8:00am to 10:00pm Sunday – Wednesday


8:00am to Midnight Thursday – Saturday


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.


Weddings & Events

From small to large events, we have your catering needs covered.

Featured Products

Sutliff John’s Northcider 6pk – 12oz Cans Copy


Alipus Ensamble Mezcal 750ml


Rustic Bakery

Prices Vary

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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