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Opened in 1994, our Pekin location bar and grill is open until 1:00 AM seven days a week, with the kitchen serving food until 12 midnight. Conveniently located, Pekin Kouri’s is full of Pekin memorabilia, including signed photos of various celebrities and sports stars. Equipped with 22 televisions, seating 125 inside and 80 in our outdoor patio, this is the place for all your sports bar needs. Luxuriate in the resort-like atmosphere of our patio, with a hooded crackling fire pit that adds that extra special touch. Burgers, steak, ribs, and chicken are popular menu items, with catfish served on Fridays. Buffalo wings, boneless wings, and oven-seared wings, in 12 different sauces, from Kamikaze super hot to delicious honey BBQ. An added dining bonus: our Pekin location serves pizza with 5 different sauce selections — and we also offer our own genuine, made fresh daily, Lebanese hummus (served with baked pita dipping bread), that is way better than anything you could buy at a grocery store. We also feature a kids menu, so bring the whole family. Daily food specials, with catfish every Friday.
Eysals Coffee Roaster
Eysal's Coffee Roasters has the friendliest baristas around. You will always be warmly and sincerely greeted which will keep you coming back to this neighborhood shop. The coffee is good here and there is a vast selection of espresso, smoothies, latte's, etc. Need WiFi? Come visit our relaxed atmosphere. There are always interesting people coming in and out. No time in the morning? Stop by for an afternoon drink or shop online for a great selection of beans and teas.
Ulrich's Rebellion Room
The location of the former Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Mushrush is where you can now find Ulrich’s Rebellion Room. The pub is owned and operated by Joe Ulrich who has carried on an Irish pub feel, great food and late hours. What kind of food can you find here? Some of the best burgers in town, fresh-cut fries to order, and traditional Irish Pub fare. There is a large selection of beers on draft and bottles, and they’ve created their own “Beer Tour.” Finishers get a personalized mug and are entitled to discounts in their mugs. Repeat finishers get a personalized stein mug! Happy hour buffet on Fridays!
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center offers a great place where a family, tween or teens can hang out with pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and snacks. You can also shoot pool or play arcade games.
Darling's Downtown offers a delicious made-to-order breakfast and lunch menu served Monday - Friday, making Darling's Downtown the perfect place for a weekday break. Darling's is located in the Twin Tower's Mall near a large seating area, convenient for a quick lunch or a meal with friends and family!
A locally owned Bloomington family favorite since 1972, the Ozark House Restaurant has made a name for ourselves in the Bloomington area with our homemade recipes, succulent BBQ dishes, southern fried chicken, hand-cut steaks, and exceptionally fresh seafood
Courtyard by Marriott - Normal
The Courtyard by Marriott is located one block off of Veteran's Parkway, just minutes from fine dining, infinite hours of shopping and indoor and outdoor golf. The newly renovated lobby features The Bistro, a restaurant serving bountiful breakfast options and dinner options that include soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The lounge is the perfect place to enjoy wine, beer or signature cocktails. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Courtyard by Marriott ensures a memorable stay with its great facilities and award-winning staff.
Tyroni's Italian Cafe
You could say that Tyler Barnes made a name for himself going dough to dough… from spinning pizza to owning the business. Like others attending college, Tyler worked summers to help off-set expenses by making pizzas in a family-owned Bartonville business called Terry’s Pizza. A couple of years later, Tyler returned to Terry’s Pizza as manager. In 1986, Tyler bought the business and subsequently renamed it Tyroni’s, a nickname his in-laws created by eliding Tyler and pepperoni. Today Tyroni’s Italian Cafe is one of greater Peoria’s favorite dining spots. We appreciate our Senior Citizens 62 and older ~ 10% discount... Dine-In only, alcohol not included. From our family to yours, we'll serve you the best Italian food. We make every item to order - please tell us how you like it. Thanks for visiting!
La Gondola Spaghetti House
Experience all of the tantalizing smells and tastes of Italy at La Gondola Spaghetti House, where you’ll be treated to mouthwatering Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta and torpedo sandwiches piled high with all the toppings. In the tradition of true Italian dining, you’re plate will be loaded up with generous portions of freshly prepared pasta, smothered in our family’s special meat sauce. Whether you visit us for a family dinner or you’re interested in our catering service, La Gondola Spaghetti House will prepare you a feast you’ll never forget
The Coffee House and Deli
Located just off the campus of Illinois State, The Coffee House is your traditional Mom and Pop establishment, with not so traditional origins offering a unique menu with vegetarian and vegan options. Breakfast is served all day long, with daily lunch and dinner specials on hand. Coffee is available in bulk, by the pound or half pound. There are always fresh-baked pastries, whole-grain breads, cookies, and cakes on hand as well.
