423 E. Kirkwood St.
Bloomington, Ind.

Eighty-three years old and going strong, Nick's remains the focal point of Bloomington's Kirkwood drag just off campus. Cheap pitchers (less than $10 for swill, $15 for imports and local microbrews) and bomb pizza (a B-town strong suit) now share menu space with burgers made from local grass-fed beef, but the years haven't changed it; it's still the same cozy parade of tiny booths where professors, undergrads, and townies alike get pleasantly sloshed. [Website: nicksenglishhut.com]

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