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Dubuque Iowa. Any good spots to grab a brew?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by 4DAloveofSTOUT, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Hey Iowa locals! I am heading to Dubuque Iowa this friday(tommarrow) and was looking for a place to grab some really good food and a glass of some solid craft beer. What suggestions might you have?

    Would especially like to know if any toppling goliath is on draft anywhere and what beers are currently on draft at that location. I wont be able to make the drive up to decorah to visit the brewery that day though...

    Thanks everyone!

    *EDIT- the place doesnt necessarily have to have any toppling goliath. Anything thats awesome local beer or a beer that is under the radar! And good food is a must as well. :)
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (700) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified

  3. iowabeerbaron

    iowabeerbaron Aspirant (40) Iowa Nov 23, 2011

    Eronel is in the former Bricktown restaurant basement. Has a nice selection of beers.
  4. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Savant (395) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010 Verified

    Busted lift is pretty cool - basement bar with live music and a pile of taps. They didn't have any TG when I was there last summer, but maybe they do now. There's also a bar at the casino that has some decent brews.
  5. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Cool. Anything that must eat food?
  6. printer1

    printer1 Savant (295) Iowa Aug 29, 2005

  7. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (165) Illinois Jan 26, 2013 Verified

    Are there any liquor stores in Dubuque that carry TG beers? TG's beer finder only shows restaurants and bars
  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    For the most part TG bottles don't last even 24 hours when they hit stores in IA
  9. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (165) Illinois Jan 26, 2013 Verified

    soooooo.....are there any liquor stores in dubuque that get allocations of TG beers?
  10. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    based on their facebook, it looks like no
  11. Lionhawk

    Lionhawk Savant (480) Iowa Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    no, QC is the only place east of Iowa City to get allocations
  12. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Savant (430) Iowa Mar 22, 2013 Verified

    Busted Lift gets my vote. Cool vibe and nice beer selection. Lot One was kind of a college bar, a lot of bros hanging out, but they did have a nice beer selection.
  13. OnIowa

    OnIowa Aficionado (235) Iowa May 31, 2011 Verified

    No TG in Dubuque. IC, CR, and occasionally the QC area and Waterloo. You might find some on tap, but no bottles.
  14. 4four4

    4four4 Aficionado (215) Minnesota Apr 27, 2007

    I remember when Three Floyd's used to brew beer in this town. Oh the memories of Alpha King changing from batch to batch.