Welcome to my home. For 20 years of my life - the first 18 and the last 2 - I’ve enjoyed being a part of this unique community. In many ways it has the amenities of a large city - thanks, in part, to IU - but jam-packed into a small town where if you have a drive of more than 10 minutes, you’re doing something wrong.

If you’ve never been to Bloomington before, I highly encourage you to throw away whatever mental pictures you have of what it must be like. While Bloomington is located in south-central Indiana, it definitely does not act like the rest of Indiana. It has managed to create a personality and style that is unique. As you spend the next few days here, I encourage you to take some time to explore as much as you can. I think you’ll be amazed at how great this town is.

For this page, the IU staff has picked out some of their personal recommendations of places to eat and drink that are in the downtown area. We’ve also got some links to other establishments based on whatever it is you’re looking for.



food recommendations from the locals

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a few recommended places in bloomington