Cardinal Spirits Distillery and Restaurant
Looking for something delicious and unique in Bloomington? Join us for brunch or dinner. We're a hidden gem in town and a few minutes south of the square downtown.
Our food is seasonal, shareable and made from scratch daily. Dishes are meant to complement our cocktails and echo the casual-yet-exceptional vibe that guests have come to expect at the distillery.
Sample our award winning spirits or sip them in one of our seasonal craft cocktails. All of our spirits are fermented, distilled, and bottled on-site. There's nothing else like us in town, and it's our goal to help you create a wonderful memory here in Bloomington.
DINNER: Daily beginning at 4pm
WEEKEND BRUNCH: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm
Our patio is open to all ages and is dog friendly.
The patio will re-open in the Spring.
Enjoy select $6 cocktails all day
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: April 22, 2019
Ends: April 23, 2118
Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM
Great service and loved sitting outside. Food was average.
Went for brunch. Not crowded. Wait staff very attentive. Everything made scratch. Menu small, but what we had was incredible. Would definitely return. I was driving so chose not to enjoy the great-looking cocktails.
I always enjoy Cardinal Spirits. The food is delicious and interesting and so are the mixed drinks! This time I ordered the salmon and it was amazing - just melts in your mouth delicious!
One of the best restaurants in Indiana!
I have never been disappointed here. Food and drinks are always 100, ambiance on the deck is the best and service is my favorite in town. Love love LOVE it.
The food and drinks are always amazing. Dean and Alex were so nice too... Favorite brunch in town.
Great service and wonderful food and drinks. One of my favorite locally owned great Bloomington restaurants.
Great service and delicious food as always! Our server was really knowledgeable and suggested things that we ended up really enjoying.
My husband got the veggie burger, and I got the salmon. Both were delicious! I will say I was totally jealous of his fries...they were so delicious! The service was quick and our food was exactly as described. We had a great experience for our first time eating at Cardinal. And, as always, the cocktails were great as well!
Excellent food with excellent cocktails. A top place in Bloomington.
As I age, I prefer to taste what I order and not so many spices that mask flavors.
We got our meal before our appetizer or drinks...service was terrible...food was good but not worth the price.
Hi Megan - Thank you for coming in for the first time! Unfortunately, we were not able to provide the level of service that we strive for. The night you were in was the re-launch of our springtime favorite, Tiki Tuesday, and we were overrun with people. We sent our extra server home as he was sick, so we were definitely running much leaner than desired. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com m.. We'd love to make it up to you!
Only came for drinks but appreciated the friendly and creative bartenders. I’ll be back for dinner next time.
Thank you for visiting!
I loved everything about this place. I had salad which was light and delicious and non-alcoholic beverage but I will definitely return to try out their cocktails.
The food was great and the service was awesome! Loved that our server gave us a sample of alcohol and knew so much about the menu so she could answer any questions we had. I highly recommend getting a drink with your meal.
The crew working here love their spirits and their food. They are smart, passionate, and great friendly people making delicious food and beverages. If Kevin recommended it, I tried it & was happy I did. I had the knife & fork carrot dog with the Johnny Angel for dinner. It was surprisingly filling and complemented each other well (even though it was a variety of complex flavors). Dessert was the Tarte Tatin with a Event Horizon cocktail. The coffee liqueur was divine. I’ll definitely be back!
I suggested an outing to take advantage of the Devour Bloomington menu and it was great! The burger was perfect and the dessert was delicious as well. I love this place all the time but tonight was simple and lovely.
This place is always amazing! They have great food and beautiful drinks. Everything is delicious and I have enjoyed every visit, the food is great, the people are great, the drinks are great! It's a 'must' for everyone, you won't be disappointed!
Great brunch for getting together with a group of friends!
Wonderful cocktails, the limited food menu has very tasty items. Fish and chips were fabulous and the Belgian hot chocolate was just like I've had in Europe. Definitely recommend
Don’t change a thing! Loved it all. Can’t wait to come back!
Though a limited food menu for brunch, the offerings for both food and drink were unusual. Good quality, nicely prepared and served.
Great service and drinks were very good (though they were out of spiked hot chocolate on the snowy day that I visited!). Food was good, but the drinks were the star of the show and that’s what I will return for.
Hidden gem of B-town. Food is great, drinks are great and location is great.
Best, most creative food in Bloomington
Great I would recommend it
Great Brunch menu with something for everyone and inventive cocktails using fresh ingredients and their house Cardinal Spirits. Also did the Cardinal Spirits Distillery Tour with Ben. Very Informative and included tastings of all the Cardinal Spirits offerings. Songbird Coffee Liquor and Bramble Vodka are must trys!
Our server, Alex was wonderful!
Food & drinks were great!
The menu is based on seasonal selections. Everything was delicious, though it was a little pricey and items were a la carte. It was $7 for 4 pieces of bread and butter and $12 for French fries. Yikes! This is still spendy for someone that used to live in San Diego, CA. The drinks are tasty and prices rival cocktails in big cities. Service is fair but could be better considering there were 2 employees for every customer at the time we went.
Been there for drinks before but this is the first time for dinner. Was really impressed and will definitely be going back.
This place is awesome!! The vibe, the staff, the food, the drinks. It is Bloomington perfection :)
Cardinal is one of my all-time favorite bar/restaurants! All of their cocktails are amazing and hand-crafted using their homemade spirits. So unique and delicious! And they've added food to the menu the last few years. From small plates as a bite with a cocktail, to full dinner and brunch menus, you can't go wrong. I have to visit at least once each time I am in Bloomington!
EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE .COCKTAILS WERE TERRIFIC , GENERAL MANAGER WERE FRIENDLY
OVERALL EXPERIENCE GREAT.
Consistently Amazing. Best restaurant and drinks in B-town. Whenever we have big city, (or small town) guests, we take them to Cardinal. Staff are incredibly fun, helpful, and kind. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cardinal Spirits is a trendy new distillery that is producing really interesting products, and creative cocktails. The food menu is perfect, just a few excellent choices in each category (appetizers, entrees, desserts), and the menu changes seasonally, which is refreshing. Their winter menu included hot cocktails, which are perfect for a chilly, damp evening! The food is well prepared and consistently delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly and accommodating! We had a lovely dinner there with friends, and everyone was satisfied.
Our server, Alex, was top notch. He explained the flavors of their cocktails and offered samples of their line of spirits to ensure we liked what we were hearing/reading about. He offered suggestions on pairings from their brunch menu. The cheddar bacon scone, porchetta benedict and poblano potato hash were all fantastic. My husband and I drove an hour to check them out based on having tasted-and falling in love with -their Songbird Coffee liqueur that we purchased from our local liquor store. An internet search led us to realize we had to check them out for both a meal AND for their spirits. We are so glad we made the drive. We’ll be back soon and we’ll be bringing friends!
Easy to find and enough parking. Service was good, staff are attentive. No beer or wine, as they are allowed to sell only what they craft in house, but the cocktail menu is varied and the servers have great suggestions. Menu is small and seasonal, food is incredibly good and served hot! I will definitely be going back in January to try their Winter menu.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with cocktails. Fabulous food - great service.
Absolutely amazing meal, highly enjoyable food- the best hash I’ve ever had! - and really fabulous drinks, obviously! Highly recommend!