Pub with video poker, darts & a menu of creative burgers, sandwiches & their famous wings.
Savvi Formalwear rents and sells men's formal wear, bridal gowns, attendants dresses, flower girl dresses, mother of the bride & special occasion dresses, wedding invitations and gifts. Needing groomsmen suits, or a prom dress? Savvi Formalwear provides a variety of options in all colors and designs.
Super 8 Motel - Washington
C-Note Pub is a quaint basement pub with a "Cheers-like" atmosphere. They offer a full-service bar and supper menu with appetizers, sandwiches, and fries or sweet potato fries, plus salads.
Best Western Ashland House Inn & Conference Center
5 minutes from Peoria on I-74. Meeting space for 5 to 500 with free high-speed Internet. Outdoor garden area seating for 200. Free hot breakfast buffet daily. Suites, oversized rooms with refrigerators, wet bar, irons and iron boards, blow dryers in all rooms. Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Work out room and lounge. 5 minutes from Par-A-Dice Casino, Eastside Sports Complex, Civic Center and Festival of Lights. RV & bus parking.
Granite City Food and Beverage
Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual American restaurant featuring fresh, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes. Signature dishes include Grilled Chicken and Asparagus Linguini, Barramundi Buerre Blanc and a host of other innovative menu items, as well as burgers, flatbreads, salads and steaks. Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
Metamora Court House Museum
The Metamora Courthouse was built in 1845 and served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of two surviving courthouses on the historic Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln. In 1978 the Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the two-story brick structure contains a central hall flanked by two exhibit rooms, one displaying artifacts of early local history, the other with exhibits describing the 1850s court system and Lincoln's life on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. On the second floor, the former courtroom and two small chambers are furnished to represent the era during which Lincoln practiced law.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Quality Inn features a deluxe continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry, and cable TV. A unique hotel with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Brunk's Sports Center
Sports Equipment, local schools spirit wear, screen printing & embroidery.
Lori's Kitchen Store
One stop shopping for those kitchen common, unique gadgets and cooking utensils. You will enjoy shopping for brands like Le Creuset and Kitchen Aid. We also carry cast iron, stoneware, lots of kitchen ware, cook ware, bake ware, cooking-baking mixes and variety of spices. Sign up and join us for one of our weekly cooking classes.
Times Past Inn
Times Past Inn is family owned since June 1983. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On nice weather days the patio is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and unwind, or stop in the bar to watch sports on the big screen.
Baymont Inn and Suites
Featuring 132 rooms, interior hall on 3rd floor and outdoor pool. Remodelel in 2001. Free extended continental breakfast, ironing board and blow-dryers in room.
Barrack's Cater Inn, Inc.
Conveniently located meeting and banquet facility accommodating up to 350. Central Illinois’ premier choice for off-premise catering. Over 60 years of experience in the catering industry guaranteeing Barrack’s clients top-notch food and service that is second to none.
Holiday Inn Express West - Bloomington
The Holiday Inn Express West in Bloomington provides several quality hotel amenities including a relaxing whirlpool spa and heated indoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast, and 24 hour fitness and business centers. The Holiday Inn Express West is located off I-55 and I-74, very close to the McLean County Fairgrounds, Downtown Bloomington, Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Where smart & stylish women shop! Find great fashions for women and children for a fraction of the cost. Large selection of women and children's consignment clothes and accessories.
Courtyard by Marriott
The Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect choice for meeting the needs of the modern business traveler. We offer 78 spacious rooms with one king bed or two queen beds. All of our rooms have a mini-refrigerator, in room coffee, and iron/ironing board. We offer dry cleaning service, free copies and faxes, and a full, hot breakfast buffet featuring all of your favorites. Our hotel has an indoor, heated pool and hot tub, as well as a work out facility, free, high-speed, wireless internet, 24-hour market, and a cash bar set up nightly. We have 675 sq. ft. of meeting space that can accommodate up to 50 people and can be used for a variety of functions. We are centrally located approximately 10 miles from the airport and near plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment.
