This bar has been around since 1850, so as you can imagine there's a lot of history behind those walls and possibly some patrons who never really left...

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The Oldest Bar in Indiana

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana is a quaint bar that opened nearly two centuries ago in 1850, The Slippery Noodle Inn.   While this bar has quite an intriguing name, it wasn't always named The Slippery Noodle Inn, it was originally opened as The Tremont House.  According to their website, over the years The Slippery Noodle Inn has had many name changes and ownership changes, but one thing has remained the same, the bar that many have gathered around.

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During prohibition, beer was still made in secret in the basement of the building.  However, since 1963 this place has been called The Slippery Noodle Inn, and it is known for "good food, booze, and live blues"  as it plays host to live blues music 7 days a week.   And according to local legends, booze isn't the only "spirit" you'll find at the Slippery Noodle Inn.

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Hauntings at the Slippery Noodle Inn

Many legends surround the Slippery Noodle Inn, and with the colorful history of the Slippery Noodle Inn, it's easy to see why.  At one point in time, the building was used as an inn and the inn had a bordello (or a brothel) open up during that time.  There was even a murder that took place inside those walls when a patron was killed after an argument over one of the women took place.


According to Haunted Houses, a few different entities are regularly reported being seen around the Slippery Noodle Inn.

Male entity

  • He is thought to be a caretaker still on the job.
  • Has been seen in the basement of The Slippery Noodle Inn, wearing a pair of coveralls.
  • This entity has also been heard as well.

Multiple Entities

  • Thought to be buried in the formerly dirt basement. People have heard whispering in their ears.
  • The second floor seems to be active as well. People have felt cold spots, have been touched, and have heard noises that can’t be explained.

Male cowboy entity

  • Perhaps the man who was killed in the knife fight.
  • Has been seen on the second floor.

Entity of a female sex worker

  • Seen standing on the second-floor balcony, from the first floor.

You can read more here if you're curious about more of the Slipper Noodle Inn's wild history.  And if you're curious about the hauntings of the Slippery Noodle Inn, you can find more, here.

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