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Outdoor Dining in BN

Is there a better way to spend a warm night than outside with a delicious meal? Check out these 5 restaurants in BN with outdoor dining.

1. Baxters American Grille
3212 East Empire Street, Bloomington

Baxters’ offers a wide selection of choices for lunch and dinner, including steak, seafood and pasta. Their outdoor dining area provides the perfect backdrop to your meal, with live musicians performing on occasion.

2. Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works
318 South Towanda Avenue, Normal

Destihl is a modern brewpub with gourmet American food and craft beer flights, organic wines and spirits. Order a drink and sit on their outdoor patio, which has umbrellaed tables and a fire pit.

3. Epiphany Farms
220 East Front Street, Bloomington

With its street views of downtown Bloomington, potted plants and twinkle lights, Epiphany Farms is the place to be on a warm summer night. The restaurant practices the farm to fork concept, which practices sustainable, beyond organic, environmentally friendly techniques. Epiphany Farms was named an Illinois Made Destination in 2016.

4. Hyatt Place
200 Broadway Avenue, Normal

The Hyatt has a stunning rooftop that overlooks uptown Normal. Its comfortable chairs and couches, big screen TV and gorgeous views make for a relaxing evening.

5. Medici
120 West North Street, Normal

The upstairs patio at Medici is a hidden oasis in the middle of uptown Normal. Medici has the largest selection of microbrews in Bloomington-Normal and serves everything from pizzas to pork loins, salads to spaetzels and reubens to roulades.

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