If you’re a fan of cold brew, you have to try Java House. | Photo by @javahouse
It’s no secret that y’all love your fall flavors.
We’ve rounded up a list of seasonal sips that can get you in your fall feels + help you support a local business.
Java House, Multiple locations Java House has something in store for the year-round cold coffee drinkers. Check out the Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew, Sweater Weather, Mapleton, the ever-famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, and an old favorite, the Bonfire Brew.
Blue Collar Coffee Co., 850 Mass Ave., Ste. 104 Fall flavors are now brewing at Blue Collar located in the Bottleworks District. There’s something for everyone between the Caramel Apple Chaider, Maple Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Pumpkin Cold Brew.
Parlor Doughnuts, 805 W. 10th St. You’re probably here for the fall flavored donuts, but don’t sleep on the fall drink menu — including Pumpkin Cold Foam, Pumpkin Chai, Spiced Cider, Fall Spiced Latte, and Campfire Latte. City Editor Nicole can confirm the Campfire Latte was like s’mores in a cup.
Fresh Pots Coffee Bar, 221 W. Main St., Greenwood If you’re on the south side, Fresh Pots is worth the visit — especially for its fall menu featuring the Pumpkin Spice Latte (of course), Caramel Apple Butter Macchiato, Campfire Mocha, Sweater Weather Chai, and Spiced Apple Cider.
Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Ave. The change in season calls for a celebratory boozy slushy. Enter: the S’mores Slushy. Made with chocolate, ice cream, graham crackers + marshmallows — it’s everything a s’mores lover could want. You can find it at the Carmel and Fishers Sun King locations as well.
Ash & Elm Cider Co., 1301 E. Washington St. This brewery’s most popular seasonal cider — Autumntide pumpkin cider — is back. If you’ve never tried it, imagine mixing a pumpkin pie with an apple pie, and then add some carbonation to make it a light + refreshing beverage.
THE LUME Indianapolis Featuring Van Gogh | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Dec. 31 | Times vary | Newfields, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | $15-$29 | Step into Van Gogh’s world as his paintings dance around you in rich colors and vivid detail at this multi-sensory digital exhibition (closes Dec. 31).*
Camptown’s Glamp-Out 2.0 | Friday, Sept. 15 | 5:30-9 p.m. | The Heirloom, 230 W. McCarty St., Indianapolis | $140 | Join Camptown for their annual dinner and silent auction, with proceeds funding purposeful outdoor adventures for Indianapolis youth.
IMAX Indy Presents: “A Haunting in Venice” (2023) | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17 | 7 p.m. | IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $15-$18 | In this Agatha Christie adaptation, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a murder while attending a Halloween seance at a haunted palazzo in Venice, Italy.*
Saturday, Sept. 16
Hoosier Latino Celebration | Saturday, Sept. 16-Saturday, Sept. 30 | Times vary | Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis | Museum admission | Celebrate Latino history and culture in Indiana and the Midwest through the first annual Hoosier Latino Celebration.
Dare 2 Bare | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 6-11:59 p.m. | Glutes 317, 218 S. State Ave., Indianapolis | $25-$40 | Come feel the energy of collaboration and curiosity — from body painting to hypnotic pole + aerial performances to innovative photography and hip-hop choreography.
Sunday, Sept. 17
SARAGA International Food Festival | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12-8 p.m. | SARAGA International Grocery Parking Lot, 8448 Center Run Dr., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | Check out this first annual international food festival featuring food tents and food trucks, a beer and wine garden, various exhibitors, family activities, and live entertainment.
Dog Park Social | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 1-3 p.m. | Dog Park at Monon 30, 1118 E. 30th St., Indianapolis | Free | Bring your furry friends for a social gathering for pups + humans — there will be drinks and treats for both humans and dogs available for purchase.
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The Garage Food Hall’s newest tenant is now open — Pig Pen BBQ. It’s serving up slow-smoked meats + classic barbecue dishes, like pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and mouthwatering sides. It’s open seven days a week, but hours vary.
Borage — a locally-focused bakery, cafe, and market — is getting ready to open in Speedway (1609 N. Lynhurst Dr.) later this fall. It’s expected to be a “one-stop shop for all things casually gourmet.” It’s still hiring for several positions.
Rise’n Roll Bakery announced it’s closing its downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple locations. The business said it plans to focus new operations in Nora and a northern suburb like Carmel or Westfield. The downtown location will close tomorrow and the Broad Ripple spot will close in October. (IBJ)
Comedian Adam Sandler announced his “The I Missed You Tour” will be making a stop in Indianapolis. Sandler will perform at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. today.
Local plant-based burger joint Burgeezy is now located on the Canal. Last weekend, it cut the ribbon at 335 W. 9th St., Ste. D to serve up its fully plant-based menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, and sides.
Dress For Success, a local organization that helps empower women by providing them with professional clothing + preparing them for job interviews, is in need of donations and volunteers. Its biggest annual fundraiser is coming up on Friday, Sept. 22. Get tickets.
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This event is different from Oktoberfest because it aims to be about more than just beer + celebrates the holiday German American Day on Oct. 6. | Photo by Athenaeum Foundation
It’s almost the most brew-tiful time of the year: Oktoberfest (Sept. 16 to Oct. 3).
This folk festival originated in Munich, Germany in 1810 and has continued to grow into the world’s largest Volksfest — read: people festival — filled with beer, traditional Bavarian music, performances, parades, and German outfits.
But don’t worry, you won’t need to go far to join the festivities. We gathered some local celebrations for a pitcher-perfect Oktoberfest:
Oktoberfest | Sept. 22, 23 + 29 | 5-9 p.m. | Mashcraft on Delaware, 2205 N. Delaware St., Ste. 104 | Cost of purchase | Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German flavors — plus live German music, food, and three different German-style beers on tap: MashCraft Oktoberfest, Easy Shuffle Hefeweizen, and City Limits Kolsch.
Monon 30 Oktoberfest | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 12-11 p.m. | The Cradle at Monon 30, 1118 E. 30th St. | $25 | Indulge in a variety of delicious beers, German food, Oktoberfest activities, and shop 30+ local vendors — first 500 tickets sold get one free beer.
15th Annual GermanFest | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Athenaeum Foundation, 401 E. Michigan St. | The area surrounding the Athenaeum will be filled with food, drinks, music, and games — plus fest favorites: a brat eating contest + wiener dog races.
I was so excited to try Parlor Doughnuts for the first time — it was the fall menu that finally got me in. The Apple Pie donut was delicious (imagine a diced apple filling, just like an apple pie)and the Campfire Latte was a 10/10 for this s’mores lover. Now, I need to go back for the Spiced Cider.