I had the pleasure of living in the heart of downtown Indianapolis for about 7 years following college. I loved every minute of it–awesome restaurants just steps away from my front door, cultural attractions around every corner, and a walk-everywhere lifestyle.
One of my favorite discoveries was Fountain Square. A culturally vibrant neighborhood on the near southeast side of the city, there’s so much to do in just a few small city blocks. But in the summer, my recommendation is a night under the stars on the Rooftop Garden. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for a drink before duckpin bowling (in the same building!) or catching a show at Radio Radio. Or you can simply take your time and savor a meal from the Shelbi Street Cafe menu with the Indianapolis skyline as your backdrop.
The rooftop is open for dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It’s only open to those 21 and over. This weekend, you can enjoy 20% select wines by the bottle with this coupon (expires July 31). My favorite menu items are the Gingham Salad, the Arizona pizza, and just about anything off the dessert menu!