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Neighborhood Profile Fountain Square

Dated: 07/16/2018

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Fountain Square lies just southeast of the Mile Square of downtown Indianapolis. What was once a vibrant commercial district saw a major decline in the 1970s. In 2018, the neighborhood has been revitalized and gentrified. Now one of Indianapolis' Cultural Districts, you'll find a plethora of nightlife, dining, and residential options at a variety of price points.


If you've never tried duckpin bowling, visit the Atomic Duckpin Bowling in the Fountain Square Theatre Building. Not far away is Garfield Park, one of Indianapolis' largest parks in the city. Also worth checking out is Game Paradise for a night of board games. If you're into arcade games, head to Pin Vault or Tappers Arcade Bar. Big Car Gallery is a great venue for First Friday or other arts or cultural activities.


The neighborhood is bustling with independent shops and small offices. If you're looking for locally owned shops or to get a vintage clothing fix, head to Fountain Square. Visit shops like Onatah, Athena's, or Vintage Vogue. A long-time retail resident of the neighborhood is Arthur's Music Store - offering new & used instruments and equipment, as well as musical instruction. For food shopping, pay a visit to Wildwood Market or The Wine Market at Fountain Square. If you're looking to see some cats while you drink a morning cup of coffee, head to the Nine Lives Cat Cafe for a chance to play with cats and drink coffee.

You'll also find a branch of the Indianapolis Public Library and a PNC Bank right in the middle of the main square.

Art galleries, a jewelry store, and record shops have also recently popped up in the neighborhood as additions to this cultural district.


To test your food boundaries, Fountain Square is the place to visit. If you're looking for some of the city's best Mexican food, head to La Margarita or Revolucion. To sample the fare of a highly recognized chef, head to Bluebeard. Or, if brunching is more your style, get thee to Milktooth. There's a restaurant for almost every palate in Fountain Square.

If you're looking to sample fancy cocktails, Fountain Square still has you covered. Places like Thunderbird, Repeal, or the Rooftop Garden are well worth a visit. If you're looking to be entertained while you imbibe, pay a visit to White Rabbit Cabaret, where comedy shows, live music, and burleque may be onstage to entertain you. The Hi-Fi or Radio Radio are also open to provide you with music for your evenings.

Many young couples and families are flocking towards Fountain Square for it's bright and cultural vibes. If you're looking to relocate to a neighborhood with nightlife, many arts offerings, and proximity to the Mile Square, Fountain Square is definitely worth checking out!

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