Bars and pubs
Dublin Bay. Great Irish restaurant / bar in Ames on S 16th Street, just south of K-Mart. Great fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie etc... They also have a good selection of beer and a lively bar atmosphere. Friendly staff and management always make you feel welcome.
320 S 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010. Tel: (515) 956-3580
The London Underground. British theme bar in downtown Ames. Great selection of bottled beers, nice pub atmosphere and best of all - no TV!
The London Underground (Ames Beat)
212 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010. Tel: (515) 233-2040
The Royal Mile Pub. Very nicely decked out pub in downtown Des Moines. The atmosphere / decor is similar to what you might expect in a city pub back home. They have a fancy assisted pump / tap system that results in great tasting beer that is not too cold. I have tried the Fullers ESB and Speckled Hen from this system. Ummmm, delicious!! Also delicious is the food - try the meat pie, but it's not a light snack!! I also love the pub curry and so does my wife!
210 4th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309 . Tel: (515) 280-3771
The Londoner Pub. Brand new Britsih pub in Cedar Rapids. I've only been there once but found a great atmosphere and friendly staff. I had a Scotch Egg and the Pub Curry. The Scotch Egg was very good but the Curry was specatcular! Please help support this new resturant!
The Londoner Pub (Yelp Reviews)
3325 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Tel:( 319) 261-3131
Barley John's Brew Pub. Not local but well worth a visit if you're ever in the Twin Cities. Family-run brewpub with one of the best selections of beers I've ever come across - and none of them cookie cutter beers like you find in the chains. Enjoy Little Barley Bitter, an English-style session bitter or Dark Knight Returns, served in wine glasses it's so strong and more like a nice glass of port. Great food, great atmosphere. No TV! Bar games such as Cribbage available to play.
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