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Father's Day Favorites

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you are searching for ways to celebrate the dads in your life, look no further! Downtown Indy is filled with dad’s favorite foods, drinks, and activities that will make for a perfect Sunday. Whether it’s his 1st, 20th, or 60th Father’s Day, make sure that he is feeling all the love and appreciation this year with a few of our top recommendations.

Local breweries

Life sure would be unBEERable without these special men. On Sunday, hit up some of the hoppiest scenes in Downtown for an ice cold beer and some hearty cuisine.

Taxman CityWay

Bringing the whole family? That won’t be a problem at Taxman CityWay! Taxman is a family and pet-friendly gastropub, complemented by its great outdoor patio. With a rotating beer list of over 20 Taxman brews, dads are sure to be happy! Aside from these, Taxman serves local ciders, wines, and specialty cocktails. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat from Taxman's Belgian-inspired, seasonal menu which includes delicious frites and Leige waffles.

310 South Delaware Street

Sun King Brewery

Brighten dad’s whole day by taking him to Sun King Brewery, located right in Downtown Indy. This all-ages location features a great outdoor atmosphere, a lengthy draft list, and tasty eats from Nacho by La Margarita, an Indianapolis-based Mexican eatery - nachos and tacos and burritos, oh my! If you can’t choose between brews, try out the brewery's very special flight boards, which allow you to sample any 4 beers, slushies, or Sun King Spirits.

135 North College Avenue

Metazoa Brewing Company

Have a dog-gone good time at Metazoa Brewing Co., where the brews are crafted and the dogs are welcome! Sporting a completely pet-friendly taproom, this brewery offers a number of malty, light, and hoppy beers on tap where 5% of profits are donated to animal and wildlife organizations. They are joined by Old Gold Barbecue, a permanent on-site food truck, which serves an outdoor barbecue lover’s dream - think mac & cheese, all the meats, and signature sandwiches. Don't forget about Metazoa's outdoor dog park where your pet can meet and play with other four-legged friends in Indy!

140 South College Avenue

Weekend activities

Once you've gotten a taste of what Indy has to offer, experience some unique establishments that will make this Father's Day one to remember. 

Bad Axe Throwing

Bring the outdoors inside with axe throwing! Bad Axe is a thrilling and hands-on experience that will help dad burn off a couple of those beers. With the help of axe throwing coaches, you will be guided in the rules and technique of this unique, Canadian-based, recreational activity. Walk-in, group, and specialty rates are all available depending on your needs at the “world’s largest urban axe throwing company”.

235 South Meridian Street, Suite 211

The Escape Room Indianapolis

Put dad’s skills to the test in one of the seven difficult settings at The Escape Room. Steal the Mona Lisa, break out of jail, or travel back in time, all within 60 minutes, to earn your bragging rights. Or, if you’re feeling up for a challenge, try out The Escape Room's new 90 minute mining adventure! Room availability and ticket purchasing can be found on its website.

200 South Meridian Street, Suite 220

IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum

It's dad’s day off, so sit back and relax after a day full of activities with a movie at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum. The films on Sunday include Jurassic Park: Dominion, Lightyear, Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker, and Under the Sea 3D, all playing on the state’s largest screen. Wind down with a glass of wine in this one-of-a-kind viewing experience, and a snack from the concession stand or the museum’s cafe.

650 West Washington Street

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow."

- Unknown

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