Indianapolis Neighborhood Guide: Fountain Square

Fountain Square: Indianapolis Neighborhood Guide

The Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis is two miles southeast of downtown Indianapolis. Connected to downtown via the Cultural Trail, Fountain Square is just a short walk, bike ride, or cab fare away from the heart of the city. This neighborhood holds a lot of history and has been on a slow track to being revitalized over the last decade. Today, Fountain Square is the go-to spot for hipster nightlife, great food, and even better drinks.

Eat

The list of amazing places to eat in the Fountain Square area is nearly endless, and there’s something for everyone. Craving cajun? Head to B’s Po Boy for some delicious NOLA-style grub. Thinking Thai? Siam Square is a popular choice. Bluebeard serves up craft cocktails and fusion food, and Thunderbird is a great fusion southern comfort spot. No matter what you’re looking for, you are sure to find it here.

Drink

Fountain Square has a booming nightlife scene. Hotel Tango Whiskey is a local whiskey distillery that can be hard to get into due to its popularity. Local craft meadery New Day Meadery serves locally brewed mead and craft beer with a relaxed environment. Though a newer addition to the Indy brewery list, Fountain Square Brewery is coming to be another popular destination.

Do

Live Show at Joyful Noise Records

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMoCA) is housed in the Murphy Arts Center in the heart of Fountain Square. Joyful Noise Recordings (above) is a quirky record store and recording studio with a concert venue in the back. Enjoy a live show of local recording artists or browse their vinyl collection in the front shop. The Hi-Fi is one of the best venues to catch a live local music show. Duckpin bowling is alive and well at Atomic Bowl Duckpin. Enjoy Burlesque? Watch top-notch talent perform at White Rabbit Cabaret.

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