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Fountain Square Theatre Building Jason Lavengood Photography

Fountain Square Theatre Building

The centerpiece of the neighborhood is home to duckpin bowling, restaurants, and Friday night swing dancing.

The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square brings up-and-coming touring acts to Indy Phierce Photo

Live Music at HI-FI Indy

Touring acts from across the country make pit stops at Hi-Fi Indy which has indoor and outdoor stages to showcase the best in live…

Upland FSQ Cliff Ritchey Photography

Upland FSQ

Craft beer lovers toast one of Indiana's best breweries at this Fountain Square tasting room and restaurant.

Foodies flock to Bluebeard to taste culinary creations from Chef Abbi Merriss Jason Lavengood Photography

Dining at Bluebeard

Chef Abbi Merriss has built a loyal following at her Fletcher Place restaurant whose name is inspired by a Kurt Vonnegut novel.

Fountain Fletcher

Located just one mile southeast from the heart of downtown Indy, this funky Indianapolis neighborhood has vintage and antique shops, a world of restaurants, working artists and a vibrant arts scene, live music and performances, and one-of-a-kind stores that sell comics, musical instruments, home decor, fresh flowers, and so much more. Once home to farmland in Indianapolis’ early days, the district grew to a bustling commercial district at the turn of the 20th century. Following revitalization in the 1990s and 2000s, Fountain Square has grown into an energetic and unique destination. Its sister neighborhood, Fletcher Place, can be found just north of Virginia Avenue over the interstate bridge. The combined neighborhoods are home to over 12,000 residents. 

Find the Vibe

VINTAGE. UNIQUE. Searching for a neighborhood with a cluster of ethnic eateries, antique shops, duckpin bowling, and art galleries? Look right down Virginia Avenue through Fletcher Place and Fountain Square and discover a vibrant neighborhood as unique as the people who call it home.

Fast Facts

  • One of the best views of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument can be seen from Fletcher Place
  • Fountain Square is named for the series of fountains found in the heart of the district 
  • Fletcher Place is named after Calvin Fletcher, one of the original landowners in the 1820s
  • Frequented by Indy Locals Mina Starsiak Hawke, George Turkette, and Stephanie Big Eagle

Fountain-Fletcher Highlights

For intimate shows with up-and-coming acts dance to Fountain Square for a show at the indoor HI-FI or outdoor HI-FI Annex.

Take a moment to clear your head and contemplate life while idly watching interstate traffic below.

This contemporary American cuisine favorite is housed a renovated 1924 factory warehouse and features a family dining room, a bar room, a courtyard and a private dining room.

This comfortable and progressive place for brunch offers a rotating menu of seasonal fare and Jewish deli-inspired delights.

Upland FSQ Cliff Ritchey Photography

A small-batch brewery for tinkering and barrel-aging, 22 beers on tap, a beautiful outdoor patio, and a locally-focused menu of spirited pub classics and vegetarian cuisine.

Established in 2013, Hotel Tango Distillery, the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the U.S. and Indy’s first since prohibition.

Tequilas and mezcals are perfectly paired with large portions of Mexican burritos and enchiladas. Sunny days keep La Margarita’s patio packed as diners listen to live music.


Garden and plant shop destination specializing in all types of gardening and herbal products with an emphasis on the benefits of gardening.

This locally-owned leather shop strives to manufacture the highest quality durable goods using the best textiles in the world, all under one roof.

How to Get There

  • Driving: Approximately 7 minutes via car from downtown Indy via Virginia Avenue
  • The Red Line: Indy's first bus rapid transit line with electric buses, platform boarding, and high-frequency stops, journeys from downtown Indy through Fletcher Place and Fountain Square 
  • Indianapolis Cultural Trail: This 8-mile walking, running, and cycling trail connects many Indy cultural districts together. 

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