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.

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.

Bootleggers
(812) 332-9453
2601 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Bootleggers - Jazz and blues groups play here regularly, at this Ramada Inn bar. Probably not worth a special trip, but if you happen to be staying there, it's certainly an easy entertainment option.

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.)

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.

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.

BW-3
(812) 332-9464
430 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN
Description
BW-3 - The BW presumably stands for buffalo wings, because that's about all you'll find here, besides some sandwiches. The place doesn't have much charm, and the wings are uniformly flavored

Bullwinkle's
(812) 334-3232
201 S College St
Bloomington, IN
Description
Bullwinkle's - The liveliest gay club in town, and probably the best scene, gay or straight, in town. Drag shows on Monday and Wednesday, a laser-filled dance floor, and cheap shots.The music is techno, '70s pop-disco, and a little house.

Bobby's Pub
(812) 330-0955
100 Fountain Sq # 2
Bloomington, IN
Description
Bobby's Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Bobby's Pub, 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.

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.

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.

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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