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Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!

Nollaig Shona Duit - Beannachtaí an tséasúir!

Continuing our annual tradition, the Irish Lion will be temporarily closed during the holiday season. This break allows our dedicated staff, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year, to unwind and spend quality time with their families. The Irish Lion will observe a closure from December 18th to January 9th, resuming operations on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024. We send warm wishes for the happiest of holidays from The Irish Lion clan to yours!  

LIMITED MENU December 13th-17th. Sunday Brunch and Luncheon menus will not be served during this period.

A Bloomington Tradition Since 1982

Cead Mile Fáilte

A True Public House Experience

Since 1882 | 1982

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, 1/2 block west of the square. The locally owned Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub offers a true taste of Ireland. Where friends & family gather to dine on traditional Irish spirits & fare — seafood, steaks, lamb, Dublin pub stews, and pub grub. 


A restored historic 1882 vintage brick tavern, with cast iron columns, stained glass windows, an original Brunswick back bar, Civil War vintage front bar, 1900's mahogany & 1915 oak back bars, it will be sure to remind you of the Victorian pubs in the old country.

For the whisk{e}y connoisseur, an extensive collection of single malt scotch whiskies, Irish whiskeys, and American Rye & Bourbons. Full bar, classic & 1800s cocktails, wine list, and pouring the finest Irish & European imports on draught. Sláinte (cheers)!

Join Us for Ól, Bia agus Craic!

Tripp Advisor Award of Excellence
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If you can't make it to Ireland, do the next best thing.

The Irish Lion Food
An rud nach leigheasann im ná uisce beatha níl aon leigheas air.

What butter or whiskey does not cure cannot be cured

-Irish Proverb

Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub | Bloomington, IN | Seafood
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