Bars & Clubs are a staple of Indianapolis nightlife. After a long week at work, it's always nice to get out with friends and socialize at your favorite pub, club or lounge. Below are the latest bar related headlines.

Hipster Bars of Fountain Square

In exploring a new (to me) cultural district last week, I had the opportunity to visit a few different Fountain Square bars. There was a tiki bar, a lounge bar, a local brewery, and a nuvo-hipster bar. Whatever that means. Each location has a unique flavor and together, they weave the fabric of the Fountain […]

A Diller, a Dollar, a Visit to The Thirsty Scholar

When The Thirsty Scholar first opened at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, I assumed it was a bar. I was only partly correct. It’s actually a coffee, beer and wine bar. Tuesday through Friday, The Thirsty Scholar opens at 8:00 a.m. It’s a little too late for the typical rush hour crowd, […]

Best Places In Indy to Watch the Big Game

Latitude 39 : Their state of the art HD Sports Theater is the second best thing to actually being at the game. With a 12 ft jumbotron and 13 HD TV’s broadcasting the game in HD in a 180 seat theater, you really can’t get much closer to the action. 4016 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, […]

Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet to Perform Jazz Kitchen on Friday

The Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet will perform at the Jazz Kitchen on Friday, January 10, 2014. This is one of the more experienced groups in the area, one well-versed in jazz and its many variations. Expect styles like be-bop, latin, ballads, or basically any other jazz variation that strikes their fancy on that particular night. Gene […]

FunCityFinder’s Top-10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Three…two…one…Happy New Year! Almost. Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? Under the mistletoe? At home with friends? Out and about? Here’s a look at 10 New Year’s Eve celebrations that will take place in Indy. New Year’s Eve at the IMA. From 9 pm – 1 am in the Pulliam Family Great […]

Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show at the Jazz Kitchen

The Jazz Kitchen is the place to be Wednesday, as The Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show offers a unique, Big Band interpretation of classic holiday melodies. The performance starts around 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, so it you might want to arrive in time to still get a good seat. It’s a […]

IndyJazzFest Still in Full-Swing, Block Party

IndyJazzFest will be in full “swing” for 3 more days. This annual festival has already seen some outstanding performances. The Blues Side, a sextet consisting of Cynthia Layne, Tad Robinson, Gordon Bonham, Rob Dixon, Kevin Anker and Frank Smith performed on Tuesday at the Jazz Kitchen. Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary jazz saxophonist John […]

Corey Christiansen to Hold CD Release Party at Jazz Kitchen

Jazz Guitarist Corey Christiansen will hold a CD Release Party Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Jazz Kitchen. Corey has fast become one of the most recognized and preeminent guitarists in the world. His latest album, “Lone Prairie,” was inspired by the old American, western frontier, with its wide open vistas and vast landscapes. Yet […]

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers Bring N’Orleans Flare to Jazz Kitchen

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers will perform Tuesday night from 6-9pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple as part of the “New Orleans Nights on the JK Patio” weekly concert series. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Lancton is one of the most accomplished and prolific guitarists in the Midwest. Born […]

Kool’s Bazaar Puts the “Jazz” in Jazz Kitchen

Kool’s Bazaar will play their unique style of jazz on Wednesday, May 7, 2013 starting around 6pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple. Like uncovering a dusty gem, sometimes things of great aesthetic value go unnoticed, hid away from all but the most scrutinizing eyes. Such is the case with Kool’s Bazaar. Formed in […]

Cookin’ Up Brazilian Jazz with Orchestra Jorge Amado

Attention jazz lovers: The Jazz Kitchen will host Orchestra Jorge Amado, a thirteen piece jazz ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions inspired by the life and literary work of famous Brazilian novelist, Jorge Amado. Famous Brazilian musicians, such as Jovino Santos Neto, Jayme Vignoli and Caio Sena, contribute to a sound that pushes the boundaries […]

Carnaval Brazil: A Celebration of Brazilian Music, Food and Drink

A local organization called Cultural Cannibals will hold its “Carnaval Brazil” Brazilian party at the The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will feature DJ Kyle Long, a performance by the I.U. Brazilian Ensemble, live Samba dancers, as well as popular Brazilian food, drink and appetizers.  DJ Kyle Long, who has one of […]

Northside Social: Good Foods, Good Drinks, Good Times

The Northside Social is a place where neighbors get together over good drinks and great food in a chic atmosphere. Mix and mingle at the Northside Social with friends and unwind in a sleek, yet comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, the Northside Social offers traditional comfort foods, fresh seafood and a seasonally changing menu that […]

Coaches Tavern: A Downtown Indy Sports Bar

Coaches Tavern, in Indianapolis downtown, pays tribute to the coaches that have made Indianapolis sports world-renowned. This downtown Indianapolis bar offers pub fare, stiff drinks and delicious beer. With prime location downtown, Coaches is essentially across the street from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Indiana Pacers dominate. Root on the Pacers or cheer on the […]

Three Wise Men Restaurant and Brewery in Broad Ripple Village

From restauranteur Scott Wise, creator of Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis downtown and Scotty’s Lakehouse in Geist, comes the latest brewery to hit Broad Ripple Village, Thee Wise Men. This Indianapolis restaurant offers house and seasonal brews along with a delicious menu featuring their signature pizzas. Three Wise Men offers thirsty Hoosiers a respite on the […]

The Egyptian Cafe Mediterranean Grille and Hooka Bar

The Egyptian Cafe is an Egyptian inspired cafe and hooka bar in the heart of the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village. Design elements in this Indianapolis restaurant mimic the most famous coffee shop in Egypt, El Fishawy, which is located in Old Cairo and has been open 24 hours a day since 1773. For […]

Monon Coffee Company Locally Owned Culture Hotspot

The Monon Coffee Company is the locally owned coffee shop that acts as a stellar alternative to Starbucks in Broad Ripple. For those that like to keep it local, Monon is the place to grab a latte or a homemade baked good sprinkled with that good feeling that you supported Indianapolis’ local economy. Local is […]

Midtown Grill Upscale Dining in Broad Ripple Village

The Midtown Grill is one of Broad Ripple’s fanciest Indianapolis restaurants, offering seafood and steakhouse fare to hungry Hoosiers. Enjoy their prime location along the canal in Broad Ripple, enjoy breezy outdoor seating or dine in their chic inside dining room. A favorite of many Indianapolis people, Midtown Grill is a delicious addition to the […]

LAVA Restaurant Chic Mediterranean Hooka Bar

LAVA is the newest addition to the buffet of Mediterranean restaurants in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple Village. The design of this chic Indianapolis restaurant says it all: sleek overstuffed golden chairs, over-sized ottomans and crystal chandeliers. The perfect place to meet for a casual business lunch or a swank beginning to your night on the town, […]

Fat Dan’s Chicago Style Deli in Broad Ripple Village

“No Bull. No Chain. No Gimmicks.” That’s the motto at Fat Dan’s Deli in Broad Ripple, an Indianapolis restaurant for hungry sandwich lovers. There is nothing in the world like a Chicago deli, and Fat Dan’s aims to bring the Chi-town deli experience to Indianapolis foodies. This authentic deli and pub offers smokin’ good Chicago […]