Bear’s Place

American, Pub Food

1316 E. 3rd St.
812-339-3460

bearsplacebar.com

A Bloomington institution just off the south side of campus, Bear’s Place is famous for its Big Bear Burger, breaded tenderloin, and the Hairy Bear (six shots of liquor mixed with fruit juice in a 32 oz. glass). Lunch specials served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment includes Jazz Fables (a series of performers) Thursday. • Prices: Appetizers $2– $10.75, entrées $4–$8.25, desserts $4.75–$5.50 • Hours: Sun. 12 p.m. - Midnight Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–midnight Th.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Crazy Horse Food & Drink Emporium

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches, Steaks

214 W. Kirkwood
812-336-8877

crazyhorseindiana.com

The specialties of the house include flavored martinis, Angus beef burgers, quesadillas, steaks, and barbecued ribs. Live bands play some Saturdays. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$9.99, entrées $7.99–$20.99, desserts $3–$4 • Hours: Sun.–Tu. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC, Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Function Brewing

Pub Food, Sandwiches

108 E. 6th St.
812-676-1000

functionbrewing.com

Function Brewing focuses on creating small batches of craft beer. There is a selection of 12 made-in-house beers that rotate on and off the menu. Sampler trays are available if you can’t pick just one. The kitchen makes everything by hand for their creative hot and cold sandwiches. They also offer cheeses and charcuterie. • Prices: Appetizers $4.99–$14.99, sandwiches $9.99–$11.99 • Hours: Wed.–Fri. 3–11 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.–Tu. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Irish Lion, The

Brunch, European, Irish, Pub Food

212 W. Kirkwood
812-336-9076

irishlion.com

Step into Ireland when you enter this pub with its gorgeous 1860s bar and good food. Specialties include oysters, lamb, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish stews. Nightly specials. Full array of Irish and European imported beers; 57 single-malt scotches. • Prices: Appetizers $4.75–$10.95, entrées $12.85–$34.95, pub grub $5.95–$6.95, desserts $3.75–$5.80 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Read our review of The Irish Lion here!

Kilroy’s Bar & Grill

American, Pizza, Pub Food

502 E. Kirkwood
812-339-3006
Kilroy's Sports Bar
319 N. Walnut
812-333-6006

kilroys-bloomington.com

Popular with IU students, both Kilroy’s venues serve sandwiches, pizza, and appetizers such as stuffed breadsticks and nachos. More than 40 flavored Long Island iced teas are available, and drink specials are offered every night. • Prices: Appetizers and entrées around $5.50 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Nick’s English Hut

American, Fair Labor, Pub Food

423 E. Kirkwood
812-332-4040

nicksenglishhut.com

A Bloomington institution for more than 80 years, Nick’s is the place to go for Gregg “Rags” Rago’s famous Nick’s burgers, strombolis, pizza, soups, salads, and sandwiches prepared with locally produced meats and produce. Enjoy daily food and drink specials while watching your favorite sports on the many high-definition TVs. A museum of IU memorabilia is displayed on the walls. • Prices: Appetizers $2.75–$9.75, entrées $5.95–$21.95 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight.; Reservations are recommended for large parties. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Cash preferred, but Visa, MC, and Disc. are accepted. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Read our review of Nick’s English Hut here!

Office Lounge, The

American, Pub Food

3900 E. 3rd St.
812-332-0911

Head east on 3rd Street to find an alternative to the downtown bar scene. Affordable and filling daily specials like classic breaded tenderloin sandwiches and juicy ribeye steaks draw regulars for lunch and dinner. Hot wings are a good bet, extra crispy and drenched in vinegary, lip-numbing buffalo sauce. At night, pull tabs, pool tables, and plenty of sports-tuned flat-screens keep crowds entertained. Carryout beer and liquor is also available. • Prices: Sides, salads, and appetizers $1.75–$4.95, burgers and sandwiches $3.50–$6.75, entrées $7.75–$14.95 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. noon–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Opie Taylor’s

American, Pub Food

110 N. Walnut
812-333-7287

opietaylors.com

Located on the east side of the downtown Square, Opie Taylor’s is known for really great burgers dressed up any way you want them. Big domestic mugs (34 oz.) are a special on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The shrimp-and-corn bisque is fab. The sports-themed restaurant claims to have the biggest projection-TV screen in Bloomington. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$8.99, entrées $6.99–$18.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Out of the Ordinary Restaurant and Hickory Sports Bar

