The ever changing photo gallery. Will we see you here???
If you're interesting we will.
Hanging out at the Red Key while our kids hang out with their grand parents
On their way to Mumford and Sons. Stopped at the Key for a burger and libation. They say, "The The Red Key - Family, Neighborhood & Community. We love to be a part of the Red Key history and family! The bake sale is our favorite!"
Jim and Christine made their way to the Red Key for the first time. Jim says, "To new friends, old drinks and future memories!"
Bob and Kevin, hanging at the Key after work. It's a great place to hang after a hard day in the office.
This is the place where we can getaway and always find good food and friends!
Four former Indianapolis TV Broadcasters! Tracy Horth, WRTV. Derren Yerks, WISH. Nicole Misensik, WTHR, Leslie Olsen, WiSH
We love to come to the Red Key! And we love to bring Bob Kessing on Thursday nights when Dollie's homemade potato salad brings in the crowds. Bob Kessing, 90, had his first drink here at the Red Key in September of 1948, right before his senior year at Notre Dame. He is a St. Joan of Arc grad too. He loves to come here on Thursdays.
I first started coming to the Red Key in the 90's after MKNA board meetings. Then I brought my book club, and Russ and Dollie let me bring in my homemade pecan and lemon meringue pies for desert as long as Russ got a piece...Lemon Meringue, his favorite. One night i was lucky to meet Dan Wakefield here and he agreed to talk to my book club about his books at the Key. We had 24 people! Lots of people belong to country clubs, but I belong at the Red Key. It's like a neighborhood "Living Room"!
Our"Friday Before The Race Gathering" began with 8 people in the early 1980's. Now 30 to 35 notices go out about 3 weeks in advance! We've had as many as 40-45 people!!!
Jeramie Frazier (just turned 21) says," First time at the Red Key and everyone has been so generous to me. I'm very thankful and glad that my Mom Anne-Marie considers this place a second home and everyone in it family. I got that feeling as soon as I walked through the door."
Tim, May, Jude and Terry. Tim- A welcoming place in a welcoming town...with great tunes. May-Loved this place the first time I came here over 30 years ago and I love it still...Rules and all! Jude-Twice in 31 years and it is still the same great place. Terry-The pours are as great as the burgers!
Sara and Alex met 6 months ago due to their shared love of Kurt Vonnegut. They say, "On a whim from Minneapolis and after 9 hours of road time, the first place we stopped in Indianapolis on our self guided Vonnegut tour was the Red Key Tavern. Hoping for some ambiance and a cold beer, we found much, much more. We've managed to meet Kurt's extended Indy family and are leaving with so much more than we naively intended." And that we got to have a drink with Kurt's friend, author Dan Wakefield!
John and Jolene Ketzenberger. John says, "The Red Key is me." Jolene says, "The Red Key has one of the best burgers in town!" She should know. She runs Eat Drink Indy! Click the link to know more
Emily, Liz and Erica. First time at the Red Key Tavern...BLAST!
I'm a dancin' fool. -Frank Zappa Neon light is flashin. Welcome, come on in. Feeling good, feeling good again. -Joe
Author Dan Wakefield and Evan West (Executive Editor, Indianapolis Monthly) hanging with their new Vonnegut Fans from Minneapolis. Just another night at the Red Key!!
Canaan says, "Unbeknownst to most...there never was a shotgun. The Red Key is not a staple,,,it's a nail in what is this great city."
Our home away from home...the coziest spot in town!
This is our first time at the Red Key, but surely won't be our last. Cheers!
But soon to be regulars!
An awesome place to spend the evening...making new friends and embracing the old. In our hearts forever.
i didn't wear my reading glasses so I can't see what I'm writing! Tom I'm giving up the accounting world to become a male model...like Zoolander! Chris "Hefner"
Rachel, John, Michael, Josh, Jake, Abigail, Brandy and Kathryn. "Quit trying to make fetch happen!" Must be some mean girls.
