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Nightlife in Indianapolis Near the Marriott Indy Downtown

Top Nightlife in Indy

Indianapolis is fun during the day, and even more fun at night. From live music to speak easy style bars , it’s easy to enjoy some great Indy nightlife when the sun goes down – but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve compiled our top five Indy nightlife spots to help you start planning the perfect night out in Circle City.


Burnside Inn
Known for its sexy and eclectic atmosphere, the newly-opened Burnside Inn stands proud at 314 Mass Avenue. This three-story lounge, named after the Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, offers customers local beers on tap & a wide variety of Moscow Mules. You’ll find the first-floor distinctly defines its character with a piano and marble bar. As you move upstairs, rich flavor adorns this bar in the form of velvet wallpaper & an entertainment area intended for acoustic live music and stand-up. Enjoy easy access to this new Indianapolis lounge by staying just a short drive away.


Chatterbox Jazz Club
This tiny hole-in-the-wall bar showcases some of the best jazz in Indianapolis. The walls are covered in graffiti, old posters, Christmas lights, photographs, Mardi Gras beads and other unique ephemera – creating the perfect backdrop for cold drinks and hot tunes. A limited food menu is also available. The Chatterbox is located in the heart of the Mass Ave Arts District, near the intersection of Massachusetts Ave, New Jersey and Michigan.


Louie’s Wine Dive & Ripple Kitchen
Louie’s Wine Dive offers visitors a full bar and casual, trendy ambience that’s ideal for a relaxed night out. Whether you’re looking for a fun night with friends or a happy hour spot, this location is sure to not disappoint. This wine bar also offers lunch, dinner, dessert & weekend brunch. Fuse the best elements of a night out with wine & dine bar.


Slippery Noodle Inn
A true Indy icon, the Slippery Noodle Inn is the perfect place to catch some authentic blues performances and great eats. The Slippery Noodle was established in 1850, making it the oldest continually operating tavern in Indiana. They’ve hosted some of the greatest blues legends of all times, including Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Buddy Miles, Jay Giles, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, James Cotton and Sugar Blue. The building has its own rich history, which was originally built as a roadhouse for railway passengers before becoming a brothel, several taverns, and eventually one of John Dillinger’s favorite local hangouts. Today, the Slippery Noodle features local, regional and national blues acts, served up alongside a full menu and bar. This historic hangout is located on S Meridian Street – just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.


1933 Lounge
This upscale lounge offers visitors a wide variety of signature cocktails. The 1933 Lounge stands out with a unique selection of high-end dishes. From Wagyu sliders to their world-famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail you’ll enjoy delectable food all accompanied by artisan drinks at this downtown hot-spot. This classy lounge is a short walk away from our hotel.

Relax After the Fun at Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

After a big night on the town, our bright and spacious guest rooms and suites will be ready to welcome you back. We’ve filled each recently renovated space with new, modern furnishings and upscale amenities including spa-inspired shower experiences and custom wall murals of the city skyline.

During daylight hours, you’ll enjoy easy access to some of the best things to do in Indy. We’re within walking distance of NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Zoo, as well as beautiful White River State Park and the live sporting events at Lucas Stadium and Victory Field. We are also conveniently connected to downtown Indy’s skywalk system, offering climate-controlled access to Circle Centre Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, and more.

Coming in 2018, you’ll get to experience even more new enhancements to our downtown Indianapolis hotel, including a redesigned lobby, the new MClub Lounge, Conner’s Kitchen + Bar, and Rye Bar – all set to debut in Spring 2018.

Reserve your stay today and discover the perfect hotel for enjoying Indy’s best nightlife.