About Us

EDEN LOUNGE

217 Iowa Avenue

Eden Lounge is a hidden gem in the heart of Iowa City. Found nestled between our very own Players Sports Bar and Dumpling Darling, this intimate space has electric energy of a big city night club, without pulling you too far from home. Here we offer comedy, piano, Jazz and a variety of other acts to start our nights and some of the hottest DJs in the area after 11 p.m. hits. This lounge is a one of a kind experience and definitely worth checking out.

JOYSTICK COMEDY CLUB & ARCADE

13 South Linn Street

Joystick is Iowa City's only Comedy Club & Arcade, open until 2 am and 19 and up all night life. With Open Mic every Monday and Thursday plus live local, regional and national comedians every Friday & Saturday we give you a chance to unwind and forget about the daily grind. Plus over two dozen games including skee ball, pinball, new & classic arcade games & more offer something for everyone. Located right below Studio 13, it's a truly unique entertainment experience open Monday through Saturday weekly.

PLAYERS SPORTS BAR

219 Iowa Avenue

Players is Iowa City's newest sports bar & grill and it offers a premium experience. With a game always on and a staff that is eager to make every experience the best, this is a place that always feels like home. We offer excellent food and drinks, with an exciting special every night. Along with all of this, we have a VIP lounge that can be reserved any night of the week for your private event. 

SANCTUARY PUB

405 South Gilbert Street

Sanctuary Pub, one of the oldest bars in Iowa City, is a select choice from the few traditional pubs offered in the area. This local staple has stuck to its roots, looking almost identical to how it looked in 1972. While the feel of this bar remains constant, our menus offer a fresh take on the classic Pub Food as well as 27 beers on tap. Sanctuary is a great place to sit back, enjoy the atmosphere, check out some amazing live entertainment, or just enjoy the company of those around you. 

STUDIO 13

13 South Linn Street 

Studio 13, located in the ally of 13 South Linn Street, is one of the most popular nightclubs in all of Eastern Iowa. This exciting space is populated with comedy acts, drag shows, late night karaoke, amazing DJ performances and so much more. Here we offer both amazing entertainment and a variety of specials that make the excursion more than worth it. Studio is truly a fun place to hang out with friends, sing a little too loudly and simply enjoy the night.

IOWA CITY YACHT CLUB (1988-2021)

13 South Linn Street 

Iowa City Yacht Club, which was located just below Studio 13, started in 1988 and lives on as Joystick Comedy Club & Arcade. The vibe, atmosphere and love for live and local entertainment lives on. There are over 30 years of signatures on our bricks to check out and remind us of where we came from and that we can grow into the future while respecting and

honoring the past.