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A Laid-Back Throwback

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Named for notable Iowa alum Gene Wilder, Gene’s celebrates the actor’s most memorable (and hilarious) decade — the 1970s. This rocking indoor-outdoor bar features the era’s signature décor, with stained glass lamps, lots of knotty pine, macramé and a beaded curtain for good measure. Kick back with pals in a booth and enjoy downhome bites. Right on the Ped Mall, our retro retreat in downtown Iowa City is open dinner, late-night drinks and weekend brunch.

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Monday - Thursday; Kitchen Closes at 10:00pm

4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday - Saturday; Kitchen Closes at 10:00pm

4:00pm - 1:00am

Bar, Friday

4:00pm - 1:00am

Bar, Saturday

10:00am - 1:00am


10:00am - 10:00pm


Saturday - Sunday

10:00am - 3:00pm