Liquor Store Iowa City IA

Local resource for liquor stores in Iowa City. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

Red Poppy
(319) 351-9145
341 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA
Grizzly's South Side
(319) 337-7536
1210 Highland Ct
Iowa City, IA
Grizzly's South Side - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Grizzly's South Side will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

(319) 351-9417
6 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Deadwood - If you're looking to kick back, Deadwood, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Dublin Underground
(319) 337-7660
5 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Dublin Underground - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Dublin Underground fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Sports Column
(319) 356-6902
12 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Sports Column - If you're looking to kick back, Sports Column, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Joe's Place
(319) 338-6717
115 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA
Joe's Place is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Joe's Place

Brothers Bar & Grill
(319) 338-6373
125 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Brothers Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Brothers Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Green Room
(319) 354-4350
509 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
Green Room - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Green Room, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Mike's Tap
(319) 351-9416
122 Wright St
Iowa City, IA
Mike's Tap - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Mike's Tap? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

R T Grunts
(319) 356-6918
826 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA
R T Grunts - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. R T Grunts is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.


The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.


The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.


Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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