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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bloomington

3.9
3.9
52 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (812) 650-0740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. WD

    WaltD

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Unfortunately the restaurant was apparently understaffed . We were seated promptly (with a reservation) but it was about 30 minutes before anyone even took our drink order.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on September 13, 2022Your feedback is what drives our coaching, Walt, if there is anything about your experience that can be improved, please let our onsite managers know so that we can do our best to make it right in the restaurant.

  2. JL

    JimL

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We are use to good service and food, but his time everything was basically a disaster.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on July 9, 2022Hi Jim. We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your BJ’s visit and hope you can give us another chance. Next time, if anything about your experience can be improved, please let our managers know so we can make it right while you are dining with us. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. MK

    MichelleKaye

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    BJs is understaffed like many places. It took an hour from when we ordered to get our food... when we got it is was cold and pretty blah. Was not impressed at all this time. Our server was ok she just had no control over the kitchen which was obviously in bad shape.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on May 8, 2022Hi, Michelle – we are so sorry to read about your recent experience. We know your time is valuable, and we hope to have another opportunity to serve you and make this right!

  4. M

    Mike

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good food. You know what to expect.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! We strive to always provide great food for our guests to enjoy!

  5. JM

    JodiM

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service has declined dramatically. Food was awful. Used to be our go to spot when we visited Bloomington. No more!

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on December 7, 2021I am so sorry to hear about the issues with your food. I wouldn't like that either! We will address this with our team. On your next visit, if there is anything about your experience that can be improved, please let our onsite managers know so that we can do our best to make it right in the restaurant.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place in a super Busy Iu weekend
  7. JG

    JanetG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They did not honor our reservation. Totally understaffed Did not even come up to us at door for 15 min then told us an hour wait
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job with minimal staff Be patient people!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The restaurant was freezing. We had to speak to the manager.
  10. CS

    CraigS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Menu has such a variety, for adults and kids.
  11. RB

    RonaldB

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great job!
  12. N

    Nicolai

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always try to make it to BJs when in B-town. Also visit the one in Fort Wayne. Need one in South Bend.
  13. FO

    FrannyO

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was slow in the very beginning we sat for about 20 minutes before we could order a drink. But then the service was great no issues afterwards. I would recommend BJ’s. We have visited this establishment many of times
  14. O

    Oshy

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We ordered 3 steaks, each cost around 25$, 2 of the 3 had large amounts of fat. Definitely not worth the money we spent.
  15. A

    Alex

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reserve your table ahead of your plans. Good service, delicious food.
  16. BS

    BobS

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was good. We had a group and service was not fantastic but good. Pizza was great but ribs were fair at best.
  17. b

    birthdaygroup

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good place and food. Just a little dark so the people who have eyesight problems struggle to read at times

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BloomingtonResponded on December 29, 2020Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it. We know you have many choices to dine and appreciate you choosing BJ's. We are here to help with your dining experience in any way possible. Thank you again for your correspondence. Ken Csillag--General Manager

  18. JC

    JonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We arrived at 5pm and weren't able to leave until almost 7pm. Food was average, not worth than the food at Applebees or Chiles. One of our appetizers didn't come out until after we got our food, but they did give it to us for free. Had to ask every time for a refill on our drinks.
  19. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Slow service... good pork chop. It’s okay for the price.
  20. DB

    DeniseB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love BJ’s. Great service and great food!
  21. SC

    StephenC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our server was very nice, but she was also very forgetful and slow. When she brought out pizzas she said let me go get you some plates. After 10 minutes we went to the kitchen to ask for our plates. She also forgot our second round of drinks. She also got one of the pizza orders wrong-the order was for a plain cheese pizza, hard to mess up. The manager was very apologetic and comped our meal. We’ll be back, we love BJ’s. We just had a server who was not on her game that night.
  22. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Out of the beer I wanted out of pork chops that my wife and I both wanted. Her chicken was either undercooked or not even chicken. The ribs I ordered were ok bet have had better from Friday’s, chili’s and others places.
  23. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Made reservation for a Friday night. Showed up for our reservation to be told by the hostess they do not except reservations. Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.
  24. CD

