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.

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.

John Waldren Arts Center
(812) 323-3010
122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
John Waldren Arts Center - The local arts emporium: art, sculpture, theater, literary events, swing and Latin dance nights, artsfests, ballet, classical concerts, and everything else.

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.

Mike's
(812) 333-1086
219 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Mike's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Mike's 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.)

Refuge Inn
(812) 336-4394
1614 W 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Refuge Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Refuge Inn, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Encore Cafe
(812) 333-7312
316 W 6th St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Encore Cafe - Artsy, New Age-style cafe in an impressive downtown setting. Soup, sandwiches and salads, along with an eclectic mix of entrees. There's a coffee bar, beer and wine are available, and a jazz band plays on Sunday evenings.

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.

Other Bar, The
(812) 334-3232
414 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Other Bar, The - Small gay/lesbian bar.

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.

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.

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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