Work on Your Night Moves in DBQ

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Live music is an integral part of Dubuque nightlife. Whether you’re into country, rock, jazz, hip-hop, or heavy metal—you’ll find a variety of genres and performances happening in and around Dubuque. And where there’s good music, you’re sure to find good food, drinks, and company as well.

Bet on having a good time…

The Diamond Jo Casino features live entertainment four nights a week in the Mississippi Moon Bar;  you can rock out with the band, laugh the night away with your favorite comedian, or get all dressed up for a fun theme night with the Club 84 dancers. And make sure you don’t miss the excitement of ringing in 2016 with a special Dueling Pianos New Year’s Eve Celebration!

The Q Casino Cabaret Club features top acts, live local entertainment, and big laughs from the Bonkerz Comedy Club series. This entertainment and gaming complex also offers nearly 1,000 slot machines and 23 table games, fine dining, a sports bar, live greyhound racing, and more!

Take a walk on the lower side of Main…

The Lift has been a popular live music venue and bar since 1999. This distinctive limestone cellar pub located on Lower Main Street has a welcoming, social atmosphere with a rotating selection of 24 craft and domestic beers on tap at all times. You’re sure to hear or try something new when you stop into the Lift, and don’t be surprised if you make a few new friends while you’re there.

Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge has live entertainment five nights a week and an outdoor terrace set against beautiful views of the Mississippi River. Sip craft cocktails, enjoy an enticing small plate menu, and peruse the extensive wine selection at the heart of the Main Street.

Alive at the warehouse district…

Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar is a bold and fresh eatery in Dubuque’s revitalized Historic Millwork Warehouse District. The Brazen Bar offers modern interpretations of classic libations and prides itself on made-from-scratch cocktails, bitters, and tinctures. Rest assured, the Brazen bartenders will take great care in crafting drinks for your pure enjoyment.

The Smokestack is at the crossroads of the Millwork, Port of Dubuque, and Main Street districts. Billed as a “flexible urban venue,” The Smokestack offers something for everyone with its wide variety of events ranging from tastings, acoustic jam sessions, and revue performances to dance parties, emcee showcases, and arts exhibitions.


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