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Knickerbocker Saloon

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Bar, Pub
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113 N 5th St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1402
+1 765-423-2234
16:00 - 03:00
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Akron, Ohio
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a gorgeous, historic icon, in a wonderful area. However it stinks so bad of cigarette smoke, it is sickening. I mean unless you love the smell of old stale tobacco saturated carpet and walls, unless you love to smoke and want to inhale free tobacco chemicals, don't go in this place. Everyone in our party had an instant... More 

1 Thank d g
Howdenvale, ontario
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I stopped into this grand saloon yesterday, it was like stepping back into the past. What great ambiance. Built in the mid 1800's the place has both a 19th and 20th century feel. The bar is magnificently crafted and well maintained. The bar tender was knowledgeable and the beer selection is quite good. Special events are held often to prompt... More 

Thank Tilly1031
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

The staff is super amazing!! And a big plus you can smoke(if that's your thing)! Nick,Mike,Eric and Julie always take great care of you!

Thank Josh V
Michigan City
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is a great bar experience except for the smoking. I loved the atmosphere, the big old wooden bar and the entertainment. I didn't like the smoke filled air. Probably would not go back.

Thank indianatraveler57
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

You can't beat the vintage setting without pretense. And to drink a Zombie Dust at the same time? This is definitely the spot!

1 Thank Apcoach
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288 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

The original bar circa 1891 crafted by Dutchmen. Great place to unwind at the end of the day. Cigar friendly on one side. Frequented by internationally famous people like David Saborn, Al Capone and Hans Homburg.

Thank JCSfoodguy
Chalmers, Indiana
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415 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This place lays claim to being the oldest bar in Indiana. I think the Slippery Noodle Inn in Indy makes the same claim. Either way this is a history filled bar. The bar is very clean and well maintained. The bar allows smoking on one side of it, so if you have issues with that this might not be the... More 

1 Thank wetravelalot007
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Went for my birthday, first bar. I liked the atmosphere. I had a gummy margarita and my husband had a chocolate mint margarita I liked his a lot better than mine. It was clean. The bartender was nice. We went during the day so there wasn't a big crowd. Didn't eat food. I like the atmosphere. Overall nice enjoyable place.

Thank Kyhayden
Lafayette, Indiana
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I've visited this place several times. It is a historic bar. They do have smoking on one side of the bar and the other is non smoking. We are not smokers and never had a problem sitting on the smoking side. They often have music. Service is okay most of the time but this is a college town too so... More 

1 Thank Nancy R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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202 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

A place like this never goes out of style, and I hope it's always around for people who want to explore historic Lafayette. The bar looks like it's out of an old movie, and there's such a neat atmosphere.

2 Thank bweis13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N 5th St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1402
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-423-2234

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