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Parlor City Pub & Eatery

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10 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1125 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401-2305
United States

(319) 247-0000 | map

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Added by irespectbeer on 06-20-2012

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Azurecybe:
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Prices are about average for the location. New Bohemia area is hopping at all hours and getting a seat in the evening can be a challenge. However, this place has 56 beers on tap and they constantly rotate a few out so even if you visit weekly you are likely to find new beers on tap. Usually there are a few sours on tap as well as high ABV beers plenty of Belgians and IPA's and a very limited selection of mass market domestics ( BL, ML only I believe)

Table tents are setup with QR codes to scan to see what's on tap so you don't have to wait for a beer menu to make your decision. Actually I recommend this method as service (not at the bar) can be a touch slow.

There is a a family accessible atmosphere and interesting locally pertinent historical decor. A lot of work went into planning this place and it is pretty hip, not in a bad way. They have an outdoor beer garden which is nice in the summer or if you smoke.

Food is better than average and features (IMO) the Juicy Lucy and Spicy Lucy burgers with cheese on the inside. Normally you'd have to travel to Minneapolis to get one of these. Standard american pub food done better than average, pizza, wraps, sammiches and apps.

Parlor city keeps abreast of beer releases and I've been there for several tap takeovers (Stone, Founders, Goose Island). I actually had Juliet on tap and saw 3 (?)versions of Bourbon County Stout available at the GI tap takeover.

Overall a very good place to get something down your gullet that caters to the craft beer drinker. Occasionally they have something totally off kilter (Peace Tree Templeton Red sour... 10 barrels made) that is only for the real beer geek. I have yet to see the cellar but I heard tell of some fantastic action in reserve down there.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ninermanic63
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

This is the best place in Cedar Rapids for craft beers. They have 56 on tap and are rotated fairly regularly. It is the only place I know of that features St Bernardus Abt 12 on tap* which is one of my top 5 beers.

I've been told the service is a bit slow but since my wife and I typically sit at the bar, service for us is always pretty good. The place always seems to be full, which in my opinion is a sign that they provide good fare.

The juicy lucy and spicy lucy are fantastic but otherwise, it's pretty standard pub grub, no better or worse than most places like it.

I love the atmosphere and decor. Every time I go in I spot something that I hadn't seen before.

*St Bernardus Abt 12 got kicked out during the Hell's Bells invasion (2/23/13) but I have it on good authority that it's coming back soon.

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Parlor City Pub & Eatery in Cedar Rapids, IA
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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