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Slippery Noodle Inn
Ranked #44 of 2,379 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Slippery Noodle Inn, Indiana's oldest bar, and home of the Blues in Indiana features live local, regional and national Blues 7 nights a week. Two bands are featured every Friday and Saturday night on two separate stages - Music starts at 8:30pm and goes non-stop until morning. The Noodle also features a full service menu serving until the wee hours of the morning. Open for lunch Monday - Friday. IN RECENT HISTORY THE "NOODLE" HAS HAD ITS CLAIM TO FAME 2015, Big City Rhythm & Blues, The Noodle is at the top of our list of nightclubs 2014, Tripadvisor, Certificate of Excellence Winner 2013, Indianapolis Monthly, a blues mecca and Indiana's most famous nightspot 2012, Fanzooloo, One of the Top 5 Sports Bars in the Country 2011, The Chive, One of the Top 25 Sports Bars in the Country 2003, KBA (Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive) Blues Club of the Year 1996, BLUES REVUE, 1 of the Top 20 Blues Venues nationally 1996, The Governors Award for Excellence in Recycling Live From the Slippery Noodle Inn 50th Anniversary 3-CD set has now been released. Recorded in celebration of the Slippery Noodle Inn being in the Yeagy family for 50 years. This 3 disc set includes 25 artist and almost 4 hours of live recordings.
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Dirty tables. Food was greasy and tasteless. My salad looked like it had been bussed from other peoples plates. This place doesn't put a very good face on despite some people's rave reviews.

Visited April 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Go for blues or lunch.”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Don't expect "fast"service. But enjoy good food relaxed at lunch and crazy fun in the evening. Not a place for kids younger than 21! The steaks have been very good but remember it is mostly a blues bar.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Basic but tasty food in a fun environment”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

If you're looking for a fun evening either with friends or as a solo business traveler, this is the place. The Slippery Noodle attracts novice and world renowned blues bands. We got lucky and saw Grammy nominee and legend blues guitar player, Bryon Lee. He was magical and made the entire experience magical, too. You listen to music while dining. We sat at a raised bar table for two and ordered basic but tasty food - BBQ sandwiches and fries. We stayed for 3 sets of music and ordered several beers since we knew we would be walking to a hotel room, and still our bill for 2 was only about $50! A very inexpensive evening of fun. Word of caution - if you are looking for a squeaky clean place don't pick the Noodle. It is a very old building and looks it's age with a bit of dust in the corners. But if you are looking for good basic food and an entertaining evening, I would highly recommend the noodle.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Lou C
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Surprise AZ
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun eating with atmosphere”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The Slippery Noodle Inn in downtown Indianapolis, has a very storied past (there is a wall with bullet holes (and bullets) that were put there by John Dillinger & gang). It is fun, informal. The food is really good too. You'll have fun!

Visited March 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“History was made there.”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Showed an interest of the history of the Noodle by looking at pictures and asking question and was given a personal escorted trip of the place.

Visited May 2013
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