A Bloomington Tradition Since 1982

Cead Mile Fáilte - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

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 for traditional Irish fare, seafood, steaks, lamb, Dublin pub stews, pub grub, vegetarian and gluten free options. Large groups & all ages welcome.


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 - Bloomington's premier whisk{e}y bar. An extensive collection of 200+ single malt scotch whiskies and Irish and American whiskeys. Full bar, classic & 1800s cocktails, wines, craft beer and pouring the finest Irish & European imports on draught. Sláinte (cheers)!

Join Us for Ól, Bia agus Craic!

(drink, food and good times)

Tripp Advisor Award of Excellence

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 & whiskey won't cure,

there is no cure for

-Irish Proverb

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