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Address: 6267 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1990
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Dive for the sake of a dive

As an Indy native, I'm well aware of the Alley Cat. I've had more than a few late nights ending up here. Let's be honest people, the Alley Cat Lounge is a dive. There are... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2010
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I came in alone one night and instead of the hired help talking to me, they chatted loudly to each other, about other people, clearly enjoying the banter while ignoring me. The guy poured me a very weak drink - not a full shot. On my second round, a new bartender appeared and she whispered secrets to her cow-worker (yeah)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Just like the name says, this place is for the Alley Cats managed by a catty, gun-toting Large Marge who has the logo inked upon her gigantic leg. Thursday nights are “scrumptious” Downed Cow Night and for $12 you can have yourself a chewy, gamey-tasting lil filet originally intended for the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Get yourselves some gift certificates... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2010

As an Indy native, I'm well aware of the Alley Cat. I've had more than a few late nights ending up here. Let's be honest people, the Alley Cat Lounge is a dive. There are plenty of dive bars around any city of a similar size. What sets this apart is that it's a dive in the midst of an... More 

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indianapolis, in
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Reviewed 28 April 2009

I'm leaving for Seattle in August and at the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, I will miss the Alley Cat most. Broad Ripple itself is bursting with activities, but the Alley Cat draws an ecclectic group of people. They have strong drinks for cheap. Their food is the BEST, bar none. $10 steak nights every Thursday have kept me... More 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2007

I don't go to the Alley Cat too much anymore, however, this is one of the most legendary joints in town. Maxim magazine deemed it the cities best Dive Bar! Located, yes, in an alley, in the height of Broad Ripple - one of the biggest bar and restaurant areas in the city - it's been there for years, and... More 

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