4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAhttp://www.indyhostel.us(317) 727-1696
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Streethttp://www.childrensmuseum.org(317) 334-4000You can lose yourself for hours in the incredibly interactive exhibits. Ever changing and always evolving, never boring! Today, the museum’s staff of 400 part-time and full-time employees welcomes more than one million visitors annually. The museum houses numerous temporary and permanent exhibits in 11 galleries, providing more than 4,000 programs and activities each year and maintaining a collection of more than 110,000 artifacts. The museum’s commitment to the community is steadfast. Each year, museum staff members serve as eager consultants to children’s museums being developed throughout the United States and around the world while continuing to pioneer the museum and education worlds in the 21st century.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 North Michigan Roadhttp://www.imamuseum.org(317) 920-2660The best free day in Indy. Great collection, beautiful grounds, and did I mention it's free? This is a great bike ride destination, you can get here from the hostel all on trails. 20 minute bike, 1.5 hour walk. The Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. The IMA promotes these interests through the collection, presentation, interpretation and conservation of its artistic, historic, and environmental assets.
Ambrosia Italian Restaurant
915 East Westfield Boulevardhttp://www.ambrosiaitalian.com(317) 255-3096Founded in 1979 by Italian-born restauratuer Gino Pizzi, Ambrosia has quietly flourished as an environment where food, drink and conversation can be enjoyed in equal measure. After 30 years of success in Broad Ripple. Whether you come to Ambrosia for quiet one-on-one conversation, relaxed dinner with friends, a wedding reception or other large-scale events, Pizzi, and the rest of Ambrosia's knowledgeable staff are dedicated to ensuring that your experience is characterized by the unhurried charm and authentic cooking that are the two inseparable components of true Italian dining.
India Garden Restaurant
830 Broad Ripple Avenuehttp://www.indiagardenindy.com(317) 253-6060India Garden restaurant with two exceptional locations in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple and Downtown) is owned by Darshan Mehra, known as Tony, who have been in the restaurant business for over 17 years. Our menu features the authentic northern Indian entrees and our special charcoal clay oven (Tandoor) to produce the unique flavor of dishes cooked in Tandoor.
1011 East Westfield Blvd # Awww.bruggebrasserie.com(317) 255-0978This unique Belgian inspired eatery offers specialties like pomme frites, mussels, crepes and craft beer that's brewed in-house.
653 East 52nd Streethttps://www.facebook.com/pages/SoBro-Cafe/134235063347699(317) 920-8121Impeccable Chai and Delicious Food, both from scratch, with an international attitude. Enjoy delictable Dutch Pancakes, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, and Dinner Specials.
5363 North College Avenuewww.yatscajuncreole.com(317) 253-8817We’re a local Cajun Creole joint. Born in Broad Ripple! People, people, people. That’s our motto. You could say we’re in the people business and we serve good food at an affordable price. We’re not real sophisticated, and often accused of being irreverent. Maybe so. But we care about our customers and we love our community. Check out the website for the daily menu! Entrée Price Range: Full portion $5.75, Half & Half $6.75, Drink $1.25, Extra bread 50 cents, Deserts $3 Payment: Cash and checks Specialties: Cajun cuisine, Etouffees, and Jambalayas
5404 North College Avenuehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Sams-Gyros/100872579957722(317) 251-8503Best falafel in town! Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish Dress Code: Very casual attire Features: carryout, outdoor seating, Television Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner Parking: Street Payment Accepted: Mastercard, Visa, American Express Price Range: $$ ($9-$15) Check out their delicious menu! http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/442262?p=0
Taste Cafe & Marketplace
5164 North College Avenuehttp://www.tastecafeandmarketplace.com(317) 925-2233Taste offers tasty creations daily for breakfast, brunch & lunch. Dinner is offered on Wednesday and Thursday. We feature gourmet coffee drinks, a full breakfast menu, gourmet sandwiches, freshly-baked pastries and a variety of signature side dishes. Our marketplace offers cuisine-to-go and distinctive pantry necessities that add pizzazz to any recipe.
