Irish Lion

  • 212 W. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-9076

Historical 1882 Taverne and Inn, and since 1982, home of the Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub, located just a half block west of the courthouse. AAA Diamond Award. Voted variously as "the best place to take your parents", the "best seafood", etc. Food critic Reid Duffy's book, "Indiana's Favorite Restaurants" includes the Irish Lion. As well as an array of traditional Irish dishes, the specialties include oysters, clams, mussels, salmon, and lobster. Additionally, we have lamb, prime rib, and steaks. Also, poultry, vegetarian, and pasta entrees. For Pub grub we offer sandwiches, Irish stews, fish and chips, soups, etc. The best "Oysters Rockefeller" outside of Manhattan. Then onto rack of lamb, filet mignon, roast duck for you.

After 10 pm, the late-night Pub grub includes puffballs, Irish stews, burger, and fish & chips. Full bar and wine list, offering Ireland and Europe's finest ales and 57 single malt whiskeys. Guinness, Harp, Stella, Weisse, Hard Cider and more on draught. Banquets/rehearsal dinners up to 200 and small receptions can be accommodated. The Family Room offers all-ages dining.

Dining
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Outside Dining Available:
  • Vegetarian Options Available:
  • Price Range - $$ - $11-$25:

Meeting Rooms

  • Description

    Bring your large group or reception to the Irish Lion. The second floor area is available for banquets and parties for up to 180 people.  Dine on the food and spirits of Ireland!

  • Number of Rooms 1
Celtic Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 280
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
Celtic Room + Upstairs
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1272
  • Banquet Capacity: 145
The Irish Lion Glen (outdoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1600
  • Reception Capacity: 80

Facility Info

  • Description

    Bring your large group or reception to the Irish Lion. The second floor area is available for banquets and parties for up to 180 people.  Dine on the food and spirits of Ireland!

  • Number of Rooms 1