With dishes paying homage to our Midwestern roots and served with warmth by our service team, each dining experience will make guests feel as if they are at "Table 19." Chef Matthew Lanetta's passion for featuring farm fresh items from our community is evident in all of our selections. Just as Table 19 is a new twist on the past, Chef Lanetta's menu makes classics new again with fresh perspective and integration of modern techniques.
Centerplate Catering and Concessions
Full service food & beverage provider for Central Illinois. Event planners and caterers - one of the top concession companies in the state.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
This new all suite hotel by Marriott is perfect for vacation or business travel. Every suite includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Indoor pool and fitness center.
Jim's Steak House
Fine Dining and entertainment since 1960. This old-school steakhouse showcasing diverse cuts of beef & seafood & a full bar. If you are in the mood to relax and listen to some music, Jim's Steakhouse piano bar is the perfect place to go.
Hoops Pub and Pizza
Basketball-themed restaurant and bar.
If you want the quickest, freshest, most delicious Chinese food in the Bloomington-Normal, IL area, Great Wall is the place for you. They offer dine-in, delivery, carry-out, and catering for all occasions, all with the highest quality, finest Szechuan and Hunan style Chinese food. Come see why our friendly service and fantastic food, perfected over our 12 years in business, makes us the best take-out restaurant in the area, or stop in for our luncheon special between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Solid Gold Jewelers
Welcome to Solid Gold Jewelers. Their goal is to offer friendly and professional advice about the choice, purchase, and maintenance of your jewelry items.
thirty-thirty Coffee Company
Peoria's first ever traditional style coffee shop and micro-roastery. thirty-thirty Coffee Co. is obsessed with the pursuit of high quality coffee beverages, unprecedented presentation, knowledge and passion, along with a love for the local community, culture and education. We are located in Peoria's historic Anheuser-Busch/Kickapoo building downtown on the corner of Main and Glendale. All of our coffees will be served fresh, from seed to cup, using unique hand crafted methods ranging from the standard drip method to pour-over's and french press, grinding the coffee just before serving to ensure absolute freshness. We will also be serving high quality loose-leaf tea, fresh fruit smoothies, and have a variety of bottled drinks and juices. Most all of our ingredients are made ourselves or come from local businesses.
Tobin's Pizza located on Historic Route 66, is a Mom & Pop favorite. The Pizzas are made one at a time, no fillers, always fresh, never pre-cooked or frozen! Where quality counts, Tobin's has over 50 years of experience in providing restaurant services which created an awareness of customer expectations - Tobin's Pizza means quality! If your not in the mood for pizza they offer fried chicken, spaghetti, and more!
Ramada Inn and Conference Center
Conveniently located to all of Peoria's business locations and leisure attractions, the Ramada Inn Peoria provides each guest with all of the comforts and amenities to ensure complete satisfaction.
Cracked Pepper Catering and Bakery
Here at Cracked Pepper Catering and Bakery, Inc. we consider ourselves the premier catering company serving the Central Illinois area. We are small enough to give personal attention to every client and customer yet large enough to handle almost any size event. We cater all types of events and venues, specializing in corporate functions and delivery services. Connected to our catering kitchen is our from-scratch bakery. Our bakers start the ovens very early in the morning to create freshly baked breakfast pastries, breads and desserts available Monday through Saturday. The bakery is open for lunch too! Depending on the season, we offer sandwiches hot off the grill or hand-crafted paninis with a hot cup of housemade soup. Together, our bakery and catering services offer a unique and fresh approach to food as you know it. Stop by or call to see why its… All it’s Cracked Up To Be!
Quality Inn & Suites - Peoria
Welcome to the new Quality Inn & Suites of Peoria! Quality Inn is convenient to Northwoods Mall and Lakeview Museum. They are also within close proximity of Bradley University and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Relax at their newly renovated, modernized property that joins style and comfort in an affordable package. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds. A beautiful layout, numerous amenities, and unparalleled service are here for you to enjoy! Featured amenities include a business center and express check-out. Planning an event in Peoria? This hotel has facilities measuring 988 square feet, including conference/meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Bloomington
The Fairfield Inn & Suites is conveniently located four miles from Illinois State University and three miles from Illinois Wesleyan University. It is a short drive away from all of the Bloomington-Normal State Farm Insurance offices, as well as the Ironwood Golf Course, Highland Park Golf Course, and The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course. Just minutes away from the property in Downtown Bloomington are numerous local restaurants, an exciting nightlife, and countless other attractions including the U.S. Cellular Coliseum and the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is conveniently accessible off of I-55, I-74, and near I-39.
