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Backpocket Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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903 Quarry road, Coralville, IA 52241-2208
+1 319-466-4444
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the first breweries I visited as a new beer drinker, and come back to it often simply for its location. As my palate has expanded, however, I've found that most of their beers have a flavor element in common that seems out of place. Their lighter beers are usually good, such as the Hawktoberfest and Pennywhistle,... More 

Thank Eric P
Coralville, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here in December 2016. This is a great place. There were lots of unique menu and beer choices. I enjoyed an IPA and my sister had a stout. Both were excellent. I really liked the interior; it has exposed steam pipes as part of the decor. There were also tvs to show the latest sporting events. A cool... More 

Thank 441jeanetteh
Davenport, Iowa
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has drastically reduced, including the mouthwatering dessert. Only one staff person waiting on everyone, the bartender. He seemed put out having to wait on us, not friendly. Visited table twice, in a rush. Had to coax him back to give food order. He was obviously overwhelmed. He mentioned that the owners were there. If they were, they should... More 

Thank beentheredonethatia
Coralville, Iowa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant is in the brewery so the scenery is interesting. They serve beers made at the brewery and many that are “imported” too. Seating is available inside and outside around the fire pit. This all comes together to provide a very comfortable atmosphere for dining and visiting with friends. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The serving of... More 

Thank Clayton2015
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Backpocket Brewery after an Iowa visit event at the Marriott. We enjoyed the food and the service was great too. It's definitely a beer place. I prefer wine and there wasn't much of a selection. However, would return if in the area again.

Thank Dawn T
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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247 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've had more beer here than I have food, but I can vouch for a wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and good entertainment.

Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Beer was okay but the food was typical bar food. (what did I expect right?) :-) We sat outside, nice fire pit, noise level wasn't as high outside as inside. Not sure we'll go back unless it's just for a beer.

Thank Rick B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is cozy in size but the big brewery you get to look at makes up for it. Great beer, good times!

Thank Ravyn E
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

So so atmosphere but good beer. Patio is good but inside feels like a cafeteria type of setting. But service and beer are 👍.

Thank Mike A
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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536 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was a thoroughly average stop for dinner. We came here because we love trying local breweries when we travel, and the beers were disappointingly unremarkable (though inoffensive). The server had way too many tables, so even though he was trying his best nobody got good service. When the pizzas came, one was OK and the other had soggy crust.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Quarry road, Coralville, IA 52241-2208
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-466-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?