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Indianapolis' top 4 music venues to visit now

Photo: White Rabbit Cabaret/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 17, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best music venues near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top music venues in Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for music venues.

Consumers in the Indianapolis area historically spend more in the spring at bars and lounges than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage online reviews. Total affected businesses at Indianapolis-area bars and lounges rose to 9 for the metro area in the spring of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. HI-FI

photo: hi-fi/yelp

Topping the list is Fountain Square's HI-FI, located at 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 4, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the music venue and bar 4.5 stars out of 115 reviews.

2. White Rabbit Cabaret

Photo: White Rabbit Cabaret/Yelp

White Rabbit Cabaret, a lounge, music venue and performing arts spot in Fountain Square, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 112 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1116 Prospect St. to see for yourself.

3. Butler Arts Center

Photo: jon c./Yelp

Over in Butler-Tarkington, check out Butler Arts Center, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 70 reviews on Yelp. You can find the music venue and performing arts spot at 4602 Sunset Ave.

4. Nine Irish Brothers 

Photo: Jon C./Yelp

And then there's Nine Irish Brothers - Indianapolis, a downtown favorite with four stars out of 219 reviews. Stop by 575 Massachusetts Ave. to hit up the Irish pub, music venue and Irishspot next time you're in the mood.


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