Nightlife in Iowa City


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  • Hilltop Tavern
    The staff at Hilltop Tavern are all about making you feel at home. So if you feel like stopping in at midnight for a burger, do it. And if you just want to play a quiet game of pool, you can do that, too. Their approach to service clearly works?they've been in business since Prohibition was repealed in 1933, and under the same ownership for the past 30 years. In that spirit, the menu includes plenty of pub-food classics, from wings and cheese curds to patty melts and cheeseburgers. After dinner, feel free to hang out and play a game on one of the three pool tables or enter into one of the regular euchre tournaments.
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    1100 North Dodge Street
    Iowa City, IA US
  • The First Avenue Club
    The same venue that hosts weddings and upscale dinners also welcomes established comedians and rock bands, making First Avenue Club a go-to destination for all manner of events. Inside, a full-service bar overflows with 12 draft beers, 40 bottled beers, and a wealth of mixed drinks. Further behind the scenes, the kitchen fires up hearty entrees such as roast pork loin and baked cod.
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    1550 S 1st Ave.
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Iowa City Community Theatre
    A community pillar since 1956, the Iowa City Community Theatre has enlisted local dramatists to take to the stage for the fourth-wall-leaning musical farce The Drowsy Chaperone . A heartfelt and humorous examination of the interplay of life and art, the play depicts a devoted fan of musical theater as he literally slips into the world of his favorite cast album. As the comedic musical unfolds, audiences find themselves thoroughly bemused by the main character's constant footnoting of theatrical trivia, and English students flip frantically through encyclopedias to cite his sources. A nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a love of theater in the community, ICCT reserves a spot for everybody?onstage, in the audience, or masked behind the subterranean organ.
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    4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Brothers Bar and Grill
    Grab some friends and head on over to Brothers Bar and Grill for great pub grub. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Brothers Bar and Grill, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Brothers Bar and Grill's delightful drink menu. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Brothers Bar and Grill. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Brothers Bar and Grill. The patio tables outside of Brothers Bar and Grill are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Folks tend to dress down at Brothers Bar and Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Or, take your grub to go. Score a generous parking validation offer from Brothers Bar and Grill. Menu items at Brothers Bar and Grill tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. At Brothers Bar and Grill, you can pay with any major credit card.
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    125 S Dubuque St
    Iowa City, IA US
  • The Dublin Underground
    Grab some friends and head on over to The Dublin Underground for great pub grub. For healthy and nutritious meals filled with flavor, dine at The Dublin Underground. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — The Dublin Underground has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at The Dublin Underground. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. If you need to feed a big crowd, The Dublin Underground also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Many diners choose to drive to The Dublin Underground, as there are numerous parking options nearby. The Dublin Underground is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. Meals at The Dublin Underground usually set you back about $30 per diner.
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    5 S Dubuque St
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Union Bar
    Grab some friends and head on over to Union Bar for great pub grub. Enjoy a creative, healthy meal at Union Bar. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Union Bar's full bar to top off your meal. If dinner conversation isn't your thing, Union Bar's got you covered with live tunes from a DJ or musical group. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). That's right! Union Bar will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area. Union Bar's fare is so good, you'll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
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    121 E College St
    Iowa City, IA US

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