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There is a nice mall in the middle of downtown called the Circle Centre Mall. Here is a picture of one of the entrances:
Star Photo by Robert Scheer
These four popular bars are all on the top floor of this mall:
World Mardi Gras - 488-ROCK - Music hall featuring a New Orleans street theme.
AJ's Lounge - 551 N Senate Ave - 632-9858
Alcatraz Brewing Co - 49 W. Maryland St - 488-1230
A San Francisco Eatery who brew their own beer.
Amato's Pub - 2536 S Meridian St - 784-0784
Anchor Inn - 1616 N Arlington Ave - 359-9296
Arnold's Tavern - 3018 E 10th St - 636-7556
BW-3 Grill & Pub - 15 E. Maryland - 916-9464
Specializes in Buffalo Wings.
Bar 52 - 3806 English Ave - 359-5200
Barringer's Tavern - 2535 S Meridian St - 783-3663
Basey's Roadhog Saloon - 419 S. West St. - 637-4514
Ride your bike.
BB Little Thuderbird - 2749 S Brill St - 787-4125
Benders Restaurant & Bar - 4507 S Harding St - 781-1729
Benny Jack's Pub & Eatery - 1032 S East St - 637-4397
Betty Boops Lounge - 637 Massachusetts Ave - 637-2310
Bill Spears Tavern - 435 Kentucky Ave - 637-2033
Birdie's Place - 1271 S East St - 226-9084
Black Orchid Lounge - 2275 N Illinois St - 923-0311
Blue Bird Lounge - 3806 E 30th St - 545-0245
Bob's Bar - 5464 Massachusetts Ave - 546-1425
Bonfire West - 1541 W Michigan St - 631-8559
Bug Dog Saloon Sports Bar & Grill - 2929 Kentucky Ave - 244-1223
Canvas Lounge - 952 N West - 635-2901
Casino Lounge - 1711 E Minnesota St - 787-8719
Cat Ballou's - 1236 Oliver Ave - 267-9283
Catalina Bar - 3032 E Washington St - 631-6310
Champions Sports Bar - 350 W. Maryland - below the Marriott Hotel
The Chatterbox Tavern - 435 Massachusetts Ave - 636-0584
Tiny little place with live jazz nightly and they may charge you a cover.
Choo Choo Inn - 748 S Emerson Ave - 353-1796
Claddagh Irish Pub - 234 S. Meridian St - 822-6274
Classic's Bar & Grill - Irvington Plaza - 353-1070
Club Lasalle - 3219 E Michigan St - 632-6011
Club Mecca - 2802 Merchants Drive - 920-5915
On 02/09/04 some 20 y/o women got in a fight and two ended up shot.
On 04/04/04 two 22 y/o guys leaving the bar were shot and one died. Police have repeatedly responded to reports of trouble at this nightclub since January 2001.
Club Ten Tavern - 2127 E 10th St - 636-3168?
This neighborhood bar is in a neighborhood you might want to stay out of if your squeamish. I attended in order to check out my friend's band. It was an entertaining evening, what with the people strung out on crack walking in and the people there were super friendly. I was worried about my car getting broken into though.
ComedySportz Arena - 3121 W. 30th St - 926-3368
The Coyote Den - 2705 W Washington St - 636-9177
The Cozy - 20 N Penn. - 638-2100
The Cozy features 12,000 square feet of something for everyone. We have casual and fine dining at great prices, as well as full banquet facilities for receptions, etc.The Cozy offers various forms of entertainment from pool and darts to live music.
DJ's Lounge - 1707 Prospect St - 634-0762
D&M Tavern - 2137 S Meridian St - 784-4893
Doug & Tina's Lounge - 1640 S Meridian St - 636-4243
The Dugout Tavern - 621 Virginia Ave - 639-1133
Faces Night Club - 2145 N Talbot - 923-9886
The Factory Tavern - 1627 Howard St - 687-8077
Fat Cat Bar - 3744 Lafayette Rd - 291-9706
Fonza's Pub - 3652 S Meridian St - 780-9348
Fountain Room - 1101 Virginia Ave - 686-6019
Room next to historic Fountain Square goes back in time about four decades to transform into sock-hopped diner from yesteryear. Live music.
Fountain Tavern - 1245 Shelby St - 632-9476
4 The Good Times - 2009 E Minnesota St - 784-3279
Frank & Bobbi's Bar & Grill - 243 N State Ave - 266-0775
Frank & Bobbi's Bar - 3302 E 10th St - 231-1967
Friday's - 501 W Washington - 685-8443
Front Page Tavern - 310 Massachusetts Ave - 631-6682
Garfield Tavern - 2627 Shelby St - 786-5486
The Garf is a friendly neighborhood tavern that decorates with animal trophies. Free Wings and Pig Fries on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Pool table and pinball machine. $
Gaslight Inn - 2280 S Meridian St - 784-8257
Golden Ace Inn - 2533 E Washington St - 632-0696
Great Divide - 743 E New York St - 637-2192
Friendly little neighborhood bar. They will rent you the place for partys and cater it.
