The Melody Inn

In 1935, The Melody Inn opened its doors and Indianapolis nightlife was never to be the same again. Often appearing as a contestant in Nuvo Magazine’s “Best of Indy” contest, The Melody Inn is an Indianapolis bar offering great drinks and a different live music show every night. The Melody Inn is one of the best alternative Indianapolis music venues. Regular weekly shows include:

Monday – RPM Open Turntables with DJ Shimmercore 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday – Electronic Beats and Bass DJs 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday – Outlaw Country Show with Stockwell 7:30 – 9:30pm
Friday – Hillbilly Happy Hour
Saturday – Punk Rock Night

Video of Demiricous performing at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, Indiana


The Melody Inn’s Punk Rock Night is arguably the most popular Punk Rock Night in the state (other Punk Rock Night locations include Bloomington and Evansville). Local Indianapolis bands share the stage with touring bands every Saturday night starting at 10pm. Patrons at The Melody Inn’s Punk Rock Night can find pictures of themselves on the Punk Rock Night website where Indianapolis photographer Rich Barker uploads images of the scene after every show.

The Melody Inn is located at 38th Street and Illinois in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood near Butler University, making it easily accessible from Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and the Pepsi Coliseum, as well as Broad Ripple. If you like Local’s Only, J. Clydes, or The Allycat you should give The Melody Inn a try. You won’t be disappointed.

In 2008, proprietors of The Melody Inn, Dave and Rob, opened The Melody Inn Reception and Banquet Centre two doors down from what Nuvo refers to as “The Melody Inn Drinking and Carousing Centre.” The Melody Inn Reception and Banquet Centre offers space for wedding receptions, private parties, and banquets.

For more information on The Melody Inn, please visit the venue’s website.



The Melody Inn
3862 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, In 46208

The Melody Inn Reception and Banquet Centre
3822 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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