Black Orchid BarbersBLOOMINGTON (September 6, 2023) Upland Brewing Company, a craft brewer with brewery and brewpub locations throughout Indiana, announces Black Orchid Barbers will open a new location within its College Avenue brewpub. Scheduled to open in October, the three-chair barber shop will be located on the first floor of the Upland Brewing Company in south Broad Ripple at 4842 College Ave.

While the partnership between Black Orchid Barbers and Upland Brewing Company marks the first barbershop/brewpub combination in the city, the pairing of the two brands may be familiar. The Black Orchid location in Carmel is housed in the same shopping center as Upland’s Carmel location, and leaders from the two businesses have been exchanging referrals and ideas for years.

“Upland and Black Orchid already have some synergy based on the proximity of our Carmel locations, and we’re excited to bring that to SoBro,” said Eddie DeSalle, Upland Brewing Company president. “Our College Avenue location will still have the space to serve those stopping in for a great meal or a beer. But now we can add a haircut to the list of possibilities here.”

“We pride ourselves on being a pioneer in our industry, and we’ve long had our sights set on a unique partnership like this to elevate our brand,” said Travis Moore, owner of Black Orchid Barbers. “It was important for us to find a partner that has a relatable demographic, as well as an impeccable reputation and a sustainable business model. Upland more than meets those criteria, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to work with the organization.”

Black Orchid Barbers has been in business since 2017 and currently has three other Indianapolis-area locations. Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-in appointments are welcomed by chance only. The SoBro location will offer the same hours as other locations:

  • Monday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To learn more about Upland Brewing Company, visit https://uplandbeer.com/.
To learn more about Black Orchid Barbers, visit www.blackorchidbarbers.com.



Founded in 1998, Upland Brewing Company produces and sells quality craft beer made in Indiana. With three breweries, two brewpubs and four tap house locations throughout Indiana, Upland Brewing Company is the third largest brewer in Indiana, and the producer of the top-selling India pale ale in the state, Dragonfly. Headquartered in Bloomington, Upland Brewing Company utilizes quality ingredients to craft quality, unique brews. To learn more, visit https://uplandbeer.com/ or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.


Black Orchid Barbers was founded in 2017 and began humbly with a small, two-chair barbershop.  Since then, the brand has expanded to three shops and will soon be opening a fourth.  Black Orchid Barbers prides itself in providing an intimate environment for guests and combining traditional barbering services with contemporary cutting techniques. Black Orchid Barbers is proudly inclusive and welcomes all walks of life. Come as you are. Follow Black Orchid Barbers on social: @BlackOrchidBarbers.


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