Red Key Tavern

Pub, Bar
5170 N College Ave (at E 52nd St)
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 283-4601



  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a highball. Take off your hat. Don't put your feet up. And don't piss off the owner, Russ. His place. His rules.
  • The best place to have a proper drink with a lady friend. Respect and values highly encouraged.
  • Try to stick a dollar bill to the ceiling, up with those already there.
  • Mind your P's and Q's in this funky historic tavern. The patrons are a great mix of neighborhood folks, musicians, artists, writers and hipsters. Legendary cheeseburgers and potato salad. CASH ONLY!
  • Don't cuss & don't move the tables.
  • Best margaritas in town!!
  • I may never go to another bar ever in my life.
  • We love this spot! Try the Sidecar or a Tom Collins for the full experience...the burgers are great. When you get home, sign up for
  • They've always been generous with the pours which is great and the prices are low. Plus pbr!
  • Toy airplanes hanging from the ceiling, an old-school juke box and Bell's seasonal brews. What's not to love? (aside from the whole no credit card thing).
  • Inexpensive drinks
  • Great atmosphere! Full of history and definitely worth a visit.
  • A quintessential stop for Hoosier hospitality. Hum the musical notes located on the Key's neon sign hanging out front
  • Great atmosphere and experience! Cash only though, beware
  • Best Spot in town.
  • Came here for a drink during a snowstorm and felt like I was back in time (or in a small town!). Can't wait to come back for a cheeseburger.
  • Great crispy edge burgers. YUM!
  • Come here on Thursdays for $3.75 cocktails . Great time with your besties!
  • The chili is great with a cold beer
  • Great place and mind your manners! Also, keep in mind that it is cash only.

Nearby places

5380 N College Ave (at E 54th St)
5212 N College Ave
5408 N College Ave (at E 55th St)