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Guidebook for Evansville

Emily

Guidebook for Evansville

Drinks & Nightlife
A friendly neighborhood bar where you can grab a drink special and some yummy panini's and kabobs. Great live music, poetry readings, & Sunday Jazz too! Check "Bokeh Lounge" FB page for dailies.
Bokeh Lounge
1007 Parrett Street
A friendly neighborhood bar where you can grab a drink special and some yummy panini's and kabobs. Great live music, poetry readings, & Sunday Jazz too! Check "Bokeh Lounge" FB page for dailies.
Are you looking for one of the most unique settings for a bar. Venture back to Inland Marina along the Ohio River. You will be floating on a barge as you sip your drink and listen to live music.
Tiki Time Bar & Grill
830 LST Dr
Are you looking for one of the most unique settings for a bar. Venture back to Inland Marina along the Ohio River. You will be floating on a barge as you sip your drink and listen to live music.
Not only do they make a killer double decker pizza, but they host local jazz and blues bands too and offer reasonably priced drinks. A winning combination! Check their FB page for whose playing on any given night. Only a few miles away from the house.
Deerhead Pizza
222 E Columbia St
Not only do they make a killer double decker pizza, but they host local jazz and blues bands too and offer reasonably priced drinks. A winning combination! Check their FB page for whose playing on any given night. Only a few miles away from the house.
If you're looking for a great lounge-y vibe, this bar has it! Lots of great happenings here: occasional food trucks, tap takeovers and dj /band. And then there's the pool table too. It is a neighborhood local favorite. And you'll find the largest bourbon selection here too. Of course my favorite is the Manhattan. Check their FB page for up to date events.
Mo's House
1114 Parrett St
If you're looking for a great lounge-y vibe, this bar has it! Lots of great happenings here: occasional food trucks, tap takeovers and dj /band. And then there's the pool table too. It is a neighborhood local favorite. And you'll find the largest bourbon selection here too. Of course my favorite is the Manhattan. Check their FB page for up to date events.
Jeff Smith went from being a home brewer to opening up his own micro-brewery in this industrial spot next to the Alhambra Theatre. It's your typical local brewhouse with 8 beers on tap, 5 of his own and 3 guest taps. Not to mention there is usually a cider offering in the mix. My personal favorite is the oatmeal stout. You'll find games to keep the night fun. And every Thursday is their trivia night if you dare to test your skills. And if you like local art, there's quite a bit here to check out. (Mine included, some photos on metal of bourbon country and the theatre next door.)
Evansville Brewhouse
56 Adams Ave
Jeff Smith went from being a home brewer to opening up his own micro-brewery in this industrial spot next to the Alhambra Theatre. It's your typical local brewhouse with 8 beers on tap, 5 of his own and 3 guest taps. Not to mention there is usually a cider offering in the mix. My personal favorite is the oatmeal stout. You'll find games to keep the night fun. And every Thursday is their trivia night if you dare to test your skills. And if you like local art, there's quite a bit here to check out. (Mine included, some photos on metal of bourbon country and the theatre next door.)
Lamasco Bar and Grill is a local favorite for great live music and good comfort food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, they make one of the best bloody Mary's in town. This place is easy on the budget too.
Lamasco Bar
1331 West Franklin Street
Lamasco Bar and Grill is a local favorite for great live music and good comfort food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, they make one of the best bloody Mary's in town. This place is easy on the budget too.
Food Scene
A higher end Italian restaurant with a beautiful outdoor patio. Nested between the restaurant and the patio is the quaint Blue Bar with great daily drink specials. I personally love their Italian gin, Malfy for the perfect gin and tonic. Occasionally, with weather permitting, there is acoustic music on the patio.
Sauced
1113 Parrett Street
A higher end Italian restaurant with a beautiful outdoor patio. Nested between the restaurant and the patio is the quaint Blue Bar with great daily drink specials. I personally love their Italian gin, Malfy for the perfect gin and tonic. Occasionally, with weather permitting, there is acoustic music on the patio.
A local coffee house with local art featured on the walls. The perfect connection between downtown and the Art District. Check out their posting on FB for daily specials and live acoustic music.
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Penny Lane Coffeehouse
600 Southeast 2nd Street
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A local coffee house with local art featured on the walls. The perfect connection between downtown and the Art District. Check out their posting on FB for daily specials and live acoustic music.
An extra special place for an extra special occasion. It has a French New Orleans vibe inside and offers a great wine list. A perfect pairing with the art museum or symphony.
