Nightlife and Entertainment in IndianapolisEdit This
The Indianapolis nightlife has something for every kind of traveler, from the family traveler with youngsters to the solo traveler to the couple on a romantic trip. If you're looking for a memorable evening experience in Indianapolis, you should consider trying one of the following:
Fujiyama Steakhouse of Japan
A "steakhouse" isn't always the first thing you think of when you think of the nightlife, but Fujiyama Steakhouse of Japan, located at 5149 Victory Drive, is an inclusive dinner/entertainment experience. You'll get to choose from high-quality Japanese and Asian dishes and watch them prepared in a spectacular show right at your table, as you'll be surrounding a large grill. Adults and kids alike enjoy this show of skill, which can sometimes be (purposefully) comedic.
Fujiyama Steakhouse also is known for its extensive sushi menu. If you're looking to enjoy some liquor, there's a wide array of cocktails and Japanese beer and sake. Fujiyama Steakhouse has a casual dining atmosphere, but it is a little pricier than many family restaurants. Expect to spent $15 to $30 per entree, and $3 to $7 per drink. You can often get a coupon on the restaurant's website.
Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge
The ideal location for a date, a group of adults or singles, Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge at 20 North Meridian Street is a low-key, relaxing place to get a drink and have a conversation. Quiet, soothing music plays as you sit in plush chairs or high-backed stools in a burgundy and brown color scheme. The full-service bar, with a particular emphasis on martinis, scotch and wine, offers drinks a little on the high end of the pricing scale, and there is often a cover charge. Expect to spend about $20 to $30 per person.
Dress is slightly formal, although you don't have to go overboard. The lounge is also a full-service cigar shop with a humidor on-site. (If you don't enjoy being surrounded by smoke, though, you may want to steer clear.)
Slippery Noodle Inn
The oldest bar in Indianapolis is also one of its most popular. With live blues music daily, the Slippery Noodle Inn at 372 South Meridian Street is a great place to dance to music as you have your nightcap. The building is also one of the oldest buildings in the state and has quite a bit of history. If you go, be sure to check out the bullet holes in the walls from when the building was used as target practice for a livery stable or the Dillinger and Brady gangs! Drinks are quite affordable and specials regularly bring the prices down to $2.50 to $3 a shot. Dress is casual and there's no smoking in the establishment.