Uptown Bill's & Extend the Dream Foundation

730 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Uptown Bill’s

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Community. Conversation. Abilities Awareness.

Uptown Bill’s is a coffee house, performance venue, and a community meeting place.

We offer great organic coffee roasted by Cafe del Sol and more than 20 varieties of tea (including several from Peet’s) We also have the best selection of soda pop in Iowa City.

How about a sandwich? We have several on our menu. Or an ice cream sundae or shake? We serve those over the old Pearson’s ice cream counter.

Uptown Bill’s hosts a variety of entertainment each week, including:

  • Spoken Word. Wednesdays, 7pm. Ten minute slices of poetry and other writings. All are welcome to read.
  • Open Mic. Thursdays, 7pm. Ten minute performances of music and other arts. Sign up at the coffee house.
  • Saturday Night Music. Concerts every Saturday at 7pm by local and touring musical groups.

For information on these and other events, check the calendar on our website. Or stop in and pick up a copy of the calendar.

Like to perform? Want to use our community room? Other questions? Send us a message by clicking on the coffee cup at the top of the page. Or call us at (319) 339-0804.

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We are also home to two other enterprises which are part of the Extend the Dream Foundation:

Business Hours
Monday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tues/Wed/Thurs 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM