1943 Garfield Ave.
West Liberty, IA 52776-9034
Phone: (319) 627-2171
Fax: (319) 627-4982
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
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.