Center Grove is a bustling area deserving its own recognition away from only being part of Greenwood. Located mostly along State Road 135, Center Grove is packed with businesses and restaurants to visit. A touch farther south, you will find Bargersville. Head out here for a quaint town with some amazing offerings such as an excellent brewery and winery. Below you will find some of our favorite picks from these areas.
Tried & True Alehouse
2800 S. State Road 135, Suite 100, Greenwood
Tried & True Alehouse is located in the heart of Center Grove. Here you will find classic rock playing and amazing food being prepared. Scratch made is the only option here and “dang cold beer” will be flowing. Indulge in a Hoosier Tenderloin or stop in on Friday for the fish and chips special. Drink specials are available every day.
Roku Sushi & Pho
2800 S. State Road 135, Suite 250B, Greenwood
Roku is not only a sushi bar but also specializes in Vietnamese cuisine. Sushi and pho at the same place? Sign me up! Another amazing reason to check this out on your next date night is the all you can eat sushi deal for only $20.99.
Johnson’s BBQ Shack
82 S. Baldwin Street, Bargersville
Johnson’s BBQ Shack is located in downtown Bargersville right on the railroad tracks. They are serving up all kinds of BBQ favorites like brisket, pulled pork, and sweet corn casserole. If you are anything like my husband and I, you love BBQ and need to check this place out! They also have a patio bar with 20 beers open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Taxman Brewing Company
13 S. Baldwin Street, Bargersville
Taxman Brewing Company is a brewery specializing in Belgian Style Ales. They also have a gastropub style restaurant. The restaurant is amazing for a fun date night. They offer a seasonal menu and current offerings include winter mac and cheese, shrimp risotto, and even a smore’s waffle. Over 25 beers are on tap and the restaurant has an upscale industrial ambience to it.
La Rosa Mexican Restaurant
50 N. State Road 135, Suite A, Bargersville
If you are looking for a fun lunch date this is an excellent place to try out. For $8.99, you can eat from their buffet which is very unique for a Mexican restaurant. They pride themselves on authentic mouth-watering food without the gaudy decorations. During the warmer months, try out the patio featuring live music!
Mallow Run Winery
6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville
Mallow Run is a perfect destination for a laid back date to enjoy a warm summer night. Concerts are common and very popular. You can also enjoy wine in the tasting room or on the deck. Bring a blanket and a picnic or grab some artisan goodies from inside the tasting room. Indulge in a tasting with your date and buy some wine to enjoy later.
1811 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood
FootGolf is likely something you and your partner have not tried yet. Get ready for some competitive fun in a beautiful location. If you have never heard of this game, it is a mix of soccer and golf. You will kick your way through the course. Cleats are not necessary but recommended.
Orchard Golf Center
251 State Road 135, Greenwood
Mini Golf is an excellent date night choice if you are looking for a low pressure fun outdoor activity. Orchard Golf Center is a lovely family friendly place that not only offers mini golf but also a 3 par course and driving range.
2100 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood
Independence Park is a 13.5-acre park located in the Center Grove area. If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy some outdoor time with your sweetie, take a walk along the ¾ mile paved hiking trail. You can also pack a picnic to enjoy in the gazebo or farther out in the park at one of the many picnic tables.
Freedom Springs Aquatic Park
850 W. Stop 18 Road, Greenwood
Freedom Springs is an amazing aquatic center in Greenwood that you can enjoy all summer long. Offering adult-only movie nights and over 21 events in the evenings provides a time for you to plan an out of the box date night. There is a lazy river, cabanas and shelters, and even an “island” for live music.
uPaint Pottery Studio
3113 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite D, Greenwood
I love a date night when you get to be creative. Check out the events page for uPaint Pottery Studio to find open painting times or special themed events. If you go during open studio hours, you will pick a piece to paint (prices range from $5 to $80). Next you will paint and decorate your piece in the way of your choosing. uPaint will glaze and fire your creation and then you will be able to pick up your item 5 to 7 days later.
Ultimate Gaming Xperience
1285 N. State Road 135, Greenwood
Video Games are not just for kids. If you and your date are looking to relive your childhood, definitely check out Ultimate Gaming Xperience. There are huge amounts of games to choose from and Virtual Reality is a huge draw to this location. Have an out of the ordinary date night and play some games!
The Art of Healing
3019 Meridian Meadows Road, Greenwood
Maybe you and your partner are looking for a way to relieve the stress of everyday life. A spa day is an amazing way to connect with your spouse. The Art of Healing offers a variety of massage packages but also provides the only location in Greenwood to offer a float center. Float pods are one of the most popular ways now to calm your mind and senses. Float pods have around ten inches of water in them and contain 900 pounds of Epsom salts. The result is a free of complete weightlessness and buoyancy. Indulge in this one of a kind activity with your loved one!
1140 N. State Road 135, Greenwood
Mashcraft Brewing has been attracting patrons with their delicious vibrant tap list. They currently have 16 beers on tap ranging from IPAs to Barleywine to Fruit Beer. There is truly something for everyone. Beyond the beer, you make a whole evening here with live music frequently being offered. There is also a menu with sandwiches, appetizers, and flatbreads.
Outer Edge Axe Throwing
378 Western Boulevard, Suite B, Greenwood
Outer Edge invites you to step out of the box. Break away from the mundane and predictable day to day with some exciting axe throwing. Outer Edge offers 6 throwing lanes and a knowledgeable staff to assist you in learning the proper technique. Beer, wine and snacks are also available. Schedule a time online to guarantee a lane when you arrive.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
3113 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite B, Greenwood
If you are in the mood for a cake but not a cupcake, then you need to include Nothing Bundt Cakes in your date night plans. The cakes are served with cream cheese or drizzle frosting and come in a variety of flavors including the flavor of the month. A gluten free chocolate chip cake is also available.
Handel’s Ice Cream
902 N. State Road 135, Greenwood
Handel’s has been serving up homemade ice cream since 1945. The small store front has expanded into a chain and now serves over 100 flavors of ice cream and yogurt. If you are looking for classic delicious ice cream, head into Handel’s. Share a 4 scoop sampler with your date!
Rise ‘n Roll Bakery
1277 N. State Road 135, Greenwood
Rise ‘n Roll Donuts are in a class all their own. The donuts are large and fluffy. The Cinnamon Caramel Donuts are addictive, be sure to grab a half dozen of these or donuts holes. A variety of other products are sold in store; many from Amish Country. Head here early, they close at 5pm. It is worth to pick up donuts or another sweet treat as a special dessert after dinner.
Ella’s Frozen Yogurt
520 State Road 135 , Suite A, Greenwood
Ella’s Frozen Yogurt is an excellent choice for those warm evenings when you want to take your date outdoors. Grab a cup of frozen yogurt (there are ten flavors to choose from), and create frozen yogurt magic! There are an amazing amount of toppings available to customize your cup of froyo.
The Energy Spot
5891 S. State Road 135, Greenwood
A shake can’t be healthy, right? The Energy Spot begs to differ and has 75 different protein smoothie flavors to prove it. If you lead an active and healthy lifestyle with your partner, or are planning a date where you will be doing an active outdoor activity, The Energy Spot is a great addition to your date. The shakes are presented amazingly and topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and chocolate drizzle, just to name a few. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind place.