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Nicky Blaine's

recommendation by larry

This joint is about as swank a bar you'll find in all of Indiana. It's got a stellar martini and cigar selection as well as a true lounge vibe. There's usually jazz on the weekends (with a $5-$10 cover charge). And you won't have to worry about any obnoxious rednecks or loud sports fans here. It's romantic and dare I say, sexy. It can be a bit pretentious, but in a town not known for it's sophistication, that's kind of welcomed.

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Alley Cat Lounge

recommendation by larry

One of, if the best, dive bar in Indy. It's dirty. It's grimy. It's super laid back. And best of all, it's super cheap. Folks from just about every sect of society hang out at this place; punks, goths, businessmen, old man drunks, you name it. Which means it's a great place for people watching. They also have Busch Light cans and one of the best jukeboxes in town.

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The Brass Ring Lounge

recommendation by larry

For starters, the owners of this joint are great people who really take care of their customers. Gotta love a place that respects its clientele. This upscale dive, as I like to refer to it, has only one TV, and it's usually just showing old movies. The music's always good and the menu is pretty adventurous for a bar. There's always a unique character or two in the joint entertaining everybody. A must visit if you're in Indy even for a night.

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Plump's Last Shot

recommendation by larry

This bar is named after a local basketball legend Bobby Plump, who hit the the final shot of the 1954 Indiana High School Basketball State Championship game, sending the tiny school from Milan to a state title. Milan was the last small school to win the state title the state switched to a class system. Aside from the history, it's a pretty decent sports bar. It gets loud and a little obnoxious, but it's one of my favorite places in town to catch a game with some friends.

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Old Pro's Table

recommendation by larry

I just love the name of this place. It's not much on aeshetics, but it does have just about every bar sports game you can imagine (darts, pool, etc.) And it's not a total sports bar sausage fest. You can actually sit and enjoy a decent conversation with somebody here, at least on the weeknights. It does get pretty busy on Fridays and Saturdays.

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