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Restaurants in Bloomington

There are a number of places to eat in the Indiana Memoral Union (map) and many restaurants within easy walking distance along Kirkwood Avenue, restaurant row on 4th street (mostly ethnic restaurants), and around or on the square downtown (five blocks west of campus along Kirkwood).

A (long) list of restaurants (of all varieties) in Bloomington can be found here. A list of 25 local independent restaurants in the downtown area is available here and a longer list here.

Here are some more specific suggestions all within walking distance of the IMU (and a map):

For espresso, chocolates, and macaroons, Blu Boy is not to be missed. Other local coffee houses are SOMA and The Pourhouse. There is a Starbucks in the IMU but the nicer place to hang out is the Starbucks on Indiana Avenue. For cocktails try Serendipty or The Rail. For beer: Crazy Horse.