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Indianapolis Northside Bars

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North-West Side

86th Street Pub - West of Michigan Rd on 86th Street
Medium sized bar with game room. Pretty nice after work bar. $$.
Juke Box, occasional live music, 6 pool tables, darts, video games, tv's.

Baja Bar & Grill - 5522 Georgetown Rd. - 298-4777

Bench Warmers Sports Bar - 3850 DePauw Blvd - 871-5655
In the Holiday Inn at the Pyramids. Darts, shuffleboard.

Claude and Annie's - 5450 West 86th Street - 875-8124
Half restaurant, half pool hall, Lunch Buffet, OK menu, large, $
Lots of Pool tables, darts, Juke Box (Country Western or Rock), video games, tv's

Just 1 More Sports Pub & Restaurant - 7051 Michigan Rd - 255-5855

Memories Bar & Grill - 7820 N. Michigan Rd - 879-0759
Ok menu, medium sized, $
small dance floor and dj, couple pool tables and darts.

Shooters II
Kind of a dive, $$
Pool table room, dance floor, live bands (Rock)

Broad Ripple - A Bar-Hopper's Paradise

Alley Cat Lounge - 6267 Carrollton Ave - 257-4036
Back in the alley that is next to Old Pro's Table.
Major smoky dive, cheapest drinks and best juke box in Broadripple, a cool place you can go to at the end of the night or when you don't feel like taking a bath. Crowd mainly consists of friendly long-haired tatooed dead heads, but all kinds of people will drift through.
4 pool tables, darts, and a foosball table in the various bedrooms.

Average Joe's Sports Pub - 814 Broad Ripple Ave - 253-5844
Nice bar in middle of Broadripple next door to Landsharks. 2 long rooms: one has tables, a large bar, the other has pool tables. They will hang any of your personal sports paraphernalia on the wall if you bring it in, seemed mostly racing to me. Good place to go and watch an IRL race. Food. $$

Broadripple Brew Pub -
English Pub. They brew their own tasty ale and they have a menu. Tiny bar.


Broadripple Comedy Club - 6281 N College Ave, 2nd Floor - 255-4211
Typical comedy club with food and drinks, $$$, Located between Peppers and The Vogue.

Comedy Club

BW-3 Grill & Pub - 6253 Guilford Ave - 257-2999
This is a popular place. They specialize in Buffalo Wings. Eat your wings at a tiny table, drink a beer and watch a large screen tv. ok. Then what? Head next door to Seven?

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The Casba - 6319 Guilford Ave - 257-3138
Two bars and live music

All Stars Sports and Daiquiri Bar - 6253 Guilford Ave - 475-1588
This place used to be Edens, and then J.Y.'s. Its controversial in Broad Ripple for attracting "dangerous" blacks from south of Broadripple with its hip-hop. Expect the controversy to continue. In its current form, they have pizza, tv's for sports and a dj and dancefloor - several floors.

Henry Grattan Pub - 745 Broadripple Ave - 257-6030
Nice Irish Pub. I love the decor. Good Irish Stew. $$

Grattan Pub

Jazz Cooker - 925 E. Westfield Blvd - 253-2883
Somewhere I read, "This restaurant/bar serves up Cajun specialties in a classic two-story Victorian-style house with a New Orleans feel. You'll find a wrought-iron fence around the garden dining area, a picture window up front and a strolling saxophonist to add to the French Quarter atmosphere." They often have late evening entertainment.

The Jazz Kitchen - 5377 N. College Ave - 573-4900
This place is a little south of the main drag, corner of 54th and College, but well worth a visit. This popular laid-back Jazz club has a great feel, fantastic food, service AND Live music 6 nights a week! They have a Salsa night too. $$

J.C. Bistro - 838 Broadripple Ave - 255-8755
Live music. The stage backdrop is Broadripple Ave.

Landsharks - 810 Broadripple Ave - 254-8157
Popular dance club for young 20's age group. They say they are a Beach Club concept.


Midtown Bar & Grill - 815 E. Westfield Blvd - 253-1141
This place offers cools jazz in an intimate environment.

