A massive entertainment venue will soon join a booming part of Northeast Indianapolis, and that’s not all.
On Thursday, Latitude 39, a sprawling bar and restaurant that features everything from an arcade to a dine-in movie theater will open in the Clearwater Crossing shopping area. On the same day, Drake’s, another new bar and restaurant will open as well.
Exploring all 70,000 square feet of Latitude 39 will take time for anyone wanting to see what it has to offer.
“Anybody who come into our venue is going to have something to do,” said Adam Kleinhenz, a spokesperson for Latitude 39.
The venue features multiple bars, a 25 lane bowling alley, full arcade and prize room and a sports theater with three massive screens capable of showing multiple games.
The venue will also host live entertainment and corporate events in a room called Latitude Live, which has a capacity of 350 people.
“We can do anything that rivals any bands, any dj’s, comedians or special events,” Kleinhenz said.
In February, Latitude 39 will also open a cine-grill, which will feature movies that recently left the main theaters.
Just a few hundred yards away, Drake’s bar and restaurant will also open its doors on Thursday. Drake’s, which started in Kentucky, will open its first location in Indiana. It features large doors along the front of the building that will allow for open air drinking and dining in nice weather. Other Drake’s staples include a large fireplace, shuffleboard and some unique dining options that go beyond the traditional bar menu.
“We’ve also got sushi and we’ve got 24 craft beers,” said George Brown, managing partner for Drake’s in Indianapolis. “It’s great service, it’s great fun and we want you to feel like family.”
The Clearwater Crossing area has also seen the recent addition Brewstone and will soon feature an Oobatz! restaurant at the former site of Uno Pizza.
Even though Latitude 39 and Drake’s open on the same day, both officials with both businesses are confident there is plenty of excitement to go around.
“Whether it’s a bar or a restaurant, I think there’s a little bit for everybody in this marketplace and we all play off of each other,” Kleinhenz said.
Latitude 39 will employ roughly 190 people. Drake’s will have a staff of about 80.