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Best things to do in New Albany

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Housed in a beautiful historic Italianate style building constructed in 1875, this restuarant is a warm and elevated neighborhood gastropub featuring rotating seasonal menus consisting of locally sourced products and from-scratch ingredients.”
20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“History museum and art gallery set in the historic Carnegie Library building.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This modern steakhouse offfers a wide variety of prime cuts and their rotating small plates menu emphasizes the use of local products and purveyors, as well as fresh seafood and modern cuisine. There is also a cool speakeasy in the lower level Lantern Room.”
13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Best local coffee you can find, tucked away in the alley. Worth the search!”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This contemporary Asian-fusion restaurant features classics of Japanese dining as well as a mixture of Eastern and Western flavors. THE place for sushi!”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Feast BBQ prepares delicious smoked meats possible and offers scratch made sides. The draft beer list is always great and they are known for their variations of bourbon slushies. Ordering and service is at the front counter, making this spot accessible, fast, and affordable. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and soy-free options are available, but there are no true vegan options.”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This small organic grocer has everything the conscientious grocery shopper needs. Great staff, beautiful shop. If you're there at lunch time, they also offer a delicious lunch menu!”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The place for breakfast. Try the Eggs and Toast or one of their specialty breakfast cocktails.”
7 locals recommend
Bar
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“They brew their own beer. They have the worlds best beer cheese & lastly the pizza is amazing. I know it's far out of the way, but if you have to head back north, don't miss this spot.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is my best friends restaurant. Ask for Leo, tell him Jen sent you. Great Cuban food!”
6 locals recommend
Food
“We love River City! We highly recommend grabbing a seat at the bar and doing a tasting of the local wines. Our favorite appetizer is the hummus trio and you can't go wrong with any of the brick-oven fired pizzas. Sit outside and enjoy New Albany's beautiful Bicentennial park. Catch the winery on a weekend night and you could enjoy live, local music or music outdoors as a part of the Summer Concert Series!”
10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful tours, only $5. The residency of the man who built the home you will be residing in. ”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is our main, one-stop-shop for all of our groceries not found at the local farmers market. Starbucks and grab and go items are also available here. This location can be used with click-list and home delivery to this home, powered by instacart.”
4 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“SWOON! This is a favorite. Southern inspired women's boutique, home decor, and baby boutique inspired by local fashion and style. Need to snag a last minute Derby item, stop here on the way to the track and the D&D Dolls will take care of you!”
7 locals recommend
Food
“Head down Market Street towards downtown on a Saturday morning between 8am and 12noon and you'll find an amazing farmers market with local produce, crafts, honey, soaps, food trucks, and shopping. This is walkable from the home (about 8-10min walk). This is one of our favorite things to do on the weekend!”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delivery + Lunch options! Find them on Facebook or call and ask about the special because they always have something tasty on the menu!”
4 locals recommend