Iowa has a lot of incredible small-town bars, but there’s a pub in Pella that stands windmill blades above the rest. The Cellar Peanut Pub is a place with a friendly pub experience that can’t be beat in this Dutch-inspired town. The bar has a lively, welcoming atmosphere, one of the best bloody marys on earth and it takes its beer, very, very seriously.

Reviewers have taken notice and the pub has won a trophy case full of accolades – it has been named the best pub in Iowa, the best Craft Beer Bar in Iowa, and the pub’s bloody mary won top honors at The New York Wine & Food Festival, a contest judged by The Food Network’s cast of Chopped.

All that’s left is for you to judge this place for yourself.

The Cellar Peanut Pub doesn’t serve food but people bring in delicious pizza from a restaurant next door. While you’re in Pella, here are some more things to see and do.

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