Check out Lion Bridge Brewing Company, an award-winning brewery in the heart of Czech Village. There are typically seven year-round beers on tap — including the ever popular Compensation, a dark mild brew — and several seasonal options to enjoy. lionbridgebrewing.com
Across the river, you’ll find Iowa Brewing Company, nestled between the NewBo neighborhood and downtown. They produce a number of beers in house — including Iowa Eagle, a crisp light lager and Bohemian Rapids, a Czech pilsner. iowabrewing.beer
Housed within Black Sheep Social Club, you’ll find Clock House Brewing featuring the popular Witch Slap, a New England IPA and Hell to Pay, a light German lager. Grab appetizers from Black Sheep for a great evening out. clockhousebrewing.com
A few blocks away is Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery. They serve great beers, with about a dozen of their own brews on the menu, but they also cook up spectacular pizza and other inventive menu options. Stay for the classic arcade games. thequarterbarrel.com
ALL AREA BREWERIES
Pedal for a Pint
A cool new vehicle is hitting the streets in Cedar Rapids as soon as the weather warms up. The DoubleTree Express, a people-powered pedal bike, The bike holds a total of 14 people (21 and older only please) and can be rented for bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding parties of team building. Although current Iowa state laws do not allow riders to drink or transport alcohol while on the pedal bike, riders can certainly pedal their way around downtown for a bar crawl. It’s equipped with Bluetooth so you can blast tunes while you ride and there’s motor assist if the pedaling becomes too tough. Ask the Doubletree Hotel for a suggested route or blaze your own trail. Call 319-731-4444.
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