1700 North Kinser Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: (812) 650-0010
Fax: (812) 650-0009
Bars & Cafes
Restaurant Tallent is one of the favorite upscale restaurants in the city. Monday to Thursday, the restaurant features the option of a tasting menu. This is a highly recommended option and is a five course meal, accompanied by a glass of wine. There is space available for private events, be it business related or personal. Catering options are available for events held in the restaurant or out.
A unique place to gather with friends and family for authentic Irish fare and fresh homemade daily specials.
FARMbloomington prides itself in using only farm fresh produce for their food. The restaurant has quite an extensive breakfast spread, which is all healthy and yummy. The bar area regularly has live events and the space can also be used for private functions. FARMfood also sells some of their products which can be bought at their store, or bought online.
Tucked away in the basement of FARMbloomington, The Root Cellar Lounge is the subterranean hot spot for fun nights filled with music, drinks and food. It has many themed spaces as well for private functions like the Limestone Room, Case Room, Wine Cellar and Parlor. Lit up with candles and colored bulbs, it is done up in creative American decorations, beer can collection and keepsake wine bottles. There is also a contemporary mural by artist Gretchen Sigmund on one wall which adds more character to this lounge. From karaoke, live music, DJ beats to dance parties, drag shows and trivia nights, this funky place is all about being merry.
The Bishop is a bar that has been associated with the live music scene since long, and known for attracting superior talent. With no cover charge, this friendly and unassuming space has garnered its share of loyalists who stop by for the music and a great selection of ales. Check website for details.
Rachael's Cafe features gourmet coffee and tea, homemade pastries, soups, Panini sandwiches and vegetarian dishes.
The Player's Pub is a casual bar that is an ideal place to relax after a hard day. You can simply sit at the patio with your favorite drink or indulge in a game of pool with your buddies. As far as drinks are concerned you can choose from beers, wines and host of other beverages; it also offers snacks and short eats that perfectly complement the fun mood. The Player's Pub also features live music concerts on a regular basis. For more details, check the website or call ahead.
Situated near the Indiana University (IU), Bear's Place is a local institution since 1972. Renowned for their Ryder Film Series, Jazz Fables, alternative live music and karaoke, this bar will keep you entertained. Savor their Le Club Bear Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich and Quesadilla. Take a sip of of their famous Hairy Bear and Hairy Beaver drinks. It is a nice place to hangout with friends over good music, food and beverages.
The Story Inn actually exists upon the same space as an ancient Midwest Town in Nashville Indiana; the old general store now is replaced by a cheery eatery serving meals throughout the day, while a pub entertains those who like their beer after dinner. The other old mills have been renovated and can be hired to host wedding receptions, luncheons, seminars and community events. Try the banana walnut hotcakes, sausage patties, homemade buttermilk biscuits and chicken salad sandwich, and wash it down with freshly squeezed fruit juice. Story Inn is a superb inn all in all.