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The Mousetrap is one of Indy’s oldest north side watering holes. Since 1957 we’ve been slinging strong drinks and serving up great food. In the early 70’s we began serving our famous beef stew and the same people come back time after time for another super hot helping.
In recent years we?ve added lots of TVs (20+), a 140″ Hi-def big screen, new windows, carpet and an overall make-over. The stew was brought back to it’s original recipe and the rest of the menu was revamped.
We now offer Huge Hot Wings, Hand Patted Burgers, Fresh Breaded Tenderloins, Pizza and a *Healthy Menu* as well as homemade daily specials such as Kanda’s Famous Meatloaf or Chicken Salad and our Homemade Soups.
With 4 pool tables, a pingpong table, video games, dart boards and dozens of board games, there is always something to do.
Most importantly, we brought in live original music. Concentrating on jam bands, we have played host to numerous up and coming bands from around the country, as well as many that are already very well established.
This place has a vibe and soul that’s electric. Bands can’t wait to come back and there are always more fans to greet them at their next show.
**Sundays- Enjoy a Bloody Mary w/ some Bluegrass. At 8pm, Flatland Harmony Experiment hosts an open session of kick-ass Bluegrass. In warm weather, we even jam out on the deck as we grill out. Yes, Sunday Funday indeed. Bring your instrument or voice and join in (no drums please).
**Mondays- At 7pm Indy’s Live Trivia hosts a musically inclined live trivia game for teams or individuals w/ cash payouts! Bring your friends in to see how much useless info is stored up in that melon. Then, at 10pm Red Rug Comedy hosts an open stage for some very good young local comedians.
**Tuesdays- Euchre Tourney At 7pm and – Bourbon For The Brain – Jazz For The Soul at 9pm – Rob Dixon heads up an all-star cast of Indy’s best musicians for a raucous night of Jazz, Soul and Rye. And we taste some great bourbons and whiskeys, with a new feature weekly.
** Wednesdays- at 9pm Adam Catron of The Twin Cats, Max Allen of MAB and Mikial Robertson(among others) host a Family Jam featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the city in a freestyle format.
**Thursdays – INDY MOJO/ G9 Collective present Altered Thurzdaze!.. electronic, dubstep, broken beats, etc. from all over the country. We literally have to tighten all the light bulbs in the house before each show.
** And, of course, every Friday and Saturday we have the best Jam Bands around putting on the best live shows in the city!
The word is out! Come see for yourself.
This Week At The Mousetrap:
8 oz. Fresh Hand Patteed Tenderloin - breaded, grilled, or cajun - The Best Around!
Hungarian Style Beef Stew w/ cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions & peppers.
Dry rub Cajun, hot garlic, buttery garlic, hot bbq, honey bbq, Teriyaki, Jerk, or blackberry bourbon.
Voted #1 in town by the Indy Star. Add bacon, fresh jalapenos, sour cream, cheese - $.50/each.
Homemade and ready to serve on your choice of bread or over tomatoes and lettuce.
You won't believe how good this is! With veggies and mashed potatoes, tater tots or fries.
Hands down the best in town - add chicken, portobello mushroom or steak for $3.00.
Fresh homemade salsa and chips made to order.
Hand battered to order w/ homemade ranch.
Hand battered to order, with homemade ranch.
Hand battered and served with homemade honey mustard.
Yep, just a pound of crispy bacon.
Add cheese or ranch - $.50/Add bacon or chili - $2.00
Served with whole grain mustard and cheese sauce.
Pepperoni, sausage, and cheese over homemade marinara.
Marinated chicken, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red onion, mozzarella, parmesan & olive oil.
Grilled chicken, homemade salsa, tomato, onion, cheddar & cilantro topped w/ black bean salsa.
Robust marinara, thick sliced whole milk mozzarella, fresh basil and spices.
1/2 lb. patty between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with lots of crispy bacon.
1/2 lb. patty w/ grilled onions, Swiss and our homemade dressing on our sour dough.
Two 1/4 lb Cajun seasoned patties w/ red onion, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo.
1/2 lb. patty w/ bacon, bbq sauce, cheddar, fried pickles, grilled onions, onion rings, & ranch.
Two 1/4 lb. patties w/ special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, & onions - sound familiar?
1/2 lb. patty, options: lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles. Cheese - $.50/each, dressings - $.50/each, grilled veggies - $.50, bacon - $1.00.
Grilled or breaded tenderloin w/ Creole slaw, tomatoes, pickles & spicy remoulade.
Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on your choice of white, wheat, or sour dough.
Cheddar cheese with bacon, tomato, and bbq sauce - grilled to perfection.
Slow cooked and hand-pulled with our homemade bbq sauce on a toasted bun.
Ham, salami, pepperoni, pepper jack, banana peppers, & roasted tomatoes with pesto mayo.
Cheddar, American, pepper jack, and Swiss - grilled and quartered.
Turkey, cheddar and roasted tomatoes with a pesto mayo - perfectly pressed.
Roast beef, cheddar, bacon, and red onions with horseradish sauce.
Corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing - served hot on toasted rye.
A pile of hot ham with melted mozzarella on a grilled bun.
Grilled chicken w/ artichokes, roasted tomatoes, parmesan, red onions w/ basil vinaigrette.
Grilled chicken w/ cheddar, corn and black bean salsa, tomatoes & onions w/ homemade ranch.
Mixed greens, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, red oinion, peas and croutons w/ choice of dressing.
Homemade Ranch, Homemade Honey Mustard, Sriracha Ranch, Basil Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Caesar Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette, 1000 Island.
– EVERY Sunday – feat members of Flatland Harmony Experiment – everyone is welcome to sit in