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 backbar ©
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

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

Free 1 hr Parking 1 block North

Free Metered & Garage Parking on Sundays

Downtown - 212 West Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, Indiana USA


Reservations & Call Ahead Seating Available

To-Go | Delivery | Reserved Curbside Pick Up

Groups & All Ages Welcome

Dog-Friendly Patios

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The Irish Lion Front Patio