• Make an appointment for custom-made cocktail attire
  • ​​Book a table at a beloved bistro
  • ​Catch a show at an elegant nightclub

Good luck asking for directions to Enza’s Boutique. It’s only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, yet still a secret even among locals. Tucked inside the grand, historic Chamber of Commerce building, it has the feel of a glamorous walk-in closet filled with the most enviable cocktail party frocks, with labels like Bryon Lars (one of Michelle Obama’s favorites) and bespoke designs cut-to-order at Enza’s sister company, a tailor across the hall. Visit early in your trip to be sure your alterations are finished in time. Show off your finery by stepping out on the town, starting with a quick taxi ride to dinner at Tinker Street, a compact spot that marked the return of one of the city’s best chefs, Peter George, to the kitchen. If you see a gregarious bald man working the room, that’s him—say hello. Next up: a torch show at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, downtown. Book ahead because A-listers like Alan Cumming and Jane Lynch have recently appeared (to sold out crowds) at this elegant nightclub with intimate seating a champagne’s splash from the stage. Stroll hand-in-hand back to the hotel for a nightcap.

ENZA’S BOUTIQUE: 320 N. Meridian St.; 317-951-4085

TINKER STREET: 402 E. 16th St.; 317-925-5000;

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB: 121 Monument Circle; 317-275-1169;