3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated April 23, 2012
Set up like a brown bar, it’s dark, wooded, very cozy and warm feeling. At the door you can read over the beer menu, and I guess we came during a bad night or bad week, because the wildest thing they had available was a couple of standard Rogue taps. No Locker Stock, as others had noted, and no seasonals to be found. They had around 12 craft taps and all were fairly common, so other than being close to some cheap eats and only a block from Old Capitol, I don’t much reason to visit unless you can call ahead first and confirm something good is on tap.
Located just down the road from Johns Grocery. I found parking spots on the side Road as well as the lane behind the pub. Very dark wood panels, Low key lighting, an absence of tv’s gives this place a laidback pub feel perfect for conversations. Didn’t see the bottle list because the tap list was plenty. They had about 20 taps with a nice mix of local and national craft including a number if Deschutes who seemed to have recently invaded the state. Didn’t expect to see the Evil twin Justin Blaeber. Had a nice conversation about craft beer with the bartender as well. 2 for 2 this trips off to a great start.
This pub has loads of ambiance, with massive wood beams and stone walls dating from the 1940’s. A nice rotating draft list and some interesting bottles, although many are 22 oz or 75 cl. No flights, but a pretty liberal small free tastings. There were a few off notes in the three drafts I sampled. Food was very good and the service friendly and pleasant.
Cool, dimly lit pub with a real nice beer list and some tasty pizza. We stopped by to sample some Toppling Goliath beers. They had ~20 beers on tap and many more in the bottle. I will definitely come back if I’m in Iowa City in the future.
heemer77 (227) Urbandale, Iowa | October 3, 2005| Updated April 11, 2007
The food here is subpar, but the atmosphere and beer make up for that. There is no tv and live music on some weekends. They have a nice tap selection and the best bottle selection in the state. They have a fair number of German, Belgian and English beers. The taps usually have some Young’s, Anchor, SN and Rogue products. They carry a nice variety of imports but, like John’s Grocery, domestics are a little thin. Worth a stop, but you won’t find anything extraordinarily rare here. They also get occasional special kegs form Rogue and Sierra Nevada. A nice quiet place.
Pretty good place. Probably the best in Iowa City/Coralville for beer (which isn’t saying a whole lot unfortunately). You could pass it by easily and not see it, but it’s about a block down the street from Old Capital Brew Works and Public House. Native rock wall interior with lots of wood. Always have 8 or 9-ish beers on tap including an occasional Belgian. Recently they have stepped it up a bit and have been getting the Rogue John’s Locker Stock series. Over 100 beers in bottle. Food is pretty good. Often have music Thur through Sat. My biggest gripe is that they should have more draft selections that rotate more often. And I can’t figure out why nobody in Iowa chooses to serve beer brewed IN Iowa. Makes no sense.
Good little pub, food was better than typical bar fare and they have a nice selection of taps and a large selection of bottles, service was decent. I would definitely go here again.
(I was here a last summer before I remembered I had joined Ratebeer and rating from memory)
With 20+ craft and import taps this bar has the largest tap selection of quality beer in Iowa City. The only issue is their prices tend to be a dollar or two higher for tap beer when compared with other local bars. Atmosphere is great and the bar tenders are friendly and know there beer. I always see a few beer on tap here that I don’t see anywhere else in the area.