A Bloomington Tradition Since 1982
The Irish Lion Front Patio

If you can't make it to Ireland, do the next best thing.

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
Historic Photo of the Back Bar
An rud nach leigheasann im ná uisce beatha níl aon leigheas air.

"What butter or whiskey cannot cure, there is no cure for. " -Irish Proverb

The Irish Lion Food
Dine In - To Go - Delivery
Reserved Curbside Pick Up



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday

11:00 a.m.- Midnight


11:00 a.m.- 9 p.m.

1/2 Blk West of the Square

212 West Kirkwood Avenue

Free 1 hr Parking 1 block North


Bloomington, Indiana USA


Reservations & Call Ahead Seating Preferred

To-Go | Delivery | Reserved Curbside Pick Up

Groups & All Ages Welcome

Dog-Friendly Patios

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The Irish Lion Front Patio