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches

61 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
812-778-9730

Located in and named for an old tavern, this family-owned restaurant specializes in hearty fare that includes barbecued ribs, wild game, pheasant, turkey, smoked pork chops, and pot roast. There are lunch specials, and a piano player performs from 6–8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. • Prices: Sun. brunch buffet $16.95, entrées $8.99–$25.99, desserts $3.25–$4.50 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Players Pub, The

American, Pub Food

424 S. Walnut
812-334-2080

theplayerspub.com

The Players Pub provides Bloomingtonians with a haven for good music and great food. Specials include Grilled Salmon, Bayou Bowl, and Portabello Soup. Nightly entertainment includes jazz, blues, swing, and country music. • Prices: Appetizers $3.00–$8.50, entrées $8.99–$18.99, desserts $3.50–$5 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 4 p.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Sun. 4–11 p.m.; Reservations recommended for major entertainers. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Quaff On!

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches

116 N. Grant St.
812-335-1821

quaffonbloomington.com

Quaff means to “drink heartily and with gusto.” That’s the idea behind the new Bloomington outpost of Nashville’s Big Woods Brewing Company. Located in the former Café Django space, Quaff On! aims to create food that complements their beer of the same name. Offerings include gourmet sandwiches, a signature burger, and charcuterie plates to share. Pair a dish with one of the 24 craft beers available on tap and enjoy some live entertainment. • Prices: Appetizers $5.25–$12.25, entrées $10.95–$23.99, salads $4.95–$10.95 • Hours: Sun.–Wed. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Th.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. All ages until 9 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Scotty’s Brewhouse

American, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Pub Food

302 N. Walnut
812-333-5151

scottysbrewhouse.com

All ages are welcome at this relaxed sports bar, with its extensive menu featuring creative salads, sandwiches, burgers, and huge desserts. Dill chips made from fried pickles, Buffalo-Breaded Chicken, and Scotty’s German Chocolate Cake are specialties. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$15.99, entrées $5–$14, desserts $2–$5.99 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; No reservations. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Read our review of Scotty's Brewhouse here!

Serendipity Martini Bar and Restaurant

American, Pub Food, Small Plates

201 S. College
812-330-6688

serendipitymartini.com

This sleek lounge offers more than 20 martinis, an extensive wine list, and a variety of savory tapas and entrées. Don’t miss the Petite Fleur, an herbal gin cocktail. Tapas, or small plates meant for sharing, round out the menu. Snag one of the few couches to take in the free live music on weekends. Half-priced martinis on Mondays. • Prices: Martinis $9–$12, tapas $6–$12, soups and salads $6–$12, entrées $9–$12, desserts $6 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 6 p.m.–midnight Fri. 6 p.m.–1 a.m. Sat. 6 p.m.–2:30 a.m. • Bar: Yes • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Upland’s Bloomington Brewpub

American, Fair Labor, Pub Food

350 W. 11th St.
812-336-2337

uplandbeer.com

The menu changes seasonally but always includes pub favorites such as Fish and Chips, as well as many dishes that include Upland’s craft-brewed beers as ingredients. The menu runs from sandwiches (try the buffalo burgers) to entrées, and many vegetarian/vegan specials are also offered. Live entertainment. Beers regularly on tap include wheat, weizen, pale, IPA, porter, and amber. • Prices: Appetizers $3.25–$11.95, entrées $7.95– $16.95, desserts $5.50–$5.95 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Sun. noon–midnight • Bar: Beer, including carryout, and wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Read our review of Upland's Bloomington Brew Pub here!

Yogi’s Grill and Bar

American, Brunch, Pub Food

519 E. 10th St.
812-323-9644

yogis.com

Bloomington’s first gastropub, Yogi’s fills up with IU staffers, a business crowd, and construction workers for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. With walls of high-definition TVs and classic pub grub, it has long been a favorite for catching the big game while having a beer and cocktails. With more than 50 taps and 100 choices of bottled brews, plus 11 certified beer servers on staff, Yogi’s is creating some serious beer connoisseurs. • Prices: Appetizers, soups, sandwiches $2.99–$11.99, entrées $5.99–$12.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. noon–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Accessibility Decal
Read our review of Yogi's Grill & Bar here!

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