It will come as no surprise that this college town is home to local breweries and wineries as well as some seriously fun bars and clubs. Whether you want to chill out with a beer and watch the IU game, or you're looking for funky cocktails and hours of dancing, you can find it in downtown Bloomington. 


Blockhouse Bar

  • 205 S. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 444-9515

Beer bar and entertainment venue in a unique underground space. Entry is in the alley off 4th Street. Learn more

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

  • 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-3020

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Spanish mission revival silent movie house is one of the busiest community theaters in the country. As a high-quality performance venue and community resource, the BCT hosts a year-round program of music, theatre, dance, film, and community... Learn more

Serendipity Martini Bar

  • 201 S. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 330-6688

A happy accident, a unique experience. This is Serendipity. Learn more

Summer Performing Arts Series

  • City Hall
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • 812-349-3754

Enjoy Bloomington's finest talent with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Summer Performing Arts Series featuring Tuesday concerts in People Park and evening concerts in several other parks, including Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park and Bryan Park. Concerts are free and feature all types of music... Learn more

The Bishop

  • 123 S. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 333-4700

Craft beers, spirits, great music, and no cover all week! Learn more

The Bluebird

  • 216 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-3984

A historic music venue booking high caliber talent in Bloomington. Learn more

The Players Pub

  • 424 S. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 334-2080

Live music every night, real food in every dish. Learn more

The Tap

  • 101 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8579

Creative pub fare & many draft beers, including house brews, plus live music. Learn more