Dine At The Historic Spot In Iowa Where Kurt Vonnegut Drank Guinness

Donnelly’s in Iowa City is one of the Hawkeye State’s top Irish pubs – and is a hopping place every St. Patrick’s Day. But this historic pub in Iowa has a lot more to it than just great Irish cuisine and beer. First opened in the 1930s and standing for nearly 40 years, it was torn down due to urban renewal in the 1970s – but was rebuilt a short distance away in a new location that carried on the pub’s authentic charm. What hasn’t changed is the pub’s connection to one of the most famous institutions in Iowa – the Iowa City Writers’ Workshop. This famous program has attracted some of the most famous rising writers in the world over the decades – and many of those writers gathered at Donnelly’s Pub to drink, eat fine food, share stories, and become part of the pub’s history.

Have you visited Donnelly’s Pub in Iowa City? Let us know about your visit to this historic pub in Iowa in the comments section. To learn more about what Donnelly’s is like in the present day, make sure to visit the pub’s website and Facebook page. If you’re in the mood for Irish food after reading this, make sure to check out Waterloo’s most famous pub.

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Address: Donnelly's Pub, 110 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA