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Grace and Drew
Grace and Drew

We love the Red Key because of the character and atmosphere, also the best burgers in Indy for only $5. We hope they continue to be a Broad Ripple staple for many more years!

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Patrick, Erica and Anna
Patrick, Erica and Anna

Slow horses and fast women will ruin your life.

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Bill and Diann
Bill and Diann

We've been coming here for years. We've seen Russ stick a dollar bill to the ceiling. We celebrated our son's 30th birthday here-nine years later we gathered with his friends for his wake. Although we live 30 minutes away - it's our "neighborhood" bar. All that is good has remained unchanged here.

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Jennifer, Maurey and Jenny
Jennifer, Maurey and Jenny

Firing up early for St. Patty's Day! Representing 8fifteen!

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Danny and Bret
Danny and Bret

Come for a beer, stay for the photography.

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Jackson and Anna
Jackson and Anna

Two Miller Lites, please.

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Red 1
Red 1
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Valentines Day Weekend 2022!
Valentines Day Weekend 2022!
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Cards and the Key. They just go together
Cards and the Key. They just go together
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The 3 best friends anyone can have!  #Wolfpack
The 3 best friends anyone can have! #Wolfpack
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Matt, Jay, Jenny, Steph, Josh, Michelle and Brian
Matt, Jay, Jenny, Steph, Josh, Michelle and Brian

This place is an institution. Best Burgers in Indy! Best Manhattans and burgers. I feel like I will see my Grand Dad when I walk in, and he has been dead for 47 years.

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Alex an Jenn
Alex an Jenn

Continually falling in love...with Red Key!

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Happy 21st to Duncan! Celebrating where his parents met with the "grown ups" who played and important role in his life from his birth to today.

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Birthday at the Key!
Birthday at the Key!

Happy Birthday Creny! We love you! One more chardy party!

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When we were asked "you kids want to be on a website?" and we said "yes"

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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon at the Red Key! Tracy and Eric

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Jenni the Greatest, Tammy, Kim and Becky. Good food, good drinks, good times with friends. Love Dollie! Can't wait to come back.

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Jeremiah and Emiy
Jeremiah and Emiy

Hanging out at the Red Key while our kids hang out with their grand parents

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Scott and Debbie
Scott and Debbie

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!"

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All the way from Chicago!
All the way from Chicago!

Jim and Christine made their way to the Red Key for the first time. Jim says, "To new friends, old drinks and future memories!"

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Work reconnections!
Work reconnections!

Bob and Kevin, hanging at the Key after work. It's a great place to hang after a hard day in the office.

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The Getaway!
The Getaway!

This is the place where we can getaway and always find good food and friends!

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Red Key has the news covered!
Red Key has the news covered!

Four former Indianapolis TV Broadcasters! Tracy Horth, WRTV. Derren Yerks, WISH. Nicole Misensik, WTHR, Leslie Olsen, WiSH

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He's 90 yrs old people!
He's 90 yrs old people!

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.

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Red Key Monica
Red Key Monica

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"!

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Race group at the Red Key
Race group at the Red Key

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!!!

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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."

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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!

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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!

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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

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Emily, Liz and Erica. First time at the Red Key Tavern...BLAST!

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I'm a dancin' fool. -Frank Zappa Neon light is flashin. Welcome, come on in. Feeling good, feeling good again. -Joe

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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!!

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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."

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Angie and Jeremy
Angie and Jeremy

Our home away from home...the coziest spot in town!

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Abby and Jake
Abby and Jake

This is our first time at the Red Key, but surely won't be our last. Cheers!

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First time here!
First time here!

But soon to be regulars!

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Amy and Kal
Amy and Kal

An awesome place to spend the evening...making new friends and embracing the old. In our hearts forever.

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Tom and Chris
Tom and Chris

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"

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The Back Table
The Back Table

Rachel, John, Michael, Josh, Jake, Abigail, Brandy and Kathryn. "Quit trying to make fetch happen!" Must be some mean girls.

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Max is not dead.
Max is not dead.

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.

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Dan Wakefield and Anne Ryder...
Dan Wakefield and Anne Ryder...

...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.)"

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Deb Does Indy!!!
Deb Does Indy!!!

Friends, fun, good times at the Red Key

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Brandon and Megan
Brandon and Megan

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."

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Nate and his 1989 story
Nate and his 1989 story

"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.

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Rules...a good life has rules.
Rules...a good life has rules.

They are Russ's rules and they live on. It was always about respect for interesting people.

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Bourbon Women - Indianapolis
Bourbon Women - Indianapolis

it's their Meet and Neat at the Red Key! Maybe you should join them. Click on the link to learn more.

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Bob Kathy Mike and Michelle...
Bob Kathy Mike and Michelle...

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!"

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Are those delicious Grilled Cheese?
Are those delicious Grilled Cheese?

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."

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Happy Grilled Cheese Day!
Happy Grilled Cheese Day!
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