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Broad Ripple bars getting ready for the rush of New Year’s Eve

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Indianapolis, Indiana – While you’re organizing your New Year’s Eve plans, bar managers and law enforcement are preparing for an eventful evening.

There are many bars in Broad Ripple for individuals who are over 21 and intend to count down to 2024. When the night is ended, there are plenty of transportation choices to ensure your safety.

“It’s our biggest party of the year,” Cholita general manager Jessie Beasley said.

Bar-heavy neighborhoods like Broad Ripple should see a surge of activity as they welcome 2024, particularly those locations that are hosting special events for a night of excitement and promotions.

“For 30 years, it’s been basically wall to wall, we usually have a pretty nice size line,” Rock Lobster owner Robert Sabatini said.

“This is our first year doing it so we’re kind of excited,” The Quarter general manager Bryan Reeves said.

You may have all you can eat and drink all night long at The Quarter’s masquerade countdown party with a ticket, and you’ll know you’re in excellent hands.

“The bartenders that I have here are responsible about not over-serving anyone,” Reeves added. “I also have two security guards that are top-notch.”

Similarly, Cholita offers two floors of live music on Sunday evenings along with a nacho cheese fountain.

“We will have some security on hand but we generally don’t have any issues on New Year’s at all,” Beasley said.

Every bar promises that customer safety will come first. Throughout the evening, up to a thousand people, according to Sabatini, are expected. Customers will need to pass through metal detector wands to join his party to ensure that no guns are brought inside.

“It’s a safety procedure and I think people appreciate it now more than they ever have due to some of the issues that have come up over the last few years,” Sabatini said.

Many will be relieved to see the new year in after suffering a loss of business during a protracted building project.

“We’re real anxious to get 2023 out of the way,” Sabatini added. “It was more brutal than Covid with the street shutdowns.

People are being encouraged to schedule their nights in advance by the police and establishments. Fare-free service is available on IndyGo beginning at 8 p.m. To ensure you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to go home, several organizations, including Sober Ride Indiana, are distributing ridesharing service vouchers.

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