Whether you’re planning a night out on the town in downtown Bloomington or uptown Normal, two things are guaranteed: you won’t go hungry and you’ll never be bored. With its annual festivals, restaurants, bars and live entertainment, Bloomington-Normal offers both world-class culture and small-town rural charm. Our 200 restaurants – 65 of which are unique to BN – and 30 bars are waiting to satisfy your craving for food, fun and entertainment.
Located in downtown Bloomington, the locally-owned Epiphany Farms Restaurant practices the farm-to-fork method, which uses socially-conscious farming techniques and the freshest locally-grown ingredients. In addition to dining, Epiphany Farms offers tours. Visitors can learn about the sustainable farming techniques and processes before dining at the restaurants. Located above Epiphany Farms, Anju Above serves internationally inspired small dishes to create a farm-fresh experience for their guests.
Also located in downtown Bloomington is Reality Bites, a tapas restaurant and bar which serves lunch, dinner and dessert in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.
Another Bloomington-Normal area restaurant that offers an upscale dining experience is Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works. Every beer that Destihl brews is unique. It combines craft beer and unique twists on American pub favorites.
Bruegala: A Festival of Beer and Wine will be held August 26-27, at the Corn Crib in Normal. This charity festival is in its 17th year and offers over 300 beers, 50 wines, multiple food vendors and live music throughout its two-day duration. At Bruegala, you’re guaranteed good drinks, good music and good times.
On September 24, the streets of uptown Normal will be filled with German flare for Medici Oktoberfest. German music, food and beer will available for attendees to enjoy, no matter their nationality.
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