You Know You’re in Cedar Rapids When You Visit These Dive Bars
When you're looking for a place that has cheap drinks, cheezy food, and a non-judgmental atmosphere, you've come to the right town.
Cedar Rapids has an abundance of "dive bars". It's no put-down. It's a badge of honor for these small, local establishments that pride themselves on simply being simple.
They are the cozy, neighborhood taverns and pubs that our listeners love most.
These humble joints have no need for big dance floors featuring flashy pyrotechnics. You won't find a velvet rope at the front door or valet parking anywhere.
What you will find are guys proudly displaying their butt crack and beer bellies hanging out with gals who don't need to get all gussied-up with glitter and high heels.
You find pool tables and pinball. Jukeboxes and Karaoke. Bar food at it's finest. And a well-populated smoking and vaping section...outdoors of course.
And after a few drinks, chances are you too will fall in love with the charm, the barkeeps and the patrons of these unique, exceptional "dive bars" of Cedar Rapids.
So DIVE IN and enjoy!
Location: 1227 J Ave. NE
Features: Shuffle Board, Pinball games, Bloody Mary's.
Location: 729 1st Ave. SW
Features: Domestic bottles and bar bingo.
Location: 719 5th St SE
Features: Barbeque ribs and Bingo.
Location: 912 1st Ave NW
Features: Cherry bombs. Great Karaoke.
Location: 1502 H Ave. NE
Features: Shenanigans and potluck.