For “good eats, good neighbors and good times,” visit Moe & Johnny’s Bar and Grill on Indy‘s north side, located near Broad Ripple Village. This Indianapolis restaurant has a rich and long running history in the Circle City, dating back to 1922.
Moe & Johnny’s operates as a restaurant, bar and coffeehouse. The menu is very large, with such variety that anyone can find something to munch on. The menu includes appetizers, stonebread, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizzas, breakfast, coffees/expressos, desserts and steak, chicken and salmon entrees. Moe & Johnny’s is a great place for all occastions, whether you’re just stopping in for a quick coffee to go, or you’re looking for an intimate night out on the town.
Bar area at Moe and Johnny’s
The Moe & Johnny’s building was originally three different buildings, one was a Kroger grocery store, one a Pure gas station and one a dry cleaners. Many of the items and structures inside the restaurant are a rich part of Indianapolis society, culture and community.
The building has been around for a significant portion of Indianapolis history. The owners of Moe & Johnny’s have worked hard to preserve and present the cultural value of the buildings, which were eventually constructed and merged together. At the end of World War II, the grocery store changed into a restaurant. Since that time, there has consistently been a restaurant or bar located there.
The family dining room windows at Moe & Johnny’s are made from the old garage doors of the gas station. In that dining room, the ceilings are very tall because of the hydraulic car lifts that used to be there.
Dining room at Moe and Johnny’s
The coffeehouse room of Moe & Johnny’s is just full of historical treasures. Over the years, the restaurant has collected various items that hold special places in city history. The booth seats are from the old King Coal Restaurant, which used to be located in downtown Indianapolis. The bar tops were made from the volley ball court that was used in the 1987 Pan American Games. The tabletops were made from the teller’s cage room, originally on the top of the Indiana National Bank. The colorful stained glass windows in the coffeehouse are from a cafeteria circa World War II.
Moe & Johnny’s used to be a family restaurant, but in 2006 it truly became a hotspot for Indianapolis nightlife. Now the restaurant is a smoking establishment and a bar, and only customers aged 18 and older are allowed inside.
Pool tables at Moe and Johnny’s
The bar at Moe and Johnny’s
Cozy up to the bar for a fresh brew at Moe and Johnny’s
More dining space at Moe and Johnny’s
Hostess station at Moe and Johnny’s
Patio at Moe and Johnny’s
Another view of Moe and Johnny’s Patio
Sign for Moe and Johnny’s
Exterior facade of Moe and Johnny’s
Moe and Johnny’s is the place to go for good food and good times
Moe & Johnny’s
5380 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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