NEW IN TOWN: The Tap Beer Bar

Bloomington is making room for its newest beer spot, The Tap (101 N. College Ave., Bloomington). The craft beer bar recently opened on the college town’s downtown square, offering 50 daily rotating taps and around 500 bottled beers. That’s a lot of options, but owner Nathan Finney hopes the concept will appeal to craft beer connoisseurs as well as novice sippers (a demo he believes has been underserved). New to beer or just overwhelmed by the whopping menu that ranges from cream ale to quadrupel? The servers are loaded with beer knowledge and willing to help you choose something.

There’s no food prepared onsite, but the bar has partnered with four local restaurants for to-your-table delivery. Customers can order wings from BuffaLouie’s, burgers from Opie Taylor’s, Mexican fare from Taco Rocket, and breadsticks and cheesy bread from Pizza X —all without leaving the comfort of their overly plush bar stools.