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“Lion”

The Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #8 of 373 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: If you can’t make it to Ireland, do the next best thing! A Bloomington tradition since 1982, The Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub is in a restored historic 1882 tavern, a 1/2 block west of the square in the heart of downtown Bloomington. A true Public House experience where friends and family gather for traditional Irish fare, seafood, steaks, lamb, Dublin pub stews, pub grub, and more. Offering an extensive collection of single malt scotches, Irish and American whiskies, a full bar, wine list and pouring the finest Irish & European imports on draught. Outdoor dining, steps to hotels, free three-hour parking at the Morton Garage (one block north). Large groups and all ages welcome. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2012-present. Named “Indiana’s Best Irish Pub” and one of “the 10 Best Bars in Indiana” –Best Things Indiana.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

By far the best Atmosphere In Bloomington with the complete Irish Feel! The night isn't complete without a Black & Tan...

Thank Bobby G
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Irish lion is a nicely restored tavern. The bar is a classical wooden behemoth, with excellent selections available. The room has a lovely "college pub" atomsphere, complete with taxidermy. The food was good, and filling. A nice stop when in downtown Bloomington.

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Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Lion models itself on a English pub. Many imported beers (including Guiness) on tap and many single malts. Their pub food is interesting and well done. A favorite with the grad student crowd is their potato puffs. A friendly atmosphere and usually not too noisy.

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Thank ProfessorBob2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice comfy and atmospheric restaurant, with 2 levels. Varied menu that has some special appetizers. Service even upstairs was perfèct attention to drinks and food. Very timely. Definitely will go back.

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Thank canter2u
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I visited Irish Lion with my office colleagues. What I really liked about Irish Lion is the food. It was really great.

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