Indiana University Bloomington: Best Late Night Food Spots

Whether you’re up until all hours of the night studying or you’re just wrapping up a weekend out at the bar with friends, at some point you’re going to be looking for a late-night bite. Around Indiana University in Bloomington, you’ll find a variety of eateries catering to the college crowd. Here are the 10 best late-night food spots nearby! 

Mother Bear’s Pizza, Bloomington, IN

Who doesn’t love a late-night pizza? If you are ever in Bloomington and find yourself with a case of the light night munchies, head over to Mother Bear’s Pizza. Try their selection of food, from Mother Bear’s Special Recipe Chicken Tenders to their Meatball Madness, and you must be sure to try their garlic bread and breadsticks! You’ve never eaten anything more delicious! Mother Bear’s also serves up some of the most delectable pasta selections. 

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The Big Cheeze, Bloomington, IN

What’s better than grilled cheese sandwiches? Grilled cheese sandwiches on a food truck. The Big Cheeze food truck is a popular go to for college students down in southern Indiana. Serving up traditional grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled cheeses with a twist, and combinations one would never think of for a grilled cheese, it’s easy to see why the Big Cheeze is every student’s go to for a late-night food run. Try the Mac Daddy grilled cheese. Cheddar cheese stuffed with mac and cheese, its cheesy goodness!

Brothers Bar & Grill, Bloomington, IN

Brothers Bar & Grill is a popular destination for IU Bloomington students seeking a late-night meal. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old Midwestern corner tavern, and has been serving up delicious late night selections to students since 1990. It's a great place to relax and socialize, with plenty of drinks and food to choose from. The food is basic comfort bar food at its finest. You can't leave without trying their 100 percent Wisconsin beer battered cheese curds, or one of their domestic beer pitchers.

The Trojan Horse, Bloomington, IN

A mix of Greek and hometown American is what you get when you visit the Trojan Horse for a late-night meal. Serving up the classics since 1978, the Trojan Horse is a staple for IU Bloomington students. Delicious aromas greet you when you walk in the door, and the atmosphere has that friendly, neighborhood vibe and a sense of community. The Trojan Horse is best known for their French fries, which are hand cut daily and fresh. If you are someone who loves French fries as a late-night snack, this is the place to be! Not sure what to order? Try one of their Combination Plates instead, which has three-five unique Greek offerings guaranteed to make you say “Mmm!” 

Nick’s English Hut, Bloomington, IN

Nick’s English Hut first opened in 1927. Since then, it’s been a popular destination for IUB students, faculty, staff and visitors for a great meal, great atmosphere, and amazing customer service. It’s also one of the best places in Bloomington watch the IU games. The most recommended item on the menu are Nick’s Seasoned Fries with Nick’s burger, made from natural black angus beef and weighs in at one third of a pound. Another must have when you come to Nick’s? The breaded pork tenderloin or Fisher Farms grilled tenderloin with one of Nick’s famous homemade sauces!

The Tap, Bloomington, IN

The Tap is one of the best places in Bloomington for a late-night meal or drink. It’s pub food at its finest, and very affordable for the college student trying to stay on a budget! Beer is what they do best here at the Tap, but it’s the food and ambiance that keep students coming back. They also feature live entertainment throughout the week. Try the infamous Tap Fries which come with not one but four house dipping sauces. 

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BuffaLouie’s at the Gables, Bloomington, IN

BuffaLouie’s has been an IU tradition since it first opened in 1987, serving up fresh, made to order and delicious food, complete with a smile! BuffaLouie’s is so great that it made the top list of best wings in the country in USA Today. While they primarily serve the best wings in Indiana, they also have other selections as well. Their curly fries and curly cheese fries are scrumptious, as it the Louie burger. Be sure to try an Indiana classic sub sandwich as well! 

Baked! of Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

The only way to make it through those late nights is with a warm, freshly baked, ooey-gooey cookie. And luckily, if you don’t feel like going out, Baked! delivers. All the cookies and treats are made in house and include only the finest of ingredients. No artificial flavors or dyes here! When you go into the store, you can have as many cookies as you would like and there are a variety to choose from. Choose from one of seven different dough flavors, followed by your choice of 22 toppings. You can also choose the after bakes, which are the leftovers but are still oh so yummy. 

Big Woods, Bloomington, IN

Come to Big Woods and get your quaff on, which means to drink heartily and with gusto! Big Woods came about in early 2009, and has been going strong ever since. With its incredible food, warm and friendly atmosphere, and some of the best beer in Bloomington, Big Woods is a staple for IU students. Be sure to try one of their original Big Mouth burgers, or the Hoosier tenderloin. The soft pretzel sticks and beer cheese come highly recommended, as does the Strawberry Blonde Ale and the Hoosier Red on tap!

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Dagwood’s Deli-Sub Shop, Bloomington, IN

Home of the original Dagwood’s Deli-Sub Shop, Dagwood’s has been serving up some of the best sub sandwiches in Bloomington since 1985! Dagwood’s is committed to serving their customers the best quality sandwiches at the most affordable prices. You won’t find a bigger, better, tastier sub anywhere else! All the ingredients are fresh, and there are dozens of options to choose from. You can create your own or choose from one of their delicious selections. 

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