22 in Indy - Help!
So, my daughter is headed to Indy for a graphics competition coming from San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), California. What's fun, hip, happening in downtown Indy that a group of three 22 year olds would like? They're staying at th JW Marriott. All tips would be appreciated-thanks!
I second the recommendation for Mass. Ave, there is some great food/bars in that area. Check out the Ball & Biscuit, a prohibition style bar that's a great place to have a cocktail. Also, Yats has some great cheap Cajun food nearby.
The Rathskeller is a German beer garden that is a great place to catch a band and some big beers outside if the weather is cooperating (which is a stretch in Indy.)
For breakfast, Cafe Patachou rightfully gets high praise.
If they have a car or want to take a quick cab, Goose the Market is worth a short trip for the best sandwiches in town for lunch.
5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
4733 E 126th St, Carmel, IN 46033
The JW Marriott (it's brand new) is about four blocks west of Monument Circle, which you can consider the center of downtown Indianapolis. There are some fun restaurants nearby, particularly around the Circle Centre, an indoor mall a few blocks east of there; one nearby restaurant with a fun, hip vibe that might particularly appeal to young folks is Palomino, a few blocks east of the hotel. There's a street extending for about a mile to the northeast from the circle, called Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave), and it's lined with restaurants and bars, and that's probably where they will want to go, stroll, hang out, spend time, etc.