About Us


dining room picture 1 WELCOME--You are about to enter Post 18, the Largest Post in Indiana. The Post is located on the West Side of Bloomington in a very scenic and lovely setting on top of a hill surrounded by large trees and overlooking the City of Bloomington. Come on in and let us tell you all about us. This is the entrance to Post 18, where it all begins. You will be served fine food and spirits by a very friendly staff. You may dine in our dining room, large u-shaped bar or sun room. (Check out the pictures on our picture page) Come see us and enjoy a great time at THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #18, in Bloomington, Indiana.


sun deck As you can see by the picture, our Dining Room is very beautiful with a seating capacity of 160 comfortably. There are large windows, which overlook the City of Bloomington. We have an excellent choice of food to choose from, our evening menu on Friday and Saturday evenings consists of a very large salad bar & soup, prime rib, steaks, pork chops, chicken and various seafood. Dancing is on Friday's from 7:30pm to 11:30am with live entertainment (See our events page or the calendar in the news letter for upcoming bands).
Our dinner hours are on:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
and Friday & Saturday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
We have an excellent staff to serve you and the price is very reasonable, much less than most restaurants in the Bloomington area. We patronize only to members and their guest.
  • First monday of each month Members only open 4-9 p.m, otherwise closed
  • Tuesday through Saturday, lunch and dinner 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday noon – 8 p.m.


sun room Notice the beautiful U-shaped fully stocked bar. It consists of 20 bar stools and 8 tables surrounding the bar area. We have excellent bartenders who will be happy to serve any refreshment you may desire, and at a price that will make you happy. The bar is open Tuesday thru Thursday from 11:00am till 11:00pm, and on Friday & Saturday we open at 11:00am and close at 12:30am. You may also dine in the bar and Sun Room area for lunch on Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm, with sandwiches, soup, snacks or other menu entrees, also our lunch is open to the public. Evening dining is available on Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm with the same menu as our dining room. The Sun Room area is very beautiful, you may dine in this area and look out the large windows to our lovely deck.
  • First monday of each month Members only Bar open 4-9 p.m, otherwise closed
  • Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday noon – 8 p.m.


As the picture shows, we have a beautiful deck off the Sun Room. There is seating for 48 people, each of the 8 tables have an umbrella, and also music is available if you so desire. It is very relaxing and the scenery is beautiful, it overlooks the picnic area, with a large charcoal grill and horse shoe pitching area. It is a lovely place to relax, enjoy a cool beverage, dine if you wish and enjoy a wonderful evening with friends. Maybe you just might get lucky and see a squirrel, rabbit or a deer every once in a while.


Past Commanders

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Past commanders 1 Past commanders 2 Past commanders 3


Erwin CooperJames MayGordon KirkMike Farris
Erwin Cooper
James B May
Post Adjutant
Gordon Kirk
First Vice 2014
Mike Ferris
second Vice 2014
James R DavisSteve HicksJim ArnoldWayne
James R Davis
Judge Advocate
Steve Hicks
Service Officer
Jim Arnold
Finance Officer
Wayne Trissler
Geno GillespieCraig Harvey
Harold (Geno) Gillespie
Sgt At Arms
Craig Harvey

Executive Commitee

Jim Walker
Jim WalkerMike Bastin
Charlie WeirTurner Nolan
Charlie WeirTurner Nolan

Board of Trustees

Diane RichardsonMike PateBuck Grubb
Diane RichardsonMike PateBuck Grubb
James May
Greg FowlerJames MayRichard Spigler
Buddy NewlinRichard DunbarRichard Koons
Buddy NewlinRichard E Dunbar CommanderRichard Koons

Wall Plaques

small cannon Burton Wollery various memorials

Past Auxiliary Presidents

past auxilary presidentsPast Auxilary presidentspast auxilary presidents