Indianapolis: Bars / Nightlife News

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NextDoorNeighbor

Las Vegas concept that exited Broad Ripple plans to take over former Hard Rock Cafe location

Although Tanya Davis closed her Vegas Lounge & Bar after one year of business on Broad Ripple Avenue, she expresses confidence about the concept finding long-term success in a historic downtown building.

Davis plans to open a new version of Vegas Lounge & Bar on the first floor of the Morrison Opera Place building, 47-49 S. Meridian St., where a Hard Rock Cafe served customers from 1999 to 2019.

The former Hard Rock site is twice the size of the spot where the Vegas bar operated from June 2022 to May 2023 at 723 Broad Ripple Ave. The difference between 8,000 square feet and 3,500 is a main driver of Davis' optimism.

"We outgrew the spot drastically within the first few months," Davis said of the Broad Ripple location.

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https://www.ibj.com/articles/las-vegas-concept-that-exited-broad-ripple-plans-to-take-over-former-hard-rock-cafe-location?fbclid=IwAR3AdRtrrUz9i_sMfNnErZpupEOeA-7fcTpYHS8i8_zYoTngwP5ddDpMYK4


NextDoorNeighbor

Snug bar is Irvington's new cozy castle of Irish whiskey

Opening Tuesday in a 600-square-foot space previously occupied by an Irvington hair salon, Snug is a small Irish-themed bar that's going big with its whiskey offerings.

Irish whiskey is represented in more than 90 bottles of different brands displayed at Snug, where heavyweights Jameson and Bushmills are joined by dozens of lesser-known companies.

"Our goal is to carry anything that has an Irish connection," said Jim Arnoldt, who co-owns Snug with Carey Shea and Timothy Barrett.

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https://www.ibj.com/articles/snug-bar-is-irvingtons-new-cozy-castle-of-irish-whiskey


NextDoorNeighbor

World of Beer Bar & Kitchen closes on Mass Ave

After five years of serving customers at 409 Massachusetts Ave., World of Beer Bar & Kitchen permanently closed at the end of 2023.

A note posted at World of Beer's entrance announced the end of business for the bar and restaurant that opened in 2018 in a 7,500-square-foot spot previously occupied by Mass Ave Toys.

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https://www.ibj.com/articles/world-of-beer-bar-kitchen-closes-on-mass-ave