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Explore Indianapolis with Leo Williams
The Best Nights section will take you on a local’s tour through the eyes and personal experiences of artists, photographers, bloggers, musicians, etc., showcased in a different city every month. In May, we tour Indianapolis, with Leo Williams, and he shows us how to have the best nights of our lives in his favorite neighborhood.
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Tell us about your journey through the hospitality industry.
Hello world, My name is Lorrell Williams but my friends call me “Leo” because I have a brand, Love Everyone Brand aka “The LEO Brand” that involves fashion, media, academia, and charity. Over the years, I’ve had great experience with the entertainment, music and bar industry. I began throwing parties as a freshman at Indiana University to bring fun and memorable events to the people. My first job was working at a college bar to get into the party scene and nightlife. Started as floor staff and carder for a few months then eventually got promoted to bartender. Little did I know how much I would love bartending. Been bartending for a few years now and it’s a complete show and vibe. It’s all about experience from the serving to the drink. Best believe if I’m your bartender, you’re going to have a great conversation and memorable time. I love the days when it's a high volume customers. You’re always moving fast, socializing, and getting the chance to make different drinks. I’m very active, adventurous, and love to video produce and film photography. My camera has given me the opportunity to stay creative and engage with credible people within the club and entertainment industry. Being in the bar industry is a great way to get your name out there and stay relevant in the community.
If you only had one day to spend in your city, what are the top 5 things you must see or do?
You can’t say you had a great experience in Indianapolis without having a night on Meridian Street Downtown as well as Broad Ripple Ave. There are different style restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to enjoy. Going out you’ll see industry workers and meet new friends often. Downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple are the places to be on the weekends. Indianapolis has a few professional teams to catch a game if you like sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. I would recommend checking out Indy’s cool museums, zoos and monuments that are must see. I love the Monon Trail in Broad ripple. Indianapolis built the Monon trail in the city for all to bike, walk, or run to exercise on a regular basis. The Monon is beautiful and goes so far both south and north. The city is known for the Indy 500 at the Motor Speedway every year Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend.
Tell us about your first experience with Jägermeister and your favorite way to consume it today.
College is when I was first introduced to Jagermister. Picked it up for a party and it was gone by end of night. The way I drink Jager is by taking shots or mixed drinks.
Tell us how to have the ‘Best Night of your Life’ in your city from your perspective.
If I was to go out with my friends and have a good time for one night, I’d head over to Broad Ripple Ave to pregame and if I wanted to stay and bar hop there are plenty of different establishments to have a great time and not break the bank. If you like to dance, crowded bars and don’t care to spend a little money then downtown, Meridian St. and Mass Ave specifically is a great area to be.
Get To Know
Hello world, my name is Lorrell Williams, but my friends call me “Leo” because I have a brand, Love Everyone Brand aka “The LEO Brand” that involves fashion, media, academia, and charity. I’m very active, adventurous, and love to video produce & film photography. My camera has given me the opportunity to stay creative and engage with credible people within the sports, entertainment, and club industry. Being in the bar industry is a great way to get your name out there and stay relevant in the community.