United States > Indiana > Bloomington
phaleslu (442) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Big, spread-out sports bar with an impressive lineup of taps and bottles for a college town. The food is pedestrian and the atmosphere is like any other sports bar, as is the service. The taps feature Abita, Three Floyds, Bells, Dogfish Head, Unibroue, Stone, New Belgium, and the local Upland. Like Scottyís Brewhouse, most of these brewers have their most common beers represented, but at least there are quite a few of them. Unlike Scottyís, there are a lot more bottles and a lot more impressive ones.
deyholla (363) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 17, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite sports bar in Bloomington. This is mainly due to the great beer selection (for Bloomington.) Plenty of American craft beer available with an emphasis on Indiana beer. It is a huge place, so you can usually find somewhere quiet if that is your style. Food is what you would expect from a sports bar. Bartenders donít seem to be that knowledgeable about beer, but other than that the service is fine.
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The best time to visit Yogiís is during one of the special nights. For example on Sundays all Indiana beers are $1.00 off which makes Dreadnaught a steal at $4.50 a pint. The tradeoff for the great selection of locals and regional offerings is service that borders on forgetful.
I think it may be because it is directly across from the university but it always feels like I have been forgotten by the wait staff. For the best service sit at the bar. The food is nothing special - Iíd order just enough to absorb the beer(s) that you plan on ordering.
Will I come back here? Because of the specials and one off taps certainly. However do not expect the same level of attention and service you might get at a better bar. This is a diamond in the rough that needs some polish.
b3shine (281) Indiana | May 15, 2013| Updated March 24, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A good sports bar in Bloomington with a nice patio outside. The beer selection is great, with a nice representation of IN beers, along with others. Service is decent. Food is good, as is the value. Worth a stop.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | May 29, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Typical sports bar ambiance. However, they have a pretty decent beer menu. Itís organzied by style, and draft offerings are highlighted in red. I had no problem finding something that I wanted to try, and they have a 4 beer sampler for $4.25. They do have some certified beer servers, but ours was not one of them. However, she was extremely friendly and prompt. I never understand why people complain about a serverís beer knowledge. As long as they know what is currently on tap- I am fine. Definitely worth checking out. Expect to find local and regionals like Upland, Sun King, BBC, Bells, Three Floyds, Goose Island, etc- including seasonals.
shrubber85 (262) Greenville, Indiana | April 13, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice sports bar with separate area for dining. Huge bar seating. Great selection of beers with a large selection of locals - have 5, 12, and 16 ounce pours available on all beers so you can try a nice variety. Food was standard pub fare - pretty good. Impressive.
EithCubes (238) New Jersey | June 13, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Deceptively large sports bar with a lot of rooms and little areas and about forty taps. Itís not in the style of Monkís or Kulminator or another beer geek heaven, but thereís always something worthy and a lot of love for the midwest micro culture. Also have Sprecherís root beer. Good spot for watching multiple games simultaneously, and the place isnít packed with undergrads in the summer. Direct comparison of my nachos with those I had at Upland the other day reveal these to be sorely lacking, but my neighborís wings got a decent review. Parkingís a bit tight but there are a few lots in the surrounding blocks, especially if youíre associated with the university and have a parking pass. Stable $4 pints are a revelation for someone whoís dropped a ton of money at Finchís this year.
JCB (237) Durham, North Carolina | August 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice to go back to Yogiís on a recent visit, with some great friends at that. Bummer that the AC was on the fritz during this infernal late summer but fans and a pleasant atmosphere made it okay. Always been kind of a strange mixture of scenes here, with oldsters coming in to watch the IU game, fratties trolling while screens blare, and others who appreciate the surprisingly deep craft menu this place has generally boasted. Itís better now than I can ever remember it being, with tons of locals and regionals, some of the best national crafts, and a few Belgian treats. Went for a bunch of Sun King, New Albanian, and the like, but the menu was extensive. Great service, as always. I look forward to the next time.
Immy (110) Virginia Beach, | April 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this place a lot! Excellent selection of taps and bottles, food was pretty good. I was there to watch the NHL playoffs, and the staff was very accommodating tuning to the channel my team was on. Staff is about 50/50 on beer knowledge, but the beer list is comprehensive and explains enough about each beer that questions should be rare. Liked the rollback patio area. A good stop for the thirsty!
AguynamedTodd (101) Illinois | February 6, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went there to eat/drink before a basketball game. We sat at the bar. Service was excellent. Bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers they served, a big plus for a beer geek like me. I had a Founders Double Trouble, which was very good. Beer list is pretty good; if you go to their website, they have a list of beers they serve. Food and selection was better than most places Iíve visited. Itís pretty close to campus which means it gets pretty crowded on game days and days where good fball and bball games are on TV.
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