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Who wouldn’t salivate at the opportunity to eat the finest burgers in central Indiana…for only $5 each?


Indy Burger Week is a week-long celebration of the glorious creation known as ‘the hamburger’. NUVO invited the local restaurants and chefs who craft central Indiana’s most mouthwatering burgers to join us in creating one week of pure hamburger heaven. And at $5 a burger, you’ll have plenty of cash left for a fried side and a beer (or three).


Indy Burger Week is also a fundraiser for Second Helpings. Because, while gourmet burgers are great, everyone deserves to eat.



Try somewhere new. Eat something awesome. Tell your friends about it and come back with them later.


Know that restaurants will not offer their $5 burgers as a to-go purchase. Have a seat. Loosen up your belt. And enjoy!


Expect that restaurants will be busy. If a place runs out, take it like a champ. Go back the next day, go earlier, order your burger, and thank them for working hard to do this for you.


People have wanted a Burger Week in Indy since forever. So don’t be surprised if restaurants have waits. In fact, be pleasantly surprised if they don’t.


Really though, you’re likely getting a $10-15 burger. So please tip at least 20%. The people who are serving you are working very hard during Indy Burger Week. And they are awesome.


Pick up some fries and a pint! You’ll enjoy yourself more, and you’ll be helping out the restaurants. Win/win!


And, post pictures of your beautiful self smashing that glorious burger-ness to social media using the hashtag #IndyBurgerWeek for a chance to WIN BEER FOR A YEAR from your drinking buddies for life; NUVO and Fountain Square Brewery!


These wonderful restaurants served them up hot last year. Check back soon for the 2017 burgers!

36 Degrees

36 E Washington St, Indianapolis

36 Degrees Black & Blue Burger

Our 12oz Angus beef patty is served on a toasted kaiser bun topped with blu cheese crumbles, cajun seasoning, and our special house hot sauce, leaf lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles cooked to desired temperature.

36 Degrees BBQ Burger

Our 12 oz Angus beef patty is served on a toasted kaiser bun topped with sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, pickles and our house BBQ sauce cooked to desired temperature.

Pair with: Our seasoned steak fries, onion rings, fried pickles or deep fried asparagus.

B Spot Burgers

2727 E 86th St #165, Indianapolis

Thin Lizzy

Burger with cheddar cheese, griddled onions, dill pickles, and mayo.

Pair with: Founders Nitro Pale Ale, Gaffel Kolsch, Sun King Seasonal

Between the Bun

102 S Madison Ave, Greenwood

It’s Nacho Burger

A hand crafted, hand seasoned half pound burger topped with Doritos, shredded cheddar jack cheese, our own house made spicy sour cream, diced onions and jalapeños.

Big Lug Canteen

1435 E. 86th St, Indianapolis

Green Dream

Fischers Farms beef with romaine lettuce, Green Goddess sauce, fried green tomato, and muenster cheese.

boogie burger

1904 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis

Pocket Rocket

Angus slider with shaved Top Round, American cheese and special sauce served on a buttered roll.

Broad Ripple Brewpub

842 E 65th St, Indianapolis

Scotch Egg Burger

A patty made of beef and the same sausage we use in our Scotch Eggs, coated in egg wash, then rolled in breadcrumbs and deep fried. Served on a brioche style bun, topped with a fried egg and with a side of garlic ranch.

Brothers Bar & Grill

910 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis

Nice Spice Burger

Fresh patty spiced up with jalapeños, chipotle ranch, pepper jack cheese and tumbleweed onions. Layered with shredded lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun.

Pair with: World famous Wisconsin cheese curds – large curds of cheese hand-dipped in our signature batter with Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss beer & fried until golden brown

Bru Burger

410 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

The Bru Burger

Quarter pound snack burger with bacon, parmesan, grilled red onion, sautéed mushrooms, and an A1-horseradish aioli.

Burger Theory

8555 Stansted Dr, Indianapolis

BT House

Signature burger blend topped with American Cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles and topped with our own homemade KGB (Killer Good Burger) sauce.


335 W 9th St, Indianapolis

The Haus Burger

Our signature creation constructed with the finest beef available on the market, cooked to your desired doneness, and served on a brioche bun with butter lettuce, tomato, red onion and your choice of American, white Cheddar, chipotle Monterey or Swiss cheeses.