Over Easy Cafe on Lake
We serve hearty breakfast, including biscuits and gravy, skillet breakfasts, and cinnamon roll pancakes. We also serve a daily lunch special as well as a daily soup. We are open 7 days a week 7am-2pm.
2015 Flying Gish Festival and Bow Fishing Tournament
Weigh in is at 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria IL. $120/team of up to four Activities: 5am bowfishing tournament begins from Bass Pro Shops 10am-3pm-Flying Fish Festival-Bass Pro Shops Parking Lot Taste Testing, Entertainment, Kids Activities, IL. Dept of Natural Resources, Wildlife Prairie Park, Tons of fun for the family! 6pm Preservation and Conservation Dinner at Itoo Hall CALL: 309-674-9715 for more information A family friendly festival highlighted by the first inaugural Bow Fishing Tournament! This event will include cash prizes, activities on both sides of the river, educational displays, and local chefs preparing cuisine using the flying fish. The tournament is for registered competitors only, however, the additional activities are open to the public. The money raised from this event will go to support the Union Sportsman Alliance and the Preservation of the Peoria Labor Temple. All partners of this event support The Flying Fish Festival as one piece of a larger effort to deal with an Illinois River invasive species: Asian Carp. This Flying Fish Festival gives locals and visitors an opportunity to experience the excitement both on the water, shore and on the plate.
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
At Biaggi’s, we believe your dining experience should be just that… an experience! You’ll find our comfortable atmosphere and casual setting a relaxing place to dine for any occasion. Whether you’re with family, friends or business associates, you can count on our friendly and knowledgeable staff to deliver a memorable experience each and every time you visit. At Biaggi’s, we’re committed to offering freshly prepared Italian cuisine served by an exceptionally knowledgeable staff in a casual environment. In addition to regular menu items, each Biaggi’s location offers a daily selection of featured specials.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Travelodge features a continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry. Economy priced with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Keller's Iron Skillet
Keller's Iron Skillet has been here since 1990, providing you with the hearty American breakfasts and lunches you need to get through your day. We take pride in the quality of our dishes and the fact that our prices are the same today as they were when we opened.
Avanti's Ristorante - Campustown
Dine-in, carry-out, or delivery, Avanti's serves up the best Italian food around! From pizza and pasta to sandwiches and salads, the food is delicious and satisfying, and their service is fast and friendly. Their bread is made from scratch and baked fresh daily. So the next time your gang is hungry for great Italian food in a hurry, check out Avanti's ... Home of the Famous Gondola®! Call ahead for fast carry-out service. Your order will be ready when you arrive. Avanti's catering service is also available.
Peddler's Way Quilt Co.
Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is dedicated to preserving the old fashioned arts of sewing, embroidery and quilting. As an authorized Pfaff sewing machine dealer, we carry a full line of sewing and embroidery machines, quilting machines, quilting frames and sergers. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your sewing questions and assist you with finding the perfect fabric and notions for your next sewing project. We offer an extensive group of fun and informative classes that cover helpful crocheting methods and sewing techniques. Customers love our open sewing days, where they can finish up sewing projects, and our knitting mystery book club combines the best of fiction with crafts. Additionally, our sampler kits and sewing kits are known for their high quality fabrics and creative embellishments. Whether you visit us online or drop by our store, you’ll soon find out that quilting with Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is both fun and therapeutic!
Pick up or delivery, lunch and dinner served.
Grand Hotel and Conference Center
A 240-room, full service, holidome style hotel that features poolside rooms and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, over 7,000 square feet of meeting space, open parking, easy access off I-74, and The Peppertree Restaurant and Lounge.
Fairview Farms Restaurant
Fairview Farms Restaurant was established in 1952 in a rennovated farm house bought by the family in the early 1900's. You feel like family when you eat here. They offer different styles of service, including family-style (all you can eat) or individual plate dinners. All food is made fresh. From the salad dressing to the mashed potatoes, you can trust that what you're eating is being made to order! You can feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal in one of their 7 rooms, providing a seating capacity of 300+. Fairview Farms Restaurant is only 15 minutes from downtown Peoria, and 1 mile from the airport, making it the perfect stop for both Peorians and hungry travelers.
Unique gift shop featuring holiday seasonal and everyday decor. We also carry several lines of jewelry, Carlibe clothing, Melissa & Doug toys, Leggy Karr glassware and Feed the World dinnerware. Many more items, too numerous to list, are available year-round.
Sleep Inn - Peoria
A 72-room facility conveniently located in the heart of Peoria. Shopping and numerous restaurants within walking distance. Featuring fully equipped business center, indoor swimming pool, on-site fitness center and deluxe continental breakfast.
Two25 is a polished casual restaurant located in the Mark Twain hotel, downtown Peoria. Signature entrees such as the broiled peppercorn New York strip, dijon crusted salmon, shrimp & crab carbonara and the classic gratin dauphinois-- a 30 layer potato gratin-- are not to be missed. Delectable dessert choices such as chocolate mousse topped with a raspberry Chambord sauce and crème brulee are also local favorites. Diners can complement their meals with our wine program-- a large selection is available by the glass, flight, half bottle or bottle. Deemed "polished casual", we serve the finest food, using only the highest quality ingredients, paired with a warm and unforgettable dining experience. Every customer is treated as if they are a part of our family. Join us for lunch, or host your next event in our private meeting room. We hope to serve you soon.
We have taken our flare for inventive Italian cuisine and combined it with the spirit of our Irish ancestry to create this casual, welcoming dining atmosphere. So kick back, relax, grab a glass of wine from Italy or a whiskey from Ireland It’s always happy hour here at O’Neill’s!
Route 66 Arcade Museum
The Rt. 66 Arcade Museum is chock full of vintage pinball and video games from the 1930s-1970s - most of which can be played. It's the perfect place to misspend your youth all over again, one quarter at a time!
Welcome to our PV II Restaurant site. PV II is owned by Chef Josh Utech and his wife Amy Wand Utech. We offer extensive gluten free pasta, flour & bread! Everything is made from scratch so we cater to special food needs! Reservations are recommended! Buon Appetito!
Leaves 'N Beans Coffee
Leaves 'N Beans is a locally owned coffee shop that roasts fresh coffee daily. With so many gourmet coffee flavors and teas to choose from, you will have a hard time deciding which one you want. We also carry coffee accessories and gift items. Enjoy delicious soup and sandwiches in our cafe or purchase one of your favorite flavors from the store to brew coffee at home.
Known for their cheeseballs appetizer, the Pub 2 is a hot spot for everyone! Offering numerous TVs, pub grub & a beer garden for sports fans & students since 1974.
Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington on Historic Route 66, the Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center exhibits cover stories about dining, lodging and travel, which were experienced by both Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 travelers. These are supplemented by local items, books, cards, maps and more!
Anju Above promises to make Farm to Table dining more accessible by offering seasonally sensitive, locally grown cuisine in a fast and casual setting. Anju Above's menu features classic Neapolitan pizzas, sushi specifically created for the Midwestern palate, Asian dumplings, and a modern and interactive bar. Our purpose is to blend internationally inspired small dishes with socially responsible farming techniques to create a fast and fun, farm fresh experience for our guests.
Illinois High School Shrine Game
The 42nd Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game is scheduled for June 18, 2016 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. The goal of the Illinois High School Shrine Game is to have 88 all-star football players play in this annual event to represent the Illinois Coaches Association and to help support the mission Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Cruisin' With Lincoln on 66
The main source for information about McLean County’s historic and modern attractions in the Bloomington-Normal area is the "Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66" Visitors Center. Located in Downtown Bloomington, the Visitors Center provides information on all of the wonderful attractions, events, dining and lodging available in McLean County. Their exhibits highlight two types of heritage tourism that is integral to Central Illinois: Historic Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln. The gift shop is filled with local products, memorabilia and more!
