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Nick's English Hut

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$$ - $$$
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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102 reviews
57 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 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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336 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times. The food is so, so. Had iceberg wedge salad, seafood gumbo, stromboli sandwich and pizza. None of them were good. Had a German beer which was good. Some mixed drinks are good too. Just an average bar!

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Newburgh, Indiana
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited early on a Friday night. Yes, we had a big party. Place hasn't changed much over the years. So, should be good to go. WRONG. The three Stromboli were served cold. Like they were done and sitting long before the pizzas were ready. Toppings were very good. Crust could not be cut with a fork or knife. Waitress was... More 

Thank AJD6
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

In town for the Huskers vs Hoosiers football game. Good beer selection. A busy, lively place to have beers and enjoy friends before the game. Lots of fun to be had at Nick's.

Thank Deserthusker
Redmond, Oregon
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195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Went there for an early lunch before a football game. The server (Zach, I think) did a tremendous job. We were the only people in that part of the restaurant most of the time (the Hump Room) so we had very personalized service.

Thank ghodecker
Phoenix, Arizona
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194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Have to admit that it has been quite a while since I have been in an fixed in time college bar. That said, the place was quite good. We stopped in for cocktails (very affordable) and general merriment. We ordered a few beers and found a small booth. It was not crowded on the night we were there, but it... More 

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?