One of the oldest bars in town. Back in the day the Rolling Stones jammed out here - they've signed the fridge that you can see under the TV In the bar.
The Chatterbox is a real jazz lovers haven. A tiny bar located in the hip Mass Ave. district of downtown Indianapolis. A small stage towards the front of the bar caters to local jazz legends and acts that play all forms - from smooth to fusion to bebop. Sometimes there is a cover, usually on the weekends, and during the week they pass around a tip bucket through the crowd.
A nice little wine by the glass list, strong poured whiskey drinks, and frequent Newcastle by the pint specials make this a popular place for artists, musicians and hipsters, as well as more mature and open minded jazz lovers. When there is no live music, which is rare, a jukebox serving up classics from Sinatra to Elvis sits in the corner for your perusal.
The bathrooms are notorious for being the most graffiti-drenched in town. Everything from Dylan and Tom Waits quotes to "happy birthdays" and weird drawings, the bathroom is part of the experience! The walls, the bar, the floor - everything gets drawn and written on - no big deal.
I like to sit outside, it's not as smokey, and gives a great view of the area around. Lots of foot traffic and a unique crowd provides a good people watching spot, and the wait-staff is friendly and has great memories. You can also hear the music outside without straining.
They have heaters also outside, for chillier nights!
They have a small food menu with pretzels (worst cheese ever however), Jamaican patties, and Tombstone pizza's for late night cravings.
The inside bar is not a good place for those allergic too or disliking of smoke! However outside is great!
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