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Whether you’re planning a night out on the town in downtown Bloomington or uptown Normal, two things are guaranteed: you won’t go hungry and you’ll never be bored. With its annual festivals, restaurants, bars and live entertainment, Bloomington-Normal offers both world-class culture and small-town rural charm. Our 200 restaurants – 65 of which are unique to BN – and 30 bars are waiting to satisfy your craving for food, fun and entertainment.

Located in downtown Bloomington, the locally-owned Epiphany Farms Restaurant practices the farm-to-fork method, which uses socially-conscious farming techniques and the freshest locally-grown ingredients. In addition to dining, Epiphany Farms offers tours. Visitors can learn about the sustainable farming techniques and processes before dining at the restaurants. Located above Epiphany Farms, Anju Above serves internationally inspired small dishes to create a farm-fresh experience for their guests. Their newest venture is the Bakery and Pickle, a secret, supper-club dining experience. In true speak-easy fashion, you’ll need a password to get in!

Also located in downtown Bloomington is Reality Bites, a tapas restaurant and bar which serves lunch, dinner and dessert in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. With its great location in downtown, Reality Bites gives you the best of both worlds: great food and an exciting night out on the town.

Another Bloomington-Normal area restaurant that offers an upscale dining experience is Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works. It combines craft beer and unique twists on American pub favorites. Destihl Brewery in Normal also offers its guests a delicious experience by serving sandwiches, pizza and burgers.

Medici in Uptown Normal is all about keeping it fresh. Their pizza dough is hand-made in their bakery, and their menu includes everything from pizzas to pork loins and salads to sandwiches. Medici also offers a full range of liquors and cocktails, and have a selection of over 32 taps.

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