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Indianapolis Entertainment and Nightlife

Head Downtown for Indianapolis Nightlife

With the waning of daylight comes the rise of Downtown Indianapolis’s vibrant nightlife. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and breweries line the streets of Mass Ave and Georgia. Head to either of these downtown destinations and you’ll find a variety of lively hotspots and low-key attractions.

So, whether you’re in the mood to dance all night, watch live music, dine beneath the stars, or embrace your inner carnality at Howl at the Moon, Indy’s nightlife has it all.

Be Close to Everything at our Downtown Hotel

Located near our hotel in Downtown Indianapolis, Mass Ave is a five-block haven of bars, speakeasies, breweries, theatres, restaurants, and more.

Some of Mass Ave’s Finest Watering Holes

    • Ball & Biscuit
      331 Mass Ave
      This cocktail bar specializes in classic recipes with a creative twist. All menu items are home-made, so you know you’re only being served the freshest ingredients.
    • The Broken Beaker Distillery
      643 Mass Ave
      While the rest of us call it a bar, these guys call their drinking establishment a “tasting room.” Pull up a chair and see what happens when science, humor, and mixology come together.
    • Shiraz Wine Experience and Art Café
      429 Mass Ave
      Don’t expect a typical wine bar experience here. Instead of a sommelier, you get a state-of-the-art wine tasting machine that lets you serve yourself. Enjoy samples of 1oz pours, 3oz half glasses, or 6oz standard pours.
    • St Joseph Brewery and Public House
      540 N. College Ave
      Sample award-winning crafted brews, dine, and marvel at some of the interesting names on tap. There’s the Benevolent Blonde, Naked Preacher, and Hey Zeus, to name a few.

Georgia Street Attractions

Georgia Street’s walkway connects to the Indiana Convention Center and many Downtown Indianapolis hotels. This three-block street is lined with a collection of restaurants, bars, and outdoor cafes. This outdoor public space also hosts food truck festivals and sporting events (weather permitting).

    • Howl at the Moon
      20 East Georgia Street
      This high-energy, live music bar features dueling piano shows, novelty bucket drinks, and delicious catering options. They’re open until 3am on weekends and 2am on select week nights.
    • 1933 Lounge
      127 S. Illinois St.
      Nestled inside St Elmo Steak House, the lounge is open Monday through Saturday from 4pm – Midnight. Guests rave that “you’d be missing a great life experience if you passed up this restaurant when visiting Indianapolis.”
    • The Escape Room
      200 S Meridian St
      Looking for a challenging thrill? Test your detective skills with family and friends and enjoy escaping from a jail break, bank hoist, or KGB interrogation room!
    • Food Truck Friday
      West Block of Georgia St
      Head to the Boardwalk for lunch on Friday’s. Choose from a variety of cuisines and local favorites. All food trucks are lined up every Friday from 11am – 2pm.

Check out the Downtown Indy Georgia Street event calendar for more details on attractions and featured events.


Photo courtesy of Downtown, Indy. Inc.