What is the SoBro Neighborhood, and Why Is It Awesome?

September 11, 2018


If you live in Indianapolis, you may have heard the term “SoBro” being tossed around.

So what exactly do people mean by “SoBro?”

Well, SoBro is a neighborhood located south of Broad Ripple, which is where is gets its name “SoBro”, inspired by the hip SoHo neighborhood in New York City.

NYC’s SoHo Neighborhood


However, it’s not just the NYC neighborhood name that inspired SoBro, but also the gradual influx of cool and quirky¬†restaurants, nightclubs, and specialty shops that’s transformed it into a bustling cultural hotspot.

Along College Ave, Pennsylvania St, and other roads that pass through SoBro, you will find beautiful homes and shops with such established locales as The Jazz Kitchen and Yats to newcomers like Open Society Public House and Kimbal Musk’s brand new Next Door American Eatery.

Next Door American Eatery on College Ave


One of our favorite places in the area is Fat Dan’s Deli. This Chicago-style pub is famous for its incredible Chicago-style burgers, dogs, and large portion sizes, as well as its great local beer selection and sports bar. Oh, and did we mention Chicago? ‘Cause yea, this place is literally a home away from home for any Chicago natives. Cubs, Sox, Bears, and Blackhawks games are given top priority on the TV’s and related sports paraphrenalia abound. And the place smells incredible too.

Fat Dan’s Deli, and its delicious Loaded Cheese Fries


Anyways, this is just one of many SoBro gems that lay south of Broad Ripple, not to mention the beautiful bevy of neighborhoods that are nested around the area. In fact, unlike its NYC forbear, SoBro is a relatively affordable habitat for students, artists, young people and families alike.

As it is a fairly established residential area, most properties are older, but have been beautifully well-kept or nicely renovated.

If you’re interested in learning more about the SoBro area, or other cool spots in Indy, our very own JJ and Zac Cannull are your go-to guys. Whether you want to find a cool restaurant or a new place to live there, feel free to reach out!


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