World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:33 AM EDT

Indianapolis may be a smaller city, but it’s packed with standout restaurants, museums and sports centers. Its latest draw is the Bottleworks District, a $300 million reimagining of the historically significant spot where a Coca-Cola bottling plant operated from 1920 to 1969. The heart of the area is the boutique Bottleworks Hotel, which occupies the top floors of the 1920s Coca-Cola building with faithful Art Deco design and a beautifully restored spiral staircase. Nearby, the new Garage Food Hall is a lively open space of over 20 local vendors, including La Chinita Poblana, a beloved Asian-fusion taco spot, and Axle’s Garage Tap, with 20 craft and specialty beers on draft. Rounding out this 12-acre entertainment and hospitality complex is the Living Room Theaters, showing a mix of mainstream and independent art films. —Aniesia Williams

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