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Indianapolis Bars: Lifting Hoosier Spirits Around Naptown

Downtown Indianapolis Bars

Howl at the Moon Bar has a wide variety of popular cocktails, such ast the “X-boyfriend,” the “Double Agent Martini,” and the “Adios Mo’ Fo’ Bucket.” This bar is the perfect p lace to stop on a weekend, or for a party with friends.
Ike and Jonsey’s Bar and Dance Club has one of the best dance floors and music in town. Live performances from local artists keep this Indianapolis bar hopping. Located in downtown Indianapolis, this Indianapolis bar is an original Indy gem. The décor is upbeat, and the food and drinks are to die for.
Jillian’s Downtown: If you just want to let loose and act like a teenager again, visit this Indianapolis bar. Aside from the tasty drinks and delicious food, Jillian’s offers air hockey, video games, bowling, skee0ball and loads more fun. This is a great place to plan a party or bring friends for a fun night out.
McGinleys’ Golden Ace Inn is the oldest bar in Indianapolis and a lively, upbeat Irish pub with traditional food and drink from Ireland and live Irish music–the perfect place to warm up on a cool winter evening in Indy.
The Rathskeller is Indy’s number one spot for outdoor summer concerts. With an outdoor beer garden, huge party.reception room and excellent restaurant, this Indianapolis bar and restaurant has it all. It’s been voted the best German restaurant in the Circle City for several years running.

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North Indianapolis Bars

alley-cat-lounge Alley Cat Lounge is a funky dive bar that has bee recognized as on of the Top 25 Dive Bars in the country but Stuff Magazine. Found in a Broad Ripple back alley, the Alley Cat Lounge is one of the coolest and most unique bars in town. Regulars at this classic Indy bar enjoy the pool tables and the endless variety of spirits.
Average Joe’s Sports Bar is one of the best places in Indy to catch a big game. This popular Indianapolis sports bar was named one of the Top Ten Places to Watch the Super Bowl by USA Today. It is also consistently ranked by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine as the best sports bar in the Circle City.
The Vogue Bar and Dance Club is the number one place in Indy for dancing and live entertainment. As one of the oldest pillars of the wild Indianapolis nightlife, The Vogue is located in the heart of Broad Ripple Village, on College Avenue. Not only is this a great bar to find local Indianapolis music, but there are often great national and regional performances there.

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South Indianapolis Bars

31 Bar and Grill is a happening place to chill out and relax to some great music. The jukebox at 31 Bar and Grill is one of the best in town, and on weekends there is live music rocking all night long.
The historic Vollrath Tavern is an Indianapolis dive bar located in the Sacred Hearth Catholic Church Neighborhood.
Rock House Cafe offers multitudes pool tournaments, poker games, big-screen televisions, dancing, live music and cheap drink specials.

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East Indianapolis Bars

Fox and Hound Pub and Grille offers great pool tables, good eats and amazing cocktails. Their extensive menu has something to offer for everyone, and the cool atmosphere makes the Fox and Hound Pub and Grille a great spot for kicking back with some buddies.
Waters Edge Pub & Eatery is a popular spot for dining, drinking and sports. Waters Edge Pub & Eater is located on the northeast side of Indianapolis, and it’s typically packed for all the big games

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West Indianapolis Bars

8 Seconds Saloon has a main bar, a portable bar, and a snack bar. Also inside 8 Seconds Saloon is a popular night club called Tremors. This bar often hosts popular Country music artists, and Hoosiers love the huge 2,000 square foot dance floor. The weekend brings in huge crowds, but this Indianapolis bar is also a great place to hang out during the week
cabana-room Cabana Room Bar and Restaurant – A cool and trendy hangout in next door Brownsburg, this place has live music three nights a week and an extensive and varied menu.

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