Idyll Lounge offers adults an escape


By Anna Skinner

Those 21 and older living on Indy’s north side or in Hamilton Co. now have a closer refuge than the bar lounges placed downtown.



The bar, at 8487 Union Chapel Rd., opened about three weeks ago. Natalie Nierman, general manager, said the lounge is ideal for those finishing dinner and wanting to stay out a little longer. Although food is sold at the bar, there are only eight small plates including surf and turf, guacamole, lobster rolls and more.

“It’s a high end cocktail lounge, we felt like the north side of Indianapolis needed something like this because they really don’t have it,” Nierman said. “We’re focused on having a really great guest experience. In other words, our staff is going to treat our customers with the utmost respect.  We just feel that customer service has gone away in the last handful of years.”

The Idyll Lounge offers patio seating, as well as large garage doors that open when the weather allows to encourage fresh air inside the bar. There is no smoking.

“We are going to make sure that when people leave, they’re just impressed all the way around from our food and our drinks to our staff,” Nierman said. “We want to make them want to come back and tell their friends.”

The Idyll Lounge encourages private parties, and multiple have been held at the bar since it has opened.

Nierman said that so far, the atmosphere brings in an age range of 30 to 55, but everyone 21 and over is welcome.

“It’s the perfect place for after dinner drinks,” Nierman said. “We have great music, live music and a DJ on some nights.”

An acoustic musician will begin performing at 8 p.m. every Thursday beginning in April. The bar is open Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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