Check your calendar – we have plans for you. Yelp’s uncovering the wild history of Indy: unveiling business owner stories, ducking into revitalized buildings, and so much more. It’s the first-ever Yelp’s Secrets of the City series: eight FREE events that are all open to anyone with a Yelp profile with a real name and profile photo. Go ahead – RSVP here! Want to know more? Here’s the scoop..

Photos (left to right): Yelp Elite Hady R at Danny’s Mexican Ice Cream, Bottleworks, Bottle School Indy and Guggman Haus Brewing Co

We’ve been meeting with inspiring people all over the city and have uncovered stellar stories that we can’t wait to share with you. Did you know that Garfield Park has indoor tunnels that once held exotic zoo animals? That you can take a free cocktail class in exchange for a roll of paper towels? That the active Bottlworks construction site is working to restore the historic and elaborate tiling? We’re only scratching the surface on the secrets you’re about to dust off during this event series. From beer-pairings to hard-hat tours, experience a range of events for both families or those looking for an adult night out. 

Up first in this event series? Yelp’s Backyard Bash with Downtown Indy at the IndyFringe Theatre. Enjoy local artists and acts while sampling free smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, bites from Rooster’s Kitchen and muchhhh more. RSVP quickly – spots are running low!

Bonus: Yelp Indy throws four, free events EVERY month to connect unique businesses to the community. Nominate yourself for the Yelp Indy Elite Squad here to join in the fun. 

Photo: Yelper Karli D at the Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Gardens

Niki Burt

Niki Burt

Senior Community Manager, Yelp Indy

Niki Burt is the Yelp Indy Senior Community Manager and claims she has the best job in the world. She can be found working from local coffee shops, building relationships between stellar Indy businesses and the wide, enthusiastic Yelp Indy audience. She loves telling business owner stories and building that bond between business owners and the community. She’s a magnet to Thai food, Parks & Rec, pupusas, and a solid outdoor porch. Follow @YelpIndy for local happenings, events and news, or download the Yelp app to nominate yourself for the Yelp Indy Elite Squad to join the fun.