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Perhaps no other venue in Indianapolis is better suited to jam bands, the smell of patchouli and a bunch of people just interested in grooving to some tunes and hanging out with friends than seven-time winner of this category The Mousetrap Bar and Grill. With a good dose of live, mostly local, music as well as pool tables, big screens, darts and a dance floor that occasionally gets pretty crowded, the Mousetrap dominates this category for good reason. It's the kind of place where everyone is made to feel welcome and quickly make friends (or at least a friendly acquaintance). Say hi to the Indy Mojo crew, who hosts Altered Thurzdaze weekly and a variety of other events regularly.
5565 N. Keystone Ave., 255-3189, themousetrapbar.com
2nd: Lockerbie Pub
3rd: Alley Cat