4055 McDonald Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52003-5249
Phone: (563) 556-3006
Fax: (563) 556-2118
Bars & Cafes
A usual sports bar on ordinary nights, CourtSide Sports Bar & Grill is a great hang out spot for families as wells as groups. However, this bar truly comes alive on the nights of basketball matches. Featuring 24 big screens, it showcases all of the major league basketball matches as well as some college matches. This is a Hawkeye Game fan's favorite spot and they have their own fan club, based here.
If you love beer, then you ought to know about Monks Kaffee Pub. A popular spot for good music and good beers in downtown Dubuque, this pub is a favorite among the locals, and boasts a friendly and welcoming ambiance. There's a fine selection of beer at your disposal, but if you are fond of beer, then you can also sip on their equally popular coffees. There's also live music, so it can truly make for an entertaining evening. Call to know more.
L. May Eatery is undoubtedly the most happening place in the city. The restaurant offers a cozy and relaxing atmosphere and is the local favorite after-work hang out. However crowded the place gets, there's never a time when the service slacks. The bar offers a good selection of cocktails and wines. The food served here is contemporary and includes pizzas, soups and full-meal plates. The daily specials are always good, so check before ordering from the menu.
One of the trendiest nightspots in town, 1st & Main impresses with its eclectic selection of spirits and gourmet food offerings. Specialty cocktails at the bar include South Main Old-Fashioned, Johnny Boy and Chocolate Raspberry Martini.
An out and out local hangout, Skinny Maginny's is a fun place to chill out with your buddies. There's beers, wines and cocktails at the bar, and regular fun events to keep the night alive.
Vinny Vanucchi's is inspired by memories of a grandmother! The owner, Deb, recollects that her grandmother's house always had the aroma of the delicious red sauce on the fire. Keeping in mind what was told to her then, Deb's recipes only use fresh ingredients for all the food, and that's the biggest secret of the delicacies you will savor here! The restaurant also offers family-style meals and a gluten-free menu. The Fettuccine Seafood and the Auntie Nancy's Manicotti are good orders, but ask for the specials before ordering.
If you're into rock music and want to let your hair down, The Lift is a good place to head to. Known for its loud music, live or otherwise, this bar always has something interesting going on. This one space incorporates two individual bars, and you can enjoy daily Happy Hour specials until 8p. In addition, The Lift also has pool and ping pong tables for your entertainment.
Bonkerz is everyone's favorite comedy club. Frequently hosting events, Bonkerz is the place for a fun night of drinking and roaring laughter, with awesome company.
The tavern that rose from two fires to be the oldest restaurant in all of the town, is worth going to see based on History alone. The food, too, is a delicious range of traditional, home-cooked fare, made from scratch. The buffet menu offers a different variety of dishes each day and the numerous pies for dessert are a truly mouthwatering end to the meal. There is an event hall that seats up to 150 people. You can also pick up a couple of souvenirs to remember the trip from the small shop before you leave.
Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy is akin to an excerpt taken right out of Italia. This restaurant oozes a very subtle warmth and romantic vibe, perfect for couples in love and also families looking forward to a calm get together. This eatery is adorned with winding, green creepers which seamlessly blend with the amber walls. Eggplant Parmigianna, Mostaccioli, PIccata, garlic breads and salads are the favorites among the restaurant's patrons while the wine collection boasts of many classy Italian favorites. Like a true Italian venue, the restaurant also hosts get togethers and private parties.
Bored of tacos and enchiladas? Then stop right here at Campeche Restaurant which promises to dish out the most authentic Mexican cuisine. Chunky guacamole, queso, tilapia, chicken verde, caldo de camaron are a few of the dishes worth trying. The pleasure of eating Mexican food significantly doubles when eaten in the open air, wooden patio, setting up the mood just right for a carefree evening with loved ones. Campeche also offers live music from Thursday to Sunday and has a special kids menu to suit the little one's taste buds. Catering for private events is also available.
Frank O' Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill is located in the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, along the idyllic hills of Galena. This pub offers the famed Irish drinking experience, complete with interiors that reflect distinct Irish tastes. Robust tones of red and brown dominate the decor along with Irish memorabilia and art work. As for meals, this pub and grill offers Irish classics such as Fish n' Chips, Gaelic steaks and Shepherd's pies.The setting oozes a relaxed aura with a big dollop of fun. Dancers dressed in traditional Irish attire dance to the beat of live Celtic music while revelers enjoy Gaelic food. Frank O'Dowd's also have their own draught beer system which is used to brew the perfect glass of chilled beer.