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The Black Sparrow

223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
+1 765-429-0405
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“blt” (5 reviews)
“fig pizza” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a little intimidating to go in the black doors and dark bar area, but really, its cool. The bar features decent craft cocktails, good selection of bourbon and really good beer selection... "no crap on tap". The food is unique in choice, nothing fancy,...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends. Typical small bar atmosphere. Menu was interesting. I had the "El Diablo" pizza and it was very good. Lots of varieties of bottled beers (some quite pricy) but limited in the beers on tap.

Thank makremer
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Normally a decent place. On recommendation of waiter ordered a certain beer. When bill came it was $12. Three times normal price with no warning whatsoever and to put it simply it was ok, nothing special. They should never do that to patrons.

1  Thank caroline B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and a bite to eat. It was not what I was looking for but it may be for you. My discontent came from the pizza I ordered. I am a pizza snob so again not what I was looking...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

So, I've been here for drinks and a large group, but this time was just me and my wife. After perusing the menu we settled on the Thai Pizza. Oh my yum.... This pizza had a little bite to it, and they also brought a...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The coolest bar in town, they proclaim right up front that there's 'No crap on tap'. In addition to a great rotating beer selection, the Sparrow also boasts some of the best food in Lafayette. Oh, and always great music playing...it's not uncommon to hear...More

Thank MegadaveIU
Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a great staff they have! Always a joy to be around. No crap on tap, so the rotating beer choices are always flavorful. A non traditional menu that keeps us coming back.

Thank JeffnLiz V
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Been trying to go to the Black Sparrow on my visits to WL for the past couple of years, and finally got there this time. Pub food was quite good and the bar atmosphere was great. Really good crowd on a weeknight in spite of...More

Thank Windwood32
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great Service and great food! Great selection of Beers too! Very close to the court house downtown. Plenty to choose from on the menu!

Thank Gar1712
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Warm friendly welcome and great service in this well run bar . On this visit we had 1 steak pie and 1 burger -both very nice . Good quality food at reasonable prices .Nice atmosphere . Will definitely be back .

Thank visit09
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-429-0405
  • E-mail