Businesses in Indianapolis that cater specifically to the LGBTQ+ community offer performance possibilities for artists such as drag performers and DJs, as well as nice food and beverages and safe gathering places.
Let’s have a look.
5. Metro Bar Indianapolis
Metro, one of the Midwest’s trendiest and friendliest gay clubs, is located in the center of the vibrant Mass Ave Arts District and caters to a varied LGBTQ population. On Friday and Saturday evenings, there’s drinking, movies, pool, and dancing.
Regulars and newcomers, gay and straight, are all welcome at Metro, where the atmosphere is kind, the bartenders are generous, and the music is irresistibly danceable. Visitors may converse on the inviting terrace before shaking it in the neon-lit upstairs club or visiting the on-site sex store.
4. Zonie’s closet Bar Indianapolis
Whatever your relationship with the closet is, you’ll have a great time at Zonie’s, where the sparkle and glamour of a high-end club meet the down-to-earth genuineness of a local gay bar. Patrons enjoy fantastic unique drag shows by some of the city’s most talented and kindhearted aristocracy within the club’s gleaming walls. Meanwhile, a dedicated DJ keeps the party going as amazing bartenders serve the ultimate drink trifecta: cheap, powerful, and just delicious.
3. Tini Bar Indianapolis
Tini is a warm and inclusive cocktail bar providing food and beverages in Indianapolis‘ gayborhood, the Mass Ave. Arts District. They conduct themed movie evenings as well as DJ-led dance parties.
This pub is less blatantly homosexual but more queer and groovy; the ambiance welcomes and protects everyone from the LGBTQ+ community. Check out their outstanding mixology program as well as their seasonal beverages.
2. Downtown Olly’s
Downtown Olly’s provides karaoke, comedy, trivia, drag, and more karaoke every week. In addition to providing wings, burgers, and pizzas, this restaurant hosts weekly LGBTQ+ events such as “Kendra’s Karaoke Party!” sponsored by drag queen Kendra Stone.
The main bar area is designed in the style of a typical diner, with many booths and condiment stands in the midst of the tables, as well as a huge bar and a small space allocated for performances and karaoke singers. The Backyard, the rear terrace, provides additional room for customers and entertainers.
1. English Ivy’s Bar Indianapolis
From 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., this intimate restaurant and late-night bar provide practically every meal, from breakfast to dinner, as well as hand-crafted drinks at night. Their daily menu includes pizza, taco salad, honey ginger salmon, and ahi tuna. Brunch foods including biscuits and gravy are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Their daily cocktail offerings include $2 wells and domestic beers on Tuesdays and $5 margaritas on Thursdays.
It is a “gay-thering” venue for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies,