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 don’t seem to be that knowledgeable about beer, but other than that the service is fine.
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 Scotty’s Brewhouse, most of these brewers have their most common beers represented, but at least there are quite a few of them. Unlike Scotty’s, there are a lot more bottles and a lot more impressive ones.
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.
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.
The best time to visit Yogi’s 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 - I’d 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.
JCB (282) Durham, North Carolina | August 26, 2011
Very nice to go back to Yogi’s 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. It’s 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.
Typical sports bar ambiance. However, they have a pretty decent beer menu. It’s 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 server’s 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.
Deceptively large sports bar with a lot of rooms and little areas and about forty taps. It’s not in the style of Monk’s or Kulminator or another beer geek heaven, but there’s always something worthy and a lot of love for the midwest micro culture. Also have Sprecher’s root beer. Good spot for watching multiple games simultaneously, and the place isn’t 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 neighbor’s wings got a decent review. Parking’s a bit tight but there are a few lots in the surrounding blocks, especially if you’re associated with the university and have a parking pass. Stable $4 pints are a revelation for someone who’s dropped a ton of money at Finch’s this year.
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!
first visit to yogi’s yesterday. love the atmosphere it was quiet when we walked in but by 4pm it was packed. great selection beers on draft and in bottle and you can get a small sampler as well. the food is pub grub and it got no complaints from..our bartender hollis the magnificent was great. not a great deal of beer knowledge but she knows enough and kept us going all afternoon.