Liquor Store Bloomington IN

Local resource for liquor stores in Bloomington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

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.)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.

Beer

The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.

Wine

The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.

Liquor/Spirits

Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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