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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

$$ - $$$American, ,
1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4507
+1 319-354-2687
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4507
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a large group for a corporate event in the evening. Nice facility with lots of space for a large group. Game tables to play on around the facility inside and out. Multiple bars to order from, the Zapa beer(dark Guinness type brew) was...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun place to have drinks and some yummy bar food!! Can’t wait to go back!! Even though it was super busy our waitress took care of us in a timely manner with a smile on her face!!

Thank Jenifermae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Formerly a warehouse, this working brew house beacons to all who are looking for a place to relax with friends over a drink and a touch of street foods from around the world. I had the Laotian Sausage Bowl and a side salad. The Bowl...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third time at BGB, love their always different list of brews. It’s a noisy busy place but has plenty of seating inside and out.

Thank TaMike87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m an organizer of a beer festival in the Midwest but don’t want to plug it. I want to plug this place! Chad was an amazing host. Their brewery was at our festival and I had the opportunity to meet some friends at the brewery...More

Thank jaquie2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made an impromptu trip to Big Grove Brewery over the weekend and I;ll have to say this is one of the very few times the atmosphere carried the day. This is just a neat place with a unique concept that I’ve really never seen...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went here after a day of moving my grad student daughter into a new apartment. The outdoor garden was stunning, and the meal was enjoyable. The beertender was knowledgeable about his beers and recommended a flight that gave us a tasty variety. I highly...More

Thank sjn66
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Several of us from work got together for a going away for a co-worker. We all had something to eat and of course drink. You have to go up and order your food and they'll give you a beeper when it's ready. I had loaded...More

Thank mouzer00
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Fun spot for lots of different occasions. Big space inside to eat & drink with game room, stage for live music & outdoors area. Connects to Iowa River Trail so great pit stop during a bike ride!

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This was a location we visited with the Pork Council for one of our dinners. The old building had been renovated into a modern but warm eatery. The Owner and Chef was there to make sure our experience was way above our expectation! We started...More

Thank Chef-TK-KC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-2687
  • E-mail
Big Grove Brewery and Taproom is a 26,000 sq-ft brewery, restaurant and entertainment venue. Stop in for one of our award winning beers on tap, enjoy casual dining from a menu of street-food inspired small plates and sandwiches, play a game of ping pong, foosball or soak in some live music.
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