Located in the heart of Indiana University’s campus, Lennie’s introduced gourmet pizza to Bloomington in 1989. After a much publicized conflict with Indiana University’s Dean of Students, Founders Jeff Mease and Helen “Lennie” Busch successfully obtained a permit to sell beer and wine at the restaurant. Imported and specialty beers were particularly popular, and it wasn't long before the pair were bitten by the craft-beer bug. In 1994, the Bloomington Brewing Company opened adjacent to the restaurant, and the Bloomington brewpub became the first of its kind in southern Indiana.
Culinary Institute of America grad Fred Manion leads Lennie’s ongoing quest to offer Bloomington Brewery Co. Brewpub guests a wide array of options. Chef Fred’s menus, appealing to both the traditionalist and adventurist.
We do house-made, not ready-made. From our scratch soups and salad dressings, to our Italian meatballs and house-cured sausages, to our artisan pizzas and desserts, you'll taste the difference.
Lennie's is committed to supporting local farmers and sustainable farms. Look in our coolers, and you'll find pork from our own pigs at Loesch Farm, and also produce from Fischer Farms, Heartland Family Farms, Local Folks and more. During growing season, you'll often find us at the Bloomington Farmers' Market supporting our local economy and bringing the best of the season to our customers.
Served all day.
Served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This menu is perfect for guests with limited time to lunch.
Our Fried Chicken & Waffles, Stromlettes and Pizza & Eggs are a hit! Served 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Cheaper and simpler eats for the youngsters.
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - Midnight*
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.*
*Restaurant closes 1 hour earlier.