As a Butler student, I’m lucky enough to have easy access to everything Indianapolis has to offer. My personal favorite area of Indy is Broad Ripple Village, which is, on a bad day, a 15 minute drive from campus. The Broad Ripple Village Association’s website says it best: “diverse street life, quaint shops, and hot night life are set to the back drop of public arts, graffiti murals and beautiful greenways. Art galleries, sidewalk cafes and fabulous restaurants complete the village scape.”
There is truly something for everyone in Broad Ripple. Having lived in Indianapolis my entire life, I’ve spent a fair amount of time exploring the Village. I’ve put together my list of 10 not to miss restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and recreational activities to hopefully at least provide you a starting point in your journey through Broad Ripple.