Type: Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Lounge
It's a dirty noisy dive. And it is perfect for some of the best jazz in Indy. A tiny hole in the wall in the Mass Ave arts district, the Chatterbox Jazz Club can get quite crowded. The bathrooms,... Read More
It's a dirty noisy dive. And it is perfect for some of the best jazz in Indy. A tiny hole in the wall in the Mass Ave arts district, the Chatterbox Jazz Club can get quite crowded. The bathrooms, walls, bar and floor are slathered with graffiti. Old posters, stray Christmas lights, Indy 500 checkered flags, fading photos, an Elvis clock minus the swinging legs, Mardi Gras beads and even a rubber crawfish are strung around the place. In 1989 when the Rolling Stones tour hit Indy, Mick Jagger and Ron Wood stopped in the Chatterbox. An old fridge that was rreplaced and put up for safe keeping is said to contain an unintelligible scrawl left by Jagger. Beer, wine and strong bourbon are popular imbibes. If you're really hungry, the Chatterbox serves Jamaican patties, pizza and pretzels. But it's best to just drink here.
435 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Mon-Fri: 4pm-Close
- Sat-Sun: 6pm-Close
- Cover Charge: $5; Cover Charge Depends on Day
- Best Nightlife: "If you get here early, you might get a better seat. If you get here late, you might catch sight and sounds of musicians who like to drop by and sit in after their evening gigs are done."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Chatterbox Tavern is a small club with a big reputation. It's the place to hear top jazz in Indy. Never know who might drop in.