Grand Illinois Trail and Parks Bike Tour
The 14th annual GITAP bicycle tour provides a fully-supported, bicycle-based vacation for up to 225 registrants. This year’s ride starts and ends at Coal City High School, with overnight stays in Oglesby, Washington, Bloomington-Normal (two nights), and Pontiac. Participants average 50 miles per day on quiet country roads and some off-road trails, while their luggage is transported to the next overnight destination. Riders choose between camping at designated in-town locations or staying in nearby motels. The event is not a race. Individuals ride at their own pace touring the countryside and visiting towns, restaurants, and convenience stores along the way. Breakfasts and dinners are provided. Registration costs $460 (extra for motel option) with no pledge fundraising involved.
Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games
Summer Games is Special Olympics' Illinois premiere sports competition with more than 4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,000 volunteers and 3,300 family members. That totals almost 11,000 people who attend Summer Games annually! The Summer Games are held at Illinois State University in Normal and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. A variety of activities are provided for the participants in addition to the sports competitions.
The Lucca Grill was established in 1936 by brothers Fred and John Baldini and was named for their hometown of Lucca, Italy. Located on Historic Route 66, customers enjoy the delicious thin-crust pizza as much as they appreciate the ornate tin ceiling and antique mahogany bar.
Palm's Grill Cafe
Blue-plate specials, bingo, and a bus stop! Lovingly restored to its circa 1935 appearance, the café now invites visitors to step back in time and experience the way it used to taste. Groups welcome. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal
Hyatt Place in Normal, IL is adjacent to Uptown Station’s various public transportation services, enabling ease of access in and around Central Illinois. The Illinois State University (ISU) art gallery, the historic Normal Theater and the always fun Children’s Discovery Museum are within a short walking distance. Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal hotel also provides a gateway between the City of Bloomington and Uptown Normal’s buzzing restaurant, bar and nightlife scene. In addition, an array of specialty boutiques and music shops waiting to be explored.
Stave Wine Bar And Market
Stave Wine Bar & Market offers patrons a truly unique wine experience, right in the heart of Uptown Normal. With a ‘curated’ approach to a global by the glass and bottle list, Stave Wine Bar features 12-15 small production wines by the glass on a list that changes monthly. Rounding out that list is another 60-80 wines available by the bottle, for enjoyment at the wine bar or to take home. Owner/Wine Buyer Greg Rose has been in the wine industry for over 12 years and strives to offer interesting, sometime rarely found varietals with the goal of giving wine drinkers an opportunity to experience lesser known wines from around the world. Craft beers are available on tap and in bottle as well. Stave Wine Bar also serves a fine selection of Charcuterie (smoked and cured meats) and international cheeses to accompany and enhance your wine experience. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, Stave Wine Bar is the place to experience the wines of the world. Stave Wine Bar & Market- simply a better glass of wine!
Connie Link Amphitheatre
This beautiful and unique amphitheatre is easily accessible from the Constitution Trail. Some of the current programs include: High School Summer Theatre productions, Dress-Up Movie Nights and the outstanding concert series known as the Sounds of the Amphitheatre, which highlights local talent from the Bloomington/Normal area. Programming begins in May and runs through October, weather permitting.
Residence Inn By Marriott
The Residence Inn by Marriott, Bloomington is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel to the Bloomington-Normal market. Located off Veterans Parkway, minutes from State Farm Insurance Headquarters and Central Illinois Regional Airport. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Bloomington-Normal. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 39-inch HD flat panel televisions with in-room DVR players. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Check-out our outdoor patio, fire up the BBQ grill to cook your favorite meal or unwind and socialize around the fire pit. Pack your bathing suit and dive in our saltwater indoor swimming pool and spa, it's a refreshing experience.
Area Artist Showcase
The annual Area Artist Showcase will feature over 100 artists on view in various formats at dozens of Downtown Bloomington venues. The Area Artist Showcase debuted in 2010 and has grown each year. Special entertainment with visual art, musical performances, demonstrations, hands on activities and much more!
Maggie Miley's is committed to providing you great food, a perfect pour, and outstanding service. They strive to offer a fun, warm and friendly environment. On behalf of Maggie Miley, they welcome you to their pub. Relax and enjoy the taste of Ireland!
Danvers Days is fun filled family festivities featuring entertainment, food, raffles, kids games, Bingo and Tug of War. Attendees also enjoy a carnival, craft show, community auction, and one of the biggest parade in Central Illinois. For more details on the schedule of events please visit their website.
