WED. 10pm Late Night Open Mic w/host Tim Carey
THUR. 9pm House Band Jam Night w/Jon Estrin
FRI. & SAT. Occasional Live Band or DJ
SUN. Open 2pm-10pm Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s
A World-Class Hometown Venue
THE DEPOT BREWERY features a bevy of in house organic home-crafted draft brews that always win rave reviews, crafted by brewmeister Heath Hoadley. We are proudly serving up his delicious blends on tap.
Owners Bob and Judy Bernards have created a wayfarers’ paradise by the railroad tracks at the corner of Depot and 4th Street in an area once dubbed New Chicago. Four years in the making, infused with handcrafted aesthetics by the work of over a dozen artisan, this one of a kind, solar-powered, lovingly refurbished live event dance venue, offers a full bar in a friendly neighborhood setting that is both down home and uptown–premium bohemian.
A pool table upstairs in a comfortable lounge setting. A fireplace to warm the cockles of your heart in the winter. An open-hearted artisan Eden built around live music and creative expression emanating from the overflowing springs of Fairfield, Iowa, the heartland’s musical mecca. Raise a glass to good living!
Fairfield’s newest, and some say sexiest, musical venue, located at the corner of 4th and Depot, opened its doors with a star spangled banner 4th of July weekend 2016!
“The eagle flies on Friday, Saturday we go out to play.” –T-Bone Walker
First envisioned twenty years ago, this striking, one of a kind, solar-powered, completely refurbished Depot Brewery has been four years in the making. Infused with handcrafted aesthetics, highlighting the work of over a dozen artisans including renowned wood carver John Schirmer, the Depot Brewery offers a full service bar with organic craft beer.
The Depot Brewery presented two longstanding area favorites to kick festivities off. Opening weekend featured packed houses with Jefferson County Green Band on Friday and Bambu on Saturday.
“Let the good times roll!!” — Sam Theard
- Hey everybody, let’s have some fun
- You only live but once, and when you’re dead you’re done
- So let the good times roll, let the good times roll
- Don’t care if you’re young or old, get together let the good times roll
The DEPOT BREWERY began as a vision of Bob and Judy Bernards 20 years ago when they purchased the depot train building in Fairfield, Iowa. The dream was to create a neighborhood family business in the heart of New Chicago, an area so named, some say, back as 1870 from the blacksmithing and train hub that connected Fairfield to Chicago.
A California couple who’ve lived in Hawaii, Tahoe, Fairfield, and managed a Harley Davidson touring company, launched their labor of love four years ago, focusing on a design space that would be ideal for live music. Bob jammed Fridays for years just down the street from the Brewery in a funky upstairs loft called The Boogie Shack. He performed in the 1990s with local group the Diamondback$, opening for the legendary likes Bo Diddley, Lonnie Brooks and L’il Ed & the Blues Imperials, as house band for over a year in a local New Chicago bar.
The Depot Brewery features the hand craftsmanship of over a dozen local artisans, including ace woodcarver John Schirmer, graphic designer Maggie Ronan, and others.
Come in & Treat Yourself or your Friends to one of our Refreshing Creations just in time for the warm weather! ☀️🌷🍓🍋🍉🍊🍯 🤤 🍸🍹🥃🥂🎶
Coconut Mojito 🥥: Rum, Malibu, Fresh Mint Leaves, Agave, Cream of Coconut, & Fresh Lime Juice.
Cocktail of the Week: “Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita”~Silver Tequila, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Agave, & Jalapeños. Refreshing with a kick and a nice lingering spicy taste. Gets a little spicier with every sip as the jalapeños marinate. This drink will be included on our New Cocktail List for the summer… coming soon so stay […]