And he made it on the photo page of one of the greatest taverns in the world! Taken June of 2014. Old "patio" and old friends. Gotta love the Red Key.
...imagine the conversations they have at the Red Key. Anne says, "Full moon, good burger and even better stories with my friend Dan Wakefield at the Red Key. (He's a storyteller, you know.) (And you CAN go home again.)"
Friends, fun, good times at the Red Key
Brandon says," Dim lights and neon bulbs, I can always find a few seats for the Lady and me at the Red Key. My kind of place." Megan says," Brandon and I come here in the afternoon on our days off together. Usually we're here alone and it's really lovely. He pulls out the chair for me every time. It's a place for gentlemen."
"In 1989 I moved into the house right behind the Red Key. At that point I was 23 or 24....maybe 25 and I had no idea there were "rules". Not knowing the rules, I seemed to always draw Russ's attention but not in a good way. For several years he and I would argue and he'd eventually ask me to leave and I never really knew why. Today in 2016, it finally makes sense, there really were/are rules and I'd always break them...but not on purpose.
They are Russ's rules and they live on. It was always about respect for interesting people.
it's their Meet and Neat at the Red Key! Maybe you should join them. Click on the link to learn more.
Not quite Bob Carol Ted and Alice. Bob says," I'm old enough to need a haunt like the Red Key." Kathy says," Best Burgers Ever!" Michelle says," Love the Art!" Mike says," Popped my cherry. First time at the Red Key! Great vibe!"
Lauren says,"Here's to Red Key on National Grilled Cheese Day, a place where a girl can feel like a Real Mike!" Mike says,"April showers bring grilled cheese."
We are in good company! Thank you!
Morgan says," Love the atmosphere and great drinks and friends at the Red Key!" Lyndsay," I Love The PDG!" Alli says,"I always have fun at the Red Key!" And Ryan says,"Cheers to Darren Connor!" That's his brother and he founded Bier Brewery.
It honors Russ Settle. Thank you again for your service Russ.
"Good Night, Little Kings and Beautiful Women!!!"
Money on the ceiling goes to the children. It's a good thing.
...business gets done at the Red Key!
Bri says, "A couple of weeks ago a frequent renter of mine saw my ring and immediately recognized it. He had found a ring just like it 10 or so years ago in his restaurant. He still had the ring and brought it in. I saw the initials and posted about it on Facebook. Within only a few hours the ring was returned to the owner.
"And the owner is me!" Beth is on the left and she works one night a week at the Red Key and Bri was nice enough to bring it in to her that day.
Did you miss the free tasting? It's for sale at the Red Key when available.
Briana says, "This is my first time at the Red Key. Devin brought me here. We've know each other for 13 years.
Claire says, "I feel like and idiot." Claudia says, "Hometown bar with a comfortable atmosphere." Denis is a first timer. Says, "First visit but not the last. Cheers." Matt and Nancy loved their first visit. "Tons of fun!"
"Thanks for the jukebox credits to play the Ink Spots at the Red Key Tavern." "Onwards and Upwards"
Phyllis thinks the Red Key is "the best neighborhood bar". Dan says,"Always good at the Red Key!"
Gary says, "Celebrating my birthday with Jamie, Tammy and Bruce. Wish Bob and Gina were here!" They say when they come to the Red Key they always find some of their favorite people here. Jamie says,"If I had known that I was getting my picture taken I would have worn make-up!! But the Red Key is a comfortable come as you are kind of place!" And Bruce says,"It was nice meeting you!! Thank you for taking our picture. Hopefully the camera is still OK Peace!"
And it's a Wednesday! That's how important this 45 juke is to the patrons of the Key!
Will Higgins says," Drinks w/ Wakefield...always a treat." Dan says," Play 126 on the Jukebox".
"Post Joe Hogsett Gala Gathering". It happens at the Red Key.