The Irish Lion is one of the quaint downtown restaurants that makes Bloomington popular. The atmosphere is outstanding, very old, grand pub. The food is excellent and the bar is plentiful.
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The wife and I had dinner here with another couple on a Sunday. We were from out of town to attend the Boogie Woogie jazz fest and chose this place because it had beer by the yard and was within easy walking distance. The building...More
For a pub-type venue, this place is great. They have a menu of restaurant entrees that go well beyond the burgers and grease of the usual college town pub. And the entrees are nicely done but a bit formulaic and not exceptional. There don't seem...More
Went with a group from work and sat outside on a nice summer evening. Had some nice cold brews and good meals, especially the fish & chips and the beef medalions.
I ate lunch here twice. I sat at the bar the first day since I was by myself and the nice bar tender was so friendly and the food was so good that I returned the next day and was welcomed back. A couple sitting...More
Absolutely charming historical Irish charms. Unique menu items and drinks. The staff was very attentive as well as suggestive.
Great "American" Irish food! Lots of dishes made in house! Be sure to ask if you aren't sure... The apple walnut cake is phenomenal... Again made in house.. If you want a great waiter please ask for roger! He is amazing and cares for people...More
We came to Bloomington for my birthday and decided to try the Irish Lion for dinner. It took awhile to get a table on a Saturday night - about a 20 minute wait. Actually, once we got inside there were lots of empty tables -...More
Went to the Irish Lion for some appetizers and a nightcap while visiting Bloomington. Our server Maddy was a doll, very sweet, helpful & friendly! We had Blarney Puffs which were different and good, never had them in Ireland. Drinks were good the other appetizers,...More