Broad Ripple, Indianapolis

Sorry for disappearing for a while without notice. I just returned from a two week long work related travel to the US and Mexico. 

Every time that I visit the US, I always have a theme. Like, one time it was dedicated to food, the next time to art, another time to meet friends and so on. This time, I went with no plans but like always, I found a theme. 

The day I landed, my colleagues Jin and Avinash had made plans to go party at Broad ripple. I willingly joined. I had visited Indy several time before, but this was my first time to Broad Ripple. It is a fun place to be, if you enjoy partying. The surrounding streets in this area are filled with pubs, bars and dance clubs. On Fridays, it typically gets crowded at around 11 PM but on Saturdays, it gets crowded very early. During that weekend and next, we tried a couple of places like - Kilroy’s, Red Room, Casba, Brothers and Landsharks. But, my favourite place of all is the Brothers. 

Brothers has a descent crowd, a nice bar, great ambience with sit outs  pool tables and a very nice dance floor and a even better DJ. All in all, we always found our way back to Brothers after trying other places. This place can get really crowded, so the employees at the gate can get a bit cranky at times. One evening, they let us in with our Indian DL and on another they requested for a passport. But despite all that, this place is by far the most happening place in Broad ripple. 

Anywhere I went to during this trip, the song Despacito kept following me. It was playing in every bar at Broad Ripple and Downtown, it was being sung by a young singer at a Mexican restaurant in San Diego Old Town and was playing on the FM channels around Ensenada, Mexico. I really enjoy listening to this song like everyone else who go crazy when the song begins to play. 

At Broad ripple, the night ends very late, at 3 AM. Few drunkards may begin a fight so, it is definitely the time to wind up the party and drive back safely. 

Of all the places, Casba is my least favourite. It is a tiny place at basement. Thus is very cramped and without proper ventilation. 

One evening, we did go to the Brothers in Downtown. The place is upscale and far more crowded than the one in Broad Ripple. But somehow for me, Broad Ripple seems to be appropriately crowded.