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Nick's English Hut

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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423 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
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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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been on Kirkwood forever! It's always a familiar place every time I return to IU. Ate there with my 2 nephews' families outside and the waitress was extremely accommodating -- especially with a screaming child. Great people watching.

Thank MelScottsdale
Kansas City, Missouri
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is your quintessential college town burger and beer joint. The food is pretty basic but well done. My hamburger was excellent and the fries were VERY good. Onion rings are nice but difficult to eat.

Thank ML7kc
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a lot about this place visited from my son. Visited this place after a long day at Indiana University with my son. Nice place, frequented by IU students and alumni. Good variety of beers. Great fries. Enjoyed. Visit to IU can not be complete without visit to this place. Bought two mugs as souvenir.

Thank shirdat
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nick's is the beloved haunt of Indiana University current students and alumni alike and on any given night you can find a good mixture of both. The food is good, not extraordinary but does its job to soak up the booze from a night spent "Sinking The Biz." I have never had a bad night at Nicks, sometimes bad mornings... More 

Thank SheSoJourner
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible lunch and the service was even better. I sat at the bar and meet local hero Jay. The food was great but the atmosphere and the service was worth the trip alone. This is a must stop when you are in Bloomington. And remember everyone bleeds Red...Go IU!!!!!

Thank Jeremy J
Center Valley, PA
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on a Sunday in mid-July of 2016 while in town for a professional meeting. It was an early dinner, coming in around 5:30pm. My wife had the large house salad and I had a bleu cheese burger. The salad was HUGE and the burger was BIG. There was more food than the two of... More 

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Been hearing about this place for a few years from my boyfriend who grew up here and was excited to try it. Decided on the BLT on white toast. Best. Bacon. Ever. I fancy myself a BLT lover and this one did not disappoint. Farm to table ingredients make this sandwich a favorite for sure. Bf had the tenderloin sandwich... More 

Thank LaLacquement
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Popped in here after a long day at IU for my daughter's new student orientation. Sat at the bar. Friendly bartender, good beer selection. Had some great wings, although slightly expensive. Great atmosphere, fun place.

Thank Mark A
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

First time I came to this bar was in 1976 when IU basketball won the NCAA championship. It was absolutely crazy, with all the students and else enjoying the moment and drinking that victory!! I've come several other times; some of them very peaceful for a cognac or a drambuie, my favorite solo drinks! Occasionally, I've had pizza, which I... More 

Thank Nelson C
Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Famous place among students for get together and small parties. Good variety of drinks. Great interior

Thank yk1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 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?