It’s crush velvet rock’n’roll gumbo time with John Schirmer & BLU STU at the DEPOT. Always a good groove and a good vibe, come on out and enjoy a tasty dip in the cool waters of classic rock and good time blues.
Live Music 8:30pm
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!
Always a treat and a triple threat, on Friday Ottumwa’s finest X-RAY MARY deliver their surf zombie death ray pre-Halloween musical terror in a fine fettle once again. This time special guests include TV COP and JORETTA OAKS, two bands rising quickly from the grave.
On Saturday night, Iowa City’s Grateful Dead ultimate tribute band WINTERLAND graces the Depot stage with a much anticipated return engagement. These guys rock the Dead with panache and aplomb. Definitely not to be missed. Featured in the Iowa Source special section.
11pm to close DJ EVAN on EARTH enlivens the dance floor in a heavenly fashion. Get your groove on!
TONY COITUS & LOS BANDITOS will grace the Depot stage Friday night 8:30-10:30pm. Jon Estrin and friends will make joyful noise to fill your senses. Saturday evening, regional favorites THE RIVERDOGS return for a night of Mississippi swamptown richness. Randy, Bonnie and William will set your hearts and soles of your feet on fire.
Both nights feature DJ VILLANOVA $LIM 11pm to close, an extraordinarily gifted DJ, who will take things into the wee hours. DEPOT BREWERY: Good for what ales ya!!
Fri Sept 7th | 3 Bands: X-RAY MARY | TV COP | JORETTA OAKS
Sat Sept 8th | WINTERLAND, Iowa City’s ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band
The Depot House Cocktails List
Featured Cocktail of the Week: Golden Handcuffs Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Peach Liqueur, Triple sec, and a hint of fresh Rosemary! Pleasantly refreshing with just enough kick! The original recipe called for regular vodka… the cucumber vodka & rosemary we’re my personal alterations. #thedepot#organicprairie#cucumbervodka
Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir will be doing a surprise show tonight before Open Mic from 8:30-10! So come in early and enjoy $5 Margarita specials too!