Visitors looking for a lively bar scene would do well to head towards the Broad Ripple neighborhood, located between 61st and 67th streets, and extending along College Avenue. The area has long been known for its bohemian atmosphere, and contains some thirty bars and nightclubs, as well as a variety of international cuisine. Beer enthusiasts should make a stop at Broad Ripple Brew Pub, where a number of house-brewed beers are always on tap. If jazz is what you're in the mood for, check out the Jazz Kitchen, which features nightly performances by local combos as well as nationally-renowned acts.

    The Vogue Nightclub has long been a lynchpin of the Indianapolis club scene. The venue hosts major names two or three times a week, and caters to alternative and independant acts. Other nights, the club turns into a giant dance party, spinning techno, hip-hop and top 40 hits.

    Another center of activity is the city's downtown Wholesale District, which includes the vast Circle Center mall and sports venues such as the Conseco Fieldhouse, home to the Indiana Pacers, and the RCA dome, where the Indianapolis Colts play their home games. Bars and restaurants abound. A good bet is the Crackers Comedy Club, where big-name comics frequently grace the stage.