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.

Uncle Elizabeth's
(812) 331-0060
502 N Morton St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Uncle Elizabeth's - Big, open bar with a relatively mixed crowd, considering this is a college town. The large deck draws summer crowds, and there's a pool table to for entertainment during the rest of the year.

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.

Second Story
(812) 336-2582
201 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Second Story - Like any true rock hall, the setting's sparse, dingy, and a bit ugly. But the music's very good and drinks are quite cheap. Located above Bullwinkle's.

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.

Video Saloon
(812) 333-0064
105 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Video Saloon - A generally scraggly but well-behaved crowd of diverse locals. The cheap drinks, along with a scanty selection of mediocre bar fare, are served until late by tough waiters and waitresses. Pool and darts for those who aren't too drunk to play games.

Ekimae
(812) 334-1661
825 N Walnut Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Ekimae - The area's oldest Japanese restaurant, with a comfortable, relaxed but upscale feel. A mixed menu of sushi, tempura, terayaki, and rice dishes. The room in back offers Japanese seating (that is, on the floor). The drinks are mainly wine and beer.

Axis
(812) 332-0402
419 N Walnut Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
Axis - Mid-sized rock club supplying a lot of drinks to the crowd. The sounds are a mix of '80s rock and more contemporary styles, and the acoustics are good.

Lennie's
(812) 339-2256
1795 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Lennie's - Bloomington's only brewpub, split into a restaurant and a pub. Superb food, especially pizza, and beer too. A mix of the more fashionable Bloomington set, beer lovers, and people out for dinner populates the scene, which is a bit subdued.

Mother Bear's
(812) 332-4495
1428 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Mother Bear's - Features excellent pizza, but also has lasagna, salad, and sandwiches-along with some alcohol. Draws big student crowds, and is a perennial favorite.

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.

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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