The former home of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottling plant is now a downtown Indianapolis nightlife destination.
If you’re looking for a luxurious escape with a vintage vibe, you’ll find it in the Circle City’s hottest new downtown neighborhood: the Bottleworks District. Once home to the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world, the area is now a hub for great food and drink, as well as arts and entertainment.
The Bottleworks Hotel is the art deco gem of the neighborhood. The 139-room property occupies the top two floors of the historic administration building that still bears the Coca-Cola name on its side. The hotel’s luxe amenities include pillow-top mattresses, Gilchrist & Soames bath products, marble bathrooms and plush robes. Gather your gal pals for a round of billiards in the hotel’s 1920s-glam lobby and be sure to capture memories of your visit in the hotel’s classic photobooth.
When it’s time to pamper yourself, go with a deep tissue, Swedish or stone massage at the Woodhouse Day Spa adjacent to the hotel. If you’ve never tried halotherapy, the spa has its very own salt cave where one can experience the nourishing benefits of breathing in mineral-rich salt while relaxing on zero-gravity loungers. After the spa, sip cocktails as you indulge in an all-natural mani-pedi at the W Nail Bar, also located in the district.
Once evening falls, the walkable Bottleworks District comes alive with dining and entertainment options. Shop for a stylish new outfit at Good Neighbor or catch a movie at the comfy Living Room Theaters. When it’s time to grab a bite, choices include steak sandwiches and chimichurri fries at Gaucho’s Fire or shucked-to-order oysters at Blupoint Oyster House & Bar. The 30,000-square-foot Garage Food Hall is located in what formerly housed the Coca-Cola plant’s garages and is also home to Hard Truth Distillery, which crafts cocktails featuring locally made spirits.
For more information about the Bottleworks Hotel and other destinations in Indianapolis’ Bottleworks District, visit bottleworksdistrict.com.
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