INDIANAPOLIS — The oldest bar in Indiana has lost its owner.
The Slippery Noodle said on Facebook Thursday morning that Hal Yeagy Jr. has died.
“The Head Noodle will be missed by all and we hope you join us in celebrating the legacy he leaves behind. On behalf of the blues community, decades of patrons and staff, his friends, and his family we thank Hal for the music and countless memories.
In his honor, drink a cold Budweiser and consider a donation to any of his favorite charities, the American Cancer Society or the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We’ll keep the music playing for him.”
The Slippery Noodle Inn opened in Indianapolis in 1850 as the Tremont House and has had many names over the years including Germania House, Beck’s Saloon, and Moore’s Beer Tavern, later Moore’s Restaurant during Prohibition. Then, in 1963 it was bought by Harold and Lorean Yeagy, Hal’s parents, and became The Slippery Noodle Inn.
Hal took over the bar in 1985 after his dad died.