Eating while watching a musician perform often inspires unexpected tableside creativity, prompting diners to chew in rhythm, play corn on the cob harmonicas, or stage dive into a side of ketchup. Masticate melodically with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty American fare at Bombay Bicycle Club on Hickman Road in Clive.
Bombay Bicycle Club, a vintage rock 'n' roll bar, fills up starved stomachs and eardrums alike with its decadent menu and floor-stomping live musical acts. Hum along to an eternally rotating roster of blues, punk, and country artists through a crunchy mouthful of deep-fried pizza dunked in homemade batter ($5) or pickle chips served with chipotle ranch ($3.50). Rhythmically wash down decadent eats with a cascade of one of 30 tap beers ($3–6) or a brown paper bag-clad 40-ounce brew ($8). Nose-ringed nostalgists can relive their mohawked childhoods with the After School Special, a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly ($4), while famished impersonators can use the peanut butter and bananas of the deep-fried Elvis sandwich ($5) to smear gourmet sideburns on their cheeks.
Bombay Bicycle Club pulsates until 2:00 a.m. seven days a week, its rustic pool tables clanking and quarter notes shredding into the wee hours of the night. Plush leather seating provides ample people parking for the diverse clientele, and kaleidoscopic neon light fixtures ensure that no one crashes into each other during sweaty bouts of rock 'n' roll hokey pokey.
- The location is also a very comfortable and familiar vintage place. – Joanne Boeckman, Des Moines Register
- Numerous pool, shuffleboard and foosball tables will keep patrons entertained, and the bar offers a plethora of seating as well as old Victorian style couches and hair salon chairs. – Jared Curtis, Cityview