When you’re traveling, you want to know where the fresh, new places are! This blog is devoted to giving you the latest info on what’s new in Clark and Floyd counties (it’s the area we call “SoIN”).  

We’ll be highlighting businesses that have opened in Clark and Floyd Counties during 2022, so bookmark the page and check back often to keep up with everything in SoIN! 

Click on the links to view the most up-to-date hours and information for each location. 

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Sangria Bar  Sangria Bar

Sangria Bar at Union
125 W Chestnut St, Jeffersonville 
Open Weekends only or private events

Are you looking for the perfect spot to hang with your girls (or guys)? Look no further than the newly opened Sangria Bar at Union. This space is so aesthetically pleasing we feel instant happiness upon entry! The drinks are bright and fun too. They feature a weekly rotating Sangria menu (made with Old 502 Winery), so you will have something new to look forward to each time you visit. Sangria Bar has plenty of space to lounge and imbibe. Our favorite spots are the Green Room and the upstairs balcony overlooking Union’s game yard. Grab a Board & You charcuterie board while enjoying your bevs too. Right now, they are open weekends only. You can also book a private event or a Paint & Sip class in the Green Room.

 

Uncommon Cups and Cones  Uncommon Cups and Cones

Uncommon Cups & Cones
518 Vincennes Street, New Albany

Newly reopened Uncommon Cups & Cones in New Albany is the cutest little ice cream shop! Its quaint and cozy with an at home feel. They offer a variety of flavors, with fun toppings. We love the option of an ice cream flight where you get 8 flavors to try! Not only do they offer ice cream, but they also offer hotdogs, cold & hot drinks and smoothies. They even have a small upstairs room for parties or meetings. They are open most evenings, which is perfect for an after-dinner treat… or before dinner if you’re feeling rebellious! Check their Facebook page for the latest hours.

 

Crumbl Cookies Jeff

Crumbl Cookies
3548 E 10th Street, Jeffersonville

Newly opened Crumbl Cookies in Jeffersonville is going to be your next favorite sweet spot! Not only are the cookies served warm, but they keep you interested by switching up their menu weekly! We love how soft (& crumbly) each cookie is. Each time you try a new one it will be #loveatfirstbite! With their late hours, it is the perfect place for your after-dinner cravings or midnight snack. Every location of Crumbl is locally owned and operated as well.

Cheezmageddon

Cheezmageddon 
16 Pearl Street, New Albany
Oozing patty melts and grilled cheese. Flavorful jackfruit BBQ and Cheesy Mac. This breakfast and lunch spot operating out of New Albany’s Mesa Kitchen will ‘melt down’ any preconceived notions you have about plant-based food. Cheezmageddon serves some of your favorite comfort foods, vegan-style. The owners say that while you won’t see or taste a difference, you will feel a difference. For breakfast, grab a Glazed Donut Breakfast Melt or the PB Toast (toasted sourdough, creamy peanut butter, cinnamon, hemp hearts and honey). Go all out for lunch with the DEFCON 2, a grilled cheese filled with their signature ‘cheez’ blend, spaghetti, zesty dressing and banana pepper. Both dairy and dairy free options are available, as well as gluten-free bread. 

Losers 812

Losers 812
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Losers 812
1005 W Market Street, Jeffersonville
A little bit country, and a lot of rock-and-roll. From local rock bands and acoustic sets to Nu Metal and EMO karaoke, Losers 812 in Jeffersonville offers a little something for everyone. Keep an eye on their Facebook page where they post more information about upcoming performances. In addition to live music seven nights a week, this new spot offers patrons drinks and a late-night kitchen serving up wings, hand-held sandwiches and classic bar grub, including nachos and cheese fries.

 

Toast on Market

Toast on Market
141 East Market Street, New Albany
Brunch is back at this local favorite! Toast on Market in New Albany reopened in the spring, bringing back brunch and lunch dishes that appeal to those looking for a traditional breakfast, as well as those looking for unique fare—just make sure you get a side of the hashbrown casserole! Whether you are looking for mimosas and bloody marys to celebrate or an espresso to kick start your day of shopping and exploration, make sure you visit the extensive coffee and cocktail menu.

 

Common Haus Food

Common Haus
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Common Haus 
Location: 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville 
From the owners of Pints and Union, the Common Haus was a vision rooted in a family recipe. This German, Bavarian-inspired, Common Haus will have not only a full-service restaurant and walk-up street food window but will house an event space, a three-story Beer Garden and a rooftop bar. Because this is a Common Haus where the owners envision a communal experience, the experience will be focused on bringing people together in a shared experience which might include a seat and a big, shared table. Pretzels, spaetzle, sauerkraut and Brats, yes please. 

 

Carali’s Rotisserie Chicken

Carali’s Rotisserie Chicken
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Carali’s Rotisserie Chicken 
Location:  703 E Lewis & Clark Pkwy, Clarksville 
Carali’s is bringing Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken to Southern Indiana. Named for owners Carlos (CA), Rafael (RA) and Rafael’s mother Lidia (LI), Carali’s is hoping that you’ll agree their special charcoal-fired rotisserie chicken and sides will keep you coming back for more. The restaurant serves fresh (never frozen) chicken marinated in Peruvian spices, grilled on their special charcoal rotisserie and bring it together with sides such as yucca fries, cilantro rice, and plantains. There are many more sides and appetizers including Yucca bites. There are also sandwiches, wraps and salads available. Carali’s also offers a catering menu for larger events and parties. 

