Slippery Noodle Inn: Indiana’s Oldest Bar

The Slippery Noodle Inn, Indiana‘s oldest bar, opened in 1850. Owners Hal and Carol Yeagy try to preserve an old-time, laid back feel at the inn, located in downtown Indianapolis. With no fancy tiling on the floor, no delicate sconces in sight on the walls, and no 1000-thread tablecloths, there’s nothing to distract you from enjoying the music, food, booze, and good company.

The oldest commercial building in Indianapolis, this historic structure has a ceiling made of pressed tin and a back bar constructed of Tiger Oak. This corner street stop was even a ‘station’ on the Underground Railroad, and ran a brothel in the 1950’s. More recently, some of Hal and Carol’s bar has been voted “Best Bar and Best Live Music” by Best of CitySearch in 2008.

Bar at Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis, Indiana The public will tell you it’s Indy‘s best blues bar, hands down. So head over any day of the week and put your hands up for the fantastic performances that take place on two different stages. Still want more after hours? You can snag one of the 12 CDs the Slippery Noodle Inn has put out, containing live music from Indiana’s only blues recording label. Just ask your server for a copy, and you can be enjoying Indianapolis music on the drive home.

Decor at the Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis, IndianaServing the community since 1850, the Slippery Noodle Inn is yet another example of exciting Indianapolis nightlife. For more information, including an event schedule, please visit the bar’s homepage.

Slippery Noodle Inn
372 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis, Indiana

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