#ThursdayDoors — Dis-Is-It

And the locals smile.



Slippery Noodle Inn is the oldest bar in Indiana. Although it’s been called many names in its time, it’s been in this building since 1850. It’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


It’s iconic.
All Hoosiers would do well to spend at least one evening at the Slippery Noodle Inn. Where I spent the winter weekends of 1995. I’ve been there plenty.
My nephew was recently initiated into the splendor of what may well be the happiest bar ever. Not only patrons, but staff always seem to be having a good time, too. It’s got good vibes.

This joint is jumpin. Live blues DAILY. Many places in Indy are hyped-up as essential to tourism, but this one is beloved by locals as well.

On Slippery Noodle Inn’s site, one can read about famous guests and musicians, the slaughterhouse, its part in Prohibition, the Underground Railroad, and what crimes may still haunt it. In addition to food and drinks, they sell music and memorabilia. They offer a virtual tour, free photos and logos (like my header) and best of all, seemingly unending hospitality and generosity of spirit.

Also, many doors.



#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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60 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Dis-Is-It

  1. Pistachios says:

    Sounds like my kinda place! I happily go back to places with outstanding service even if the food/drinks are nothing special/fancy. It makes such a difference

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Love the doors and the Blues Brothers silhouette in the transom window (at least that’s what it reminds me of). Places like this are as important as all those touristy things. These are the places that give a city its spirit. Thanks for visiting for us.

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  3. Benson says:

    I love this joint. It was one of my favorite haunts back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. You are so right about it being a Happy place. Pat and I reviewed it some time back. Oh and nice doors too.

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  4. marianallen says:

    Gotta go there sometime!

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  5. I’m a sucker for bricks, so I love the association with dark green that you bring us today. And these silhouetted guys are cool looking at the Dis-Is-It club. Like Dan, above, they remind me of the Blues Brothers.

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  6. Wow! That place has such an interesting history. Brick and Green Doors always go so nicely together. And who doesn’t love some blues and a great atmosphere?! πŸ™‚

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    This looks like a cool place. And obviously it has staying power if it’s been around for so long. I like the color green on the door. Subtle, yet inviting.

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  8. It’s probably good I don’t live there. This could become my home base.

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  9. Sounds like a place we’d enjoy, but do they really have noodles?? πŸ™‚ Probably not, but I do love pasta. However, the music would be a draw and, of course, beer. Happy Thursday, Joey.


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  10. Phil Taylor says:

    I️ like your Thursday Doors. You tell a story instead of just slapping a picture up there. If I’m ever in Indiana again I’ll make it a point to visit the Slippery Noodle.

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  11. Slippery Noodle is a great name, Joey, and it sounds like a great place to have as your ‘local’ πŸ™‚

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  12. scr4pl80 says:

    Is it an Inn as well? Looks like there are rooms above it. How cool. Love the brick. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Sounds a great place, Joey, and I like the green doors πŸ™‚

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  14. Luanne says:

    Very cool place! I found a place up the block from us last week that had gluten free buns and a dedicated fryer. I’d never been in and thought it was some lame restaurant. Wow, that was a SERIOUS bar. I hadn’t been in a serious bar in a long long time. Hope I get back there for more than takeout one day.

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  15. I love an eatery with a history. Great door, but aren’t all noodles slippery ??? Or am I cooking them too long ?

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  16. I can feel the “happy place” through time and space, just by reading your post. Brightened my day, thanks. πŸ™‚

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    Looks jumping, that’s for sure. Are those the Blues Brothers?

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  18. jesh stg says:

    Half way through your post I discovered “Dis is it” was not your invention -oh, bummer (knowing your love for making up your own words, it easily could have been). Wondered why a bar was called “Slippery Noodle Inn (the prohibition era?) – maybe I should follow the link you provided:)
    Great find for doors!

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  19. Norm 2.0 says:

    My kinda place. The red brick and green doors and windows is always a winning combination. Fun post Joey πŸ™‚

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  20. Vicky says:

    Thank you for introducing me to the Slippery Noodle Inn. If I am ever in town, it will be my first night out….

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  21. Sounds like a great place to hang out. I love the green doors, that lamps, and its name.

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  22. Prajakta says:

    Brick walls always make me think of secrets and stories πŸ™‚ This place seems to have all of it.

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  23. Bar doors – good ones. πŸ™‚

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  24. Oh yes. If I’m ever coming over, we are meeting here. πŸ™‚


  25. Unique and funny name for an Inn. Hard to forget the name, “Slippery Noodle Inn.” I like the “Dis-is-It, Live Blues” signage over the simple, green door.

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  26. pluviolover says:

    That is cool. I want one near me.

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