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There are several fun places to go in Indianapolis in the evening hours, which offer a little something for everyone. Kilroy's is one of the newest restaurant/bars and perfect for the sports fan. It offers some 20 varieties of Long Island iced tea, 120 different shots and the famous stuffed breadsticks. They have 42 high definition plasma televisions ranging from 50 inches to 65 inches showing sporting events.It is non-smoking and offers games-shuffleboard, golden tee live, silver strike bowling, big buck hunter safari.
Tastings is another new one, located on the lower level of the Conrad Indianapolis. Modeled after a wine bar in Italy, this is a great date night spot where you can taste the wine BEFORE you buy a whole bottle! You just read a brief description on the wine at the various wine stations, use a "tasting card" to sample a two ounce taste, half glass or full glass, select your favorites and then learn more about your special choices in Tasting's Wine Books located throughout the store. It also offers menu choices that to accompany your wine selection.
The Slippery Noodle Inn is the oldest bar in Indiana (established 1850). It originally served as a road house, then a restaurant during prohibition (although beer was still made in the basement). It also served as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. It was a bordello until 1953 when a patron was killed during an argument over one of the women. And, it was a favorite watering hole for gangster John Dillinger and his gang and several slugs from target practice are still embedded in the lower east wall. On top of the great history, it has live music most nights of the week and is a favorite stop during races as they have a big tent with live entertainment outside.
Nicky Blaines is more of a dress up and be seen nightclub and lounge. They have a wide selection of martinis, exotic liqueurs, a fully stocked scotch bar, and an extensive array of cigars. They also have a gorgeous walk in humidor to house a wide range of cigars (including La Gloria, Partagas and La Aurora among others). They’ve also expanded their tobacco offerings to include a line of premium cigarettes (including Zanzibar Cloves, Indian bidis, and The Treasurer).
The Rathskeller off Mass Ave. has a very authentic German feel and menu along with a wonderful outdoor Biergarten featuring live music. The Rathskeller was voted Best German Restaurant seven years running and is one of Indiana's oldest, unique bars offering various import and domestic beers (over 50 imported bottled beers and 12 draft options).
Scholars Inn (SI) is a nice restaurant/lounge on Mass Ave. with a couple of custom bars and an outdoor back patio with a two-sided fireplace. It has an eclectic menu with an award-winning wine list and dessert fare complete to the menu. And Thursday night has traditionally been a good night for discounted martinis.