Foodie February: Crafty Cocktails & Brews

Whether you prefer a bloody mary to start the weekend, a local brew, or a funky cocktail in the evening, our bars, brewery, and wineries are sure to show you a good time. As always, be responsible when consuming alcohol.

Caddy's Kitchen & Cocktails


Located on the 100 Block, Caddy's Kitchen & Cocktails is well-known for their over-the-top, creative, and always festive cocktails. Kickstart your weekend with their Meal in a Mug Bloody Mary! During their monthly Drag Yourself to Brunch event, you can try out a fabulous mimosa or the Caddy's Punch – made with Crown Apple, Stoli Orange, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. You can always bet that there's something to celebrate at Caddy's and that they'll have a festive cocktail to compliment the occasion.


Jefferson's Lounge


An extension of Lincoln's Pub, Jefferson's Lounge is a sports bar and cocktail lounge perfect for drinks, sports, and games like shuffleboard and darts! In the summertime, they offer spiked lemonades, festive tiki drinks, and your favorite beers on tap. Their mules and Bloody Marys are local favorites.


Full Fledged Brewing Co.


Council Bluffs' first craft brewery, Full Fledged Brewing Company, opened in the summer of 2019. It has become a community gathering place to enjoy a pint and meet up with friends. It's conveniently located in the Mid-America Center Entertainment District, making it the perfect place to stop by after an event, conference, or tournament. They brew all their beer on-site and have up to 18 craft beers on tap.


The BLK Squirrel


Named after Council Bluffs' unique black squirrel population, The BLK Squirrel is a neighborhood bar known for their spirits, beer, and cigars. Their delightful back patio is great for enjoying a Moscow Mule or Whiskey on the rocks.


Maloney's Irish Pub


A recent addition to the 100 Block, Maloney's Irish Pub is a local spot that regularly hosts exciting events like trivia nights, live music, open mics, and more. It's a great place to drink a cold one and enjoy live entertainment. They've also got a great selection of Irish Whiskey available!


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Go check out these fantastic local cocktail and brew options in Council Bluffs! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, meeting an old friend for drinks, or going out for date night, there are delicious options here in CB! As always, be sure to enjoy it responsibly! 

While dining at one of our unforgettable restaurants, take a photo of your meal, post it on social media, and tag @UNleashCB on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win a gift card to a local restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants in Council Bluffs, click here!

This post was originally published on February 14, 2023 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.