If anyone can recommend a good tap room or brewpub that isn't in Broad Ripple, is on the north side or near the fairgrounds, is open on Saturday night, and isn't likely to be utterly packed, I'd be grateful.
Broad Ripple Brewpub would be my first choice for a pub (Scotch eggs!), or Chumley's for a tap room, but if you're staying on the north side check out the Beer Sellar. About 50 taps and big enough that you'll be able to get a seat even on a Saturday. The only downside is that they allow smoking indoors. http://www.beersellar.net/indy/default.html
Thr3e Wise Men just opened a few months ago. It's in Broad Ripple, but in a strip mall so parking shouldn't be an issue. From there you could easily walk to Chumley's, BRBP, or Brugge.