Donnelly's Irish Pub
Donnelly’s Irish Pub has been serving up satisfying, homemade food since 1971. Opened by husband and wife team, Terry and Molly Donnelly, these days the pub is operated by their son Ryan Donnelly. After growing up in the business, Ryan wanted to continue the family tradition of Irish food, drink, and good company.
25th Annual Champagne British Car Festival
Each summer the Annual British Car Festival presentation by the well-known, highly respected Flatlanders British Car Club takes place on the lawn of the Historic David Davis Mansion. This popular event features all vehicles of British make, displayed in all their unique and varied glory. Tours will be given of the mansion and during the lunch hour a special Bag pipe concert performed by the Prairie Thistle Pipes and Drums group.
Rader Family Farms
Attractions inside the farm include: The Pumpkin Blossom Café and Gift Shoppe, Harvest Brew coffee shop, picnic area and a variety of produce. Activity admission includes access to a jumping pillow, school house education barn, little toddler village, giant mountain slide, climbing straw castle, corny bins, cattle chute jump, rodeo roundup, big digger sandbox, family hayrack rides, train rides for kids, farm animals and live music. A key part of our mission at Rader Family Farms is to educate while we entertain. Field trips and tours are available.
Carmike Ovation 10 Cinema
The Ovation concept is an innovative full-service cinematic dining experience that brings the convenience of dinner and a movie to every oversized luxury seat. The Ovations feature an extensive menu with over 100 premium food and beverage selections providing valued guests to enjoy the biggest Hollywood blockbusters like never before. Ovation also includes amenities such as a cocktail lounge with a full service bar and food service available for guests to enjoy the comfort of community-style dining.
Behind the Curtain Tour - Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
The fascinating history of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts comes to life in the Behind the Curtain historic tour program. Led by a group of specially trained docents, you'll not only see the beautiful neo-Classical interior design of the BCPA, but also learn all about the many technical and patron service updates achieved in the building's significant renovation. You won't want to miss this surprising, fascinating, and fun-filled look at one of Bloomington's historic and most thriving buildings. Bring your stories, your questions, and, above all, your curiosity. Behind the Curtain tours are one hour in length and can accommodate a wide variety of group sizes.
Historic Normal Theater
Located in Uptown Normal, the Normal Theater originally opened in 1937 and was the first movie theater in Bloomington-Normal built specifically for sound films. An Art Deco showplace built with streamline design, the Normal Theater has been completely restored to its original condition. It now operates as a film center, showing classic films on the big screen as well as independent and world cinema titles. In addition, the theater is used for a wide variety of non-film events and is available for rentals where assembly seating is required.
American taphouse serving flatbreads, burgers & pasta. Located in Downtown Bloomington in Abraham Lincoln's former law office.
Artful Designs is Bloomington's original and only 'paint your own' pottery studio. It offers the area's largest selection of ready-to-paint pottery. Personal attention and design expertise are available to customers who wish to paint their own pieces. Custom pottery, painted by Artful Designs’ talented, experienced staff is also available.
David Foster Wallace Tour
A self guided tour of places in Bloomington-Normal was developed with a map and description of the sites to explore the life of David Foster Wallace who was an American author of novels, short stories and essays, as well as a professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which was cited by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Infinite Jest was completed while Wallace was living in Bloomington and employed in the Illinois State University English Department. In 2013, Illinois State created an annual David Foster Wallace Conference to celebrate his life and review his works.
Looking for Lincoln Audio Tour
This CD-based audio tour presents President Lincoln as a returning visitor, talking about the places he visited and their meaning to him. Whether you drive the route or enjoy the tour from your favorite armchair, the audio tour is a special and novel way to learn about the history of Lincoln and the role Bloomington-Normal played in his life. The CD can be purchased at the McLean County Museum of History
Barn Quilt Heritage Trail
Visitors are invited to explore Bloomington-Normal and join in the celebration of McLean County's agricultural heritage, quilting, local history and the arts. The Barn Quilt Heritage Trail features over a dozen area barns or other farm buildings, each decorated with an 8' x 8' painted quilt square. A complete list of all participating locations is available on the Barn Quilt website. Step-on tour guides are available upon request for bus tour groups.
