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JOYSTICK COMEDY CLUB & ARCADE

13 South Linn Street, Iowa City

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.

SANCTUARY PUB

405 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City

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, Iowa City

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.

BASIX (CEDAR RAPIDS)

 3916 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Club Basix opened in 1997 serving the Cedar Rapids LGBTQIA+ community for over 25 years. In 2012 Legendary Drag Performer Pretty Belle purchased Club Basix, rebranding it Belle's Basix for a decade of service to the community. In 2022, Belle was ready for their next adventure and we agreed to carry on the Basix tradition. With (in)famous drag shows, Cedar Rapid's best happy hour and fun events throughout the week, Basix is your neighborhood bar.

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