Hard Rock Cafe - 47 S Meridian St - 317-636-2550
Have A Nice Day Cafe - 225 S. Meridian St - 635-8824
70's theme dance club south of the circle on Meridian Street. They play lots of disco.
Harold's Ox-ten Tavern - 2827 E 10th St - 635-3897
The Hideway Lounge - 2990 N Arlington Ave - 546-1058
Hoosier Pub - 1120 S Meridian St - 262-1021
The Hop - 2014 N Shadeland Ave - 356-5700
Hotelsmen Club - 561 W 26th St - 926-0400
Hots - 255 W Morris St - 637-6252
Ike & Jonesy's - 17 Jackson Place (by Union Station) - 632-4553
50's bar with dance floor. Can get really crowded late at night with people packed in and dancing. Lots of fun. Note, they may lay off the 50's-60's music and play typical dance music as the night progresses.
Indy Top 40 - 2018 W Morris St - 2370060
Indianapolis Comedy Connection - 247 S. Meridian St - 631-3536
Ironworkers Corner Bar - 1101 English Ave - 261-1218
J Clyde - 1008 N Bosart Ave - 351-8860
Jane's Double Overtime Tavern - 917-1191 - 28 S. Pennsylvania St.
This place just opened at the beginning of 1998. Good food - all-American sandwiches with an Italian flair.
Jillian's - 141 S. Meridian St - 822-9300
Watch TV on bottom floor in bar, A lot of games to play on other floors - even bowling! also has a dance floor!
Johnny's Park Inn - 2531 Shelby St - 784-0952
Just Us - 1625 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St - 924-1119
Kameleon - 120 E. Market St - 964-0400
Dance floor - girly contests
Kilimanjaro Reggae Night Club - 235 S Meridian St - 756-9606
Kitley Inn - 825 S Kitley Ave - 357-3160
Lakeview Supper Club - 2805 Kentucky Ave - 248-9667
Legal Beagle - 20 N. Delaware St - 266-0088
Feb 12, 1999 - According to paper, owner drank too much, then grabbed a female patron while she was talking to Larry Bird, and threw her from his pub . Owner gets charged with battery.
Note to self: "Don't invite any lawyers when I get a bar."
Leroy's - 1417 Prospect St - 630-1116
Leroy's Lounge - 1501 E 38th St - 923-2935
Lincoln Inn - 1539 S East St - 635-7494
Linebacker - 2631 W Michigan St - 634-1211
Little Spot Tavern - 3662 W Morris St - 244-0664
Lockerbie Pub - 631 E Michigan St - 631-9545
Seems to be a neighborhood bar in a historic area. I had good Buffalo Wings there while listening to recorded music that varied from old-time Jazz to Jimi Hendrix and watching the game. I hear a lot of cops hang out there. It kind of reminded me of a 50's bar for some reason.
Lotus - 235 S. Meridian St.
A dance club where you will want to dress up more than for the clubs next door.
There is a sushi bar on the ground floor. Decor is neat.
The 2nd floor has a lounge, a bar and a dancefloor with big bass.
The 3rd floor has a small liquor bar with lots of candles and some couches by the windows. There is a elevator and stairs.
[11/29/04 - 4 guys got into an argument here and were thrown out, they began arguing again in the parking lot and one ended up shot 3 times.]
Macabob Tavern - 1446 E Washington St - 266-0535
Maggie's Lounge - 453 N Rural St - 634-8290
The Masterpiece - 3748 N Sherman Dr - 545-1301
May's Lounge - 901 Dorman St - 635-0020
McQueen's - 302 N Colorado Ave - 375-0358
McRay's Bar - 1406 S Belmont Ave - 237-9745
Melody Inn - 3826 N Illinois St - 923-4707
A neighborhood pub more likely found in the Bronx than near Butler Univ. Decorated in 1969 and not touched since. Wraparound booths and solid oak bar top make for total retro-coolness. Live Music.
Mesa Lounge - 122 W 13 - 637-0864
Mike Sergi Sports Bar - 1121 N Arlington - 352-0401
Mike's Bar - 802 S West St - 635-0921
Morelock's Bar - 1602 S East St - 687-0085
Mustang Bar & Grill - 2032 E 10th St - 630-9604
New Fountain Lounge - 816 W 30th St - 924-9878
Nicky Blaine's - 1 N Meridiant St - 638-5588
Located right at the south corner of the circle and Meridian St. Cigar Martini bar. Upscale and comfortable. Occasional Live music
Old Point Tavern - 401 Massachusetts Ave - 634-8943
Olde Barn Tavern - 525 S Harding St - 638-7138
Olive's Martini Bar - 40 W. Jackson Pl - 396-3626
Located in the Omni Severin building
151 West Club - 151 W 14th St - 767-1707
Our Place - 231 E 16th St - 638-8138
Oxford Inn - 2902 E Washington St - 635-5022
Ozzie's Bar & Grill - 603 E Market St - 631-3004
Poet's Lounge - 1151 S West - 632-9775
The Point - At intersection of Alabama and Massachusetts, just down the sidewalk from the Chatterbox tavern. There is a third road going thru this intersection which created a corner that comes to a sharp point. So they built the building that way and that is where this little bar is. Windows all around and shaped like a triangle. Seems to be a hangout for the artsy-fartsy...but this is such a neighborhood.
