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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dinner and Drinks on the Patio

Categories: Wine & Culinary

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching is certainly more exciting on a patio. We've picked a few of our favorites, but we'd love to hear from you - what's your favorite patio dining spot? 

Anatolia Juannita's
Big Woods Bloomington Laughing Planet Cafe
Cardinal Spirits My Thai Cafe
Coaches Bar & Grill Scenic View
Crazy Horse The Tap
Finch's Brasserie Taste of India
Grazie Italiano Topo's 403
Hopscotch Coffee Upland Brewpub
Irish Lion  

Cropped Patio Dining on Kirkwood Ave.


Julie Warren

Julie Warren

Julie was raised in Bloomington and attended IU, and all of that experience and knowledge comes in handy as the Director of Tourism. She loves live music, ice cream, swimming, craft beer, and of course her adorable family.


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