Five Reasons Why Everyone Loves Mass Ave


Indianapolis is a great city with so much to see and do, but how do you sort through it all?  The cultural heart of Indy is Mass Ave.  Here are five places that we enjoy that call “The Ave” home.

  1. Kingmakers

One of the newer additions to the Ave, Kingmakers is quickly making its mark.  For $5, you have access to over 300 board games.  Confused on how to play?  Their “Board Game sommeliers” can help your buddies discover Catan or lend a hand so your kids can reign supreme in Candy Land.  In the end, the only thing you might lose is your track of time.

  1. Homespun

Want to find that perfect gift?  Chances are good that you’ll find what you’re looking for at Homespun.  Featuring contemporary, handmade items from over 300 creators (half of which are from Indiana), the shop carries goods ranging from prints and posters to beard oil and clothing.  If you’ve been looking for those cool Indy t-shirts, this is your place.

  1. Ralston’s

Named after the original surveyor of the city, Ralston’s has your food and drink needs covered.  The menu is a mix of traditional favorites and some new takes.  Our favorite is the Reuben Fries (and their rotating 40 taps of draft beer).  Families are welcome until 9:00 PM and Ralston’s features brunch on the weekends.

  1. The Anthenaeum

A giant theater?  A top-notch German restaurant?   A YMCA?  A beer garden?  A National Historic Landmark?  The Anthenaeum truly has something for everyone.  The building was completed in 1893 and continues to be a focal point for activities on the Ave.  Young Actors Theater, one of the buildings residents, has several programs for aspiring actors.  Plus, is it really summer if you haven’t been to the Rathskeller?

  1. ComedySportz (duh!)

Of course we’re going to make this list; we literally made the list!  ComedySportz has called Mass. Ave home for over 18 years.  In that time, we’ve seen a lot of changes happen on our beloved street.  One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to bringing our city improv that is fun for your grandmother or your bachlorette party.  There’s a reason why we’ve consistently been named Indy’s number one comedy spot; we love to have fun and we want to do that with you!