In ancient Rome, friends would flock to the Coliseum to hang out and be entertained, but they soon moved to restaurants when they grew tired of sneaking in wine inside giant foam fingers. Congregate comfortably with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of upscale café fare and drinks at Urban Element.
Urban Element assembles scrumptious café fare while surrounding guests in an inviting wine bar atmosphere replete with art-adorned walls and live music. The menu abounds with fairly healthy fare, including homade roasted red-pepper hummus ($8) and grilled-pineapple-and-shrimp salad ($10). Patrons can coordinate outfits to match the blue cheese pasta with chickpeas ($10+) or sample a curried chicken-salad sandwich or wrap ($7). The prevalence of paintings at Urban Element allows guests to appreciate local art without the need to pay admission or ship themselves inside cardboard boxes to fancy museums.
901 N Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204Get Directions