Bloomington lives up to its college town reputation when it comes to nightlife.

Martini and rum bars, live music venues, moody speakeasies, comedy clubs, lively sports bars, drag performances, and more — you can find it all in downtown Bloomington in the evening hours.
 
 

Alley Bar

  • 210 W. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-2216

Watch a game, hang with friends, or make new ones! Learn more

Atlas Ballroom

  • 209 S. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 334-4435

Tasty beer, top-shelf liquor, and great bartenders to serve you. Learn more

The Back Door

  • 207 S. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 333-3123

We're here, we're queer, let's dance! 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

Blockhouse Bar

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

Beer bar and live music venue. Located in the alley below The Back Door. On-going weekly events include Honky Tonk Tuesday, jazz night on Wednesday, or pint night on Thursday. Check the Facebook page for upcoming shows. Learn more

Bloomington Playwrights Project

  • 107 W. 9th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 334-1188

As the only professional theatre in Indiana devoted solely to new plays, the BPP is where you’ll see world premiere productions from some of the biggest names in entertainment today. 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

Bluetip Billiards

  • 426 S. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 287-7608

Bluetip features six valley tables and six diamond tables, a variety of food and beer choices, a digital jukebox, TV's, and arcade games. Excellent service and products in a relaxed atmosphere and a great price. Learn more

Brothers Bar & Grill

  • 215 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 331-1000

Always the best specials, always the most fun. 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

The Cade

  • 217 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-7181

Arcade bar featuring 15 stand-up cabinets and 6 consoles for playing your favorite video games. 21+. Learn more

Cardinal Spirits

  • 922 S. Morton Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 202-6789

Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery, cocktail bar, and kitchen. We make great spirits and food from local ingredients, using modern technology and traditional methods. It's a great place to take a tour and learn how craft whiskey, vodka, and gin is made. You can also spend an evening... Learn more

Cardinal Stage

  • 411 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 336-7110

Cardinal Stage is dedicated to advancing professional theatre in Bloomington, Indiana. They start with the classics - you know, the greatest plays in the canon - then they add musicals, new works, shows especially for young audiences and the occasional curveball play that no one sees coming.... Learn more

The Comedy Attic

  • 123 S. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-5233

The Comedy Attic, Bloomington's first and only full-time comedy club, is located on the corner of 4th and Walnut Streets. Since 2008, The Comedy Attic has become one of the most respected clubs in the country, and is routinely named on Top 10 Lists, namely USA Today in 2014. Many comedians cite... Learn more

Crazy Horse

  • 214 W. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-8877

One of Bloomington's favorite watering holes, Crazy Horse features an incredible selection of spirits and micro-brews. The menu is big, featuring lots of hand-made appetizers, salads, sandwiches and dinners. The manager loves spicy food, so there's always something on the menu for the strong at... Learn more

Kalao Restaurant & Nightclub

  • 320 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 668-2892

Vibrant Latin-American restaurant & rum bar with late-night VIP lounge and nightclub. Learn more

Kilroy's on Kirkwood

  • 502 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 339-3006

Bloomington's favorite bar, great food, great drinks, and daily specials. Learn more

Kilroy's Sports Bar

  • 319 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 339-3006

Bloomington's favorite bar, great food, great drinks, and daily specials. Learn more

La Una Cantina

  • 254 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-7458

Modern Mexican cuisine and a tequila bar inspired by flavors from Oaxaca. Learn more

The Library

  • 430 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 333-3003

Hidden in the back of The Upstairs Pub, The Library serves unique cocktails in a laid-back speakeasy atmosphere. Reservations and a smart-casual dress code are required. Learn more

The Orbit Room

  • 107 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404

Pinball, libations, live music, and hotdogs. Learn more

Nick's English Hut

  • 423 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 332-4040

Welcome to Nick's English Hut, a Bloomington and IU tradition since 1927. Learn more

Rockit's Famous Pizza

  • 222 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-7625

Famous for pizza! Learn more

The Root Cellar

  • 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-0002

Undergound lounge with live music, karaoke, and dance parties. Learn more

Serendipity Martini Bar

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

Creative cocktails and eclectic small plates in an energetic lounge. Learn more

SmokeWorks

  • 121 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8190

Serving Memphis-style barbeque, bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine in beautiful Bloomington. Learn more

Social Cantina

  • 125 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8199

Modern Mexican street fare including a traditional-inspired taco menu. Learn more

Switchyard Brewing Company

  • 419 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8295

Family-friendly craft brewpub and co-working space open daily at 10am. 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

The Upstairs Pub

  • 430 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 333-3003

Great drinks, darts, pool, sports and good people. Learn more

Upland Brewing Company

  • 350 W. 11th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-2337

Known to friends and family as simply “The Upland,” our HQ in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, is not just a restaurant and bar. It’s a throwback to pubs of old, where friends and neighbors gathered to share old stories and create new ones. Although we have two bar areas that are reserved for... Learn more

Video Saloon

  • 105 W. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 333-0064

Bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Pool tables, darts, and pop-a-shot. Learn more

The Village Pub

  • 206 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 668-2085

A high-end gastropub known for its shareables, cocktails, and great atmosphere. Learn more

Waldron Arts Center

  • 122 S. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 330-4400

The Waldron Arts Center offers opportunities to see a play, catch a concert, cruise multiple art galleries, and even sign up to take art classes. Learn more

Yogi's Bar & Grill

  • 302 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 822-3591

Located just north of the downtown square, Yogi’s offers amazing design, awesome food and drinks, and exceptional service. Learn more

Z & C Teriyaki & Sushi

  • 430 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 323-8999

Counter-serve chicken teriyaki bowls, sushi and more. Open late. Learn more

 

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