About Us

The Monkey’s Tale Bar, located at 925 E. Westfield Boulevard in Broad Ripple started out as Broad Ripple’s best kept secret in June of 1986. Tucked away at the back of the “Blue Room” in The Jazz Cooker Restaurant it boasted a total of nine seats at the bar. For the first two years of its existance a small select group of employees, family and friends ate, drank and made merry until the wee hours of the morning. Then the secret got out.  Yet is still considered one of Broadripple’s Best kept secrets!

Time is change and change is good. Since 1986 The Monkey’s Tale has grown in size, recognition and prominance. Although the restaurant closed December 31 of 2005 The Monkey’s Tale, now very much its own entity, continued serving the partying public in Broad Ripple a variety of great music, good times and great drinks. The Monkey’s Tale showcases local and regional bands year round on stage and weather permitting under the stars, in the spring, summer and fall.

Hours of Operation vary with the season. Currently we  open at 8PM Monday and Tuesday and 6PM Wednesday through Sunday serving until 3 AM each night.

With so many hours left over we decided to share our space.The Monkey’s Tale is available to rent for private parties Sunday through Thursday, day and evening as well as  during non-business hours on Friday and Saturday. You are welcome to bring your own food and arrange for your own entertainment, we’ll take care of the cocktails and ofcourse a place for everyone to party.

Special orders such as a case of a specific wine, or a particular assortment of imported beers are not a problem with advance notice. Wedding Receptions, Graduation Parties, Anniverary Partues, Birthday Parties or you just want to have 100 people over to party and they won’t fit in your living room.

Just give us a call at

(317) 253-2883 or  (317) 919-5594 to book parties

Private Party Rental Available