Mineshaft Saloon - 812 Broadripple Ave
Similar and next door to Landsharks

Moe & Johnnys - 5380 N. College Ave - 255-6376
Bar with food. Music on the weekends (Used to be Bulldog Lounge). Across the street from the Jazz Kitchen.

The Monkey's Tail
Huge outdoor patio with many tables. Very crowded on weekends, but you can usually still find a seat. Crowd is mainly 20- something/college students. Bands

Old Pro's Table - 827 Broadripple Ave - 255-5417
Decor ok, 2 level, $$
Pool tables, video games, darts, Big-screen TV. Window/wall facing street opens up during the warm months. Little fireplace pit. Mainly a 20's preppie hangout.

Old Pros Table

The Patio - 6308 Guilford Ave - 253-0799
Lots of live rock music, usually every night. Battle of the Bands on Wednesdays. Cover ranges $5-10.

Peppers - 6283 N. College Ave - 257-6277
Large, Patio, Good Menu, Good drinks, Good decor, $$$
One of my favorites, Peppers is like 2 bars in one. Upstairs they have live music (rock, pop, blues, jazz, misc) and the restaurant. The stages backdrop is College Ave. Also a large salt-water aquarium. Usually the crowd upstairs is mid-20's to 40's. Downstairs is a dark dance club. Young 20's hang out down there. Also outside, they have a firepit that keeps you warm in the winter as well as tables and chairs for outside drinking/dining. Next door to The Vogue and the Broadripple Comedy Club.

Exterior View Interior View

Rock Lobster - 820 Broadripple Ave
Similar and next door to Landsharks, maybe a bit hipper. Also different is the outdoor patio in the rear with a small bar.

Seven - 6253 Guilford Ave
This unique club is owned by Pacer's NBA star Jermaine O'Neal. It opened New Years 2006 in a 3-story club previously known as Allstars. This bar is Vegas "ultra-lounge" with drapes and beds, dancing girls behind veils, neon tables, private tables and bottle service. Girls get in free, guys pay $10 and better not be wearing sweats, tees, hats or tennies. Jeans and boots are ok.
Union Jacks - 924 Broadripple Ave - 257-4343
Pizza restaurant and bar.

Union Jacks

The Vogue - 6259 N. College Ave - 259-7029, concert-line 255-2828
Two level, antique theater, pretty cool but could use a renovation, $$
A Rock 'n Roll dance club able to book national bands. This place has been around a long time. You get DJ music most of the time, but they do get some good bands in frequently. They have a little snack bar upstairs with pizza and coffee. Unfortunately, there is only a dozen good seats for watching the stage as the whole central area has had all chairs removed (its a bar and a dance floor) but if you don't mind standing up to watch the band, then its fine.
The Vogue The Vogue

The Wellington - about 6267 Guilford Ave
$$$, Tiny little pub with a few tables, a small bar, a fireplace and two steel-tipped dart boards. Walk thru door to attached little restaurant with their own wine cellar. Owned by Broadripple Brew Pub, they feature their own excellent ales on tap as well as fine imports. Bartenders play what they want on cd player. I really like this place, but it can get too crowded easily.


Birdy's Bar & Grill - 2131 E. 71st St. - 254-8971
Live music every day. Located a little north of Broadripple on Keystone Ave.

Bogey's Goodtime Bar & Eatery - 1772 E 116th St. - 848-1990
Located in Woodland Shoppes, they boast 2 Satellite dishes and big screen tv's, pool, line dancing, karaoke, food, and occasional live music. Click HERE to go view further information on this bar at another web site.

Buckets T Ball Sports Bar & Grill - 9454 Haver Way - 575-8522
Located in the shopping plaza on the south-west corner of North Keystone and 96th Street intersection. Kind of small, some pool tables, $$, Probably a place to get a drink after work for all the office people who work along 96th street.

The Capri - 2602 Ruth Drive - 259-0988
Near 73rd Street and Keystone Ave.
Piano bar. Extensive menu.

