Simple Brew Cafe stocks its shelves with homemade bakeries, sandwiches, and Broad Ripple’s Hubbard & Cravens Coffee, and caters events with from-scratch dishes. Tap Simple Brew for a baby shower, baby birthday party, or post-game celebration for a baseball team of babies, and the Simple Brew team of culinary crafters will dole out plates for up to 500 people. Catered breakfast gatherings (starting at $5 per person) jumpstart days with biscuits dressed in signature homemade sausage gravy, breakfast casseroles, and french toast and fluffy hotcakes painted with warm maple syrup. Catered lunches ($6 per person) come bearing all-natural chicken salad and gluten-free mayo, and meals in bulk are made up of half pans of mac 'n’ cheese (starting at $15) and BBQ pulled pork, which arrives slow-cooked, marinated, and sauced in its own savory-sweet juices ($8.99 per pound).
Ornamental hookahs tower over tabletops at Hookah Nites, sending swirling clouds of aromatic smoke out over cushy velvet couches and armchairs. Bartenders bustle about behind the dimly lit bar, mixing up specialty cocktails, doling out pitchers, and dishing out platters of sizzling specialty pizzas. A massive projector screen beams down on the scene, glittering with glamorous images from music videos or commercials where a timid band geek earns the admiration of the popular cheerleader after buying a fancy mouthwash.
Each day, Robby’s Pub comforts guests with diner-style breakfasts, frosty glasses of beer, and diversions such as pool, darts, karaoke, and video games. In the morning, skillets brim with cheesy hash browns and meaty omelets, which can be dusted with salt and pepper or smothered with homemade gravy. Steaks range from 8-ounce rib eyes to 12-ounce T-bones, which the kitchen cooks to order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Instead of capping french-fry mountains with hand-cut snowflakes, the kitchen tops them with a choice of cheese, chili, or bacon. Sports fans bask in team pride during NFL games and NASCAR races as the cooks bathe chicken wings in barbecue, teriyaki, and buffalo sauces.
Members of the Waugh family work behind the scenes at Big Daddy's Bar & Grill, a sports pub and eatery known for cold drinks and satisfying American cuisine. Juicy steaks, rotisserie chicken wings, and fresh nachos piled with slow-cooked pot roast are a few specialties. Stop by on Friday evenings for cold drinks and trivia night, or on Saturdays for live entertainment.
Notes of live music echo throughout the two-story structure of Beale Street Live, summoning feet to the dance floor of this Mardi Gras–themed bar and restaurant. The eatery’s savory appetizers, such as steak fries or mozzarella sticks, make it easy for friends to share or play edible Jenga. Classic pub-style bites such as hot wings and nachos satisfy cravings, and cheeseburgers and classic deli, grill, and barbecue sandwiches quell ampler appetites. On top of nixing hunger, visits to Beale Street Live also conquer boredom with brisk games of pool or live musical performances illuminated by a professional lighting system.
Thatched accents, palm leaves, and kitschy decor create a laid-back atmosphere inside Time Out Bar & Grill. This island-themed bar welcomes patrons to activities ranging from tropical luaus to darts and karaoke. While bartenders pour ice-cold beer and cocktails, chefs dish up classic bar favorites such as burgers, wings, and tacos. The front parking lot occasionally lends space for bean bag tossing, hula hoops, and reenactments of Jimmy Buffet concerts.
The Slippery Noodle is Indiana's oldest bar in continuous operation, providing a massive menu of classic tavern fare. Jump-start a meal with a sample platter ($11.99) of four buffalo wings, three mozzarella sticks, and four chicken strips with marinara and ranch dipping sauces. Or dine in musical style with a blues burger ($9.49), a half-pound Black Angus beef patty crowned with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon, and a choice of cheese. A hefty plate of Southern-style pork barbecue ($13.99) may trigger sudden regional-dialect shifts with tender mouthfuls of simmered pulled pork in a sweet, slightly smoky barbecue sauce. Clink a bottle or cup with your dining companion, whether a friend, loved one, or Winston Churchill impersonator.