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Neon Cactus

360 Brown Street, West Lafayette, IN
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dancing
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dancing

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Rome, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've been at the Cactus many times and always on Thursdays, as most students go there. The piano bar by Bruce is very cool even if you're an European that doesn't know anything about country music, and at about midnight most people move to the dance floor area. During the summer the place is a hit or miss, while during... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Piano bar is the main reason to go. There is also a big dance area, and about 3-6 pool tables. $5 to get in and they have the lowest prices on drinks in town.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The first couple times I went to the Cactus it was exciting, but it's the same thing every time...the music is a hit or miss but most of the time it's the same thing, every week! I usually never wait too long I get a drink, but then again tips are a nice way to make sure you do to... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Listen up peeps, if you don't like loud club music and dancing this ain't your joint. However! If you do, you'll love this place! I went with a big group of people and we had a BLAST! I never had to wait for a drink that long, 5-7 minutes tops and that place was PACKED!

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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

The picture is not the Neon Cactus. The piano bar is the reason to come here. Bruce Barker is amazing. The place is very big but it looks like it is almost empty. Everyone is in the Piano Bar Room. Howell at the Moon is a joke. I bring friends from Indianapolis and they are amazed about how much fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

I had amazing night I been going out their since past 3 years most of time same problem I see their. wait wait wait for your drink., last night I waited 30 mint for my drink. First bartender I had was so rude he refused me to serve causw after 30 mint wait I told him to give me drink.... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The Neon Cactus is a popular college-aged dance club with a piano 'lounge.' On Thursday nights, the busiest night, the drinks are cheap and the place is crowded. You will find many types of people: Jersey Shorers, fratrority types, wallflowers, and sadly, more loose girls and hungry guys than spring break at panama city... The problem I have with this... More 

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Rossville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

The neon cactus is for little wannabe clubbers. It is sooooo childiah and lame...want a real club then head out to Cali or NY. Where the people are mature for a change............

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2003

Where else in the world can you go to a bar and get an "attitude check" like you get in the Rusty Bucket inside The Neon Cactus. Bruce is a genious and makes the night unforgetable. I suggest a Thursday night at the Cactus. Tons of people and the drinks keep flowing. It gets an A+ from me

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