Upland Brewing Company Indy Tasting Room
4842 N College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46205http://uplandbeer.com/eat-n-drink/indy-tasting-room(317) 602-3931Hours: Sun-Thur 4-10 pm Fri-Sat 12 pm-12 am Get a taste of the Uplands in our Indianapolis Tasting Room, located just south of Broad Ripple. The Tasting Room is not a bar-type environment, but feels more like a coffee house with a funky and eclectic flair. We always have six of our hand-crafted brews on draught, and you can order 4 oz. sample flights to taste them all, or pick up a growler to take home.
Broad Ripple Village
Broad Ripple Village, IN 46220http://www.discoverbroadripplevillage.comLooking for something different? Step into Broad Ripple Village. Take in live music, go for a friendly game of darts or billiards, or show your moves on a dance floor. This is the place for a night out with friends. Browse for emerging fashions, vintage clothing, and eclectic wares. Whatever you choose, Broad Ripple Village is pedestrian-friendly and ready for you to discover.
The Vogue Theater
6259 North College Avenuehttp://thevogue.com(317) 259-7029Not only are we known for our great concerts, but over the past 10 years, we have been the #1 dance club in Indy, as well. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, we are host to some of the hottest dance parties in Indiana. Spinning everything from retro to top 40, hip hop and techno, The Vogue's dance nights are considered the place to be seen.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th Stwww.in.gov/statefair/fairgrounds(317) 927-7500The great Indiana State Fair takes place here each August, but the fairgrounds host events year round! Check out the Pepsi Coliseum in the winter for public ice skating or to see an Indianapolis Ice game.
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
200 South Capitol Avenue #3000http://www.icclos.com(317) 262-3000We are only 15 minutes from downtown and the Convention Center!
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th Stwww.indianapolismotorspeedway.com(317) 492-8500The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the Brickyard 400. It has existed since 1909, and is the original Speedway, the first racing facility so named.
The Fresh Market
720 East 54th Streethttp://www.thefreshmarket.com/stores/store_locationsdetail.aspx?storeid=82(317) 259-9270Great grocery store just up the street from the hostel. They have everything you need & more! "We are dedicated to consistently delivering a superior shopping experience that exceeds our customers' expectations by offering fresh, premium products and providing a high level of customer service. Our full-service philosophy, with our Old World Butcher shop, European Delicatesan and Fresh Baked Goods keeps our customers coming back for more!"
Good Earth Natural Foods, Inc.
6350 Guilford Avenuehttp://www.good-earth.com(317) 253-3709Since 1971, the Good Earth Natural Food Company has offered the best natural products at the lowest prices. We are a family owned and operated business offering a distinctive and broad selection of natural and organic foods, supplements, beauty products, and apparel. Our staff offers insight and service gained from more than 150 years of professional experience, collectively, in the natural food industry. Whether we meet you in our store or through our web services, the staff of the Good Earth welcomes you!
5202 North College Avenuehttp://www.lunamusic.net(317) 283-5862For all of your CD & vinyl needs, this eclectic store has it all!
34 North Delaware Streethttp://www.indygo.net(317) 635-3344Public Transport 3 blocks - Takes you all over the city including the front steps of the Convention Center!
Broad Ripple Park
Bars & Night Clubs
Brothers - Sports Bar
910 Broad Ripple Ave, indianapolis, IN 46220http://gobroadripple.com/brothers.php(317) 252-5530We're smoke-free (smokings allowed on sidewalk cafe) We're your source for pre-parties, post-games and we've got plenty of TVs for all those away games, too! Whether its the loud music, great food, sidewalk cafe, smokin' staff, or packed dance floor, we've got you covered!