 

Taylor's Cereal Bowl
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Taylor’s Cereal Bowl Kitchen 
Location: 438 Spring St., Jeffersonville 
If you’re looking for a sweet treat, stop by Taylor’s Cereal Bowl Kitchen for a delicious mixed shake. Build your own, choosing from more than 30 of your favorite cereals, candy, fruit, and syrups, or try a specialty shake. Celebrate a local icon with “The Champ Shake” (vanilla ice cream, Honey Bunches of Oats, bananas, honey and whipped cream) or combine your favorite morning treats with “The Hot Shake” (vanilla ice cream, John Conti coffee, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, caramel syrup and whipped cream). This new restaurant is serving up more than dessert, doubling as a sensory-inclusive space where families with neurodivergent children can explore interactive activities that build critical thinking and fine motor skills. With vegan options on the menu as well, Taylor’s provides food and fun that can be enjoyed by all. 

 

FaiDoDos FaiDoDos
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FaiDodos 
Location:7815 Hwy 311, Sellersburg 
While there’s no dance party inside this new Southern Indiana restaurant (at least not every night), the rotating menu features plenty to party about. Every other month, Faidodos switches up its menu offering patrons new dishes influenced by street food from around the world, including Cajun, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. Stop in for lunch or dinner to enjoy loaded fries, sandwiches, and more dishes full of international flavor. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Dodo Bites, deep-fried, bite-sized treats. 

 

EXPANDED

Kevin Hammersmith Mem Park

Kevin Hammersmith Mem Park

Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park Playground & Splash Pad
4400 Lewis Endres Parkway, New Albany
This public park in New Albany opened a state-of-the-art, inclusive playground and accessible splash pad that allows people of all ages and abilities to play together, side-by-side. The design of the playground incorporates the “Seven Principles of Inclusive Playground Design,” providing a variety of fun and accessible, yet challenging opportunities, so the site can be enjoyed by all, including children and adults with disabilities. The sprawling playground covers almost 12,000 square feet, offering plenty of space to run around. It’s wheelchair accessible and covered in a rubber surface to help prevent injuries. People who use wheelchairs can buckle into an accessible swing or the “zero-G” seat to race their friends on the zip track. Expression swings allow parents (or grandparents) and small children to swing together. Visitors can engage all the senses at the “horseshoe,” a section of the playground with sound features for the deaf and hard of hearing and tactile features for people who are blind or have limited vision. Try not to have too much fun with the ‘giggle box’ that emits funny noises when wound up.

 

VENUES

The Camp Event Space

The Camp Event Space

The Camp 
310 Spring St., Jeffersonville
Located in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville, arc—known for creating innovative and fun spaces since 2001—is dipping its toes into the event venue business. Catering to corporate business events, including dinners, receptions and trainings, the Camp at arc is a unique, versatile space that provides up to 250 guests with an “event experience.” This 10,000 square foot space brings the great outdoors inside, pairing all the comforts of the new, state-of-the-art facility with camping favorites. A pontoon boat, Airstream trailer and picnic tables provide great space for breakout sessions or where folks can kick back and enjoy the man-made, lakeside views or an intimate live performance. Hosts can book the space as well as an event coordinator to help curate the perfect event. 

 

The Jefferson The Jefferson The Jefferson

The Jefferson Venue
715 W Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville
Overlooking the Ohio River, The Jefferson is a premier live music and event venue hosting billboard-charting acts. Grab your tickets for one of their upcoming shows or consider the location for your next event.

Learn more about where to find live music in SoIN in our Live Music post.

 

SHOPPING

Lovesick NEW

Da Da Boutique Moved

Da•da Apparel Co. & LOVESICK
129 E Spring Street & 131 E Spring Street, New Albany
Helping women look and feel comfortable, confident and beautiful in Downtown New Albany since 2017, Da•da Apparel Co. has moved and expanded into a split concept location on Spring Street! Da•da Apparel Co. is now located at 129 E Spring Street. Right next door, at 131 E Spring Street, is their new store and second brand – LOVESICK. This new, split concept location will allow Da•da Apparel Co. to serve an even broader audience. With the two stores open side-by-side, shoppers can seamlessly move between the two spaces. Check out both curated selections where you can pick up more conservative basics and bohemian pieces at Da•da Apparel Co., or edgier pieces for a night on the town or a summer festival at LOVESICK.

 

HOTELS

Hilton Garden Inn Jeffersonville River Ridge

Hilton Garden Inn Jeffersonville & Fuzzy’s The 15th Club Food & Spirits 
Location: 4900 Water Tower Road, Jeffersonville 
A new hotel is teeing off in Jeffersonville! The Hilton Garden Inn Jeffersonville offers guests “contemporary comforts”, including Wi-Fi, streaming TV, pet-friendly rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and business center all conveniently located near I-265 and the River Ridge Commerce Center along the 10th street corridor. Owned by Southern Indiana’s own golf legend, Fuzzy Zoeller, the hotel also features an attached restaurant, Fuzzy’s The 15th Club Food and Spirits, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The pub style menu includes salads, sandwiches, in-house smoked meats and roasted chicken. 

MOVED

JB Magic Shop

J&B Magic Shop and Theater 
610 East Spring St., New Albany 
This disappearing act comes with a happy ending. J&B Magic Shop and Theater, a staple of the New Albany community, has reopened at a new location. One of a few brick-and-mortar magic shops left in the U.S., J&B’s offers visitors the opportunity to be part of an immersive magic experience. Shop owner Brent Braun has made a name for himself behind the scenes, creating high-profile magic tricks seen on shows including “America’s Got Talent,” “Britain’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller Fool Us.” Reserve your spot for a show featuring some of the best magic performers in the world, then stop by the shop to purchase a magic trick to gift or to begin your own journey into the world of illusion.