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1011 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
This Belgian-style pub is one of the most unheralded and underrated places to drink and dine in the country. The beers are brilliant. Brugge make the best Abbey Trippel I've ever tried (though I will admit, I have yet to visit Belgium and drink a...
2503 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
You can find Indy's best sandwich at this local butcher shop and wine cellar, located in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood. The Batali—an homage to Mario Batali—is filled with various kinds of homemade salami, cheese, spicy giardinara, tomato jam,...
340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Indianapolis is the hometown of legendary Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. For those who are fans of his work, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is the perfect monument to his literary genius. Filled with original Vonnegut artwork,...
434 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
At Home in the City is an eclectic home and gift store on Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis. The shop is filled with quirky trinkets, gorgeous home accents, and other unique finds. The best part about the store is the large selection of products...
1119 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Radio Radio is a terrific small venue for catching up-and-coming national and local acts. I recently saw Family of the Year and Pacific Air here. The bar is located in Fountain Square, a lively and artsy neighborhood adjacent to downtown...
647 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company is exactly what an independent, neighborhood coffee shop should be: comfy, artsy, and delicious. Located along Virginia Avenue in the Fletcher Place neighborhood, Calvin Fletcher's is a great place to grab a quick...
4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Recess' Greg Hardesty hasn't won a James Beard Award... yet. The perennial JB nominee is a hands down favorite for his daily set menus at Recess and casual offerings at Room Four next door. Recess rivals any fine dining establishment I've been to...
907 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Midland Arts and Antiques Market is one of my favorite places to go to shop for home decor and interesting finds. It is located on the east side of downtown, and if you didn't know what was there, you would likely just drive right past. This place...
10 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
The Libertine is dark and funky, and has a sort of easy elegance to it that you won't find replicated anywhere else in the city. The locally-sourced bacon flight washed down with a screw & bolt gin cocktail? Absolute perfection. The Libertine's...
115 E 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Barking Dog Cafe is the only place in Indy to get an authentic lobster roll. Styled like a east coast, oceanside cafe, Barking Dog offers a changing seasonal menu in its small, quaint spot in historic Meridian Kessler. In addition to its love for...
5406-08 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
Twenty Tap is the best place to find craft beer in Indianapolis, particularly if you are a fan of local and regional microbrews. On any given day, Twenty Tap has a rotating menu of thirty-eight beers on tap. Local Indy favorites Sun King, Triton,...
434 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Silver in the City/ At Home in the City is absolutely my favorite place to shop in Indianapolis. They have the most unique mixture of home decor, clothing, handbags, jewelry, books, and anything else you can think of from Squirrel Underpants to a...
905 East St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
S'Mores. Fluffernutter. Maple Bacon Bourbon. The craft donuts at General American Donut Co. are perfectly soft and chewy and filled (or topped) with delicious sweet and savory flavors. Get there early because these donuts go quickly. As an added...
4903 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
I had no idea there was a hostel in my neighborhood until a friend from the UK decided to stay there while in town for a wedding. Located in a cute, historic home in SoBro, Indy Hostel offers shared quarters for travelers looking for a clean,...
216 E South St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Located in the heart of Fountain Square, Indy's up-and-coming hipster neighborhood, iMoCA (Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art) is a small gallery that holds huge offerings. The displays change regularly, but this is one stop on First Friday...
1505 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Harrison Center for the Arts is home to dozens of local Indy artists. The upstairs houses multiple galleries with monthly displays, and the underground is home to some of the more gritty and eclectic work.
212 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
In perfect Indy form, the Stutz Gallery pairs the classics with up-and-coming local Indy artists. Housed in the former Stutz automotive factory, the gallery is lined with a number of classic Stutz cars. The gallery offers a variety of artists, and...
1043 Virginia Ave Suite 208, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Located just off the Cultural Trail and a few doors down from iMoCA, Hi-Fi, and many other attractions in Fountain Square is a record shop tucked away in the upstairs of the Murphy Arts Center building, Joyful Noise Recordings. The front of their...
Canal Walk, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Get out and stretch your legs with a walk along the downtown canal walk and bike path. If you're looking for some family fun, you can rent four-seater pedal boats or kayaks and paddle your way down the 1.5 mile-long canal. Rentals are available at...
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