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Explore Fort Wayne

A city that imbues Midwestern charm and a welcoming atmosphere around every corner, Fort Wayne is packed full of memories to be made. Whether you’re after local brew pubs for a pint and a bite or a family adventure at the zoo, the options are endless. For those seeking unique local wonders, the Fort Wayne Genealogy Center features one of the largest physical collections in the world and is a fascinating experience. Promenade Park and The Landing are also must-see attractions that just happen to be in The Bradley’s backyard. Explore our guide below for some of our top recommendations on how to take advantage of everything this creative city has to offer.  

As you prep for future trips, please check with featured businesses to confirm hours and availability given varying safety measures and state regulations that may be in place.

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RESTAURANTS

Nawa

Address: 126 W. Columbia St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

A locally owned Asian fusion joint located on The Landing. Enjoy a unique experience that includes craft cocktails showcasing herbal and fruit flavors of the Far East.

Tolon

Address: 614 Harrison St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

This joint offers creative farm-to-table eats & refreshing cocktails in an industrial-chic American atmosphere.

The Landing Beer Co.

Address: 118 Columbia St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

With a homey yet modern feel, this local brewery on The Landing features tons of taps and a BBQ-inspired menu.

Hoppy Gnome

Address: 203 E. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Known for its one-of-a-kind menu that boasts way more than just tacos, The Happy Gnome is a must-try in Fort Wayne that's great to brunch, lunch and dinner.

Mercado

Address: 1111 W. Columbia St., St. 103, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Feeling like Cali-Mexican fare? Mercado has you covered. From Elote Oysters to Pachola Burgers and Agave-infused spirits, it's an experience full of whimsy and very happy tastebuds.

Club Soda

Address: 235 E. Superior St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Savor a supper-club vibe spiced up with live jazz, incredible steaks and worldclass martinis. 

Paula's On Main

Address: 1732 W. Main St., Ft.Wayne, IN 46808

Unwind in a cottage-like setting while enjoying the freshest seafood in Fort Wayne.

Cindy's Diner

Address: 230 W. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Step back in time at Cindy's, a classic American diner serving up breakfast platters, sandwiches & other comfort food favorites. 

Junk Ditch

Address: 1825 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

This brewhouse is located in the old Korte Paper Company warehouse and delivers a relaxed yet refined experience using local ingredients.

Don Hall's Old Gas House

Address:  305 E Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Head over to the Gas House for traditional and affordable steakhouse fair in an elevated environment. 

SWEETS

Kilwin's

Address: 626 S. Harrison St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Satisfy your sweet tooth with quality chocolates, ice cream, and the freshest confections from Kilwins. 

Sweets on Main

Address: 123 W. Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Throwback to the good old days of downtown Fort wayne. Big sundaes, delicious hand-scooped ice cream, and floats.

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BARS

Henry's

Address: 536 W. Main St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Grab a pint and bite of history at Henry's. This all-American throwback bar offers American fare in a pub-style setting that feels like home. 

Jk O'Donnell's

Address: 121 W. Wayne St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

A local favorite, JK O'Donnells serves up tasty pub fare alongside an impressive drink selection. 

O' Sullivan's

Address: 1808 W. Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

This hangout offers pizza & brews in a comfortable, old-school setting with darts and live music. 

Green Frog

Address: 820 Spring St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

You'll feel the family vibes instantly at the Green Frog Inn. Enjoy classic bar food and drinks at great prices. 

07 Pub

Address: 3516 Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN 46807

Come together with your crew at the 07 pub. Offering a variety of delicious eats from fresh salads to wraps and sandwiches, everyone will leave satisfied.

Pub 1802

Address: 1802 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Ft. Wayne's premiere location to watch all the best sports action, and offers a great setting, but a fantastic menu as well.

WINE & LIQUOUR STORES

Belmont Beverage

Address: 929 Lafayette St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Convenient pit stop for wine, beer and liquor. 

Cap N' Cork

Address: 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd, Ft. Wayne, IN

Unique selection of wine, beer, spirits and cigars.

COFFEE SHOPS

Utopian Coffee

Address: 118 W Columbia St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Focused on crafting better coffee for a better world, swing by for both an energy and moral boost. 

Kanela

Address: 618 Harrison St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

This spot combines Greek and American food for a delicious breakfast and lunch menu in a low key environment. 

Fortezza

Address: 819 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Coffee drinks, food and local art in a relaxed atmosphere.

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LOCAL EXPERIENCES

Gnometown Brewing Co.

Address: 203 E. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Always wanted to brew your own beer? Then Gnometown is the place for you. 

Northern Indiana Beer Trail

Get your legitimized pub crawl going along the Northern Indiana Beer Trail.

Fort Wayne Outfitters

Address: 1004 Cass Street, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

1004 Cass Street, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808260-420-3962Fort Wayne Outfitters – Outdoor recreation shop (fwoutfitters.com)Head here for needs related to active lifestyles and riverfront activities fueled by environmentally conscious missions. 

MUSIC

Clyde Theatre

Address: 1808 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

This is the area's first choice for live entertainment. Come by for an exciting, unmatched experience at the center of the city.

Club Room at The Clyde

Address: 1806 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

Right next to the Clyde Theatre, the Club Room celebrates the strength that art, live entertainment, and fantastic food brings to Fort Wayne. 

Embassy Theatre

Address: 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

From national Broadway productions to concerts, cinema, educational programming, and more - there's always something special happening at the Embassy. 

Foellinger Theatre

Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

This casual, open-air community gathering space and performing area is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. 

MUSEUMS & ACTIVITIES

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Address: 1100 S. Calhoun St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Get your plant nerd on at the Botanical Conservatory. Enjoy lush seasonal displays, a Tropical Garden overflowing with orchids and palms, or relax in the peaceful beauty of the Desert Garden.

Fort Wayne Zoo

Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

A must-see zoo offering families 40 acres of animals, rides and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Address: 311 East Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Explore diverse exhibitions of contemporary and historical art.

Science Central

Address: 1950 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46805

Exhilarating hands-on science education for all folks of all ages.

Fort Wayne Tincaps

Address: 1301 Ewing St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Batter up! Toss on your jersey and take to the stands to watch some top tier local baseball.

Fort Wayne Komets

Address: 4000 Parnell Ave, Ft. Wayne 46805

After a bit of ice hockey? The Komets have you covered.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Address: 4001 Parnell Ave, Ft. Wayne 46805

Settle in for three pointers and half-time shows when enjoying a professional basketball game featuring The Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

PARKS

Promenade Park

Address: 302 W. Superior St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Explore the trails along the water, discover family friendly attractions like the tree-top canopy trail, and take to the water on a riverboat cruise or kayak rental. The outdoor options abound. 

Headwaters Park

Address: 333 South Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

The best place for festivals, concerts, charitable and beyond. The open air pavilion is available for public rental and makes a wonderful setting for weddings, receptions, company picnics and family reunions. 

Franke Park

Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808

A 329-acre park that offers a playground, pavilions, fishing, children's zoo & an outdoor theater.

HEALTH & SAFETY

St. Joseph Hospital

Address: 700 Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN, 46802

RediMed Downtown - Urgent Care

Address: 203 E. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Walgreen's Pharmacy

Address: 110 Creighton Ave., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Fort Wayne Police Department HQ

Address: 1 E. Main St. Ste 108, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Fort Wayne Fire Department Station 1

Address: 419 E. Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802