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Enjoying the holidays without breaking the bank

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It’s that time of year in which everyone has the opportunity to indulge in the activities that they initially plan on changing with their New Years resolution. This has always been the norm, but the question is how to enjoy these activities without depleting the funds that were left over after the holiday shopping season. After a little research, several events were located throughout the circle city that won’t cost a fortune to attend. Let’s start off in the Broad Ripple area.

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Located at 1021 Broad Ripple Avenue is Scotty’s Thr3e Wise Men. Even though today is New Years Eve, Thr3e Wise Men is continuing on with their Tuesday tradition of offering pints of their freshly brewed (non aged) beverages for $2.50. Today the restaurant/brewery has tapped their King Solomon Imperial Stout which should be a tasty way to enjoy New Years. The restaurant will be closing early this evening at 10pm; however customers will be allowed to purchase a growler for their late night activities, prior to closing time.

Just a few blocks west of Thr3e Wise Men, located at 745 Broad Ripple Avenue is the Broad Ripple Tavern, also known as the BRT. Tonight the front area will be taken over by Three Floyd’s, beginning at 5pm. During this take over, customers will be allowed to enjoy the well known Gumballhead, Jinx Proof, and Permanent Funeral. Due to the popularity of the beverages, these choices could go quickly, so tonight will be a great opportunity to enjoy New Years on the strip. Of course their traditional spirit drinks will also be available, including a personal favorite, the ‘Big Poppi’, for only $10.

If you’re thinking about venturing into the downtown area, one of the biggest parties of the year is taking place at Union Station: the ‘Bud Light Platinum New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball’. The event kicks off at 9pm and is scheduled to continue on into New Year. Only a few tickets remain for this event, and the general admission ticket will get you into all three parties for just $49 (yes, that’s three parties for the price of one). If that wasn’t enough, WZPL’s, Nikki Reed is hosting the event, complimented by the DJ’s with P3 Productions producing sounds in one of the parties. This combination, along with the great musicians that will be performing on stage, will surely make this one of the most electrifying events in the city.

It’s hard to figure out a way to enjoy a memorable New Years event, without spending too much money, but these three options are simply to good to pass up. If you’re considering keeping it low key and enjoying a nice relaxing New Years at home, Triton Brewing Company on Indianapolis’ northeast side (Lawrence) will be open on their day off until 7:30pm this evening to provide beverages for customers. With so many choices and activities that can be enjoyed without breaking the budget, the money saved should be utilized to take full advantage of the safe transportation options that are available throughout the city, including Uber and Lyft. These choices, along with traditional taxi services, will help to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely and in style. Once again, Indianapolis shows how to enjoy the holidays safely without breaking the bank.

Thr3e Wise Men
1021 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220

Broad Ripple Tavern
745 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220

Bud Light Platinum New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball’
123 W. Louisiana Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46225

Triton Brewing Company
5764 Wheeler Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46216



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