IWU Westbrook Auditorium
Approximately 200 music majors and several hundred additional IWU students participate in music activities at Westbrook Auditorium throughout the school year. Several musical performances of all style periods are featured each semester, and most concerts are free with general seating. Call or visit the website for more information on performances.
Brüegala is an annual charity beer and wine festival run by the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. The festival has multiple food vendors, over 500 beers, 50+ wines, glasses of draft beer and wine slushies. They also will have entertainment with live music throughout the two-day event.
Eaton Studio and Gallery
Eaton Studio & Gallery exhibits and sells the work of local artist Herb Eaton in a 1902 historic building in downtown Bloomington. The paintings, sculptures and drawings reflect the artist's interest in the local rivers, cornfields, gardens, circus, and music scenes. The Gallery hosts art salons, jazz and acoustic musical and theatrical events and sponsors cultural discussions focused on local community interests. Open most Saturdays 10am-2pm, by appointment, special events, and during 1st Fridays 5-8pm.
Main Gallery 404
Established in April of 2008, Main Gallery 404 provides downtown location for many local artists to display and sell fine artwork and gifts. The Bloomington-Normal area is rich with talented artists. MG 404 gives these artists the much needed opportunity to make his or her work visible
Beer Nuts Company Store - Plant
Bloomington, Illinois is the only city in the world where beer nuts are made! A video presentation on the making of beer nuts can be viewed in the gift shop, and nuts are available to sample in the Company Store.
Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio and Creative Space
You will find a large selection of paintings, gift items, prints, and cards that feature Angel's unique ability to capture unseen concepts and make them visually consumable. She often paints lyrical landscapes using evocative color to allude to idyllic beauty. Writing and speaking developed out of her deep desire to communicate. Speaking is a natural overflow of Angel's passion to communicate, utilizing both her visual vocabulary and words.
Prairie Fire Theatre
Since incorporating in 1998, the Prairie Fire Theatre has provided the residents of Central Illinois with a unique musical experience. The Prairie Fire Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to bring a high-quality, intimate musical theatre, chamber opera and educational resource to the Bloomington-Normal community. All events are performed and directed by local talent, drawing from a largely untapped but highly skilled pool of professional artists. Call or visit the website for performance and ticket information.
IWU McPherson Theatre
The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts houses extraordinary talent within its facilities at the McPherson Theatre. Four main stage plays are performed here annually, selected from a playbill including everything from Shakespeare to musicals. McPherson Hall, completed in 1963, is named for IWU's 10th President, Harry W. McPherson, and contains a 300-seat theatre, scene shop, classrooms and other facilities. Call or visit the website for performance dates and tickets
Joann Goetzinger Studio and Gallery
A studio and gallery showing the art of Joann Goetzinger. Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington, the gallery features many of Joann's exhibits made of wood, metalworking sculpture and newer to the gallery is her paintings.
Merlot and a Masterpiece
At Merlot and a Masterpiece you will find a casual, fun, creative environment where you can relax, imagine, create, laugh and go home with memorable and unique canvas art! Our fun and carefree instructors will facilitate the class and guide you in creating your own work of art. At Merlot and a Masterpiece you will find a casual, fun, creative environment where you can relax, imagine, create, laugh and go home with memorable and unique canvas art! Our fun and carefree instructors will facilitate the class and guide you in creating your own work of art.
Midwest Institute of Opera
The Midwest Institute of Opera is Bloomington-Normal's newest opera company. Performances are held at Illinois State University's Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall. The Institute brings in opera professionals from New York City and participants have come from all over the U.S., Canada, Egypt and Australia. Operas are performed in their original language (with English supertitles) and all productions are fully staged and costumed.
ISU Center For The Performing Arts
The Center for the Performing Arts provides the Illinois State University campus and greater Central Illinois community with a wide variety of cultural activities. More than 20,000 people attend annual performances produced by the Illinois State University Schools of Music and Theatre in the Center and all performances are open to the public. Tickets to all performances are available online at Ticketmaster or by calling the box office.
Parkview Food and Pub
This locally-owned pub traces its roots back to 1928. Its scenic location across from Miller Park, Forrest Park and on Historic Route 66 makes this restaurant a popular stop for Route 66 travelers. They offer a variety of food specials, drink specials, video gaming, and lottery. Plus you can watch the game on the big screens. Stop by and try some delicious broasted chicken, walleye, burger's and more!