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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Where the locals go for outdoor dining and drinking

Categories: Wine & Culinary

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Patio Season should be a city-wide holiday here in Bloomington. On a sunny, overcast, or even mildly sprinkly day, you can't walk a few steps downtown without seeing people out on restaurant patios. I can't even count how many times I've heard my friends say the phrase "porch beers" since the snow melted.

So here are some of my favorite downtown-area restaurants with great patios for outdoor drinking and dining. Share your other favorites in the comments! Next time you're out, take a pic and post it on Instagram with #btownfood.

Upland Patio Season Porch Beer

Photo credit: Upland Brewery on Facebook

Abby Perfetti

Abby Perfetti

Hailing from Indianapolis, Abby has lived in Bloomington since 2009. She was the Content & Social Media Coordinator for Visit Bloomington, and in her spare time, she sings in choirs, gardens, and enjoys the occasional craft beer.