Established in 1894, The Rathskeller is the city’s oldest restaurant still in operation today and is regularly voted the best German restaurant in Indy. Located in the basement of the Athenaeum, The Rathskeller is reminiscent of both a quaint inn tucked in the Bavarian hills and a lively beer hall in Munich. Come enjoy live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday and some Sundays. During the warmer months, the party moves to the outdoor Biergarten under the stars!
Food and Drinks
Coat Check Coffee
With strong, family-oriented roots, Coat Check Coffee welcomes people of all ages to enjoy the historic setting and discover Coat Check’s diverse offerings of beverages and pastries. The space includes quiet study corners and a more active main seating area.
Indiana Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)
IPAC is continually working to ensure that the Indiana Performing Arts Centre remains one of the great community theaters in Indianapolis. Through the passionate delivery of high-quality live performance and innovative and comprehensive education, IPAC is committed to enriching lives for generations to come.
The New Harmony Project
The purpose of The New Harmony Project is to create, nurture and promote new works for the stage, television and film that sensitively and truthfully explore the positive aspects of life.
Health and Wellness
The YMCA at the Athenaeum
From London in 1844 to Indianapolis in 1854, the YMCA maintains a rich tradition of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Its mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve the health of spirit, mind and body for all.
Indiana German Heritage Society (IGHS)
The IGHS promotes education in German and German-American studies and seeks to help others to develop an appreciation of German contributions to Indiana. The IGHS believes that understanding the past illuminates the present. The IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center is shared by the Indiana German Heritage Society and the Athenaeum Turners.
IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center
The mission of the Max Kade German-American Center is to support German-American studies through research, teaching and service. German-American studies are generally defined as the study of the German diaspora in the United States and its effect on American culture, language and society. The study of German-American relations in general also falls under the center’s purview.
401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.
The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.