Franklin bars run the gamut from your basic neighborhood sports bar hangout to ritzy lounges also specializing in ritzy food menus. Practically anywhere you go in the Central Indiana city of Franklin, you can find a watering hole worth looking into.

Wander into the Willard Restaurant, for example, and you’ll be immediately surrounded by an atmosphere representing all that is historic about Franklin, Indiana. Along with such delectables as the Oyster Platter and the Pulled BBQ Pork, you might get one of the staff to tell you the story about the old haunted Willard Hotel, while you wash everything down with the house brewski.

Check out the Jeff Street Pub the next time you’re close to downtown Franklin. This landmark is a favorite meeting place of students and other groups such as lawyers and other professionals. Nearby, also on Jefferson Street, is The Juke Box Live, nightclub and party central among Franklin restaurants and bars.

Below, Fun City Finder has collected a good list of the best bars in Franklin. If you’re curious as to other partying possibilities may be lurking in other greater metropolitan Indianapolis townships, just check the handy links at the bottom of this article, categorized geographically for your convenience.

Franklin Bars

  Applebee’s Grill & Bar – This popular restaurant and bar chain got famous because of its casual party atmosphere coupled with large portions and excellent drink specials.
  Bojak’s Bar & Grille – Just a half-mile from Franklin’s downtown sector, Bojak’s is the place for viewing your favorite Indianapolis sports teams, as well as the latest UFC bout.
  Grill Bar – Wow. Free fish on Thursday nights and Karaoke every other weekend, plus special Biker events? Hog heaven!
  Jeff Street Pub – Much of the nightlife in Franklin revolves around the Jeff Street Pub, a favorite meet-and-greet establishment  with Southwestern decor, next to downtown Franklin. Sunday is College Night. Jeff Street is short for Jefferson Street, where many Franklin nightspots are gathered.
  The Juke Box Live – Live music by some great Indianapolis bands, Karaoke and even the occasional pole dancing contest.
  The Saloon – Another classic Franklin bar in the hot Franklin nightlife district on Jefferson Street, near downtown.
  Willard Restaurant, The Lounge – Steep yourself in yesteryear at this moody meeting place.

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