With its opening in the rearview mirror, the neighborhood is in full swing and more vibrant than ever.
The mood surrounding the Bottleworks District’s winter opening may have subsided, but as the spread of COVID-19 vaccination has spread, the appeal of an indulgent getaway has only increased. After four months, almost all of the businesses are up and running, making it easy for you to plan a stay full of pampering, entertainment, and dining. Here are 12 good reasons why:
- Quite simply, everything is finally open or will be very soon. You could easily spend a few days indulging in the Bottleworks District. A bar, spa, nail salon, fine dining, cinema, bowling, dining room, café and great shopping are all in full swing in the immediate vicinity.
- Pins Mechanical Company will be the newest store opening on April 29th. The playground features both standard and duckpin bowling, arcade games, pinball machines, oversized jenga, cocktails, beer, and a sophisticated sense of humor about the word “balls”. And you can roll in your own shoes with no gross rent required.
- Modita, a new Asian fusion restaurant from Indy’s powerhouse Cunningham Restaurant Group. Take a seat in the sophisticated dining room for the Modita noodle bowl with steak and prawns, palm-sized wasabi potato cakes and delicate cocktails garnished with flowers.
- Miscellaneous and Vice, a pharmacy themed cocktail bar that has everything to do with its theme, will replace its current temporary lounge sometime this spring.
- The Woodhouse Day Spa knows what it’s doing. The local company’s fourth location does everything it can to relieve your stress and buff your body with facials, massages, skin care treatments, body wraps, nails, and waxing. Algae foot mask, deep head and neck massage, face peeling? Get a glow one afternoon.
- The Bottleworks Hotel The historic Art Deco building is the star of the district. While anyone can look around the gorgeous lobby with original brass and tile details, there is a lot more to see if you choose to stay for a while. Upstairs, the renovation gives the rooms and hallways a dark, sexy feel. Black walls and ceilings act like a museum setting for endless rows of gritty, five-foot tall portraits depicting workers from the Bottleworks construction team. Shiny Coca-Cola red room doors slam, so to speak, an allusion to the product that was once bottled in this building. Walk down each silent hallway and enjoy the building’s art, lively background music, and bones on display with its huge metal trusses and towering windows.
- You could pick up subtle luxury of hotel spaceAlso in the wide lounge areas of the elevators, the four-lane corridors, the spacious windows with a view of the city center and the deep foyers in front of some rooms that we have never seen in a hotel.
- The rooms are spacious and luxurious. You should take several showers a day in the gigantic walk-in space with a rain head and a standard shower head. King Terrace Room ($ 369 / night) have large balconies overlooking downtown. The price for a standard king room is $ 249. However, they may be lower on weekdays outside of rush hour.
- Indiana Landmarks trained hotel staff to enter History and architecture trips. Anyone can ask for a free guided tour at reception when it’s not busy. Warm tips are never a bad idea.
- The Garage Food Hall is so full of delicious food that you might want to have more than one meal there. Certain feelings, a local coffee roaster, has opened its first counter in town, making culinary-inspired drinks like a blackberry shakerato topped with a fresh pinch of grapefruit juice. Brown sugar Not only does it have the most charming cashiers, but they specialize in a unique Venezuelan corn bread dish called cachapa. A grilled, buttery corn pancake is folded around the fillings of your choice, including meat, cheese, and vegetables, like a large, soft taco shell.
- The living room theater brings art films downtown – and you can order a Smoking Goose sausage board in your lounge chair.
- You can shop for several hours in places like Good neighborand opens its first boutique outside Detroit of the dresses and puffed-sleeve sandals you need for summer – plus a men’s section and great knitwear. Becker Supply Co. and Pumpkin fish The Garage is home to local boutiques selling outdoor lifestyle clothing and an abundance of pop culture gift items. On Mass Ave, you can buy Boomerang for more clothing and accessories, Crimson Tate for fun fabrics, Homespun for all handcrafted items, and Mass Ave Wine Shoppe for bottles and gourmet items.
Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance roles involved joining a women’s soccer team for one season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM’s supplemental publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011 she became managing editor and responsible for the Circle City area as well as for reporting on shopping, living and design-related topics. She is now the editor-in-chief and lives in Garfield Park.