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The Black Sparrow

) #31 of 173 Restaurants in Lafayette $$ - $$$ American, ,
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
+1 765-429-0405
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“fig pizza” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I dont know why people are saying the food is overpriced. They have options from $9-$20 for a meal and their food is excellent. The Sparrow's menu is a cut above any other pub in town, and is very popular among young Purdue faculty members....More

Thank Econlady
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went here just as a couple. It is a bit noisy inside with all hard decor. We shared a oriental salad, which they put on 2 plates for us. Then the fig pizza, very yummy. Food was very good but we think a bit over...More

Thank MarkJaci
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Its a little intimidating to go in the black doors and dark bar area, but really, its cool. The bar features decent craft cocktails, good selection of bourbon and really good beer selection... "no crap on tap". The food is unique in choice, nothing fancy,...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Went with a group of friends. Typical small bar atmosphere. Menu was interesting. I had the "El Diablo" pizza and it was very good. Lots of varieties of bottled beers (some quite pricy) but limited in the beers on tap.

Thank makremer
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Normally a decent place. On recommendation of waiter ordered a certain beer. When bill came it was $12. Three times normal price with no warning whatsoever and to put it simply it was ok, nothing special. They should never do that to patrons.

1  Thank caroline B
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...More

Thank Tom F
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...More

Thank Kevin P
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...More

Thank MegadaveIU
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
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...More

Thank Windwood32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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