Nightlife in Downtown Indianapolis (Self Guided), Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a great place to party, offering a blend of trendiness and traditionalism in its variety of downtown lounges and cultural scenes. Featuring theaters, pubs, comedy clubs, bars, restaurants and other locales, take the following tour to discover Indianapolis’ hottest nightlife.
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Nightlife in Downtown Indianapolis Map

Guide Name: Nightlife in Downtown Indianapolis
Guide Location: USA » Indianapolis (See other walking tours in Indianapolis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: Sandra
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lockerbie Pub
  • Chatterbox Jazz Club
  • O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Crackers Comedy Club
  • Slippery Noodle Inn
Lockerbie Pub

1) Lockerbie Pub

Lockerbie Pub is an excellent Indianapolis dive and late-night favorite in the historic district. Its small staff creates a family atmosphere. This down-home pub offers dartboards, pool tables and remarkable beer specials. From Happy Hour to closing time the Lockerbie is a tourist and local favorite. It offers great food and an awesome juke box late night, attracting mostly hipsters and occasional rock stars on the weekends.
Chatterbox Jazz Club

2) Chatterbox Jazz Club

The Chatterbox Jazz Club is a tiny bar on Massachusetts Avenue devoted entirely to jazz and jazz legends. One of the oldest bars in the city, its walls are covered with posters. A small stage near the entrance offers an extensive menu of fusion, big band, cool, funky, smooth and bebop. Busy on the weekends, it also features an intimate outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy a drink while listening to the best jazz in the city.
O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant

3) O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant

O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, located downtown, serves American and Irish specialties, offering many beers at reasonable prices. On Saturday nights enjoy great drink specials. Its interior features black leather, wooden tables and chairs, and a dozen 42 inch flat screens broadcasting sporting events. Outside is a spacious patio with TVs as well.
Claddagh Irish Pub

4) Claddagh Irish Pub

The Claddagh celebrates Irish culture, featuring Gaelic architecture and décor, as well as an authentic Celtic atmosphere and menu. Specialties include shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, Celtic seafood, Guinness barbecue ribs, beef stew, chocolate cake and other traditional Irish fare. Of course it offers the best beer selection and live music twice a week. Its interior boasts stained glass, wooden niches, fireplaces and a central bar.
Crackers Comedy Club

5) Crackers Comedy Club

Crackers Comedy Club, located in a prime downtown area, welcomes the top touring comics, attracting several famous names since 1980. Its charged atmosphere encourages audience interaction. It is the best place in the city to enjoy a drink and have a good laugh.
Slippery Noodle Inn

6) Slippery Noodle Inn

Slippery Noodle Inn, the oldest bar in Indianapolis, is housed in a former safe-house for the Underground Railroad, founded in 1850. This is a must-see on your tour of the city. It offers a bar, two side halls for live music and a dining area. Live blues can be heard here seven days a week, and it is also proud for having attracting such big names as Billy Joel, Harrison Ford and Dave Matthews.

Walking Tours in Indianapolis, Indiana

Create Your Own Walk in Indianapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Indianapolis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Indianapolis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Indianapolis Introduction Walk

Indianapolis Introduction Walk

Indianapolis’ rich history is reflected in its multiple landmarks. Monument Circle, a traffic circle in the center of Indianapolis, contains the famous Soldiers & Sailors Monument, and a concentration of the city’s tallest buildings surrounding it. Take the following tour to discover Indianapolis’ best landmarks.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
White River State Park Tour in Indianapolis

White River State Park Tour in Indianapolis

White River State Park, spread across 250 acres, houses the Indianapolis Zoo and and White River Gardens, theater and concert venues, museums, bridges, abundant green spaces, waterways and many other amazing attractions. Follow this tour to discover Indianapolis’ White River State Park.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Indianapolis Religious Buildings Tour

Indianapolis Religious Buildings Tour

Indianapolis contains an extensive variety of churches which have influenced the social geography of the city. The following tour will guide visitors to the city’s oldest and most significant religious architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 Km or 4.5 Miles
Famous Downtown Indianapolis High-Rises

Famous Downtown Indianapolis High-Rises

Indianapolis contains many high-rises concentrated around Monument Circle, the historic center of the city. Symbols of Indianapolis’ impetuous development, their names are often part of their addresses. In the following guide, admire the city’s best and most celebrated high-rise buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Indianapolis Museums Tour

Indianapolis Museums Tour

Indianapolis’ variety of museums and galleries appeals to those interested in the city’s history and architecture. Following this tour you can see its most popular museums, libraries and houses, and discover the historical, cultural and social life of Indianapolis.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles
Architecture Tour in Indianapolis

Architecture Tour in Indianapolis

Indianapolis contains many unique constructions throughout the city that gives it an inimitable identity. Some of its best buildings are located along the diagonal avenues coming from Mile Square, according to the city plan of Alexander Ralston in 1821. Many of them are registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore Indianapolis’ architectural treasures in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles