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The Black Sparrow

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
+1 765-429-0405
11:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 03:00
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Schererville, Indiana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and a bite to eat. It was not what I was looking for but it may be for you. My discontent came from the pizza I ordered. I am a pizza snob so again not what I was looking for but it may be for you but the pizza was supposed to have cheese... More 

Thank Tom F
West Lafayette, Indiana
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

So, I've been here for drinks and a large group, but this time was just me and my wife. After perusing the menu we settled on the Thai Pizza. Oh my yum.... This pizza had a little bite to it, and they also brought a bottle of Sriracha sauce. It was absolutely delicious and filling. While a hardy appetite could... More 

Thank Kevin P
West Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The coolest bar in town, they proclaim right up front that there's 'No crap on tap'. In addition to a great rotating beer selection, the Sparrow also boasts some of the best food in Lafayette. Oh, and always great music playing...it's not uncommon to hear an entire Bowie album, for instance, while eating dinner. Not to be missed: they do... More 

Thank MegadaveIU
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

What a great staff they have! Always a joy to be around. No crap on tap, so the rotating beer choices are always flavorful. A non traditional menu that keeps us coming back.

Thank JeffnLiz V
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Been trying to go to the Black Sparrow on my visits to WL for the past couple of years, and finally got there this time. Pub food was quite good and the bar atmosphere was great. Really good crowd on a weeknight in spite of the fact that Purdue was out of session. Really like this bar! Great beer and... More 

Thank Windwood32
Kokomo, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great Service and great food! Great selection of Beers too! Very close to the court house downtown. Plenty to choose from on the menu!

Thank Gar1712
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324 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Warm friendly welcome and great service in this well run bar . On this visit we had 1 steak pie and 1 burger -both very nice . Good quality food at reasonable prices .Nice atmosphere . Will definitely be back .

Thank visit09
Lafayette, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wife and I love Black Sparrow for lunch. It has a quaint hole-in-the-wall feel and the food is excellent. The menu is small, but everything we've had on it is quite good. The fish and chips has a very nice light batter and a unique tartar sauce that is very tasty. Also, the soup specials are often worth the trip,... More 

Thank Adam B
Zionsville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Great place in DT Lafayette. Good variety of brews, excellent fish & chips. Reuben was great too! Will be returning again!

Thank Jay M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

My oh my! How can corned beef be this tender and delicious! Such a perfect sandwich! I was almost sad to take the last bite! Hubby said fish and chips were great too! Yummmmmmm!

Thank Cr8joy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-429-0405

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