When searching for a great bar in southeast Iowa, you rarely have to search any father than Ottumwa. Ottumwa Iowa, although seemingly rural has an outstanding nightlife for those over the age of twenty-one. There are several great places to hang out and throwback a few cold ones with your friends and enjoy yourself.
If you are looking to have a good laugh or listen to a great band on occasion, you have to stop by The Vine Street Nugget located at 505 East Vine Street in Ottumwa. This place tops the chart because of its inviting atmosphere. Affordability is not a problem at this establishment because draw beer is available for $1.25 a glass with mixed drinks starting at $2.50. When it comes to having a bite to eat The Vine Street Nugget you can count on being surprised because they have some of the best food in town, you must try the catfish when it is available because it sells out quickly, for $6.25, it cannot be beat.
Noe’s Bar and Grill located at 101 South Madison Street, has the best tenderloin money can buy and some of the coldest beer in town. If you are looking for a great place to relax and play shuffleboard or even pool this is one place you definitely want to visit. If you are not in the mood to have a drink with your tenderloin you can always call and order it to go, the staff at Noe’s Bar and Grill are always willing to take your order. Friendly, delightful and always ready for your business Noe’s Bar and Grill is one place you definitely want to be.
If you are looking to dance a little bit and eat some great food, you need to check out Uncle Bucks. Whether you are on your lunch break or looking for a night out on the town this place will have something for you. Uncle Bucks, which is located at 518 Church Street in Ottumwa, has a steak sandwich that is delicious and a must try during your visit. All for around $15, you can have a great meal and a couple of cold beers.
If you have a crowd of hungry people and want a great happy hour special, you should stop at The Tom Tom Tap in downtown Ottumwa at 107 East Second Street. This bar is has it all history, buy one get one free happy hour drink special and a full menu available till 10 p.m. Originally built to be a hotel, which serviced many of Ottumwa’s elite visitors including President Harry Truman, The hotel, which is still in service today, has a full service restaurant and bar is a friendly and wonderful place to spend some time with your friends.