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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Dog Run
“Broad Ripple is a restaurant/bar/shopping district, sort of a college-y vibe. There are a number of great restaurants, a canal to walk along (stop in at The Good Earth Grocery to buy corn to feed the ducks), some nice boutique clothing stores, etc. You can also grab the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to go downtown. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is by far one of my favorite places to eat in Sobro. The atmosphere is laid back, but the food is on point! Be sure to get there early, there is almost always a wait! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the BEST concert & event venues in Indianapolis & the nation! Big enough to feel comfy and get big name stars, but small enough to still feel intimate with amazing views of the show throughout the entire house. It is 21+ only, though.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Latin dance night every Thursday - longest running one in the city. Every other night they have live jazz concerts - and great food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A great night out for adults, and one of the best kept secret brunches on Sundays! Mick Jagger ate here when he was in town. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cake Bake is a wonderful and lovely setting for desserts. It's a local shop and is decorated to the max. The desserts all have edible glitter. It's a place not to miss. A reservation is highly recommended.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Large store that has groceries and pretty much everything else you could need.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great authentic Italian food! Definitely a great place for a quiet, romantic evening.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of my favorite breakfast places, great for families. There is a really cool 50's vibe and outdoor seating! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Woodwork-filled brew pub with a massive beer list offers creative pub fare & brunch items.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Yats is a staple for my diet in Indianapolis. This is great Creole style food for an amazing low price and Joe the owner is a great guy that cares about the community. The Chili Cheese Etouffe with Crawfish is the best. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Outdoors... Tennis courts, pool in the summer season... Dog park, play ground... Home to many festivals, fairs and the carnival.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“With locations in Carmel, and Downtown Indy as well. Bazbeaux has THE best pizza in the city. The Westfield blvd location sports a beautiful waterfront back patio suitable for larger parties. The downtown location will offer some outside urban dining with beautiful sunsets along the Indy skyline in the summer. Try the Hawaiian !”
  • 14 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“You can walk on the monon to this ice cream place! It is where I worked in high school!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Route
“12mi converted railroad trail that goes directly north to broad ripple and carmel”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“When it is nice out they have a great patio located on the canal that is pet friendly.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is by far one of my favorite places to eat in Sobro. The atmosphere is laid back, but the food is on point! Be sure to get there early, there is almost always a wait! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Latin dance night every Thursday - longest running one in the city. Every other night they have live jazz concerts - and great food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great night out for adults, and one of the best kept secret brunches on Sundays! Mick Jagger ate here when he was in town. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cake Bake is a wonderful and lovely setting for desserts. It's a local shop and is decorated to the max. The desserts all have edible glitter. It's a place not to miss. A reservation is highly recommended.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great authentic Italian food! Definitely a great place for a quiet, romantic evening.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite breakfast places, great for families. There is a really cool 50's vibe and outdoor seating! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Woodwork-filled brew pub with a massive beer list offers creative pub fare & brunch items.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Yats is a staple for my diet in Indianapolis. This is great Creole style food for an amazing low price and Joe the owner is a great guy that cares about the community. The Chili Cheese Etouffe with Crawfish is the best. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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