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About The Trap

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.

Photography courtesy of C-Style Photography.

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What we’re known for

Indiana's Biggest & Best Tenderloin

8 oz. Fresh Hand Patteed Tenderloin - breaded, grilled, or cajun - The Best Around! 


The Trap's Famous Stew

Hungarian Style Beef Stew w/ cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions & peppers.

Cup-$6.00 / Bowl-$11.00

Huge Hot Wings - 10 of them! Hot, Medium, Mild, or

Dry rub Cajun, hot garlic, buttery garlic, hot bbq, honey bbq, Teriyaki, Jerk, or blackberry bourbon.


Grandma Reilly's Chili

Voted #1 in town by the Indy Star. Add bacon, fresh jalapenos, sour cream, cheese - $.50/each.

Cup-$4.50 / Bowl $8.00

Kanda's Chicken Salad

Homemade and ready to serve on your choice of bread or over tomatoes and lettuce.


Mousetrap's $11 Steak Dinner

You won't believe how good this is! With veggies and mashed potatoes, tater tots or fries.


Veggie Quesadilla

Hands down the best in town - add chicken, portobello mushroom or steak for $3.00.


Starters and Shareables

Fresh Chips and Salsa

Fresh homemade salsa and chips made to order.


Fried Pickles

Hand battered to order w/ homemade ranch.


Crazy Fingers

Hand battered to order, with homemade ranch.


Beer Battered Chicken Fingers

Hand battered and served with homemade honey mustard.


Mmmmmm Bacon

Yep, just a pound of crispy bacon.


Basket of Fries or Tater Tots

Add cheese or ranch - $.50/Add bacon or chili - $2.00


Hot Soft Pretzels

Served with whole grain mustard and cheese sauce.


Flat Bread Pizza


Pepperoni, sausage, and cheese over homemade marinara.


Italian Chicken (Or Sub Portobello For The Chicken)

Marinated chicken, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red onion, mozzarella, parmesan & olive oil.


Mexicali Chicken (Or Sub Portobello For The Chicken)

Grilled chicken, homemade salsa, tomato, onion, cheddar & cilantro topped w/ black bean salsa.



Robust marinara, thick sliced whole milk mozzarella, fresh basil and spices.


Hand Patted Burgers

Fatty Melt

1/2 lb. patty between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with lots of crispy bacon.


Frisco Melt

1/2 lb. patty w/ grilled onions, Swiss and our homemade dressing on our sour dough.


Big Easy

Two 1/4 lb Cajun seasoned patties w/ red onion, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo.


Big Boss Man

1/2 lb. patty w/ bacon, bbq sauce, cheddar, fried pickles, grilled onions, onion rings, & ranch.


Mac Daddy

Two 1/4 lb. patties w/ special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, & onions - sound familiar?


Build Your Own

1/2 lb. patty, options: lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles. Cheese - $.50/each, dressings - $.50/each, grilled veggies - $.50, bacon - $1.00.


Specialty Sandwiches

Tenderloin Po' Boy

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.


Grilled Portobello

Cheddar cheese with bacon, tomato, and bbq sauce - grilled to perfection.


Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow cooked and hand-pulled with our homemade bbq sauce on a toasted bun.


Hot Pressed Italian

Ham, salami, pepperoni, pepper jack, banana peppers, & roasted tomatoes with pesto mayo.


4 x 4 Grilled Cheese

Cheddar, American, pepper jack, and Swiss - grilled and quartered.


Turkey & Cheddar Melt

Turkey, cheddar and roasted tomatoes with a pesto mayo - perfectly pressed.


Hot Beef & Cheddar

Roast beef, cheddar, bacon, and red onions with horseradish sauce.


Grilled Reuben

Corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing - served hot on toasted rye.


Hot Ham & Cheese

A pile of hot ham with melted mozzarella on a grilled bun.


Salads and Soups

Italian Chicken Salad (Or Sub Portobello)

Grilled chicken w/ artichokes, roasted tomatoes, parmesan, red onions w/ basil vinaigrette.


Southwest Chicken Salad (Or Sub A Portobello)

Grilled chicken w/ cheddar, corn and black bean salsa, tomatoes & onions w/ homemade ranch.


Very Veggie Garden Salad

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.

Soup of the Day

Cup-$3.50 / Bowl $6.50

This Week at The Mousetrap

This Week At The Mousetrap

Monday: Mondays – Indy’s Live Trivia 7:30pm and Karaoke 9:30pm

Tuesday: Tuesdays – Free Euchre Tourney 7pm / The Mayor’s Ball Jazz Night feat. Rob Dixon 9pm

Jazz and Soul stage featuring Rob Dixon of Rob Dixon and Trilogy, Steven Jones, and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd of Native Sun

Wednesday: The Family Jam feat. Indy’s Best Musicians 9pm

Thursday: Altered Thurzdaze w/ Akylla

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Friday: Mystic Grizzly w/ Magnetic, WileyCoyote, Schi & Drop Martian

Saturday: Fresh Hops wsg/ Dartanyan Kane live

Sunday: Acoustic Bluegrass Open Jam

– EVERY Sunday – feat members of Flatland Harmony Experiment – everyone is welcome to sit in


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