Breweries + Wineries

Type of Breweries + Wineries
Casual Dining, Pubs
Casual Dining, Pubs
Looking for a restaurant off the beaten path? This hidden gem is found in Ossian, just a 15 drive from Decorah. Home of the BEST BURGER IN IOWA (per The Best Burger Battle, sponsored by Iowa council and New York Beef Council) Bambinos Bar and Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a full plate of food, a bowl of soup, full bar and a game of pool. And if that wasn’t enough, your head chef is also an author. Not only do Sue’s stories come to life on the page, but ask to see Cindy the dog or Ruford the eagle creatively displayed using the cheese on your burger! With an at home friendly environment we put the comfort back in comfort foods with home cooked meals the way Grandma used to make it! Come visit us and enjoy the beauty of a scenic drive along the way!
Breweries, Wineries
Breweries, Wineries
Convergence CiderWorks' cider is a convergence of apple and pear trees, land, water, and growers; of history, heritage, modern sensibility, and sustainability. Their hard cider’s lifecycle begins with whole ingredients, fruits and herbs. These whole fruits are pressed and fermented through various methods to create both easy-to-enjoy and more hardy heritage hard ciders and berries. Convergence' mission is all about engaging with the community and giving back.  A portion of the production from each release will be dedicated to local and equity causes. Industry diversity and community support are key tenants in the Convergence model.
Wineries

Empty Nest Winery is family owned and operated.  Set in beautiful rural Northeast Iowa located between Decorah and Waukon. 

We make handcrafted wines the old fashioned way by fermenting the whole berries/fruit not just the juice. 

Our berry wines are just the berries fermented not grape or apple based with just some berries or berry flavor added as many other wineries do. 

We make our wine in small batches using many varieties of berries handpicked predominantly on our family farm or from the surrounding local area. 

We never filter our wines as that can strip away their natural color and flavor so some bottles may have sediment on the bottom but that is completely natural and will not affect the amazing ?True to the Fruit Flavorâ?™! 

Sample up to 18 different & unique wines (click on ?Our Wines? page to see tasting notes) in our tasting room on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5, Closed in January. 

Call ahead for private group tastings or large groups. We host private wine tastings and parties so call to book a time to come and taste our wine.
 

Fine Dining, Local Food, Pubs
Fine Dining, Local Food, Pubs
Come to La Rana for upscale dining in a casual bistro setting–the best of both worlds! The quaint ambiance gives you big city vibes with small town charm and service. Our scratch kitchen ensures each plate is bursting with as many local ingredients as possible, as well as bold flavors and intricate design, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember with every bite. While you dine, choose from an amazing selection of cocktails, wine and beer, as well as an incredible house-made dessert menu to round out your evening.  With seasonal hours, and limited seating year round, reservations are greatly appreciated. 
Breweries, Outdoor Dining
Breweries, Outdoor Dining
Located on the north edge of Calmar just off the Prairie Farmer Bike Trail, PIVO Brewery is your destination for beer, cider, art, and events. Choose from an extensive list of cider, lagers, ales, IPA/Hoppy, Barrel Aged and experimental options (don’t miss our GABF award winners Decorah Nordic Gruit and Old Balltown). Whether you enjoy your drink dark or light, sweet, sour or spicy, we have a little something for everyone (and yes there is a N/A list as well). And as you gear back up for your walk, run, ride or drive around Northeast Iowa, fuel up with something to eat as you choose from our snack, sandwich, side or dessert menu. Panini sandwiches or a soft Bavarian pretzel with warm homemade cheese dip. The gift shop has  PIVO merch and art made on-site at Blepta Studios. Check the website or Facebook for upcoming art classes where you can relax, sip, and paint with your friends. Consider booking a private art party.
Breweries, Outdoor Dining
Breweries, Outdoor Dining
With a rotating tap list that balances classic styles, unabashed hop-enthusiasm and adventurous flavor-infusions, we aim to provide our guests with a spectrum of tastes and experiences. Inside, our tasting room blends a cozy, rustic feeling with reclaimed barn wood walls & tabletops alongside the pride of our Founder's alma mater, Luther College. Seating for roughly 50 guests keeps things lively yet thoughtful for conversations. During the warmer months, our bay door opens to a shaded patio which doubles Pulpit Rock's capacity, and in the winter, you can enjoy your brew inside an igloo–because why not?! Pulpit Rock Brewing was expressly designed as a destination for people of all backgrounds and tastes. With a vibrant but balanced tap list, we encourage you to stop in and experience our approach to Contemporary American Beer. Come enjoy a delicious double IPA, a crisp Kölsch-style ale or a roasty Porter, with a routine brewing schedule of the same recipes stalls our enthusiasm for exciting flavor infusions, different hop varieties or unique yeast strains.
Casual Dining, Pubs
Casual Dining, Pubs


Located off the lobby of the Hotel Winneshiek, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with a front row, floor-to-ceiling view of downtown Decorah on Water Street!

Visit today and enjoy a relaxing evening of culinary excellence!

Restauration Gift Certificates are available and make the perfect gift!

Casual Dining, Outdoor Dining, Pubs
Casual Dining, Outdoor Dining, Pubs
T-Bock's Sports Bar & Grill is located at 206 W. Water Street, in the heart of downtown Decorah. We are family-owned since 1994, by Mike and Dominique Bockman.

T-Bock's is a family-friendly sports bar featuring a huge selection of tap beer -- twenty-two, to be exact! We also serve specialty bottled beers and wine and have a rotating offering of local craft brews. Serving lunch and dinner, we are famous for our burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. We have the best wings and burgers around!

We have a unique, family-friendly sports bar atmosphere. With lots of TVs, T-Bock's is a fun place to watch the game, meet up with friends, and make new ones!
We offer large group seating, too.

Our beautifully renovated Upstairs and Underground are great places to rent for your next reception, business meeting, or party. Contact our Event Coordinator at tbocks.events@gmail.com for more information.

Stop in, call 563-382-5970, or check out our website at www.tbocks.com for our food and drink menu and more information!
Breweries, Breweries + Wineries, Casual Dining, Pizzerias, Pubs
Breweries, Breweries + Wineries, Casual Dining, Pizzerias, Pubs
Toppling Goliath, named 2021 US Beer Open Grand National Champions, was founded in 2009. It has become world-renowned for its award-winning IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. They now distribute in over 30 states and create more than 40 beers that rotate throughout the year. Their spacious, two-story taproom is perfect for families and large groups and features a large pet-friendly patio. The taproom has a full kitchen serving, pizza, burgers, specialty sandwiches, salads, and more. In addition to their own beer, the taproom serves guest offerings of cider and wine.
Outdoor Dining, Wineries
Outdoor Dining, Wineries
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery is a family-owned and operated winery specializing in award-winning fruit and Midwestern grape table wine. The winery is located on our 150-year family farm between Decorah, IA, and Mabel, MN. We invite you to spend a day in the country sipping wine and enjoying the seasonal view from the patio.  But we’re not just serving wine, you may also enjoy our full menu May - October and our cheese and cracker baskets, soups, and flatbread pizzas during the winter months. Looking for the perfect wine gifts? Our gift shop has all your wine accessories, from WWW glasses, shirts, and more! Come for a group tour during the week or during selected weekends by appointment. Looking for an event space? Let us host your next celebration in our party room. We've proudly hosted weddings, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, reunions, and more! We look forward to serving you soon!
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