The second-oldest bar in Indianapolis closed for good Thursday

Old Point Tavern got its liquor license in 1887
Posted at 5:55 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-05 00:23:47-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Old Point Tavern, the second-oldest bar in Indianapolis, will close its doors for the final time on Jan 4.

The bar, which is located at the corner of Mass Ave and New York Street, is known for its great location and atmosphere. 

"It's sad to see one of the good bars of Mass Ave leave and not really be here. With the loss of the Front Page, this and some other ones that were the staples, it's kind of sad to see them go," said Nick Baker, Old Point Tavern customer.

Old Point Tavern got its liquor license back in 1887. The oldest bar in Indy is the Slippery Noodle Inn which began serving alcohol in 1850.

The bar serves spirits, wine and beer and popular menu items include Chic's World Famous Chili, Deluxe Nachos, Monstrous Quesadillas, Fresh Chicken Salad, BLTA and Double Decker Club Sandwiches, Paninis, Sausages from Claus' Market, salads made to order, and soups made in house.

Restaurateur Mike Cunningham will take over the space, according to the Indiana Business Journal.  No word on what type of restaurant he's planning for the Old Point Tavern location.

Cunningham just announced he'll be opening a new Italian-themed restaurant in place of Cerulean, located at the base of the CityWay building, which is closing on December 31. The Cunningham group has five other popular restaurants around Indy including Mesh, Bru Burger, Vida and Livery.

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