A place for people without a place: Books & Brews Noblesville reopens just in time to celebrate first anniversary

In Your Neighborhood

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — As businesses have begun their reopening process, Hoosiers have shown up in a big way to support their favorite locally owned hot-spots.

At Books & Brews, located in Noblesville’s Hamilton Town Center (13230 Harrell Pkwy Suite #100), a husband and wife duo are celebrating their first year of business weeks shy of being allowed to reopen their doors during a pandemic.

And although they are operating at only 75% capacity, they feel 100% glad to be back.

Photo credit: Books & Brews Noblesville Facebook page

We’re headed to Noblesville on this trip “In Your Neighborhood.”

“My husband and I were mug club members way back in the day… we were number 93 and 94 and we just fell in love with Books & Brews,” explained owner Jordan Fox

Photo credit: Books & Brews Noblesville Facebook page

Now, Fox and her husband, Stephen, own their own Books & Brews location in his hometown of Noblesville.

The premise is pretty simple: it’s a family-friendly place to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other.

“Our slogan is, ‘A place for people without a place.’ So, for every one of all walks of life, they are welcome here,” Fox said. “You can come in, read a book, play a game with your family, enjoy a beer, wine, or wine slushie.”

Photo credit: Books & Brews Noblesville Facebook page

As the kids enjoy the playground located outside, you can grab a book to read on the patio.

If you love it, buy it! Plus, ten percent of proceeds go to Indy Reads.

When it comes to beer, Fox says their most popular is the Nancy Brew—a citra-hopped pale ale.

“Clifford the Big Red Ale is a classic red style. Everyone loves Clifford,” she explained.  “Then we have great seasonals. Right now, we have Flowers for Ale-gernon. It is lavender wheat… Very delicious, light, [and] refreshing.”

If you’re a beer enthusiast, $70 buys a lifetime membership to the mug club, which includes a handcrafted mug that gets you an extra 4-6 ounces each pour.

Photo credit: Books & Brews Noblesville Facebook page

They also have quite the selection of wine and summery wine slushies as well as a menu full of tasty items like a meat and cheese platter called the Frankenstein plate.

Photo credit: Books & Brews Noblesville Facebook page

“There is The Hatchet, which is our flatbread [with] chicken, onion, bacon from Smoking Goose, mozzarella and cheddar on top… then the Return of the King is our classic grilled cheese,” she noted.

Four Things You Need to Know About Books & Brews Noblesville:

  • Husband and wife duo Jordan and Stephen Fox decided to open their own Books & Brews location last year after falling in love with Books & Brews at their mothership location several years ago. “My husband is from Noblesville, so we have a lot of roots here… when this location in Simon Malls popped up, it just felt right for us. Especially with the playground out front where our 3 year old can run around,” Jordan Fox explained.
  • The Books & Brews slogan is “A place for people without a place.”  Their goal is helping people disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other through good drinks/food, games, and books that you can read in the shop or purchase and take home. Plus, they are not only kid-friendly, but also feature a dog-friendly patio.
  • All the Books & Brews locations have become known for are their themed nights, like trivia night and open mic night, which Fox says will likely return in late July. She said they are also working on a princesses and superheroes themed event sometime in the future. “To kind of welcome everybody back to the ‘new’ real world,” Fox noted.
  • Other Books & Brews locations include the “Mothership” (located near 96th St and I-69), Carmel, Indy’s south side, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Fort Wayne, Muncie and even Oxford, Ohio.

For more information about Books & Brews Noblesville, check out their website by clicking here. To see more photos and reviews by local Yelpers, check out their Yelp profile. You can also connect with them on social media via Facebook and Instagram.

Hungry for more fun in Noblesville? Check out some of these other local hot-spots within walking distance of Books & Brew at Hamilton Town Center:

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