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Fall Activities in the Bloomington-Normal Area

There’s so much fun to be had in McLean County this Fall! The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and the fall activities are coming to life! There’s nothing better than putting on a sweater, grabbing a warm drink and going outside to enjoy fall activities. Wondering what you can do in the […]

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Fall Flavors in Bloomington-Normal

It’s September and we are dreaming of cool FALL days! While there are a few summer days left, we can’t help but think about all of the delicious food and drink that comes with the season of fall. Get started on your fall flavor adventure and enjoy the many tastes of BN! Here are a […]

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Get A Taste of McLean County During BN Bites & Brews

BN Bites & Brews: May 14-23 BN Bites & Brews, our 10-day celebration of our local restaurants, is the perfect excuse to dine-out night after night and try all of various cuisines the Bloomington-Normal area has to offer. We have culinary options that will suit every taste – from burgers and beers to salads and […]

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Cheers to #NationalBeerDay

Raise your glass to National Beer Day! With 4 breweries to choose from,  craft-beer lovers won’t have a hard time finding a unique taproom to unwind and enjoy drinks with family or friends. Come taste the heart and soul of our local brewers – they all have a seat and a cold one waiting for […]

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Where to Dine for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day is here! These restaurants are celebrating and serving up the traditional Irish fare you’re looking for! Crawford’s Corner Pub A spot in town where everyone is just a wee bit Irish! Crawford’s Corner Pub will have their traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage available. DESTIHL Restaurant DESTIHL has put a twist to the […]

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Weekend Brunchin’ | VisitBN

There’s nothing like a slow Saturday morning after the crazy work week and heading to brunch to catch up with family or friends! The Bloomington-Normal area is filled with many different brunch spots for you to dine and unwind. With the weather getting nicer, you could even enjoy your brunch out on the patios of […]

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Lil Beaver’s New Bites

You can now enjoy some delicious bites with your brews at Lil Beaver Brewery! With their new taproom as well, this brewery has the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a meal and drinks with family and friends. Lil Beaver’s new menu is a unique take on typical bar food. Instead of everything being deep fried, they […]

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Indoor Dining is Back! | VisitBN

Exciting news for our communities! Region 2, which includes McLean County, is officially allowed to follow Tier 1 mitigations. This means our amazing bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor dining! The guidelines that are now in place includes: All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following […]

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But First, Coffee | VisitBN

Coffee. Most of us can’t live without it. It’s the fuel that gets our day off to a good start. With the time change this weekend, we could all use a pick-me-up to help us get through the start of this week. Visit a local coffee shop this week and #supportlocal! CRAFTED Coffee Brews 1101 […]

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Local Meal Options for Christmas Day

Save yourself the stress of cooking this year! These local restaurants are offering Christmas dinners to go. From the sides and desserts to the main dish, these eateries are offering it all! A to Z Catering A to Z’s Christmas Take & Bake menu includes: smoked ham or whole smoked duck, garlic mashed potatoes, mac […]

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