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A Bloomington Landmark Since 1976

The Uptown mission is simple: We seek to nourish the body, mind, and soul of all our guests. We have been a Bloomington landmark since 1976, and hope to represent the great people of our town, providing a comfortable gathering place for all.

We look forward to serving you!

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Michael Cassady

Chef / Proprietor

 In 1976 at the age of 26, I opened a 30-seat café on North Walnut Street in Bloomington, Indiana. It was dineresque, known for its hearty breakfasts featuring the ever-popular Michael’s Homefries.

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The Bar is an offering to the creative spirit of the Bloomington community, meant to invigorate and inspire the collective soul of the restaurant – from the food and atmosphere, to the chefs, owner and patrons. Come experience our world class selection of wine, beer, spirits, and hand-crafted cocktails. It has been a long time coming and is a gift of much joy.

This motley crew is an amalgam of some really incredible talent – we bring many points of view to the art of mixology.

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    Sarah

    Sarah’s intense curiosity about life and human nature has given her an eclectic background. When not behind the bar, studying for school, or tasting beer, Sarah can be found exploring the local lakes with her dog, napping in the sun with her cat, or curled up at home with both beasties and a good book.

    Favorite Drink:

    Beer. It’s deliciously bubbly and there’s a style to suit every mood

    Ingredients:

    Water, yeast, malt, hops

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    Cesar

    Cesar has been at Uptown almost as long as he’s been in Indiana. Although new behind the bar, he’s eager to learn and hopes to be as great a bartender as his predecessors. Escaping Texas’ desert to discover an oasis, he has enjoyed Bloomington’s dynamic culture, kind inhabitants, local arts scene, and an atmosphere that leans toward positivity than negativity.

    Favorite Drink:

    Laphroaig, neat

    Ingredients:

    A bottle, a glass, and plenty of time.

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    Emily

    An actor and musician by trade, Emily’s love of cocktailing began when she was first cast as a lush in her high school’s production of “Cocktails with Mimi.” When not performing or bartending, you can catch her sipping a glass of wine or teaching kiddos to sing (but hopefully not at the same time!)

    Favorite Drink:

    Aviation

    Ingredients:

    Bombay Sapphire, Crème de Violette, Maraschino Liqueur, fresh Lemon Juice

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    Andrew

    Boston-born (and not shy about telling you so), the only thing Andrew values more than a good beer is an even better story. He left the corporate world to show off his personality while pursuing his passion for craft brews and his curiosity for new flavors.

    Favorite Drink:

    Jamaican Negroni

    Ingredients:

    Jamaican navy-strength rum, sweet vermouth, Campari

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    Cody

    A 23-year-old Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate. Camp enjoys old country songs, experimenting in the kitchen, and cold drinks.

    Favorite Drink:

    Oaxaca Old Fashioned

    Ingredients:

    Mezcal, simple syrup, bitters

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    Katherine

    A 30-year-old Indianapolis native, Katherine moved to Bloomington a decade ago to attend Indiana University. She has worked in the service industry since the age of nineteen. In her free time, Katherine enjoys dogs, cats, bikes, cooking, and plants.

    Favorite Drink:

    The champagne cocktail

    Ingredients:

    Brandy and bubbles!

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    Caleb

    A painter of intimate faces and cryptic places, Caleb likes his flavors tart, tangy and dry.

    Favorite Drink:

    Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose Ale

    Ingredients:

    Prickly Pear Cactus, Grapefruit, Coriander

Private Dining

The Back Room is a private dining area that can seat up to 50 guests. This intimate setting is perfect for special events like rehearsal dinners, business meetings, birthday celebrations and holiday parties.

BACK ROOM REQUEST

Graduation

All requests for graduation reservations are handled via email:

graduation@the-uptown.com

Dining Room

Please call the main phone:

812-339-0900

 

102 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408

 

Graduation: graduation@the-uptown.com

Private Dining: backroom@the-uptown.com

 

For reservations:

812-339-0900

 

 

Mon-Thurs: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Fri: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Sat: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Back Room Reservation

*The back room books up very quickly. Please submit your request and we will reply within 48 hours to discuss your special event and confirm availability.
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