The finest selection of imported beer and microbrews in the state of Iowa, carefully chosen by our experts.



A hand-selected collection encompassing all major appellations, represented in both old and new world styles.



Iowa City’s best selection of high-end spirits, including rare and prized bottles.


Deli & Bakery

Comfort food just like grandma used to make it, handmade from scratch daily.

Featured Products

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    Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

    India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma....

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    Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

    Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a naturally citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. It is reminiscent of the wheat beers that were brewed at the...

  • johns-surly-brewing-co-coffee-bender-beer-with-coffee

    Surly Coffee Bender

    The regular Bender beer with a cold-press coffee-brewing process. We steep 20 gallons at a time, so this beer will pop up at Tours, beer fests and special tappings. The coffee is roasted ...


John’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John and Erma Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948. But the history of the building goes back a century further. In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E. Market Street, which was built in 1848. Since then the building has been a grocery store, a fire station, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, and even a toiletry factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company. No matter what variation the building has always functioned as a service to the community. We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service.

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