Madeleine's Fusion Restaurant
423 Southeast 2nd Street
An extra special place for an extra special occasion. It has a French New Orleans vibe inside and offers a great wine list. A perfect pairing with the art museum or symphony.
You'll find a little bit of everything on their menu in a reasonable price point. Burgers, bbq sandwiches and pizza...as well as pho dishes and other unique offerings. And they also have a great bar in the back of the restaurant. Their menu can be found in your bedroom. Upstairs is Fidel's Cigar Bar....not sure if they've been approved for cigars as of yet, but it's a great space for a before or after dinner drink.
Walton's International Comfort Food
956 Parrett St
You'll find a little bit of everything on their menu in a reasonable price point. Burgers, bbq sandwiches and pizza...as well as pho dishes and other unique offerings. And they also have a great bar in the back of the restaurant. Their menu can be found in your bedroom. Upstairs is Fidel's Cigar Bar....not sure if they've been approved for cigars as of yet, but it's a great space for a before or after dinner drink.
This is a unique restaurant nestled in Haynies Corner close to the fountain. The Italianate building houses a 2 level restaurant featuring local artwork and farm to table food. There is an expansive outdoor seating area, weather permitting. We suggest you make reservations ahead of time for this location.
The Dapper Pig
1112 Parrett St
This is a unique restaurant nestled in Haynies Corner close to the fountain. The Italianate building houses a 2 level restaurant featuring local artwork and farm to table food. There is an expansive outdoor seating area, weather permitting. We suggest you make reservations ahead of time for this location.
This family owned donut shop provides the obvious and other yummy pastries, as well as some of the best coffee you will find in town. If you're here to celebrate a special occasion, you can also purchase cakes here. This location is barely one mile from the house right off 41 North.
Donut Bank
1200 Lincoln Ave
This family owned donut shop provides the obvious and other yummy pastries, as well as some of the best coffee you will find in town. If you're here to celebrate a special occasion, you can also purchase cakes here. This location is barely one mile from the house right off 41 North.
Arts & Culture
You'll be surprised at some of the major artists featured in this relatively small museum. The likes of Wharhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper…just to name a few. Check out its new dome addition.
Evansville Museum
411 Southeast Riverside Drive
You'll be surprised at some of the major artists featured in this relatively small museum. The likes of Wharhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper…just to name a few. Check out its new dome addition.
Shows rotate every 4-6 weeks here. This is the perfect place to get the flavor of what's happening in art locally. You'll be surprised at the talent we have in Evansville and the prices are right.
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
318 Main St
Shows rotate every 4-6 weeks here. This is the perfect place to get the flavor of what's happening in art locally. You'll be surprised at the talent we have in Evansville and the prices are right.
A local community center for after school kid's Arts Smart programs. A great host for neighborhood meetings and helping at-risk neighbors. This is always a great place on any given First Friday too, as they host a variety of local artists.
Patchwork Central
100 Washington Avenue
A local community center for after school kid's Arts Smart programs. A great host for neighborhood meetings and helping at-risk neighbors. This is always a great place on any given First Friday too, as they host a variety of local artists.
This work/live space is artist owned and run. Maria carries local, regional, and international art in this unique gallery. Its location is convenient at the core of Haynies Corner. Like her FB page to see which artist she is featuring this month.
22 Jefferson Art Studios and Gallery
22 Jefferson Ave
This work/live space is artist owned and run. Maria carries local, regional, and international art in this unique gallery. Its location is convenient at the core of Haynies Corner. Like her FB page to see which artist she is featuring this month.
A Victorian gem nestled in the Historic Riverside District neighborhood. This house is available for tours with a small fee attached. It was the home of lumber barren, John Augustus Reitz and has been preserved to showcase the style and grace that he and has family lived in during those times.
Reitz Home Museum
224 SE 1st St
A Victorian gem nestled in the Historic Riverside District neighborhood. This house is available for tours with a small fee attached. It was the home of lumber barren, John Augustus Reitz and has been preserved to showcase the style and grace that he and has family lived in during those times.
This is Evansville's newest gallery and it does not disappoint. It is conveniently located downtown and there are two separate galleries with connecting halls and a frame shop in the back. Not to mention, the showcase up front near the window. They always have great artwork on display and frequent gallery openings.
The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery
310 Main St
This is Evansville's newest gallery and it does not disappoint. It is conveniently located downtown and there are two separate galleries with connecting halls and a frame shop in the back. Not to mention, the showcase up front near the window. They always have great artwork on display and frequent gallery openings.
