19 Ways to Ring in 2011 and Celebrate the New Year Downtown

Downtown Indianapolis is offering up some world-class entertainment and just plain fun ways to ring in 2011 this New Year’s Eve. For sheer variety of attractions, restaurants and things to do, the downtown sector of Indianapolis can’t be beat anywhere in Indiana.

Take a look at this list of ways to ring in 2011 and celebrate the New Year downtown. Odds are you will find several items of interest, even if you were planning on staying home with your cat, in a rocker by the fire.

19 Ways to Ring in 2011 and Celebrate the New Year in Beautiful Downtown Indianapolis

Interior Adobo Grill Restaurant in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Adobo Grill: Spice it up with a big Salsa party at Adobo Grill. $79.99 includes four courses, margaritas, party favors, and a tequila toast at midnight.
Logo for Front Page Sports Bar in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Annual Bowl Bash: Hot off the press for the third year! Front Page Sports Bar & Grill has champagne and food specials, and the Bowl Bash on New Year’s Day. No cover.
Athenaeum's Rathskeller Restaurant entrance in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Athenaeum: This big party starts at 7:00 at the Rathskeller, a popular Indianapolis restaurant. Live music with Zanna Doo and Benito DiBartoli. $55 at the door.
Inside the Big Car Gallery in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, Indiana Big Car: The Big Car Gallery is putting on their Bohemian New Year’s Eve again, with dancing to some top Indianapolis bands. Cover is only $10.
Blu Lounge, downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Blu Year’s Eve: This party at downtown Indy‘s ritzy Blu Lounge is scheduled for 9:00 pm till 3:00 am, with entertainment by DJ Slater Hogan and Dance Floor. $49 at the door, $39 in advance.
Carriage ride outside a downtown Indianapolis hotel Carriage Ride: Take her out for a New Year’s Eve romantic treat in Indianapolis! Downtown carriage rides will make 2010 and 2011 unforgettable.
Indianapolis Children's Museum interior Countdown to Noon: Enjoy a safe, fun party with your Indianapolis children at the famous Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This way, you can all ring in 2011 at a reasonable hour!
Indiana State Museum - exterior Family New Year: Another way to celebrate with your kids, this family party is held at the Indiana State Museum from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Live music, games, crafts and dancing. $11 for non-members and $6 for members.
Radio Radio marquee in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, Indiana Fountain Square: Not one, but two popular Indianapolis music groups perform live while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and champagne from 8:00 pm on. $12.50 at Fountain Square’s own Radio Radio.
Logo for Howl at the Moon Bar in downtown Indianapolis Howl: Rock it out and rock it in at Howl at the Moon, from 7:00 pm. Prices from $25 to $90 each.
Ike and Jonesy’s Bar in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Ike & Jonesy’s: This special New Year’s all-you-can-eat dinner at Ike & Jonesy’s for $43.59 each comes with music, champagne, party favors and a personal gift.
Public skating at the Pan Am World Skating center in Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana/World Skating: Glide into the New Year from 10:30 pm to midnight 2011 at the Indiana/World Skating Academy at the Pan American Plaza, or bring your kids at 4:30 pm. Adults are $7.50 and children are $6.75, including skate rental.
Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Madame Walker: It’s a fabulous 70s party at the renowned Madame Walker Theatre! Lots of prizes for best dressed, best Afro and more. 8:00 pm – 3:00 am, $40 per ticket.
Interior, Crowne Plaza Union Station Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana Masquerade Ball: The sky’s the limit at Union Station this New Year. Live music by Great Scott and the Jester Kings, a grand costume contest and midnight balloon drop. Done in after the party? Stay at a premier Indianapolis hotel, the Crowne Plaza downtown. $49 for tickets, rooms start at $139.
Old National Center, Indianapolis, Indiana Mummies: A unique take on a New Year’s Eve party at the Old National Center, with Here Come the Mummies. $50 at the door, $40 in advance.
Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis Pacers: Here’s how to rev up for midnight! See the Indiana Pacers play Washington at the Conseco Fieldhouse, December 31 at 3:00 pm. Tickets start at $15.
Indianapolis Propylaeum Propylaeum: Reserve this one by December 30. Its the Propylaeum’s Early Bird New Year’s Eve Special Dinner, from 5:30 pm.
Inside the Skyline Club Restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana Skyline Club: Enjoy the elegant Skyline Club Restaurant and their special dinner with six gourmet courses. Live music with American Idol contestant Steve Hackman. $64.95 for non-members, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Slippery Noodle Inn exterior, Indianapolis, Indiana Slippery Noodle: Make some noise and bring your friends for dinner at the popular Slippery Noodle Inn. Live music by The Why Store and the WT Feaster Band. $25 for party only or $200 for four dinners and party. 7:00 pm.

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