Crazy Horse

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Bar, Eatery

214 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, Indiana, 47404-5144
United States

(812) 336-8877 | map

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Photo of robwestcott
3/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

for crying out loud people... previous reviews noted best beer selection in town ? come on. it's just not true. a large number of beers may mean the largest selection, but it most definitely doesn't mean the best...

average food, bar food, I've sent food back more than once.

average taps - you may find a bells, three floyd's, and before dogfish pulled out of indiana, there was frequently a dogfish tap, but beyond that, nothing to write home about.

average to below average service - long waits.

great location.

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Photo of flyingspatula
4.13/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love Crazy Horse! To be honest I think the atmosphere kind of sucks! Especially in the top part where most people eat. I don't want to hear the crap jukebox songs (well, they have some good ones but the frat and sorrority losers only play the crap). The bar is okay, and outside. They have an amazing copper ceiling. The service can be bad as well, although usually ok (never great). However, they have the best cheese burger and mozarella sticks ever. Plain bar food? So what, it's some of the best food ever! Also, they have 80 kinds of beer, 30 of which are typical suck brews like Bud, Coors, Rolling rock etc. The good ones though- oh wow - Old Rasputin, Samuel Smith, Bells, oy yeah baby. Great place to drink and eat despite the atmosphere and service problems!

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Photo of Thanby
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Situated in the middle of an IU campus the Crazy Horse has a typical college crowd, making it a little noisy and occasionally rowdy. The whole place is rustic dark wood and copper with a bar area, split-level dining room, and a basement with a dry bar for parties. The beer selection is excellent, bottle and tap, mostly lighter imports but several local selections as well. Lots of liquor choices and a handful of local wines. Service is as good as you would expect for two to three bartenders serving 150 people, and servers stretched a little thin. Pretty good food, burgers especially. Overall a decent place and probably one of the best in the area.

Edit: the downstairs bar actually has four taps. I just got distracted by the huge beer fridge that dominates the bar.

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Photo of adamhdv
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Good food, ok beer.

Like many others have said, they claim to have "80 beers from around the world" thing going on. They have an ok tap/bottle selection from what I saw, nothing spectacular from a BA standpoint.

Most college kids seem to eat it up however, because if you drink all 80 beers of whatever, you get your name on the wall (about a $400 deal). Most of the beers are local micros and largers from around the globe.

The food is really good, great selection of wraps and such. If in town, for food, I would recommend it. It can also, at times, be a little more laid back than some of the bars around.

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Photo of emerge077
3/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

College bar with a "beers around the world" gimmick. Not much to tickle the fancy for a BA, aside from a few of your usual craft standbys and an assortment of imported macro lagers.

The good: Founders Centennial, 3F Alpha King, Bells 2 Hearted, DFH 60. The bad: Corona, Heineken, Labatt, Quilmes, Harp, Guinness, think of a country and the crappy lager they export, Crazy Horse has it...make that 50-60 of them.

Atmosphere on a weekend was raucous, and the typical college bar hookup scene. There was an elevated area in the back with tables, where we got periodic spotty service. Went to the bar to order a beer after waiting 15-20 min. Food = typical battered n' fried pub fare.

There are better places in town to grab a beer.

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Photo of AylwinForbes
2.55/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3

The succession of positive reviews for this place had me expecting more, so the greater was my disappointment upon entering. I guess what passes for a wide selection in Bloomington is different from even the blighted western suburbs of Chicago. One look over the short beer menu on tap, with perhaps one that might appeal, coupled with the blaring loud music, coupled with the slightly seedy bar feel, had me fleeing the place prior to making an investment. It is a pity because the street-facing outdoor seating looked quite pleasant and it is well located close to the "hub" of Bloomington.

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Photo of SirSketch
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I just signed up for their "Around the World in 80 Beers" promotion and hope to get my name on the wall in the next six months or so. I'm not looking forwards to drinking ALL the beers on the lists because ten or more of them are crappy American lagers. The food here is alright and very well priced. Its a great place to get a cheap lunch and a brew. I was there the other night and a Johnny Cash cover band was playing, which turned out to be pretty cool. There is also a second bar room in the back of the restaurant, away from the tables, if your just in the mood for drinks. Its a great place to hang out with friends.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

For a straightforward bar, Crazy Horse has a nice beer selection. Built around its Around the World in 80 Beers promotion, the selection has a good mix of domestic and import bottled brews. Much of it is mainstream fare, but they at least feature some seasonal local and regional beers. The service is fine, and the food is reasonably diverse and dependable. The place can be too loud at times, but the booths are intimate enough to talk above the din. The biggest weakness of this bar is its mixed drinks, the quality of which varies widely depending on who is tending bar.

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Probably the best beer selection in Bloomington with around 80 beers to be had. they have an around the world in 80 beers club, but I don't think it's worth spending $300-$400 to get your name engraved on a small plaque. No really spectacular beers on the list, but a good variety of traditional beers from around the world and alot of US microbrews. They also have a beer of the month which was recently the Stony Creek Vanilla Porter I believe.

Atmosphere is a little more laid back than alot of Bloomington bars. On a nice night it's a pleasure to sit out front and enjoy a couple drinks with your friends.

The food is average to tasty. Standard bar fare pretty much. The "Cream and Crimson" is a decent hummus treat for the vegetarians out there.

By the way, be sure to sit in the "Ryan Dickens" booth on the right side of the bar (he's my old boss who used to eat lunch here everyday).

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is one of the better beer spots in Bloomington, but that said, its nothing super generally speaking. They have at least 80 beers in bottles and a couple on tap. They have a bunch of macros for sure, most of them actually I think. They have McEwan's Scotch, Spaten Optimator and a handful of other good imports. They also have a decent selection of domestic micros, Rougue Dead Guy, SN pale, porter and stout, Abita, Bells etc. They have an "around the world in 80 beers club" too, but you have to drink all the macros too, which is none too cool in my opinion.

Their food is pretty decent, well priced pub fare. If you don't have a lot of money, but are really hungry, get the meatloaf sandwich. It is ridiculously big and comes with a ton of fries for 6$. But it might give you a heart attack. As if the meat weren't enough, there are two huge hunks of cheese imbedded in each hunk of meat...good if you are a big man on a budget.

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Crazy Horse in Bloomington, IN
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