The Oldest Bar In Indiana Has A Fascinating History
Indiana is full of awesome bars, ranging from bars with great pub food, those with eclectic specialty drinks, and those with a more laid-back atmosphere. No matter what kind of night out you prefer, everyone will love swinging by the oldest bar in Indiana (and it also has an incredible history!).
The Slippery Noodle Inn is a historic establishment in Indianapolis that is officially known as the oldest bar in the state. Founded in 1850, this inn was known as the Tremont House bar and inn, eventually becoming the Slippery Noodle in the 1960s. This inn played a large role in the Underground Railroad, hiding runaway slaves. It was also a bodega at one point and even a hot spot during Prohibition (Dillinger and Brady's gangs used to practice shooting in the building behind the inn).
This inn is also rumored to be haunted, with mysterious things happening, like bottles breaking for no reason. Reported spirit sightings include ghosts of slaves, a caretaker, a prostitute, and a cowboy.
With such an interesting and rich history, it's no wonder this bar is such a popular place to visit. Top musicians like Luther Allison, Buddy Miles, and Jr. Wells have played at this famous bar. Celebrities also make a point to swing by when in town, including Jimmy Fallon, John Corbett, Dave Matthews, Billy Joel, and much more.
This bar can get crowded when there's live music and is an awesome place to enjoy a night out with friends or someone special. You'll love the laid-back, yet bustling atmosphere during busy nights, and the casual, light atmosphere during the week. Slippery Noodle has won Most Iconic Bar in Indiana, was voted one of the Best Dive Bars in the country, and won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor three years in a row. It's safe to say you won't be disappointed when you visit this iconic establishment.
If you're hungry, this bar also has some awesome food and cooks up a pretty mean tenderloin sandwich, along with other classic pub food. In fact, they have an extensive American fare menu sure to please everyone in your party.
If you're looking for a fun night out, unforgettable dinner, or simply want to explore one of Indiana's finest historical treasures, you have to visit the Slippery Noodle Inn. You'll find it at 372 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
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