapolis’ Monument Circle, Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery ‎has developed a reputation as “downtown Indianapolis‘ neighborhood bar.”
nicky-blaines-cocktail-lounge Nicky Blaine’s Bar is a classic, Sinatraesque cocktail lounge right on the Circle in downtown Indianapolis. A staunch and favored friend to lovers of the good life, Nicky Blaine’s caters to those who like their bar atmosphere subdued and sumptuous.
Olive’s Martini and Cigar Bar is an upscale and stylish oasis of comfort and the last bastion for smokers inside the grand Omni Severin Hotel, just a few blocks from the Circle.
Rathskeller, Indianapolis, IN If you’re searching downtown Indianapolis for a historic place to experience great fun and great food, the Rathskeller Restaurant is the perfect fit for you. This classic example of Indianapolis restaurants has been voted the best German restaurant in Indianapolis for the past several years, and with good reason.
Rock-Bottom-Restaurant-and-Brewery-entrance-in-downtown-Indianapolis-Indiana Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery‘s vow to be “serious about our food” and “crazy about our beer,” certainly holds its weight in Indianapolis, where it’s one of the most popular choices for a night of drinking and socializing in the city. With two convenient locations in Indy, one downtown and one on the north side, Rock Bottom keeps the beer flowing and the good times rolling for lovers of Indianapolis nightlife every night.
Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis, Indiana At the Slippery Noodle Inn, Indy’s oldest bar, there’s no fancy tiling on the floor, no delicate sconces in sight on the walls, and no 1000-thread tablecloths, meaning there’s nothing to distract you from enjoying the music, food, booze, and good company.
Tastings, Indianapolis, IN Tastings – Located in the lobby of the Conrad, this wine bar is the perfect place to stop and savor the vino.
Chatterbox, Indianapolis, IN The Chatterbox Jazz Club is located in the middle of the Mass Ave Cultural District across from the Murat Theatre and the Athenaeum, former home to the American Cabaret Theatre. The bar is a smoking establishment, making it one of the most popular of the many Indianapolis bars. The club features live jazz five nights a week, and three of the nights are without a cover charge.
The Ugly Monkey, Indianapolis, Indiana The Ugly Monkey proves that you don’t have to be a beautiful primate to have a good time. One of the top Indianapolis bars, the Ugly Monkey has three different areas to relax, have fun, and party with your friends in addition to a great food menu and lots of live music and events.

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