Prospect Tavern - 2135 Prospect St - 631-0706
Pugsley's - 2951 S Meridian St - 788-9591
Radio Radio - 1119 E. Prospect - 955-0995
Lots of live music!
Ralph's - 2712 E Washington St - 636-9236
Rascals - 210 S State Ave - 238-0720
Rathskeller Restaurant's Biergarten - 401 E. Michigan - 636-0396
On most nights, this German restaurant, located in the historic Athenaeum building across from the Murat, adds music to its menu. Whether you want rock or R&B, drop by for some schnitzel and tunes. The bands perform in the classy Kellersal Room. The history of the room makes the mood. Its a long narrow room with one aisle cutting down the center between a table on each side and it has a very high ceiling. In the warm months, drink and jam in the beirgarten (roof patio).
Red Eye Cafe - in the bar district - Meridian & Jackson St
Opened in 2005 - I think they're open all night so when the bars kick you out, you can go there for food.
Rhon-D-Voo Lounge - 3404 N Illinois St - 927-9191
Rick's Cafe Americain - 39 W. Jackson Place - 634-6666
Cool architecture accents the upscale jazz artists. More restaurant than club, it does the jazz and food combination right.
Ritter Inn - 466 S Ritter Ave - 322-9095
Ritz Lounge - 2628 N Harding St - 923-4139
Roof Top - 1105 Prospect 4th floor - 686-6006
Outdoor roof top lounge on Fountain Square Theater Building.
Rosemont Tavern - 301 S Warman Ave - 632-4916
Rural Inn - 2725 E Michigan St - 631-9875
Sam's Old Number 7 Bar & Grill - 3344 N Arlington Ave - 545-2460
Sam's Saloon - 1640 Prospect St - 685-9305
Shelby Street Saloon - 2849 Shelby St - 783-3518
Shi-Kay Lounge - 1514 N Emerson Ave - 357-7622
Shodown - 2409 English Ave - 638-7733
Silver Fox - 202 S Holmes Ave - 236-8519
6 Lounge - 247 S. Meridian St - 638-6660
Food, Dancing, DJ
Slippery Noodle Inn - 372 S Meridian St - 631-6968
Indianapolis' oldest bar and best blues bar. They have two stages in two rooms, often with both getting used at the same time. They also have a game room and a second floor and a restaruant. Many of the great Chicago Blues bands play here. Expect to pay a cover charge. People of all ages attends. $$
Southtown Tavern - 1232 S Meridian St - 634-2910
Speakeasy Pub - 2002 N Arlington - 352-0631
Spur's - 2104 E Washington St - 236-0102
Stan's Inn - 2027 Prospect St - 632-1211
Starsky's Retro Dance Café - 50 West South St (behind the Slippery Noodle
Opened March 2005 - They play 70's - 80's dance hits.
Sundance Night Club - 1040 S Sherman Dr - 351-1880
The Sunshine Cafe - South Meridian across from Union Station.
3535 West - 3535 W 16th St - 638-1788
Tailgators - 373 S Illinois St - 756-7254
One bar in front, and a bar in back where you can listen to live music. Generally harder rock stuff.
TiKi Bob's - 231 S. Meridian St - 974-0954
Another dance club next door to 'Have a Nice Day Cafe' and 'Lotus' clubs.
Tomorrow's Near North Cafe - 2301 N. Meridian St. - 925-1710
Tomorrow's has been around for 15 years, but recently started featuring live music. It has a beautifully landscaped patio, along with a big screen TV, darts and a pool table.
2001 Bar - 2001 Shelby St - 786-0848
Twin Jay's Lounge - 1151 S West St - 637-5792
The Ugly Monkey - 302 S. Meridian St. in Union Station - 636-8459
They have an 80's bar up front, an outside deck that plays hits from all decades, and a live DJ in the back bar that plays top 40 music.
Utopia - 924 N. Pennsylvania - 638-021
Utopia features a very cozy atmosphere. We have tables up front for dining (choose your favorite from sandwich/appetizer menus) and a high-energy dance floor in back.
Van's Tavern - 2005 S Keystone Ave - 783-3476
The Vault - 120 E. Market St. - 964-0433
August 2006: Forced to cancel its Hip Hop night due to five murders and five injuries involved with people attending.
Vollrath Tavern - 118 E Palmer St - 632-5199
Whistle Stop Inn - 375 S Illinois St - 639-1605
Wilmoth Bar - 2234 Shelby St - 784-0993
The Working Man's Friend - 234 N Belmont - 636-2067
Wreck Bar - 2402 English Ave - 262-8874
Zee Zee's Lounge - 1823 N College
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