Specialties The back music room is SMOKE-FREE as of August 1st, 2011. The Noodle Features LIVE BLUES 7 Nights a Week with 2 Bands Every Friday & Saturday. We also have a Full Menu available until 11pm nightly and a snack menu until the wee hours. History Established in 1850 The Slippery Noodle Inn is Indiana’s Oldest Bar and is the oldest commercial building in Indianapolis. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hal and Carol have built this one-room lunch counter into the Midwest’s premiere blues club. With seating for 500, Live Blues is offered 7 nights a week, with two bands every Friday & Saturday. A full service menu is available until 11pm nightly. 2008, Best of CityS, “Best Bar” 2008-2001, Best of CitySea, “Best Live Music Venue” 2007-1992, NUVO Readers Poll, “Best Blues Bar” 2008, 2005, INTAKE Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue” 2003, Blues Foundation’s Blues Club of the Year 2001-1999, Indianapolis Monthly Readers Poll, “Best Bar” 1997, 96 & 95, NUVO Readers Poll, “Best Bar”, “Best Blues Bar” 1996, BLUES REVUE, 1 of the Top 20 Blues Venues Nationally 1996 The Governors Award of Excellence in Recycling. 1993 DETAILS Magazine, 1 of the best 300 clubs in the U.S. and 1 of 19 blues bars listed Meet the Business Owner:
Hal and Carol Y. Harold and Lorean Yeagy (Hal’s parents) bought the bar in late 1963, taking final possession on December, Friday the 13th. The “Slippery Noodle Inn” was named by Hal’s dad after a lengthy family debate. Names were thrown out for the family to vote on and at about 5 a.m. “Slippery Noodle Inn” sounded pretty darn good. The Noodle has remained in the Yeagy family since that time. Hal took over the bar in 1985 after his father’s death. It has continued as a family business. Hal and his wife, Carol, have built this one-room lunch counter into the Midwest’s premiere blues club. They are very much a “hands-on” team. Hal is responsible for the day-to-day operations while Carol books all of the entertainment and makes sure that the Noodle maintains its unique atmosphere. One of their children, Josh, has done about every job imaginable, cleaning to cooking, bartending to banking. At present he is operations manager and is being groomed to eventually take over.