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Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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318 S Towanda Ave, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212 (Von Maur Drive)
+1 309-862-2337
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri 10:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place, good appetizers, a little too crammed, would be good to have more non alcoholic drinks and vegetarian options in food.

Thank Rohit M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place and fun atmosphere! Food is always delicious and service is good! Great spot for a date or friends night out!

Thank Emily J
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our "we need to celebrate; where should we go" places. It starts with the decor and seating. Well designed, but it always seems a little "hard edge" with lights a bit dim and seats a bit hard. Menu will have a lot of things you can't quite envision. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I have... More 

Thank Kenneth G
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really good lunch here in early December 2016. Friendly waitstaff and the food was surprisingly good and creative! Interesting beers, too! Will definitely return when I'm back in the area!

Thank Cynthia M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Food is excelent, fresh, and great every time. Our daughter has been at the University since August and this is a must every time we visit.

1 Thank Nancy1064
Decatur, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try something different in Bloomington and were very pleasantly rewarded. The food was excellent, the serving size very satisfying and the service was wonderful.

Thank M4671TRlynnw
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Destihl always delivers a great meal with many choices and craft beers and specialty drinks. It breaks the trend in the area with fresh, well prepared, and perfect present ion every time.

Thank Gregory1957
Normal, Illinois
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Destihl has wonderful food and a great wait staff. The only issue I have with it is that it is noisy.

Thank JohnCStark55
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Have never had a bad time at Destihl, great food and even better beer. The bartenders are very attentive and are always ready to answer questions. The battered bacon is awesome.

Thank Michael C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had the cheese curds and 6 tastings. Great sour ales and beer that isn't just pale ale and ipa. We'd stop again if passing through this way in the future. Get their wild fermented spurs, they are the best.

Thank Michael P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 S Towanda Ave, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212
    (Von Maur Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-862-2337
DESTIHL(R) Restaurant & Brew Works is two amazing worlds merged into one: the fusion of craft beer and artisan foods. We are a growing gastrobrewpubTM concept which creatively combines and reinvents craft beer and full-flavored dishes from America's melting pot using many local ingredients and both modern and traditional techniques. Our mission is to fill our gastrobrewpubs with fun, energy and passion for great artisan food and beers while providing a 'down to earth', high level of service.

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