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Your Guide to Indianapolis Colts Game Day

The City Welcomes Fans to Downtown Indy and Lucas Oil Stadium

Get ready for an electrifying game day experience in Indianapolis! Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking to soak in the excitement, this guide will help you make the most of your visit. From tailgating hotspots to must-visit eateries and planning tips, we've got you covered for an unforgettable day of football in the Circle City.

Tailgating Bliss: Where to Pre-Game

Tailgating for a Colts game in Indy is a cherished tradition that brings fans together to celebrate their team's spirit and camaraderie. The parking lots around Lucas Oil Stadium come alive with a sea of blue and white, as fans fire up grills, play cornhole, and share in the excitement before cheering on the Colts. It's a welcoming community of football fanatics in the heart of Indianapolis. 

Touchdown Town: Start your game day with fellow Colts fans at American Family Insurance Touchdown Town, the best pregame party for fans of all ages. Touchdown Town is located at Lucas Oil Stadium's North Gate along South Street, opens three hours prior to kickoff and features $3 Bud Lights, live entertainment, the pregame radio show, Colts In Motion, and more.

For a higher-end VIP experience, check out the Colts VIP Tailgate at Bullseye Events Center. Enjoy premium food stations exclusively created by FOX’s MasterChef Kelsey Murphy and Colts catering options, an open bar, and live music. Purchase tickets here.

For a all-in on Indy experience, check out The Indy Blue Crew Tailgate north of Lucas Oil Stadium. This is fan-favorite, known for its lively atmosphere and delicious food. Be part of the sea of blue and white, and revel in the camaraderie.

Indy Dining and Sports Bars

Cheering on your team can build an appetite, and local eateries and watering holes are part of the Colts Game Day experience. From sports bars where fans unite to cheer on their beloved team to dining destinations that cater to every palate, we uncover best places to visit before or after the action on the field.

Dining Spots Around Lucas Oil Stadium

Check out these sports bars and dining options that surround Lucas Oil Stadium, adding convenience and culinary satisfaction to your Colts game day adventure.

Slippery Noodle Inn

The oldest bar (est. 1850) in Indiana, the Slippery Noodle Inn has been praised by one of the…

The Whistle Stop

This neighborhood pub is conveniently located steps from the convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium…

Kilroy's Bar and Grill

Kilroy's Bar n' Grill, voted best sports bar downtown, offers a full menu, 32 oz. Long Islands, over…

Coaches Tavern

This locally owned and operated bar in downtown Indianapolis celebrates its 10th anniversary of…

Tavern on South

Located within walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, Tavern on…

Upcoming Colts Games

Get ready to paint the town blue, as Lucas Oil Stadium gears up for a thrilling lineup of upcoming home Colts games in the heart of Indy. From high-stakes divisional clashes to showdowns against formidable rivals, these games promise gridiron excitement at its finest. Whether you're a seasoned Colts fan or a newcomer to the NFL scene, you can't miss the energy and atmosphere of these games.

Make the Most of the Circle City

Make the most of your Colts game day experience by exploring the diverse offerings of Indy. Between touchdowns, discover the city's rich cultural heritage at world-class museums and attractions with the Indy Attraction Pass. Afterwards, quench your thirst for local flavor at the thriving breweries that call Indy home with the Indy Craft Pass.