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Swingers Bar & Grille

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American, Bar, Pub
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1304 Cross Creek Drive, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
+1 309-829-5777
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a fan of this place since they opened. I eat here a couple times a year and always have a good experience. The ambience is nice and drink options plentiful, and service is usually very good. On my most recent visit we discovered they have a new menu and new chef. I was disappointed by the new menu... More 

Thank weyes
Bloomington, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting enough Swingers is not what one thinks it is. It a fun place to hit golf balls and the have a great dinner. The area to hit golf balls (like a driving range) is heated during the colder months! So you can hit balls all year. I have been going to Swingers fro many years. I hosted my daughters... More 

Thank sls8558
Bloomington, Illinois
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I normally eat here at least once a month. The restaurant either has too many servers, or not enough. They can't seem to find the sweet spot were the customers don't have to wait. Food was just OK. I had one of the weekly special's that was a Citrus Pork Torta. For some reason they used cilantro, and left the... More 

Thank CopperAddict
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Decent food, family friendly atmosphere, moderate price range, nice variety on menu, excellent service.

Thank 760maryf
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We love this place. We have been going here for the last 4 years while visiting our daughter at ISU. We discovered this place from a tip by a family member who lives in the area, or we would not have ever tried this place. The setting is weird. An exceptional restaurant connected to a golf pro shop and driving... More 

Thank deestand
Bloomington, Illinois
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner at Swingers. Sat near the bar at a high top table. Actually, it was nice because we had space around us and it was not too noisy which made conversation easier. The food was very good--we had prime rib and maple cheddar burger. The service was great--thank you Max!! Highly recommend!

Thank Sheila K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Max was a member of a great waitstaff that was attentive and helpful. Will visit again.

Thank James A
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Took my family which includes all older children (over 19). Was surprised when we drove up to find it included a driving range, but the entire experience was amazing. The menu has a great selection of appetizers and entrees; something to fit the style for the entire family. The wine list was excellent. It is rare to find a place... More 

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Renton, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

When I walked in, I didn't see any signs indicating where the restaurant is located. Through the darkness I see a young lady at a host stand. She did not greet and barely said "boo." She sat me at a taller table, which are located in the middle of the floor. After a good 7-8 minutes a young man approached... More 

Thank DR1961
Management response:

DR1961, Thank you for visiting our establishment. We understand you have a choice when dining out and pride ourselves on our food, service and value of entertainment. I am sorry to hear that the service didn't meet or exceed your expectations. I would like you to know your review has been read and these issues addressed. We hope you give... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Not over crowded but busy - staff took good care of us. Food lots of choices reasonably priced. Check out the restrooms spacious (said spouse) I thought the wood sinks were unique. Server was somewhat dense and didn't get our humor... but played along (somewhat). Had a nice dinner. We would/will return... Check the specials and "nightly" entertainment. We could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 Cross Creek Drive, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-829-5777
Swingers is a fresh grille and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance. At Swingers Grille, we pride ourselves on offering our guests: Seasonally-Inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate An award-winning international wine list featuring diverse wine selections that personalize the dining experience Monthly wine,spirit & beer paired dinners Live Music on Thursday & Saturday evenings Knowledgeable, approachable service that inspires confidence A casually-sophisticated adult ambiance that feels warm and inviting

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?