Entertainment & Activities
If you're looking for something to do during your stay, this is the perfect place to find local resources for what's happening in town. Easy parking along the river at the Pagoda. And if you feel like renting a bike while your here, you can do that too and take a ride along the greenway.
Evansville Visitors Bureau
401 Southeast Riverside Drive
If you're looking for something to do during your stay, this is the perfect place to find local resources for what's happening in town. Easy parking along the river at the Pagoda. And if you feel like renting a bike while your here, you can do that too and take a ride along the greenway.
You might be surprised at the caliber of music this town showcases. Join Maestro Alfred Salvia as he leads the orchestra in an evening of music that will transcend you to another place and time.
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Offices
401 SE 6th St
You might be surprised at the caliber of music this town showcases. Join Maestro Alfred Salvia as he leads the orchestra in an evening of music that will transcend you to another place and time.
Located at the foothold of Main Street is our biggest entertainment center for UE's Purple Aces basketball and live concerts. It just depends on the week.
The Ford Center
1 Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Located at the foothold of Main Street is our biggest entertainment center for UE's Purple Aces basketball and live concerts. It just depends on the week.
The is Evansville's true gem and its facility is right up there with any Broadway Theatre. They host concerts and theatre events, along with private events in the arts. And the catering company they work with has one of the best menu offerings in town. It is a privilege to attend the Symphony here.
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street
The is Evansville's true gem and its facility is right up there with any Broadway Theatre. They host concerts and theatre events, along with private events in the arts. And the catering company they work with has one of the best menu offerings in town. It is a privilege to attend the Symphony here.
Essentials
If you need to ship something home, you're not too far away from the Post Office which is conveniently located downtown. Easy parking too.
Evansville Post Office
800 Sycamore Street
If you need to ship something home, you're not too far away from the Post Office which is conveniently located downtown. Easy parking too.
CVS
1145 Washington Ave
Shopping
If you're looking for a unique women's boutique, you won't find a more well curated line of the latest trends here. They have the perfect fashions that are comfortable chic.
Schön Boutique
2015 W Franklin St
If you're looking for a unique women's boutique, you won't find a more well curated line of the latest trends here. They have the perfect fashions that are comfortable chic.
Beautiful artisan crafted soaps made from all natural products are what you will find here in Mary's unique shop. Her soap business is on the first floor and she and her family live on the 2nd floor. It should be on your list while you stay since it's only a few blocks away.
Sixth Street Soapery
44 Washington Avenue
Beautiful artisan crafted soaps made from all natural products are what you will find here in Mary's unique shop. Her soap business is on the first floor and she and her family live on the 2nd floor. It should be on your list while you stay since it's only a few blocks away.
Parks & Nature
This is a great place for a picnic or hiking on a trail. The level of trails are in the beginner category. It also includes a great nature center with all its friendly critters.
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Wesselman Woods Nature Center
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This is a great place for a picnic or hiking on a trail. The level of trails are in the beginner category. It also includes a great nature center with all its friendly critters.
The biggest swimming pool in Evansville is tucked away in the scenic woods of Burdette Park. But if you're not up for a swim or its not the right season, there are great places to picnic and hike and shelter houses that you can rent too for a larger gathering. The hiking trails here are beginner and intermediate level. It is also perfect for bike riding through the park too. And the best part about the park, it is free.
Burdette Park
5301 Nurrenbern Rd
The biggest swimming pool in Evansville is tucked away in the scenic woods of Burdette Park. But if you're not up for a swim or its not the right season, there are great places to picnic and hike and shelter houses that you can rent too for a larger gathering. The hiking trails here are beginner and intermediate level. It is also perfect for bike riding through the park too. And the best part about the park, it is free.
Audubon Park is a mere 10 minutes away down 41 South and over the bridge to Kentucky. This park is a family favorite for those that love nature, hiking and wildlife. One of the best kept secrets is tucked away in this park in the nature center that hosts a world class exhibit of Audubon Society prints, along with some of the tablets they were printed on which are owned by the Smithsonian. I kind of got lost in here when I first moved back to Evansville.
John James Audubon State Park
Audubon Park is a mere 10 minutes away down 41 South and over the bridge to Kentucky. This park is a family favorite for those that love nature, hiking and wildlife. One of the best kept secrets is tucked away in this park in the nature center that hosts a world class exhibit of Audubon Society prints, along with some of the tablets they were printed on which are owned by the Smithsonian. I kind of got lost in here when I first moved back to Evansville.