So You’re Looking for Something to Do…

With two historic theater venues for live plays and concerts, plazas a plenty for outdoor festivals and concerts, and the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino on board with National Headliners for comedians and concerts, a multitude of entertainment options await. And lots of the local bars and coffee shops feature live music too.

The arts scene is pretty happening here in general.

Did we mention restaurants?

We’ve got some really good ones, and it’s Iowa, so you know you won’t leave any establishment hungry. We love our fresh produce and corn-fed beef. (We like the other kinds of beef too, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention corn somewhere on this site.)

Here are some suggestions for Dining, Entertainment, Libations, Caffeine, People Watching, Whatever:

  • Grand Opera House
  • Five Flags Center
  • Live Music at at the Busted Lift
  • Music and Comedians at the Mississippi Moon Bar
  • Shopping. Shopping. Shopping.
  • A Lovely Massage at Potosi Spa at the Hotel Julien Inn or Body & Soul in the Roshek Building
  • Town Clock Pizza (yum)
  • Shot Tower Inn (also yum)
  • Pepper Sprout
  • L.May
  • Woodfire Grille
  • Brazen
  • Monk’s for Coffee and Drinks and Some Really Colorful People
  • Jubeck New World Brewing
  • Stone Cliff Winery
  • Lot One for Munchies and Sports (they have a bajillion TVs)
  • Mason Dixon for BBQ and Sports (they have a bajillion TVs too)
  • 1st & Main (ask anyone for directions)
  • Crust
  • Vinnie Vanucci’s
  • Salsa’s
  • House of China
  • Bejing Grill
  • Gallery C
  • Manna Java World Cafe
  • Candle Ready Cakes
  • All Things Sweet
  • Adobo’s Express Burrito
  • Great Dragon
  • Mario’s (plus you’ll probably get to meet Mario if you play your cards right)
  • MoJo’s Sports Bar (yep, more TVs)
  • Skinny Maginny’s Pub & Eatery
  • Inspire Cafe
  • Dubuque Museum of Art
  • Voices (September only, but try to make it–super cool gallery and the art is over the top)