Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
525 33rd Avenue, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: (319) 366-8671
Fax: (319) 362-1420
Bars & Cafes
With scrumptious American food, more than 50 beers on tap and awesome music put together at Parlor City Pub & Eatery, no wonder it's the most preferred haunt for the locals to hangout. The service rendered by the friendly bartenders simply adds to the fun of gulping down a bottle or more of beers and ales with your friends. Be ready to stumble up on some exotic drinks like the Ayinger Jahrhundert, Founders Red Rye IPA, Lindemans Framboise and Summit Oatmeal Stout. If you are not much into experimenting with your drinks, then there's also Guinness served here. And just like it's beer collection, the food served here is also impressive. Dishes like Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Sweet Potato Fries, Spicy Chicken Wings and Spicy Lucy burger go excellently with chilled beer. As for the entertainment, the pub attracts a number of popular local and national artists/ bands almost every evening to give you a perfect atmosphere to hangout.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country and its concept is more than that of a New York-style wing joint with 12 signature sauces. This grill is also a sports bar, complete with a full menu featuring everything from salads and appetizers to burgers and a variety of specialty items. Patrons may play trivia on the NTN system and watch their favorite games on one of the many big-screen TVs. Another Cedar Rapids Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar can be found at 1100 Blairs Ferry Road.
Filled with beautiful lighting, music, and art, this 1,400 square foot contemporary neighborhood espresso pub offers premium coffee from around the world, as well as signature non-caffeinated cocktails and custom made-to-order coffee cosmopolitans. Fresh bakery and fine desserts are also available and they are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A locally owned British pub that serves terrific pizzas, sandwiches, salads, soups, and pasta dishes daily for lunch and dinner plus features a relaxing lounge area on site.
The place that occupies the Short's Burger & Shine was earlier used as a shoe-shine shop by its former owner H.D. Short. Keeping the name of the passionate proprietor and his moto intact, today this place serves delicious varieties of creative, gourmet burgers. Their burgers are created using the freshest possible beef sourced from local farmers, and the craft beers on tap commemorate the breweries of the state. They have over 25 varieties of beef burgers, and these come infused with mayonnaise, bacon, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, cheddar, sour cream, salsa, sauteed onions and more. Air your wishes, and a burger is read for you! The menu also features a separate section for chicken burgers, and their Black Bean Burgers also come highly recommended. An institution of Iowa City, the Short's Burger & Shine is a must-visit restaurant for anyone with a large appetite.
The Blue Room at the Blue Moose is a bustling bar that is filled with a vibrant crowd all through the year. The snazzy bar is located within the Blue Moose Tap House which is a thriving music venue. The bar serves an array of beer and alcohol to ensure you remain in high spirits. The decor is very chic and the service quite efficient. The bar also has its own stage that hosts many gigs, jam sessions and live performances. Many popular bands and artistes have performed here. A hot spot for all music lovers and beer connoisseurs! Call ahead to know more.
At Gabe's it is all about live music. During its long history the bar has build the reputation of a great music venue. Back in the days bands like Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins have rocked the stage. Today the bar continues the tradition and offers a unique experience for the music lovers. Check the website for upcoming shows.
One of the most notoriously famous bars of Iowa City, the Union Bar is located on College Street in the Downtown area. This amazing place offers the holy trifacta that makes any place pop - cool ambiance, awesome music and cheap drinks! If you're expecting a swanky shiny place, The Union Bar isn't for you. But if you can get past the loud atmosphere, the occasional booze puddle that often forms on the floors and a an overall feeling of chaos, Union Bar will be only happy to show a good time. Live music events and private parties are often hosted here. Check the website for schedule of events.