C4L2011 social activities

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Code4Lib 2011 social activities

Code4Lib 2011 Google Map - It's the ultimate plot device! See what others are recommending and recommend your own places to see and things to do!

Map of the Indiana Memorial Union - The conference is happening here, and here, here, and here. Use this map and you can probably find it all.

Local events

Things to see:

Recommended Restaurants/Bars (no particular order)

  • Uptown Café - great for breakfast, lunch, or wine
  • Village Deli - can accommodate large crowds for breakfast or lunch
  • Grazie - Italian, great wine selection
  • Japanee (320 N. Walnut St) - Bento Box lunch – yum!
  • Max’s Place - pizza and beer
  • Samira - Afghanistan cuisine – lunch buffet w/ roasted chicken
  • Shanti (221 E. Kirkwood Ave) - great for lunch
  • Esan Thai - delicious, but takeout only – slow service
  • Café Django - Indian and Thai, great noodle dishes
  • Stefano’s Ice Café - best chicken salad sandwich in town
  • Laughing Planet - yummy burritos/nachos
  • Bloomington Bagel Co. - best bagels in town
  • RockIt's Pizza (222 N. Walnut St) - open late for a slice after visiting nearby bars
  • Farm - fun little hipster whiskey bar in basement
  • Nick's - local meat, in-house batter for deep fried goodness
  • Lennie’s Bar & Grill - local brew
  • Square Donuts - donuts that are square and fresh and you eat them zomg
  • Upland Brewing Co. - more local brew (different from Lennie's)
  • The Irish Lion - Irish pub, Guinness on tap
  • Bloomington Sandwich Co. - great for lunch, yummy reuben
  • Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream (480 N. Morton St) - eat the giganto burger in a certain time limit, get your picture on the wall (if that's what you're into)
  • Yogi's Grill & Bar - bazillion beer choices
  • Restaurant Ami (1500 E. 3rd St) - Japanese/Korean, great for lunch
  • Turkuaz Cafe - Turkish, pides great for lunch
  • Crazy Horse - also bazillion beer choices
  • Finch's - great wine selection

Planned events

Plan one if you like! Either on your own or you can join the social activities committee.

Craft Brew Drinkup

'Date/Time TBA.' Like good beer? Bring some in your luggage! Some of us are planning on bringing on bottles of our favorite local brews to share. Interested? Sign up on the Craft Brew Drinkup page!

Newcomer Dinner

First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating discussions about demonstrations of the many uses of bacon dongles.

Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!


  • When: Monday evening (2/7)
  • Time: 6 PM (ish)
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose


  • Max of 6 per location
    • Please, no waitlisting :(
  • ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans in each group
    • New folks - n
    • c4l vets - v
  • One leader needed for each location (declare yourself! - Vets are highly encouraged to lead the group :))
    • Leader duties
      • Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 6 rowdy library coders
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)


West Side of Campus (towards downtown)

Indiana Avenue, across street from campus (5-10 minute walk)

Buffa Louie's (Wings/Subs/Sandwiches) - Gables location on Indiana Avenue is historic site

4th St. between IMU and downtown square (10-15 minute walk)

Anyetsang's Little Tibet (Tibetan/Thai/Indian)

  • Dot Porter (leader) - n
  • Jason Ronallo - n
  • Ben Anderson - n
  • Bill Dueber - v
  • Julie Meloni - n
  • Jakub Skoczen - n

Siam House (Thai)

  • Becky Yoose (leader) - v
  • Margaret Heller - n
  • Bohyun Kim - n
  • Karen Hanson - v
  • Daniel Lovins - v

Puccini's La Dolce Vita (Italian)

Kirkwood Ave. (5th St) between IMU and downtown square (10-15 minute walk)

Nick's English Hut (American Pub) - NOTE: web site plays IU fight song

Cafe Pizzaria (Pizza)

Falafels (Middle Eastern)

Finch's (Gastropub-ish)

  • Cary Gordon (leader) - v
  • Michael Doran - v
  • Tim Daniels - n
  • Joshua Gomez - n

Note: FARMbloomingon is closed on Mondays

Michael's Uptown Cafe (Cajun/Creole/American)

  • Julie Hardesty (leader) - n
  • Jean Rainwater - v
  • D Ruth Bavousett - n
  • Theodor T - n

Trojan Horse (Greek)

Shanti (Indian, Vegetarian options)

6th St. between IMU and downtown square (10-15 minute walk)

Runcible Spoon (Variety, Vegetarian/Vegan options)

Grant St. between 3rd St. and 6th St., about halfway between IMU and downtown square (10-15 minute walk)

Cafe Django (Indian, Thai, Vegetarian options)

  • Maccabee Levine (leader) - v
  • Andrew Darby - v
  • Michael Slone - n
  • Linda Ballinger - n
  • Nell Taylor - n

Snow Lion (Tibetan, Indian, Vegetarian options)

Lincoln St. between 3rd St. and 6th St., about halfway between IMU and downtown square (15-20 minute walk)

Esan Thai (Thai, Vegetarian options)

  • Ryan Scherle (leader) - v
  • Jason Stirnaman (drummer) - v

Downtown Square (20-25 minute walk)

Upland Brewing (Microbrewery)

    • Mike Giarlo (leader) - v
    • Jay Luker (wall dodger) - v
    • Benoit Thiell (french tickler) - n
    • Dan Suchy (designated non-driver) - v
    • Matt Critchlow (lupulin addict) - n
    • Esme Cowles (designated non-walker) -v
    • Mark Matienzo (leader) - v
    • Joe Atzberger (agitator) - v
    • Hillel Arnold (intern) - n
    • Mark Custer (title tk) - n
    • Patrick Force (TBD) - n
    • Adam Wead (zymurgist) - n

Irish Lion (Irish Pub)

Crazy Horse (American)

  • Joel Richard (leader, usurped. richardjm at si dot edu) - v
  • Genevieve Francis - n
  • Ben Shum - n
  • Francis Kayiwa - (former leader) n
  • Roberto Hoyle - n
  • Hui Zhang - n

Grazie (Italian)

Samira (Afghanistan cuisine)

Opie Taylors (American)

Malibu Grill (California)

Janko's Little Zagreb (Steakhouse)

El Norteño (Mexican)

Max's Place (Pizza)

Tallent (Local/Seasonal) 7:00 Reservation for 6 people


  • Matt Zumwalt (leader) - v
  • Michael Levy - n
  • Devon Smith - v
  • Sean Hannan - v
  • Eric Hellman (willing to lead a breakaway, troublemaking group for Tallent if any n's care to join me) - v

Roots on the Square (Vegan/Vegetarian)

East Side of Campus (away from downtown)

10th St., east of Wells Library (10-15 minute walk)

Lennie's Bar & Grill (Pizza/American)

3rd St., east of Music School (10-15 minute walk)

Mother Bear's Pizza (Pizza)

The MAC (Mediterranean)

Red Chopsticks (Sushi/Asian Fusion)

Cafe Ami/Domo (Japanese/Korean)

"Social Network Dine Arounds"

Wednesday night. Not sure what these are. Make it up as you go. Be social, network, dine around.