Lawrence, Indiana is a small community located on the west side of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, extremely close to Fort Harrison State Park. Lawrence is much more of a bedroom community than a thriving town of its own; most residents commute daily to work in an Indianapolis business and come home to Lawrence every night. There are a few Lawrence bars that keep residents in high spirits, mostly neighborhood bars with the usual crop of regular patrons, deliciously unhealthy pub food, and cheap drink specials.
Some Lawrence bars that are fairly popular include Weebles, an Indianapolis sports bar with a few big screen TV’s, pool tables, and dart boards; Scooter Joe’s, the best place to go for karaoke in Lawrence; the Gold Brick Tavern, home of the $2 tenderloin and a good jukebox; and Snafu Saloon, which is notorious for its daily cash giveaway. There are also bars in the town that double as Lawrence restaurants, for example, Bennigan’s, a United States chain that also has a branch in the nearby Circle City.
Speaking of Indianapolis, you should head there if you really want a nightlife fix. Lawrence is right in the midst of Indy, almost a part of the city itself, so its residents have easy access to the variety of Indianapolis bars. In Indianapolis, there’s a bar for every type of person and every type of mood. There are Indianapolis music venues like Birdy’s Bar & Grill, trashily casual dive bars like the Alley Cat Lounge, relaxing holes in the wall like the Wellington Pub, upscale martini bars like the Blu Lounge, and historic Indianapolis fixtures like the Slippery Noodle Inn and the Rathskeller Restaurant. These are the true venues of Lawrence nightlife; residents of the town are so close to Indianapolis, it only makes sense that visits to Indianapolis bars are frequent.
While Lawrence, Indiana might not have too many incredibly entertaining bars of its own, it does have a little something of a nightlife presence. Bars in Lawrence are mostly of the blue collar, working class variety, great places to put a song on the jukebox and beer in your belly, the type of down to earth bar that has catered to generations of Hoosiers. If you want something other than that, the bright lights of downtown Indianapolis are the place to go; there you can find any type of bar you’d like. Lawrence bars can be a good way to while away a few hours in this small town.