The Mill

The Mill

Music Venue, American Restaurant, and Dive Bar
120 E Burlington St (Clinton and Burlington), Iowa City, IA 52240, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The Mill has been serving great food and great music on Burlington Street in Iowa City since March 23rd, 1962. We're dedicated to the same mission The Mill has delivered for over five decades. We take pride in keeping an Iowa City tradition alive.


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    Levent A.
    "Best bar in Iowa hands down."(2 Tips)
    Kristin C.
    "Bloody Mary Sundays are where it's at!"(2 Tips)
    Charles B.
    "Gotta get dem nachos!"(2 Tips)
    Adam E.
    "breakfast burrito"(3 Tips)
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  • bar in iowa
  • Bloody Marys
  • gardens
  • board games
  • breakfast burritos
  • nachos
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • vegetarian lasagna
  • biscuits
  • pancakes
  • casual
  • cake
  • beer
  • bacon
  • eggs
  • staff
  • music
  • cheese bread
  • dinner
  • gravy
  • Raymond G.

    Take the beer test. Earn a $500 beer card! Read more

    Raymond Guo · 1 week ago
  • Levent A.

    Work at the mill until you die. Or drink at the mill until you pass out. Best bar in Iowa hands down.

    Levent A · November 2
  • Jeiran H.

    Great bar! They have lots of events and great live groups plus a good selection of board games to play

    Jeiran Hasan · October 24
  • Emily K.

    Wonderful place, wonderful people. Order a wine bomb, you won't (maybe) regret it.

    Emily Kane · November 19, 2014
  • Adam E.

    Great Sunday Brunch 9am-11am! $5 gets eggs and bacon or a breakfast burrito or pancakes or biscuits and gravy. $3 mimosas and bloody mary's too!

    Adam Erickson · September 1, 2014
  • Michael

    "They're, uh...pretty good."

    Michael · February 9, 2014
  • Christopher H.

    Extremely slow service on the food side. Over an hour and a half for 2 people.

    Christopher Huebner · February 18, 2013
  • Kristin C.

    Bloody Mary Sundays are where it's at!

    Kristin Campbell · January 13, 2013
  • Christina C.

    The best bar in Iowa City.

    Christina Carberry · October 3, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Come say hi to shorty!

    Charles Beebe II · September 8, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Gotta get dem nachos!

    Charles Beebe II · September 4, 2012
  • Aaron S.

    Great staff, good food, and AWESOME shows of all kinds. It's just off the Ped Mall and the people are cool even if a few too many of them are sipping PBRs.

    Aaron S · June 20, 2012
  • Frederik N.

    The Mill, when Pam and Keith ran it in the 80's and 90's, was a wonderful place to go...

    Frederik Norberg · June 16, 2012
  • Brooke M.

    Heather is the best bartender, great drinks!

    Brooke McMeen · June 15, 2012
  • Brooke M.

    Get a table from Erin M! She knows her stuff!

    Brooke McMeen · June 14, 2012
  • Kiel M.

    Bunch of retards work here. Seriously how many times does it take to get your ticket right! Don't come here

    Kiel Marks · May 19, 2012
  • Kay O.

    The Reubens are delicious

    Kay Oh · February 28, 2012
  • Luca D.

    Avoid pizza margherita!!! It's horrible!

    Luca Di Palo · January 21, 2012
  • Carrie G.

    Try the Penis Cake!

    Carrie Guenther · December 26, 2011
  • Christopher W.

    Great bands in the back and I would highly recommend their breakfast. A lot of fun and a relaxed atmosphere.

    Christopher Weitz · December 6, 2011
  • Brian F.

    I was recommended here by a friend and it didn't disappoint! Large servings of pasta with garlic bread on the side. And even better.. FREE DELIVERY!

    Brian F · November 30, 2011
  • Live Weekend

    Swing by Jazz After Five every Friday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Live Weekend · November 15, 2011
  • Sarah K.

    get the nachos. Uuuuhmazing.

    Sarah Kirkpatrick · October 26, 2011
  • Ann U.

    The garden scramble was excellent.

    Ann Ungerman · October 23, 2011
  • Rosalind S.

    Need lubrication?

    Rosalind Sixbey · August 26, 2011
  • Eric L.

    Tall Boy Grainbelts!

    Eric Larson · August 5, 2011
  • Jason Reeves

    Join Jason Reeves on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (7pm) when #TheLovesickTour reaches Iowa City! This show is All Ages. Read more

    Jason Reeves · June 15, 2011
  • Digital Tour Bus

    Do you like food and music? You're at the right place! Grab a table, some drinks and order some food to prepare yourself for listen to some awesome music.

    Digital Tour Bus · May 10, 2011
  • Trrevor L.

    Trevor rules

    Trrevor Lee · December 26, 2010
  • Shani R.

    Cheese bread. Nuff said.

    Shani Rajesh · December 12, 2010
  • Alex S.

    The Chicken Curry Salad was very tasty. It came with apple slices, caramel dip, and bleu cheese as sides. They always have good music too!

    Alex Shockey · March 5, 2010

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