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Best things to do in Indianapolis

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

New American Restaurant
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“Hip and Fine Dining! A bit more pricey than the average establishment but the food is phenomenal and it's an absolute treat. Sit on the patio for a great vibe.”
75local recommendations
Cafe
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“Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company is located along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, at 647 Virginia Ave. in Fletcher Place, a neighborhood in the southeast corner of downtown Indianapolis. Their walls and shelves are full of beautiful art and handmade goods from their neighbors around their community and beyond. Take a look and if anything catches your eye, you may purchase it directly from us. They don't take a ​commission, so all proceeds go directly to the artists and craftsmen themselves!”
39local recommendations
Bar
“One of our favorite craft distillers - they change their cocktail menu often. Bartenders get a lot of leeway in creating new, innovative drinks with the distiller's signature spirits. While you're there, see if my favorite bartenders Jack and Brittany are around.”
36local recommendations
Bar
“Great outside patio for when it's warm outside. The food is great and their beer is one of the best breweries in town!”
17local recommendations
Bakery
“I will not lie, I go here every single week. An assortment of Italian style sour dough breads, croissants, cookies, pastries...ENOUGH SAID. Perfect for a small breakfast or snack! (1.1 miles away)”
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Cocktail Bar
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“They have a great burger...the Repeal Burger. But, their drinks are pretty phenomenal too. www.repealrestaurant.com”
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Restaurant
“Their chorizo is housemade and people come from far and wide for it. Hint: Half price tacos on Wednesday!”
7local recommendations
Bar
“The limoncello old fashioned is amazing. This is also a good place to go when waiting for a reservation at Bluebeard.”
7local recommendations
Point of Interest
“This list would be remiss without the tiny but delicious 1205 distillery. I'm not a gin fan, but they make an excellent gin that I could drink all day.”
2local recommendations
Street Address
Restaurant
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Restaurant
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Trail
“Follow the red bricks of the Cultural Trail around the city to take in all of the sights.”
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Point of Interest
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Clothing Store
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