810 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.land-sharks.com317-254-8157Dance. Party. See and be seen at Indy's best beach bar. Landsharks brings an exciting new style of DJ driven nightlife to Indianapolis. From our gorgeous spotlight dancers to our exclusive vip bottle service. Landsharks has something for everyone
6319 N Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.casbaindy.com/events317.251.3138The Casba has been a Broad Ripple staple for 30 years. Having undergone 2 major renovations, our patrons have experienced the growth of The Casba from a tiny galley bar to a roomy, up-dated space that never lost its original vibe. The latest expansion opened in Fall '08 to rave reviews. Broad Ripple's oldest basement bar hosts DJs with every genre of music, including Indiana's longest-running reggae night Sunday nights. TUESDAY $4 Guinness WEDNESDAY $2 PBR $2 HiLife THURSDAY $10 Champagne Bottles $6 Disco Disco $5 Bombs $5 Vodka + Red Bull $2 High Life FRIDAY / SATURDAY $3 Domestics $3.50 Casba Shots SUNDAY $2.50 Red Stripe $2.50 Casba Shots
Alley Cat Lounge
6267 N Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://indianapolis-indiana.funcityfinder.com/2008/12/24/alley-cat-lounge-downtown-indianapolis-indi317.257.4036Established in 1975, the Alley Cat began life as one of three neighborhood bars in the Broadripple area. As Broadripple grew into a major entertainment, dining, and shopping district, the Alley Cat has maintained it's down home atmosphere where booze, pool, and music is still its primary focus. A perennial winner of the "Best Dive Bar" awards of local publications, the Alley Cat received national recognition in 2003 when named one of the "Top 20 Dive Bars in America" by Stuff magazine. Hidden in an alley between the dumpsters and night clubs, the Alley Cat sports an eclectic patronage where the bling and tattoos mix with the yuppies and suits earning it the "Best People Watching" award. Always known as a place of great value for its robust drinks and cheap prices, the best kept secret is the Ally Cat's five star food at fast food prices.
812 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.mineshaftsaloon.ws317-253-5844The Mineshaft Saloon, Broad Ripple's Original Party Bar, opened in June of 1992, and has since set the standard for nightlife in Indianapolis. Owners Fred Treadway and Rob Sabatini went out on a limb by opening the first "Dance Bar" in Broad Ripple. Over 10 years later, The Shaft is going strong and is only rivaled by it's offspring, Rock Lobster and Average Joe's Sports Pub. It's dark atmosphere and LOUD music, along with it's friendly bartenders and Great Drink Specials, make it a Broad Ripple Nightlife Landmark. The music format was simple. We came up with a mixture of College Radio Rock, some of our favorites from the 70's, 80's(Retro), and today's hottest dance mixes.
820 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.rocklobster.ws317-253-5844Due to the overwhelming success of The Mineshaft Saloon, The Rock Lobster opened in April of 1993 as the second bar in Fred Treadway and Rob Sabatini's "Party Trifecta". Named after the B-52's song popular in the early 80's, The Rock was an overnight success as Indianapolis' first eighties bar (later expanded to include a more diverse music format). Because we have the Hardest Working Bar-staff in Showbiz, Outstanding Drink Specials, and a Downright FUN Atmosphere; It's no wonder "The Rock" still has the long lines every weekend.
6319 N Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.usualsuspectsindy.com/home317.251.3138Usual Suspects, one of the newest players on the Broad Ripple scene, opened its doors in the spring of '06. With an eclectic american menu, Usual Suspects offers light appetizers and salads, stuffed quesadillas, potato fritters, burgers, steaks, chicken, fish and a variety of pastas. It's warm, inviting dining room and bar make it a perfect setting for date night or a gathering place for larger groups of friends to share good food and good company. It's been the scene of many private parties and events year-round, so if you're looking for a unique venue, consider "the Usual", as some regulars call it. During spring and summer months the patio is a great place to enjoy a nice cold drink, the outdoors and the passing local color. All grown up and still looking for a fun place to come out and play in Broad Ripple? Located off the main "strip", Usual Suspects is an ideal place to see and be seen. Dinner Hrs: Tu-Sun: 5-10p Late Night Menu: Fri-Sat: 10p-2a Bar Hrs: Tu-Sat: 5p-3a, Sun: 5p-1a
Union Jacks Pub
924 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.unionjackpub-broadripple.com317-257-4343Since 1979, Union Jack Pub - Broad Ripple has been a landmark in Indianapolis. UJ's has the feel of an English pub with an American twist. We offer an extensive assortment of beers, malt scotches and whiskies. Our innovative menu offers English fare, American pub favorites and our signature deep-dish pizza. The recipe for our famous pizza has set the bar of excellence; earning many "best of" awards throughout the years. UJs is a 100% smoke-free environment. We offer family-friendly dining and an adult-friendly bar. Visit us to watch your favorite sports team on one of our 11 hi-definition televisions. Soccer or Rugby? We've got you covered.
