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Gastropub in Iowa City

Clinton Street Social Club

This swanky 2nd-floor gastropub boasts locally sourced meals and killer libations at the long cocktail bar. Classic movies play on Monday nights and there's live jazz at least twice a month on Thursdays. Professors …
Books in Iowa City

Prairie Lights

A bookstore worthy of the fabled Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Museum in Iowa City

Old Capitol Museum

The cute gold-domed building at the heart of the University of Iowa campus is the Old Capitol. Built in 1840, it was the seat of government until 1857 when Des Moines grabbed the reins. It's now a museum with galler…
Burgers in Iowa City

Shorts Burger & Shine

A local legend, Shorts serves up all manner of gourmet burgers, including a fine selection of veggie burgers. Great regional beer list.
Bar in Iowa City

Dave's Fox Head Tavern

Popular with the Writers' Workshop crowd, who debate gerunds while slouched in booths in this tiny boozer. Is that TC Boyle by the door?