Recommendations - Bloomington, Indiana

Bear's Place

Lively, long-running bar offering craft beer & pub grub, plus live music, karaoke & comedy nights. Super casual atmosphere and also owned by your vacation rental hosts. Have an appetizer on us by using the coupons found on the desk at home. 

Big Woods Brewery

Relaxed restaurant & bar serving locally brewed beer & creative pub fare with live entertainment. Great local brewery located in the heart of all the action. We've really enjoyed the tacos and outdoor beer garden. About a 10 min walk from the house.

Bloomington Bagel

Great spot for a quick breakfast bite. On the weekend this line can be long. Walking distance from the house, maybe a 10 minutes.

Feast Market & Cellar

Amazing food any time of day but we love it here for brunch! Such incredible offerings and sometimes even bottomless mimosas!

Malibu Grill

Excellent high end restaurant in Bloomington. The bartenders will take good care of you if you sit in the bar. During the weekends they usually have some live music happening in the bar. Try the Ahi Tuna appetizer and Caramelized Salmon! Reservations recommended.

Mother Bear's Pizza

Locally owned pizza joint where you can't order wrong! But if it were us, we'd order the deluxe deep dish with wings & breadsticks!

Runciple Spoon

This place is great for breakfast or bunch. They serve pitchers of mimosas and have a great outdoor space. Only a 10 minute walk from the house!

Starbucks Coffee

This is our favorite Starbucks right at Indiana Ave & Dunn Street across from campus. Approximately a 10 min walk from our house.

My Thai Cafe - Downtown Location

Yummy Thai cuisine with spacious outdoor seating and only an 8 min walk from our house! Located on lively 4th Street there's lots of food options here but for ethnic Thai food this is our choice!

The Chocolate Moose - Ice Cream

Great little local ice cream shop only 5 minutes from the house! We love walking here with our boys and then playing at the nearby park aftwards.

Upland Brewing Company

Great outdoor space and local beer. We love the Coast Buster IPA and the Bad Elmer burger. Hop on one of the provided bicycles and ride the B-Line Trail to grab a beer and relax!

Uptown Cafe

Swanky dinner or upscale brunch spot located downtown on the square. Lively fixture serving American eats with a Cajun-Creole bent all day, plus full bar & soccer on TV. Probably a 15 min walk from the house.

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Nick's English Hut

Iconic IU bar for all ages (downstairs). Decent food but I'd stick to drinks and the garlic Parmesan fries.

Upstairs Pub

College bar scene with their iconic AMF drink. Walkable with just a 10 min walk to Kirkwood Ave.

Bear's Place

Serving FROSTY LIBATIONS since 1972. Great casual spot for enjoying a beer and some scratch pub food. Outdoor seating available. Grab a coupon off the desk for a free appetizer on us!

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B-Line Bike Trail

Great biking and walking trail just 2 blocks from our house! Hop on the provided bicycles and grab a beer at Upland!

Bloomington Community Farmer's Market

Super outdoor market on Saturday's during the spring and summer. Pedal on over and grab some homemade soap or fresh grown produce.

Bryan Park & Pool

Family friendly park within walking distance from the house. They also have a public pool with slides and a toddler area, a must-do with kiddos in the summer months.

Kirkwood Avenue

This street is where all the action is in terms of college students and having fun before games. About a 10 min walk from the house. Home to Nick's English Pub, Upstairs, and Kilroy's!

Eskenazi Museum of Art

This art museum is a great stop while on campus.

Sample Gates

Iconic gates to the foot traffic entrance to Indiana University.