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Facades of Iowa City
An illustrated look into the colorful facades in and around downtown Iowa City.
Complete with comedic narrative.
127 Iowa Ave
Look at those beautiful blue awnings.
121 Iowa Ave
A front door as red as their marinara.
Clinton Street Social Club
18 1/2 S Clinton St
An inauspicious front to a retro cocktail bar.
5 South Dubuque St
It's always a great idea to grab a pint where their signage is the Irish flag.
221 E Washington St
A vaudeville-era playhouse that seats over 700 people and boasts two beer and wine bars. I'll go when they show Hamlet.
Frankling Publishing House
115 S Dubuque St
The only hot pink facade in Iowa City is sure to catch your eye.
330 E Washington St
Nirvana once played here. That means Kurt Cobain sweat on this stage. Other big names include The Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, Macklemore, and Flaming Lips.
219 N Gilbert St
The Haunted Bookshop, easily confused for your grandma's house that is also probably haunted.
223 E Washington St
For your favorite carnivore. (No vegans or vegetarians allowed)
401 E Market St
Disclaimer: Owned by John's son, William. So really it should be called John's Son's Grocery. It is only two years younger than the State of Iowa.
825 Stadium Dr
The true heart of Iowa City branded with the head of a Hawkeye. If you don't remember what the facade looks like, it was probably game day and you were probably drunk.
Lasansky Gallery and Studio
703 South Clinton St
Never judge a book by its cover. A log cabin on the outside, a funky artist studio on the inside.
Moseley's Barbecue And Provisions
525 S Gilbert St
Did you know you can eat every part of a pig?
203 N Linn St
Who knew Iowa City had a Northside neighborhood. Located in the previous location of the Haunted Bookshop, the ghosts might have stayed for the risotto.
206 N Linn St
Their store front isn't as savory as their hummus.
Pullman Bar and Diner
17 S Dubuque St
The name Pullman is an ode to the Pullman railway cars.
Quinton's Bar and Deli
215 E Washington St
I heard they have all day drink specials and bread bowls.
103 E College St
Helvetica Bold never looked so good. It was also never this witty.
10 S Clinton St
The only fraternity bar with classical Greek columns.
30 S Clinton St
The flagship store for Tailgate, a brand now owned by American Eagle. So you can spill your beer on your
121 E College St
It was on Playboy's list of best parties in the USA and won a Girls Gone Wild Wildest Bar contest. And that's something to be proud about.
118 E College St
In the running for the best dressed mannequins in Iowa City
112 S Linn St
Your hipster friend probably shops here.
804 Iowa Ave,
Chi Omega, almost as good as Chi Potle.
206 N Linn St
A name as fancy as its facade.
206 N Linn St
We all know zombies don't eat burgers.