Champps Americana - 8711 River Crossing Blvd (by Keystone at the Crossing) - 574-0333
This restaurant/bar is in a large, new (2000), $5 million building. Reportedly the largest/most popular in the midwest. Huge menu selection, outdoor patio with putting green, fireplace. Frankly, I can't stand the place, but lots of yuppies like it. $$$

Cracker's Comedy Club - 8702 Keystone Crossing - 846-2500
At Keystone at the Crossing, this is a typical comedy club. They serve food and drinks, $$$.
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Daddy Jack's Restaurant & Bar - 9419 N. Meridian St - 843-1609
Nice decor, good menu, $$$, medium-small in size.
Attached to a good seafood place - Kona Jacks. Occasional music, cigars, non-smoking section, Dinner is served after 5:00 p.m. Patio dining in summer.

Joe's Grill 2 - 8932 E. 96th St - 842-8010
Typical pub. I've eaten lunch there a few times. Good looking waitresses. There's also one up on 116th street, east of Allisonville, in another strip mall.

Melody Inn - 3826 N. Illinois St
Live music seven days a week. Punk Rock Night every Sat. evening and the Hellbilly Happy Hour with the Drunken Deacons every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mickey's Irish Pub - 13644 N. Meridian St - 573-9746
North of Indy, in Carmel, $, They have some food, a couple of pool tables. Downstairs is a large stage where they have live music. Wide range of ages come here. I don't think they had a decor...

Patrick's Bar & Grill - 6849 Lake Plaza Drive - 71st & S.R. 37 (SE corner) - 841-2865
Patrick's offers a full menu specializing in prime rib and hand-cut steaks. The pool tables and darts will keep you occupied while the live music keeps you movin'

Rock Tonic - US Hwy 31 N - 896-2711
(In Westfield, intersection of hwys 31 & 32, strip mall behind Taco Bell)

North-East Side

Ale Emporium N.E. - Corner of 86th and Allisonville in Marsh Grocery shopping center.
Popular pub that I've been enjoying for over a decade and still go back even though I now live on the other side of town. I love the decor and the staff stays pretty constant and the crowd is good. Sports on HDTV. Good Food, Good beer selection, $$, Satellite. Good place to watch the game. The owner, Mark, is a nice guy who is often there. I notice the service improves alot when he's around.

The Ale's 1999 Xmas card

BW-3 Grill & Pub - 8440 Castleton Corner Lane - 577-2999
Specializing in Buffalo Wings. Has big beer selection and large screen tv. May have bands on the weekends.

Fox and Hound - 4901 E 82nd St - 913-1264
This is a large, upscale bar where you can buy a good cigar. There are full-size pool tables off in some side rooms that you can rent out by the hour. There is a shuffleboard and even a small video game room. There are huge tvs in the pool rooms that play music videos. $$+

Free Spirit Lounge - 8110 N Shadeland Ave - 842-0200

Glacier's End - 6020 E. 82nd St. - 842-3465
These guys brew their own beer and have a full dinner menu.
Beer, food and a variety of blues, jazz, and R&B.

Kips Pub & Sports Bar - Corner of 96th and Allisonville Rd - 578-2146
Pretty large, food is pretty basic, small dance floor, $
18 pool tables, darts, tv, DJ, Satellite. Decent place. Has been around for over a decade.

Legends - 6378 E. 82nd St. - 576-9238
Large, DJ, 11 pool tables, darts, open stage some nights.

Patrick's Bar and Grill - 6849 Lake Plaza Dr - 841-3465
In vicinity of hiway 37 & 71st St.
Steaks, Live Music and pool.

Time Out Lounge - 6243 Allisonville Rd - 253-6767

Vapour Lounge - 5252 East 82nd St - 577-9570

Opened in July of 2003, the Vapour Lounge offers high-energy entertainment in an upscale, sophisticated atmosphere. Has an adjoining restaurant - Vizion. $$$

Velvet Lounge - 3407 E. 86th St. - 202-0083
Located at 'Keystone at the Crossing' across from Maggiano’s Italian restaurant.
Features red and black velvet love seats, private booths. Very dark. Take your date for a martini. My friend went there this weekend (03/20/04) and saw Michael Jordan there. $$$

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