6259 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://thevogue.com317-259-7029The Vogue Nightclub in Broad Ripple is one the most popular and storied venues in the Midwest. By combining live music nights and DJ dance nights, The Vogue is always the place to see and be seen. Every Wednesday & Saturday are Indy's hottest dance nights, while Thursdays & Fridays showcase some of the best live music touring the country today. Drinks are always reasonably priced and the crowd is always dressed to impress.
Old Pro's Table
827 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.oldprostable.com317-255-5417Welcome to Broad Ripple's oldest sports bar! Located in the heart of Broad Ripple Village for over 18 years, Old Pro's Table, affectionately known as O.P.T, is at the center of day and night life in the Village. Our rockin' juke box and cozy decor are just several of the reasons we are one of Broad Ripple's oldest and most popular watering holes. Our 16 high definition plasma televisions broadcast the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA packages so your favorite game is always on, and our tasty pub grub and famous thin crust pizzas will fill you up so you can root your team on to victory. Check out the Sports Illustrated covers that decorate the walls and bar to see if you can find one of your current or childhood favorites! Whether you are warming yourself by our popular fireplace in the winter, or people watching and enjoying our open air street-side bar in the summer, we've got something for everyone. Our proud and friendly staff look forward to serving you so come on in, make yourself at home
814-16 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.averagejoes.com317-253-5844At first glance, the photos and memorabilia that fill the walls of Average Joe's Sports Pub & Grub may look like generic sports bar decor, but if you look closer, you may find a small part of all of us on these walls. Average Joe's Sports Pub & Grub is dedicated to the softball players, the volleyball players, the bowlers and the Gus Mackers of the world who play hard for the love of the game. Average Joe's has twice been named Indianapolis Monthly's "Best Sports Bar" and recently garnered Indy's "Best Chicken Wings" (they're fresh and char-grilled). A recent appearance on Bobby Flay's Food Nation on the Food Network along with a recent remodeling that saw the addition of garage doors that open onto the main strip has put Average Joe's back at the top of local sports bar action.
838 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.chumleyspubs.com/CB_BroadRipple.html317-466-1555Chumley's Beer House has been Broad Ripple's Premier Sports Bar for over 10 years. Centrally located on Broad Ripple Avenue, there is no better place to drink an ice cold beer and catch your favorite team on one of Chumleys' 22 TVs, including 13 High Definition Flat Screens and a 100 inch HD Projector. Chumley's takes great pride in their beer selection, offering 50 Beers on Draft and 99 different kinds of bottled beer from breweries all across the globe. In between games, there are plenty of other sources of entertainment at Chumleys with multiple pool tables, Golden Tee Golf and Silver Strike Bowling. The heated patio, open year round has helped Chumley's gain the reputation for being one of the best places to people watch throughout the entire city of Indianapolis. Chumley's offers a full menu of delicious food until 10:30 pm each night and a limited late night menu until 2:00 am with Pizza's and Appetizers.
Broad Ripple Tavern
745 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.broadrippletavern.com317-257-6030One of the most popular destinations on the famous 62nd street strip is the Broad Ripple Tavern. Created to blend a traditional tavern atmosphere with sports, a game room with four pool tables and quality dining. The Broad Ripple Tavern offers patrons the perfect combination. We offer an open air setting, daily drink specials, flat screens for watching your favorite teams and eighteen draft beer selections. Enjoy the day or the evening with us on the strip in Broad Ripple, and remember you can have your private party in our back bar room!
Buffalo Wild Wings
6235 N. Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.buffalowildwings.com317-257-2999Buffalo Wild Wings was opened in 1994...known as the place to be. We have 30 beers on tap along with a full bar. We are known for our wings and our 14 signature sauces but don't let this keep you from venturing out to try new things or you might miss out. For your next outing to watch the big game join us and become part of our family here at Buffalo Wild Wings.
6283 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220http://www.pepperslive.com/featured.php317-257-6277TUES & WED: KARAOKE with DOUGIE ROCKS THURS: WANDERING STAR KARAOKE. YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT ! PEPPERS THURSDAY: PUNK ROCK RIPPLE FRIDAY :WE HAVE THE BEST IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SATURDAY: THE BEST IN LOCAL COVER, JAM AND DANCE BANDS