Checkered Flag Tavern

5725 W Morris St, Indianapolis

Hot Mess Burger

Topped with onions caramelized in Jagermeister, smoked Muenster cheese & special Jagermeister sauce on a brioche bun.

Peanut Butter & Jealousy Burger

Topped with peanut butter, jelly, crispy bacon, cole slaw & Sriracha hot sauce on a soft pretzel bun.

Jam’n Burger

Topped with bourbon-bacon jam, smoked Gouda cheese, dijon mustard sauce & fried egg on a soft pretzel bun.

Colts Grille

110 W Washington St, Indianapolis

Dynamite Burger

Brioche bun with a 1/4 lb Black Angus patty. Topped with cream cheese, fresh sliced jalapeños, onion strings, and a dynamite drizzle.

Cooper’s Hawk

3815 E 96th St, Indianapolis

The Leonard Burger

American cheese, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato, signature sauce.

Make a reservation.


3740 East 82nd St, Indianapolis

Drake’s Brewmaster Burger

A seared 8 oz. burger topped with cheddar cheese, caramelized Guinness braised onions, horseradish-parmesan aioli and fresh cut garden toppings on a toasted bun.

Pair with: Any one of our over 20 craft beers on tap

Flamme Burger

8594 E 116th St #60, Fishers

Flamme Burger

Baby Swiss, applewood smoked bacon, roasted serrano peppers, Sriracha aioli

The Grub House

1953 N College Ave, Indianapolis

Cheesy Grub Burger

Burger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onions, American cheese, 1 fried egg, and bacon. (Turkey meat sub available for $2 extra.)

Pair with: Our specialty fries or beer battered onion rings & a can of soda for only $8

*Can be placed as a carry out order or a call-in and pick up!

Harry & Izzy’s

153 S Illinois St, Indianapolis

4050 East 82nd Street

French Class

Applewood smoked bacon, Dijon mustard, sautéed onions, Gruere cheese, béchamel sauce.

Southern Classic

Pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon, half-sour pickles, fried onion.

The Freshman

Lettuce, Indiana tomato, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, half-sour pickles, signature burger sauce.


Thick-cut root beer glazed bacon locally sourced from Smoking Goose, Indiana tomato, smoked Gouda, lettuce, mayonnaise.

Make a reservation at the downtown location.


6280 N College Ave #700, Indianapolis

America Burger

A triple threat of meat with a half pound burger, pulled pork & hickory smoked bacon topped with pepperjack, onion straws, pickled jalapeños and BBQ sauce.

Hops & Fire Craft Tap House

1259 North State Road 135, Greenwood

Hops & Fire Ghost Pepper Burger

Ghost pepper salt spice, grilled to your liking, draped with ghost pepper jack cheese, pepper bacon, pickled onions & jalapeños, tomato, lettuce, & habanero aioli, all on a toasted egg bun.


White Cheddar & Bacon Bean Burger

House made black bean burger grilled, draped with white cheddar, beefsteak tomatoes, baby bibb lettuce, and mayo, all on a toasted egg bun.


What Ale Sun Dried Tomato Pork Burger

Local, fresh ground pork seasoned and mixed with sun dried tomatoes, grilled and smothered in wheat beer braised onions with smoked gouda and fried green tomato on our grilled pretzel bun with roasted garlic aioli and tomato chutney.

The Jazz Kitchen

5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis

Bistro Burger

Fresh, never frozen ground sirloin from Kincaid’s butchery with bacon, American cheese on a grilled bun, with lettuce, tomato, onion, and greens on the side.


Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss Burger

Fresh, never frozen ground sirloin from Kincaid’s butchery with bacon, Swiss cheese, and portabella mushrooms with tomato, onion, and greens on the side.


Pimento Cheeseburger

Fresh, never frozen ground sirloin from Kincaid’s butchery burger, pimento white cheddar cheese, grilled onion, house pickles, and lettuce.


1127 Prospect St, Indianapolis

Solace Burger

Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion and swiss between two slices of buttery grilled Amelia’s rye bread made just down the street in Fletcher Place.

Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles

132 North East Street, Indianapolis

Max Sticky

Two cheeseburger sliders, topped with watermelon salsa, a drizzle of syrup in between our signature waffle.

Pair with: A side of waffle fries

Morton’s Steakhouse

41 E Washington St, Indianapolis

2 Mini cheeseburgers.

Make a reservation.


