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Night Owls in Indianapolis

Your Party Awaits in Indy

When the sun goes down and the city flickers to life your night gets started. The dance floor is your stage and the late-night diner your after party. You like to keep the party going as the stars glow in the sky because you're a night owl.

Meet The Man Behind The Party

  • Music is a vital ingredient to every good night out. And DJ Ben knows all the best spots.
  • From packed concerts to pulsating dance clubs to Burlesque Bingo Bango shows, DJ Ben shares the best places to go out in Indy. 

Storied Nightclub In Indy’s Nightlife Mecca

  • Located just south of the Broad Ripple strip, The Vogue is one of the most popular music venues in the Midwest.
  • An eclectic list of national and local acts have performed here, including Ice Cube, the Dave Matthews Band, and Willie Nelson.
  • Regular dance parties make The Vogue one of Indy's top clubs.

Throwback Cool

  • Meet artists, shop art, and immerse yourself in the local art scene at Fountain Square First Fridays, when local galleries and studios stay open late.
  • Hit HiFi, an intimate 195-person concert venue serving great local beers and wines, and a long list of touring artists.
  • Knock over tiny pins at the Fountain Square Theatre building, and find out why duckpin bowling is a local rage.
  • Slippery Noodle is the oldest continually operating bar in Indiana, dating back to 1850.
  • John Dillinger (you can still see bullet holes in the wall where he left his mark) once frequented The Noodle.
  • Today, the Noodle is the premier venue for live blues in the city.

Art Deco Restoration

  • 140-key boutique hotel weaves historic architectural features with modern amenities and occupies top two floors of the former Coca-Cola Bottling Works.
  • Bottleworks District includes a The Garage Food Hall, Living Room Movie Theatre, Woodhouse Day Spa, and more.
  • Late night spots include Pins Mechanical Co. for bowling, games, and entertainment, and Sundry & Vice cocktail lounge.

Convenient Hotspots For Cool Cocktails

  • Take your pick from the sports-centric vibe of High Velocity or the contemporary design and craft cocktails being served at the Severin Bar, Plat 99, or Cannonball Lounge.
  • Wine lovers will rejoice while sampling wines from around the world at Tastings.


See Indy From A Barstool

  • Come by yourself or (better yet) bring a group for Indy's liveliest city tour.
  • Bring your favorite beer or wine and pedal power as the group supplies the collective energy to move the bar through the city.
  • Your skilled driver will point out aspects of the city as you pedal.

Mixology As An Art

  • Discover the art of a craft cocktail, with true mixologists mixing your drink of choice behind the bar.
  • From dark basements to former rockabilly bars and art hotels, the spaces are as good as the libations.


A Hot Downtown District

  • Local watering hole The Chatterbox is a favorite for live local jazz every night
  • Discover Union 50, with live music inside a wide open space that once served as the Bricklayers, Masons, and Tile Setters union hall
  • The tacos and a western vibe at Bakersfield are best washed down with a margarita served in a Ball Jar

Tall German Beers And Live Music Under The Stars

  • Fill your belly with fare such as Sauerbraten and Schnizel in Indy's oldest continuously running restaurant.
  • Soak in live music from large picnic tables or get on your feet and take to the dance floor.
  • Enjoy large pours of German beers from the Kellerbar (pace yourself!) and be sure to try the hot pretzels and fiery mustard.

Indy's Best Breweries

  • Growing by the minute, Indy is now home to 30+ breweries, ranging from small tasting rooms to large warehouses.
  • From the Broad Ripple Brew Pub, the granddaddy of Indy breweries, to local favorite Sun King Brewery, the city has become a hotbed for hopheads.
  • Explore and drink the city with the Indy Craft Pass, a mobile passport that lets you check into local watering holes and get rewards.


  • Indy’s music scene goes beyond huge concert halls.
  • At these nine small venues in Indianapolis, there are no assigned seats; there is only music — be it blues, jazz, rock, punk, metal, or indie folk.

Start The Day Right

  • From locally roasted coffee, to red velvet pancakes, to boozy breakfast cocktails, we know brunch is an important part of every quality weekend.
  • Follow along as we share our favorite spots – including some knock-your-socks-off cinnamon toast.

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