Local Restaurants

Restaurants in Bloomington

Kirkwood Avenue is a main street leading from campus to downtown Bloomington. Along Kirkwood you will find many casual eating options, as well as around or on the square downtown (five blocks west of campus along Kirkwood). 4th Street is renowned for its unusual and unusually large selection of ethnic restaurants – Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Thai, Burmese, Mexican, Cajun, Korean and Tibetan cuisine. Downtown Bloomington offers a variety of eateries ranging from California-style coffee shops to sports bars to cafes to a long-standing Greek restaurant. A fuller list of restaurants in Bloomington can be found here

Here are some more specific suggestions all within walking distance of the IMU:

Local coffee houses are SOMA and The Pourhouse. There is a Starbucks in the IMU but the nicer place to hang out is the Starbucks on Indiana Avenue. For cocktails try Serendipty. For beer try the Crazy Horse or (a little farther away) Yogi's.