Father’s Day is June 19 this year. Here is your complete guide of some of the best dining experiences around Indianapolis to celebrate Father’s Day.
Restaurants for the Golf Enthusiast
Topgolf offers three levels of the playing bays, which can accommodate up to six players at a time, and you get to choose which one of the scoring games to play. They have a full menu and bar that can be ordered at your bay or prior while you wait. No need to bring your own golf clubs because Topgolf has complimentary clubs you can use and they range from toddler to adult sizes. It is recommended that you make reservations for the bays prior to arriving so you don’t have a long wait during peak times. Groups of seven or more are encouraged to reserve their bay in advance. Each bay is priced by the hour, with the hourly rate varying by day and time, plus a $5 one-time member fee for new players.
Plainfield & Carmel
X-Golf has two Central Indiana locations one in Plainfield at the Shops at Perry Crossing and the other in Clay Terrace in Carmel. X-Golf offers golf simulators of courses designed for all ages and levels. Whether you are just looking for fun or how to improve your golf game, your golf swing will be analyzed by the ball speed, launch, direction, and spin by the engineering technology of the simulator. And, in between your golf swings enjoy the menu that offers a full bar with beer and cocktails, and shareable appetizers.
Brew Link Brewing
Plainfield & Downtown Indianapolis
The Brew Link Brewing Plainfield location is at the Oak Tree Golf Course (there is a separate downtown Indy location too) and here they have 24 unique beers on tap to pair with a variety of freshly made food from their kitchen.
Restaurants for the Movie Enthusiast
Living Room Theater
This dine-in movie theater was designed specifically to match the aesthetic of the Bottle Works District. Here they have an on-site restaurant and bar and you can dine in the theater because every seat comes with an attached table.
Flix Brewhouse is America’s Cinema Brewery, and is the only first run cinema in the world to also have a fully operating brewery incorporated. Their food menu offers snacks, entrees and desserts you can enjoy during the show.
Studio Movie Grill
Just arrive around 20 minutes before the movie to be seated and from there you can order off the menu which offers a full-service bar and American grill selections and your order will be delivered before and during the show.
Restaurants for the Car Enthusiast
A perfect restaurant for any car enthusiast is Ford’s Garage located at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. A 1920s service station themed décor with vintage replica Ford models, Ford’s garage offers an extensive menu with a variety of starters, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and mac and cheese to meet anyone’s appetite.
The Craft Beer Enthusiast
101 Beer Kitchen
This restaurant offers 20 craft beer taps that change seasonally and rustic food options. The 101 Beer Kitchen really focuses on the food they provide their guests (especially kids), because they believe “it’s never too early to develop great taste.”
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Avon, Greenwood, & Noblesville
This family-friendly restaurant and brewhouse offers their exclusive award winning craft beer and a food menu filled with a variety of starters and entrees. And don’t forget to get their famous Pizookie for dessert.
Yard House offers the world’s largest selection of draft beer featuring over 100 beers from local and imported breweries and their menu is just as large offering a variety of starters, sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks, tacos, and much more.
Speedway, Franklin, & Noblesville
This native Brown County establishment consists of Quaff On! craft beer and Hard Truth distillery and a menu everyone will love. Big Wods has exploded in growth around Central Indiana, and their newest location at the Fashion Mall will be opening soon.
Restaurants for the Pizza Enthusiast
Rock Star Pizza
This rock-and-roll themed pizzeria in Brownsburg offers keto-friendly pizza options, as well as their famous gluten free crusts–one of the best in the nation, winning twice at the National Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in 2012 & 2013. If you’re up for it, try the Rockstar Challenge, where two people must completely eat a 30 inch, one-topping pizza in 45 minutes. If you complete the task, the pizza is free, you are awarded two $25 gift cards, and each participant gets a free shirt.
Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, & Carmel
Bazbeaus Pizza has been a staple in Indianapolis since 1986. And if you wanted to build your own pizza, you can choose from three different categories of toppings–traditional (like pepperoni, bacon, and ham), exotic (like albacore tuna, black bean dip, and salsa), and premium (like fancy lump crab, Cajun shrimp, and chicken). There is also an option for a gluten free vegan crust for all of their pizzas.
Downtown & Northside Indianapolis and Greenwood
This Chicago-based pizzeria menu includes thin, extra thin, and parmesan pan-style crust pizzas, Italian dishes, salads, and sandwiches. But our favorite, and what they’re famously known for is their stuffed deep dish pizzas.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
The original Chicago location developed the deep dish pizza, now Unos specializes in Chicago deep dish and thin crusted pizzas as well as a menu filled with starters, salads, and entrees. Their menu also offers family meal deals as well.
Broad Ripple & Downtown Indianapolis
Not in the mood for “Chicago” style pizza, then you’re in luck because Goodfellas specializes in New York Style Pizza. With clever names that have a goodfella/mob-typed theme you will be a “wise guy” if you come here for pizza.
Brozinni Pizzeria is located on Main Street in Speedway and they offer New York style pizza featuring the Big Apple’s signature crust. Don’t forget their delicious buttery garlic knuckles, that’s what they’re.
The Sports Enthusiast
Buffalo Wild Wings
Multiple Indianapolis-Area Locations
If you are looking for a place where you can sit and watch a game, look no further than Buffalo Wild Wings. Known for their sports bar atmosphere and their boneless and traditional wings this is a great place if Dad just wants to be surrounded by a good time and sports.
Downtown Indianapolis & Fishers
If Dad loves soccer (or is a Ted Lasso enthusiast) this is the place for him! With three Central Indiana locations there is plenty to enjoy even if it’s a slow day on the pitch. Dad will enjoy plenty of local, national, and international beers locally, a “pub grub”-type menu that features everything from pizza to fish and chips, and plenty of televisions for optimal entertainment.
The Fun Enthusiast
Dave & Busters
Greenwood & Indianapolis
Whether you come for the restaurant and bar that offers a variety of appetizers, burgers, salads, wings ,and entrees or for the video arcade you will surely have a good time here.
“Foodertainment” is what you can find at Punchbowl Social in Downtown Indianapolis. You can rent out bowling lanes, there is a private karaoke room, or you can play ping pong, foosball, arcade, and table games in between enjoying food and drinks from their menu.
The Garage Food Hall
The Garage Food Hall offers a variety of food, drink, and dessert vendors to meet anyone’s cravings including Clancy’s Burgers–their Clancy sauce is amazing!–or J’s Lobster and Fish Market with their blue crab rolls and lobster bisque with large chunks of meat. Then after you get done eating you can head next door to Pins Mechanical Co. for some pinball, duckpin bowling or bocce ball where minors are welcome until 8 pm.
The Burger Enthusiast
This burger chain created by the famous Wahlberg brothers finally came to Indianapolis. Chef Paul created a menu filled with delicious burgers and don’t forget to try the Wahl sauce.
Fishers and Downtown Indianapolis
This New York City establishment just recently opened up 2 locations in central Indiana. Shake Shack is known for their burgers and shakes and make sure you get some shack sauce to dip your fries in.
Downtown & Northside Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Carmel
BRU Burger’s goal is to bring you great burgers, made from the best local meats, topped with the freshest ingredients. Their Indianapolis area locations do exactly that. You can’t go wrong with any burger off of their menu.