We do love our coffee houses, don’t we? Coffee and coffee shops have become a sense of art. Finding that perfect shop; hearing those beans whirl while smelling them freshly roasting as our favorite java is coming across the counter… what’s not to love.
Burlington has fantastic coffee shops. If you are brand loyal you will like knowing that Panera Bread is located right on the PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex campus with Starbucks and Dunn Brothers also in town. If you want to try out a local favorite, you are in luck as Burlington also has our share of unique coffee houses. One to visit is:
In a hurry? Zip through a proudly Iowan drive-through coffee shop, located in the Westland Mall parking lot! Started in 2016, owners T.J. Widbin and Melissa Cervantes adopted and lovingly renovated The Java Shack, a 12-year local staple of Burlington. Their drinks match their adventurous spirit, with house specialties like The Bear Hug, The Compass, and The Grizzly. Plus, don’t miss the fruit smoothies!
550 S Gear Avenue; West Burlington, Iowa 52655
Imagine a great restaurant and cool sports bar rolled into one. Featuring a delicious All-American menu and great drinks, this is THE place for music, sports, and entertainment – including 40 jumbo LED screen TVs. Located in the PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex
3001 Winegard Drive; Burlington; Iowa
If you’re yearning for a satisfying beer-and-brew, drop in at The Som, Burlington’s oldest standing bar. The Som has undergone a dramatic makeover since days of yore, but the classic Som Burger is still delicious as ever. Weekly unique food specials and events make every visit an adventure!
863 Jefferson Street; Burlington, Iowa 52601
A spacious, laid-back microbrewery with a seasonal menu of craft beer on tap. Established in 2013 in a historic building on Jefferson Street that stood empty for 40 years, Bent River Brewery’s interior renovations took over two years to complete. Brews are made on site or supplied from their Moline-based parent brewery. Try a new beer and pair it with delicious Brewpub Pretzels or the hearty Poutine Burger!
500 Jefferson Street; Burlington; Iowa
Overlooking scenic Crapo Park (hence the name), Parkside Brewery was founded in 2015 by passionate local brewers. Brews are made right on the premises with an ever-changing assortment on tap. Check their website for a current listing!
2601 Madison Avenue; Burlington; Iowa