49 W Maryland St #189, Indianapolis

The Palomino Burger

All-natural hormone free beef, chorizo, cambozola, dijonaise, basil & pesto on a freshly baked bun.

Make a reservation.


7690 E 96th St, Fishers

Smoked Lamb Burger Slider

Honey wheat brioche roll, Dubliner cheese, jalapeño green tomato and mint chow chow.

Pair with one of our featured wines: Terra D’Oro Deaver Vineyards Zinfandel or Trinchero Chicken Ranch Merlot

Make a reservation.

Pinheads – Alley’s Alehouse

13825 Britton Park Rd, Fishers

Bacon and Egg Burger

Mild cheddar cheese, bacon marmalade, fried egg, lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles, and tomato jam.

Punch Burger

137 E Ohio St, Indianapolis
12525 Old Meridian St #100, Carmel

Chorizo Burger

1/3 pound locally sourced chorizo patty, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapeno ranch, cilantro

Suggested add-on: A fried egg, over easy.


4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis

Room Four Burger

Fischer farms beef burger with lettuce, yellow mustard, American cheese and special sauce.

Pair with: Hummus & pita, Salsa + guacamole & chips, or Candy bar cookies

Make a reservation.


630 Virginia Ave Indianapolis

Griddled Mushroom Onion & Swiss Burger

Grilled red onions and mushrooms, with two slices of American Swiss cheese with housemade garlic mayonnaise.

Scotty’s Brew Club

1800 E. King Street, Franklin

Chupacabra Burger

Ground chorizo, cheddar cheese, crispy fried poblano pepper rings, poblano cream cheese

Stacked Pickle

Multiple locations

Hot Ranch Burger

Pepper jack cheese, bacon, onion straws and a drizzle of ranch dressing.

Teddy’s Burger Joint

2222 W Southport Rd, Indianapolis

The Mother Chorizo

Topped with chorizo, pepper jack cheese, corn salsa and guacamole.

Teddy Bear Burger

Topped with cheddar cheese, onion ring, bacon and BBQ sauce.

Castleton Grill

6010 E 82nd St, Indianapolis


Field greens, roasted tomato, onion, portabella, happy bacon, blue cheese.

BBQ Cheddar

Happy bacon, BBQ sauce, cheddar & jack cheeses.

Angry Eddie

Fresh (nasal punching!) horseradish steak sauce, crispy onions, portabellas, white cheddar.

Swiss Onion

Grilled onion, mustard, pickles, swiss.


American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle.

Patty Melt

Happy bacon, caramelized onions, swiss cheese.

Langton’s Irish Pub

710 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel

Chophouse Burger

Seasoned beef patty, steakhouse onion cheddar cheese, bacon, onion straws, spinach, steak sauce aioli.

Make a reservation.

Louie’s Wine Dive

345 Mass Ave, Indianapolis

SCB Burger

Certified angus beef , serrano cream, and bacon jam on a brioche bun.

Make a reservation.

Ram Restaurant & Brewery

140 S Illinois St, Indianapolis

Buttface Amber Bacon Cheeseburger

Grilled 7 oz. beef patty, chipotle-garlic bacon, BUTTFACE AMBER ALE cheese sauce, onion ring crown on a pretzel bun.

Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB

20 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis

Derby Burger Slider

Ground beef patty, pimento cheese, bacon, onion tangles, artisan lettuce, tomato, local brioche bun.

DJ’s Hot Dog Company

Multiple locations

San Antonio Burger

Chili, nacho cheese, and jalapeños.

Weber Grill

10 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis

The Weber Way Burger

Charcoal-seared, 1/3 pound USDA Black Angus beef, topped with hickory house smoked brisket and Merkt’s cheddar cheese.

Make a reservation.

Ember Urban Eatery

435 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis

Black Bean Burger

Our scratch-made mixture of black beans, onion, rice corn and oats with our special seasoning blend. Presented deluxe with lettuce, pickle, onion and tomato on the side. Served vegetarian on a brioche bun or vegan on a split-top bun.

Benefitting Second Helpings

20% of all restaurant registrations fees and Sponsorships will be given directly to Second Helpings. Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare hot, nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free-of-charge to 80 social service agencies, such as shelters, community centers, low income day care centers and after school programs, in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry, giving them sustainable jobs in the food service industries.

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