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The Ale Emporium     My favorite north side pub opened a south side location in 2019.  Live music.  Food.  Patio

Barringers Tavern  (317) 384-1027  This is like the oldest bar in town.  Very cool in an old fashioned way.  
Ancient Indy 500 photos on the walls, some games including Foosball!, Little patio in back for smoking.
Serves pizza and other good food.

The Corner Bar     (317) 941-7098   Large patio.  Often has live music.  Corner of Old Meridian and Epler Av

The Green Door Lounge    (317) 783-3862    Just a little cubby hole,  always open till 3 a.m., no menu

Jake's Pub    (317) 865-8888   Patio in front, Menu, Located at corner of Southport Rd & Bluff Rd.

Robby's Pub    (317) 865-1997    Daily Food & Drink Specials, Located near Jake's Pub.

John Wayne's Pub & Eatery     (317) 882-8124    Live Music,  Lots of Pool Tables,   Fried chicken

Schneider's Pub     (317) 887-2342     Big menu, popular with old people

O'Reilly's Irish Pub      Chain, Patio, Menu - their south side location has closed.

Peppers    (317) 887-0461      Can smoke!!!   Many Pool Tables,  Dance floor,  No food

That Place      (317) 888-7100     Live Music, Patio, Menu

Shallos    (317) 882-7997    Largest Beer Selection, Good Food, Great decor. Family Dining Area

Mucky Ducks     (317) 887-3825     Huge Patio w/Music Stage, Dining Area, Game Room

Oaken Barrel Brewing Co.     (317) 887-2287   Restaurant and bar, they brew their own beer

Mashcraft Brewing   317.215.4578   In Greenwood on South Meridian.  You can bring your own food.  Has other Indy locations.

Whisky Business    (317) 756-9980    Live music, burgers-bourbon-brews
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Fountain Square (south east Indy downtown)
The Brass Ring     (317) 635-7464    Patio,  Good food & drinks,  Late Night Food,  Jazz

Red Lion Grog House       (317) 822-4764       Good food & beer

Revolucion         317-423-9490     Tiki Bar Patio, Rums, Burgers & Tacos       Tues-$4 Margaritas

Radio Radio       (317) 955-0995       Cool,   Live Music w/cover charge

Indiana City Brewing Co.    (317) 643-1103   
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Slippery Noodle        (317) 631-6974     Live Blues every night, good food,   Fri-Sat Cover Charge

Rathskeller     317-636-0396        Cool, Great German Food, Outdoor Beer Garden, Live music

The Chatterbox       (317) 636-0584      Live Jazz Every Night,  dive bar, patio,  Fri-Sat Cover

Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge      (317) 638-5588      Dim smoky underground cigar-martini bar, comfy couches and chairs

Stadium Tavern     (317) 929-1978      Decent regular bar with food

Tappers   (317) 602-6411  Fletcher Place.  They have a lot of free-to-play arcade games!  Also 4 pinball machines.

Tavern On South  (317) 602-3115    Near Lucas Oil Stadium, Menu
Indianapolis Northeast Side Bars
Ale Emporium      (317) 842-1333        Great crowd and staff,  good menu,   Live Music

Sahms Bar & Grill      317-841-3014        Good Food!
Broad Ripple Bars
Jazz Kitchen      317-253-4900       Good food and live Jazz -  it's actually south of Broad Ripple on College Ave.

There are a lot of bars in this historical party location,  including the Broadripple Brewery and the Vogue Lounge which books
Famous music acts.  The main drag is 62nd Street and College Ave.
Bars Where Your Dog is Allowed on the Patio
The Brass Ring     (317) 635-7464    1245 Shelby St.    Dogs can join you on the deck - both smoking and non-smoking areas.

Brugge Brasserie      (317) 255-0978       1011 E Westfield Blvd         Enjoy Belgian-style food with your dog on covered patio.

Chatham Tap     (317) 917-8425   719 Mass Ave.    Soccer on TV, 3 locations  

Fire by the Monon    (317) 252-5920     6523 Ferguson St       Menu

Flatwater Restaurant     317-257-5466      832 E. Westfield Blvd.  

Metazoa Brewing Company    (317) 522-0251     140 S College Ave.   

Plump's Last Shot     (317) 257-5867     6416 Cornell Ave     Menu    By Monon

Rosie's Place      (317) 344-6500    Restaurant w/3 North Side Locations, Bakery

Ralston's Drafthouse      317-493-1143     635 Mass. Ave.   
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South side bars that appear to have shut down during the pandemic:
Long Acre Bar
Colonial Inn
Downtown bars that have shut down during the pandemic:
MacNiven's    Rock Bottom    Ram      Basey's      
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