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Pizza in Indianapolis


A local favorite, Bazbeaux offers an eclectic pizza selection, like the 'Tchoupitoulas,' topped with Cajun shrimp and andouille sausage. Muffaletta sandwiches, stromboli and Belgian beer are some of the other offeri…
Market in Indianapolis

City Market

A smattering of food stalls fill the city's old marketplace, which dates from 1886. The 2nd-floor bar pours 16 local brews; most other vendors close by 3pm.
American in Indianapolis

Mug 'N' Bun

The mugs are frosted and filled with a wonderful home-brewed root beer. The buns contain burgers, chili dogs and juicy pork tenderloins. And don't forget the fried macaroni-and-cheese wedges. At this vintage drive-i…
Deli in Indianapolis

Shapiro's Deli

Chomp into a towering corned beef or peppery pastrami sandwich on homemade bread, and then chase it with fat slices of chocolate cake or fruit pie.
Beer Hall in Indianapolis


Quaff German and local brews at the outdoor beer garden's picnic tables in summer, or at the deer head–lined indoor beer hall once winter strikes. It is located in the historic Athenaeum building near Mass Ave.
Bar in Indianapolis

Slippery Noodle Inn

Downtown's Noodle is the oldest bar in the state, and has seen action as a whorehouse, slaughterhouse, gangster hang-out and Underground Railroad station; currently, it's one of the best blues clubs in the country. …
Museum in Indianapolis

Civil War Museum

The Civil War Museum, which neatly outlines the conflict and Indiana's abolition position.
Museum in Indianapolis

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art

The adobe museum features Native American basketry, pots and masks, as well as a realistic/romantic Western painting collection with works by Frederic Remington and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Museum in Indianapolis

Indiana Medical History Museum

When you think 'horror movie insane asylum,' this century-old state psychiatric hospital is exactly what you envision. Guided tours roam the former pathology lab, from the cold-slabbed autopsy room to the eerie spec…
Museum in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 motor race, is Indy's supersight. The Hall of Fame Museum features 75 racing cars (including former winners), a 500lb Tiffany trophy and a track tour ($8 extra). OK, so you…