About this Business
- HoursSun12:00 PM - 8:00 PMMon-Thu10:00 AM - 10:00 PMFri-Sat10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
From Our Editors
In many ways, Books & Brews is just what it sounds like: a combination used bookstore and brewpub. Lined mostly with fiction, the 800-square-foot bookstore donates 10% of its proceeds to Indy Reads, a nonprofit promoting adult literacy in Central Indiana. Behind the bookstore, a 21-and-up taproom premieres a brand new, book-themed pour every Friday. Previous pours include A Midsummer's Night Shandy to Charlie and the Chocolate Stout.
But Books & Brews doesn't merely stick to its two namesakes. To complement the libations, cooks assemble local meat and cheese plates, as well as literature-inspired sandwiches like the Return of the King, the city’s best grilled cheese sandwich. Feasting, in turn, complements daily events that encompass everything from book clubs and trivia to bluegrass jams and crocheting lessons.