    ChD1234

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    with so many options, why bother. rude staff, cold food, warm beer.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Very busy, but server did not have a good attitude. Kitchen was slammed (according to server), but he was slow on refills and getting us silverware. He forgot to enter our app, my side dish (broccoli) was cold and my wife’s’ fries had to be returned because they were cold. Eaten BJ’s many times, this was worst experience and very disappointing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We arrived 15 minutes early for our 5:30 reservation. There is really no where to sit and wait. We sat outside for 30 minutes waiting. I went in to check on our time. A table of 4 came in without reservations and were immediately sat at a table in the bar area. The guy got back and told me there were still 8 tables in front of me. I asked about the table he just seated. He said that if tables were available in the bar, he could seat people there. There were 3 other empty tables in the bar but we had not been given that as an option. Then it took us an hour to get our food. My son had ordered a sirloin, medium. It came out well So disappointed in our experience
  27. TS

    TrishaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Despite having a reservation for 5:30, we weren’t seated until 6:15. Service was extremely slow. Server did her best. I suspect they were terribly understaffed. The restaurant was half empty although those waiting were plentiful. Empty tables surrounded us. Food finally arrived at a little after 7, and all of it was cold. Lesson learned—skip this place next time!
  28. K

    Kimw

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We arrived for a reservation and they couldn’t see us for at least a half hour. Then the waitress told us it would be at least an hour before we get our food. So we never ate there we ended up leaving. According to the manager Dash open table over booked them.
  29. CA

    ChicagoAlleycat

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Brought our daughter here to eat over parent's weekend. Every thing was very tasty. And my daughter said it was the best food she has had in a very very long time . She absolutely loved the ribs and the desert ice cream cookie. She will definitely be a return customer even without her parents footing the bill!
  30. MW

    MarieW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Reservation was for 7:00 and we weren’t seated until 7:40 with no apology, just statement that they were busy due to an IU event. (Then they shouldn’t take reservations if they can’t honor them, but I digress.) Food was marginal and slow. Two burgers ordered medium both arrived well done. The giant nachos were light on toppings. We won’t be back.
  31. KA

    KellyA

    Toledo

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for THE OSU vs Indiana 2019 game and we stumbled across this restaurant on opentable. It was just down the street from our hotel and we where excited to try this place since it is not available in our part of Ohio. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant was clean and not too loud for a sports bar kind of place. Our waiter was amazing, he recommended numerous dishes since have never been and all 3 of us throughly enjoyed our meals!! I feel awful that I don’t remember his name to give him a shout out. The restaurant has a huge selection of food ( like a car manual size) and the drink menu is amazing! This restaurant definitely has something for everyone!! We will definitely be back!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience. I’ll go back!
  33. AD

    AudraD

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not quite the amazing experience we expected based off of various reviews, but it was still quite good. Server made some errors, but was a very nice young lady. A little pricey, but we will most likely return as the overall experience was positive.
  34. PD

    PeggyD

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Noisy and server got things confused... maybe it was because they were so busy
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    It was my birthday and my family and friends enjoyed the food the menu is overwhelming though there are a lot of options. It seats a lot of people too so when it’s busy it’s very loud.
  36. f

    foodieover40

    Chicago

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Good upscale bar food. Excellent salads. Good selection of beers and cocktails. Enjoyed the jambalaya.
  37. B

    Btownchick

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Servers need to be trained better on knowledge of their beers.
  38. BP

    BeckyP

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Had to wait about five minutes for the reservation food was OK waitress brought wrong dishes to the table several times it was her first day on the job
  39. B

    Brooke

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We went to dinner for my birthday with my parents and our kids. Service was overall good but entrees took quite a while to come out as well as one drink ordered from the bar. There was maybe 15 customers in the whole place at 530. Not sure why it took so long for the bar and kitchen. Waitress was very friendly but not too good at checking in on us for a party of six. My moms hamburger she ordered was told that it only comes medium well (black and bleu burger which she was fine with that's how she likes her hamburgers cooked). I ordered my bacon guacamole deluxe burger medium. Her hamburger was pink and more medium than mine. I had no pink in my burger and hers was questionable upon eating. She said something to waitress and she responded with well....I can send it back for you im not sure. My mom had already taken three bites and felt bad for complaining so she just said she wanted to make the kitchen aware of it. Waitress offered to take some percentage off the bill for it. Reservations went well. The dessert I got for more birthday was delicious. The gentlemen that sat us was friendly and pleasant. My biggest complaint though is the low lighting...its so dark that even if you have glasses on its still hard to see..lol.
  40. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Considering it wasn’t busy we had surprisingly poor/slow service. Several things forgotten or delayed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bloomington using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bloomington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 650-0740.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bloomington is rated 3.9 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bloomington

411 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-5492

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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