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Nick's English Hut

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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423 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
+1 812-332-4040
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Naperville, Illinois
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You walk in into a truly old English tavern/ pub atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. And of-course hands down one of the best burgers that I have ever tasted - Beef, Turkey AND VEGETARIAN (Bean) too! Cooked to order, they come out on eclectically parsley garnished plates. True to their word, the bean patty had a signature flavor that... More 

Thank ripme2
Bucharest, Romania
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my spouse and a few former students, at their recommendation. Seems to be a must-do for student experience. Lovely building on the outside, very large space both ground and upper floor. The upper floor is very nicely decorated with sports memorabilia. Did not eat there but had some drinks. The place seemed pretty empty though, screens were... More 

Thank CatalinAlbu
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's is an icon of the community. Always expect a good time and plenty of food and drinks. Large number of TV screens to watch sports.

Thank Claire S
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in the newer part, somehow Nick's manages to have the same feel. Strombolis are the best in town.

Thank James R
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town on business during the national football championship game. I have been to this place before and knew it was a good place for someone to grab a beer. Apart hundred and not disappoint. He's very good knowledgeable and friendly even though I was from a competing Big Ten town. Get the fries with the garlic mayonnaise.

Thank I'm N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Nick's Old English Hut is one of the original pubs in Bloomington. It was the center for IU Basketball Championships. So famous, the 1984 Olympic Team visited including Michael Jordan. It is a must on your next visit.

Thank Andrew S
Sunnyvale, California
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

A college town favorite with a good selection of burgers, pizza and down home cooking. Lots of history on the walls to show they have been serving college fare for many years to the IU students.

Thank Charles S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Can't believe I have lived in the area for many years and this was our first visit. Tasty stromboli, onion rings and grilled chicken sandwich. We will go back.

Thank Kim W
New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

A fixture in the IU tavern scene since 1927, Nick's continues to thrive ! Beer selection is excellent. Service is consistently good regardless of how busy and they can be very busy ! Food is not fancy and GF selections are now available. Their thin crust pizzas, Italian beef and salads are always good. Definitely worth the visit on your... More 

Thank KRKBovina
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I've been going to Nick's for about 50 years on and off. It used to be "the" student bar when I went to IU. Not so much now that they built a new student bar about a block away. Still popular for students and alums. Don't go there expecting a great meal. I usually order a strom which is very... More 

Thank Paul P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-4040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?