We are going to list the 8 best bars in the Dubuque area you ought to visit next time you are in town. Due to the international COVID-19 situation, we suggest calling the cited locations before visiting for updated policies or hours.

The State of Iowa and the City of Dubuque are now practicing face-covering orders for those over two years old in public spaces, in addition to other practices that may affect your trip to Dubuque.  Here are the eight awesome places open for business in alphabetical order.

1. Backpocket Brewing & Beercade

Also situated In the Historic Millwork District, this is the next place for Backpocket based in Coralville, Iowa. Unique to the Dubuque place is their one-of-a-kind beercade, including classics like skee ball, Pac-Man, foosball, and more.

Get your appetites and quarters prepared — this place also offers some delicious cuisine such as mac n cheese, street tacos, and wings.

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Address

333 E. 10th StreetDubuque, Iowa 52001

Hours

Tuesday -Thursday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sunday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact

Phone No. 563.582.1611

Email: info@backpocketbrewing.com

Website

backpocketbrewing.com

2. Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant

Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant has long been a neighborhood favorite. Serving up food Riverside since 2005, they included a two-barrel system to the mix in 2016, brewing up many different beers for their clients and visiting when the climate is warm?

Enjoy your brew outside and appreciate the waterfront. Wish to get on the river? Get aboard the American Lady Yacht Cruises found onsite for a Lunch, Happy Hour, or Sunset Cruises.

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Address

1630 East 16th StreetDubuque, Iowa 52001

Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact

563.582.8600

Website

www.catfishcharliesonline.com

3. Dimensional Brewing Company

Dimensional Brewing is situated on historic Main Street and hosts various beers to make any connoisseur delighted. This joint features indoor and outdoor seating with doors opening to the street for this open-air feeling.

Ensure you come hungry as they’re serving up food from Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ. Their specialty on southern classics, along with a locally crafted brew, will hit the spot after a hectic day of exploration.

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Address

67 Main Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Hours

Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday- Thursday 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Website

dimensionalbrewing.com

4. Jubeck New World Brewing

*Indoors currently closed, pre-purchase beer for carry-out.*

Pull up a stool and begin a dialog with fellow beer enthusiasts. This was the intention when Jubeck New World Brewing considers crowdsourcing a microbrewery in city Dubuque, Iowa.

Community & dialogue are essential to them – they financed their startup and continue to shape their company. They keep things simple and pure when crafting the perfect beer and using organic and locally sourced ingredients.

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Address

115 West 11th StreetDubuque, Iowa 52001

Hours

Friday- Saturday4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact

775.375.5692

Website

www.jubeckbrewing.com

5. Potosi Brewery & National Brewery Museum™

Started in 1852, the Potosi Brewing Company became the fifth-largest brewery in Wisconsin and spread shore to shore. The brewery outlived prohibition but closed in 1972.

After a multi-million dollar recovery, the Potosi Brewery Foundation resumed the brewery in 2008 and has been on a roll ever since. Please take a look at their onsite restaurant in addition to the National Brewery Museum™, which has an eclectic variety of breweriana goodies.

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Address

209 South Main StreetPotosi, Wisconsin 53820

Hours

Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact

Telephone 608.763.4002

Fax 608.763.2377

Website

www.potosibrewery.com

6. River Ridge Brewery

River Ridge Brewery is a family-run, community-driven small brewery in Bellevue, Iowa. Presently under construction for phase two of the brewery’s narrative, their new place is located on the river and will emphasize a taproom, waterfront patio, and homegrown brews.

Started by enthusiastic beer fans with backgrounds in several businesses, they came together over a shared interest — their love of beer.

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Address

118 North Riverview Drive Bellevue, Iowa 52031

Hours

Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact

cheers@riverridgebrewing.com

Website

www.riverridgebrewing.com

7. Textile Brewing Company

Situated in Dyersville, Iowa, Textile Brewing company is gratified of its roots. Keeping everything out of the old sewing shop in the house, there’s a classic treasure everywhere you view. Whether you’re more of a homemade beer nerd or a beer fan — there’s something there for everybody to enjoy.

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Address

146 2nd St NEDyersville, Iowa 52040

Hours

Sunday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Contact

563.207.0357

Website

textilebrews.com

8. 7 Hills Brewing Company

7 Hills Brewing Company is known for being unapologetically individualistic’, and they live up to that headline. Appreciated for pairing quality craft beer and exceptional cuisine within a relaxed setting, the people at 7 Hills have made a reputation for themselves in the craft brewery scene.

Try their take on classics such as pizza, hamburgers, and brews, and all served up at family-style seating from the Historic Millwork District.

Address

1085 Washington StreetDubuque, Iowa 52001

Hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Sunday 11 AM – 10 PM

Contact

Phone No. 563.543.9546

Email: beer@7hillsbrew.com

Website

www.7hillsbrew.com