Dublin Underground

Pub, Dive Bar
$ $
5 S Dubuque St (off Iowa Ave)
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-7660



  • No credit card machine, so bring your cash!
  • Don't feed the fish (without permission). Do order a Guinness, Smithwick's, or Magner's. You've just found an authentic Irish pub in the middle of the United States.
  • Always play a Journey song when Scott is working.
  • Dont be shy to ask for a shamrock in the head of your Guinness. This place is a real taste of Ireland.
  • Try a Dublin Dawn
  • Best atmosphere in Iowa city
  • Best Irish Pub in Iowa
  • If Emily is working you should play Bette Davis' Eyes or NIN.
  • Michael Penn's "No Myth" is the unofficial anthem of the bar.
  • Be sure to do a shot-ski! It's a bonding experience :)
  • They do have an ATM if you need cash.
  • They don't have Shot-Skis anymore!!!!!!! Huge bummer
  • Try Scott's Grey Pumpkin, tastes like Halloween. :-)
  • TRY MARY'S CHERRY, tastes like it might suggest. ;-)
  • Try their Chocolatetini. ( Chocolate Martini) It's sooo good.
  • Try a Peaches & Creme.

Nearby places

6 S Dubuque St
115 Iowa Ave (at Clinton St)