• Dine at the city’s most talked about brunch spot
  • Fuel up at the Modbar coffee station

Indy’s most colorful characters converge at Milktooth, a converted mechanic’s garage that serves brunch six days a week, just a 15-minute walk from the hotel in downtown’s new restaurant row. Weekends are a madhouse, so we suggest weekday lunches if you’re pressed for time. If you want the full experience, head over on Saturday or Sunday, order a pour-over cup of coffee or espresso from the Modbar coffee station (an under-counter espresso machine that was invented in Indiana), and chat up the locals. It’s worth any wait for the Dutch Baby pancakes, ancient-grain porridge, and Korean BBQ chicken wings. Be advised, menu alterations are politely (but firmly) declined unless they are allergy related.

Take a 15-minute walk along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail or five-minute drive from the hotel to Fletcher Place.

​​​MILKTOOTH: 534 Virginia Ave.; 317-986-5131;; no reservations, closed on Tuesdays