The Irish Lion is a classic Irish pub set in a restored 1882 building that was originally a tavern. Rumor has it that at some point in history a brothel existed upstairs in what is now the banquet room. Some suspect that the ghosts may be working girls from that time.
Former employees tell stories of glasses and bottles flying across the room, sometimes at them. Some speak of locking up a clean bar and returning in the morning to broken glass and an inexplicable mess.
Some patrons have told stories of feeling a strange presence in the upstairs banquet room. One woman told of going upstairs to use the bathroom on the second floor near closing time. There were few people in the downstairs bar and the upstairs room was empty. Suddenly the banquet room was filled with the loud noises of a party or entertaining, but when she turned to look she saw nothing but a dark empty room.
Location: 212 West Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Website: The Irish Lion
- Anecdotes and interviews