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50th Annual ARSC Conference (Bloomington, Indiana on May 11-14, 2016)

Things To Do Around Bloomington

Go to Visit Bloomington Indiana for a wide range of hotels, dining, activities and a local event calendar. Some of our favorites have been added below. For a guide to Indianapolis, go to the Indy Visitor Guide.

Arrow gif Food:

The following restaurants within walking distance of IMU. Consult the Visit Bloomington page for additional options, including foodcarts.
Anatolia (4th Street) ($$)
Anyetsang's Little Tibet Restaurant (4th Street) ($$)
Bear's Place (3rd Street by Jacobs School of Music) ($)
Bloomington Bagel Company (downtown) ($)
Btown Diner (downtown) ($)
BuffaLouie's (building where Hoagy Carmichael wrote "Star Dust") ($)
Chocolate Moose (downtown, ice cream) ($)
Darn Good Soup (downtown) ($)
Do Asian Fusion (4th Street) ($$)
Esan Thai Restaurant (downtown) ($$)
Falafels (downtown) ($)
FARMbloomington Restaurant (downtown)
Finch's Brasserie (downtown) ($$$)
India Garden (4th Street)
Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub (downtown) ($$)
Janko's Little Zagreb (downtown) ($$$)
Laughing Planet Café (downtown) ($)
Lennie's (10th Street east of Wells Library) ($$)
Le Petit Café (downtown) ($$)
Michael's Uptown Café (downtown) ($$$)
Mother Bear's Pizza (3rd street by Jacobs School of Music) ($)
Malibu Grill (downtown) ($$$)
Nick's English Hut (downtown) ($$)
No Coast Reserve (downtown) ($$$)
Owlery Vegetarian Restaurant (downtown)
Red Chopsticks (3rd street by Jacobs School of Music) ($)
Restaurant Ami (3rd street by Jacobs School of Music) ($$)
Runcible Spoon Café and Restaurant (downtown) ($)
Samira (downtown) ($$$)
Scholar's Inn (north of downtown) ($$$)
Siam House (4th Street) ($$)
Sofra Café (downtown)
Taste of India ($$)
Topos (downtown) ($$$)
Trojan Horse (downtown) ($)
Tudor Room (IMU, $10.95 weekday lunch buffet, reservations advised)
Village Deli (downtown) ($)  

Bloomingfood Coop
Lucky's Market
Farmer's Market (Saturdays, 8:00am-1:00pm)

Arrow gif Drink:

Big Red Liquors (store; multiple locations)
Upland Brewing Company (downtown; serves food)
Quaff ON! Bloomington (downtown; serves food)
Function Brewing (downtown; limited food service)
Cardinal Spirits (SW side of downtown off B-Line Trail)
Bloomington Brewing Company
The Tap (downtown; serves food)
Root Cellar (downtown, basement of FARMBloomington)
Scotty's Brewhouse (downtown; serves food)
Serendipity Martini Bar (downtown)

Arrow gif Sights:

Brown County State Park (25 minutes E)
Yellowwood State Forest (20 minutes E)
McCormick's Creek State Park (30 minutes W)
Lake Monroe (20 minutes SE)
Hoosier National Forest
Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum (25 minutes NE)
Oliver Winery (15 minutes N; daily wine tasting and weekend tours)
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve (10 minutes east of campus)
Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (15 min. SE)
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum
Wonderlab Museum of Science, Health and Technology (downtown)
B-Line Trail (downtown)
IU Wylie House Museum (downtown)
Monroe County History Center (downtown)
IU Art Museum (campus)
IU Kinsey Institute (campus)
IU Grunwald Gallery of Art (campus)
IU Hoagy Carmichael Room (campus)
IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures (campus)
IU Lilly Library (campus)

Arrow gif Music:

Jacob's School of Music events
Bear's Place (Thursday night jazz)
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
The Bishop
Bluebird Nightclub
Rhino's All Ages Music Club
Player's Pub

Arrow gif Record Stores:

Landlocked Music (downtown)
TD's CDs and LPs (downtown)
Tracks Records (downtown)


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