Cocktail Lounges Bloomington IN

Local resource for cocktail lounges in Bloomington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to cocktail lounges and bartenders that serve wine, beers, cocktails, martinis, shots and drink recipes, as well as advice on how to use mixers with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

Trojan Horse, The
(812) 332-1101
100 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Trojan Horse, The - The name hints at the menu: diverse sorts of Greek food for lunch and dinner. The Horse's Head tavern is upstairs, serving a good range of bottled beer, a few draft beers, and a bit of Greek wine. The atmosphere is fresh and welcoming, and the food and drink is pretty cheap. And, it's a chance to listen to some Greek music.

Sunset Tavern
(812) 332-7702
400 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Sunset Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sunset Tavern is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Crazy Horse
(812) 336-8877
214 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Crazy Horse - Excellent Irish pub. Its come under some criticism for its name, but offers a remarkable line of international beers from just about everywhere. Decent bar fare and a collegiate crowd.

Secret Sailor Books
(812) 333-0173
202 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Secret Sailor Books - Along with being the local anarchist bookshop, it hosts all sorts of music events. Most are punk/rock shows, acoustic and electric. But there are also other events, meetings, etc.

Yogi's Bar and Grill
(812) 323-9644
519 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Yogi's Bar and Grill - Sports bar serving pork, chicken, and barbecued beef. It draws a sports crowd, especially for basketball season, though it's named after Yogi Berra. A decent line of draft beers.

Rockit's Pizza
(812) 332-7537
222 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Rockit's Pizza - Pizza on towards the wee hours: it's good, if not overwhelming. The real draw, besides delivery to IU's dorms, is the weekly live music, Sunday evenings.

Ladyman's Cafe
(812) 336-5557
122 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Ladyman's Cafe - Despite the interesting name, there's nothing too peculiar here. Heavy Midwestern foodcooked in a traditional manner, for a traditional crowd.

Cafe Django
(812) 335-1297
116 N Grant Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Cafe Django - A mix of food, with an emphasis on East Asian and Middle Eastern choices.You can catch live jazz Saturday and Sunday.

Shanti
(812) 333-0303
221 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Shanti - The area's only Indian restaurant. Small, and serving competentingly prepared north Indian food. Service is a bit slow, but prices are quite fair.

Snow Lion
(812) 334-7046
113 S Grant Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Snow Lion - Tibetan food in the middle of Indiana (the snow lion is Tibet's national symbol.There's also some Chinese menu items. Prices are pretty low, and the place is run by the Dalai Lama's nephew, so expect friendly service.

Gotta love those cocktails

By Russ Cobbe

With Valentines day fast approaching we turn our thoughts to everything about love. Many couples go out for a special dinner to celebrate each other's companionship. While out and about you may want to try some cocktails that are a bit different and have a Valentines theme. Whether at dinner or at a bar/cocktail lounge after dinner, the following are sure to please.

American Sweetheart Recipe

1.0 oz. Bourbon
1.0 Sour mix
1.0 oz. Southern Comfort
1.0 dash dry Vermouth

Shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass.
Love Birds Recipe
0.5 oz Grenadine
1.0 dash Dark Rum
2.0 oz Sweet and Sour mix
1.5 oz Vodka

Pour the vodka, sour mix, dark rum and grenadine into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed or shaven ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve.

Chocolate Valentine Recipe

1.0 splash Club Soda
1.0 splash Cream
0.75 oz Brown Creme de Cacao
0.75 oz Vanilla Vodka
0.5 oz Cherry juice

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass

Always remember to drink responsibly including not drinking and driving. For more cocktail information you can visit http://www.idrink.com

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