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“Great night”

Slippery Noodle Inn
Ranked #36 of 2,362 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 6 Contributor
99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great night”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I was staying in Indy for a few nights and was keen to see some good blues. As it happened, there was a band that flew with me from. LA to Indy and they were playing at the Slippery Noodle. The bans was fantastic and so was the hotel. I didn't eat there but the drinks were good and the service outstanding. It's a short walk from the city centre but I would recommend it to people who love blues music.

  • Visited June 2014
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    • Service
Thank Dean66
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Off the downtown beaten path”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The slippery noodle is downtown but off the beaten path a little. Found the place busy. The service took longer then we thought it should but it was during a firefighters convention. Food was decent but I thought it wasn't what we have been told. Little expensive for the quality compared to other restaurants in the area. The building is old and charming but I could take it or leave it.

Thank Robert S
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Livonia, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great blues”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We were visiting several local bars so we did not stay long but the music was great and we enjoyed the guest harmonica player.

Visited May 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
57 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
Thank SeamusDad
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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