The Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s

1795 E. 10th St.

Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 323-2112

Located in the heart of Indiana University’s campus, Lennie’s introduced gourmet pizza to Bloomington in 1989. After a much publicized conflict with Indiana University’s Dean of Students, Founders Jeff Mease and Helen “Lennie” Busch successfully obtained a permit to sell beer and wine at the restaurant. Imported and specialty beers were particularly popular, and it wasn’t long before the pair were bitten by the craft-beer bug. In 1994, the Bloomington Brewing Company opened adjacent to the restaurant and became the first brewpub in southern Indiana.

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Culinary Institute of America grad Fred Manion leads Lennie’s ongoing quest to offer guests a wide array of options. Chef Fred’s menus, appealing to both the traditionalist and adventurist.

We do house-made, not ready-made. From our scratch soups and salad dressings, to our Italian meatballs and house-cured sausages, to our artisan pizzas and desserts, you’ll taste the difference.

Lennie’s is committed to supporting local farmers and sustainable farms. Look in our coolers, and you’ll find pork from our own pigs at Loesch Farm, and also produce from Fischer Farms, Heartland Family Farms, Local Folks and more. During growing season, you’ll often find us at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market supporting our local economy and bringing the best of the season to our customers.

Brewpub Menus

Click here to see all available menus.

Brewpub and Growler Fill Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – Midnight*

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.*

*Restaurant closes 1 hour earlier.

Bloomington Brewery Tours

We’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to tour our Bloomington brewery. To make an appointment, simply contact us.


Get kegs of our house beers and limited-supply seasonal ales by calling 812-331-BEER (48 hours’ advance notice, please.)