This week is QC Restaurant Week where food establishments put out their best stuff and give great specials. It's a super time to check out some place you haven't been to before.

This year, there are 4 brew pubs on the list including Blue Cat Brewing Co, Bent River Brewing Co, Twin Span Brewing, and Contrary Brewing. They'll have some specialty items available only this week so make sure you go support them. While you're there be sure to get your QC Ale Trail card punched for prizes!

Blue Cat's Restaurant Week Special is a new sandwich - Grouper Cuban!

While Geneseo Brewing Co isn't participating in QC Restaurant Week, they dropped off a delicious beer for me and Charlie to check out. Black Forrest Stout is a great beer perfect for a rainy chilly week like the one we find ourselves in now.


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Coffee Stout Beer Fans – Don't forget to hit up Bent River Brewing this week to try the next version of the 2022 Local Uncommon Tour!

What's Tappening This Week

Join the club, the Quad Cities Beer Club

On the second Saturday each month, local craft beer fans get together at a local brewery, taphouse, or pub to support the local craft beer scene.
QCBC members get exclusive deals on beer during meetups, receive the coveted Beer Card from Crawford Brew Works good for $1 off EVERY PINT, EVERY DAY, get to take part in the six-pack mix-pack bottle share, a chance to win awesome swag from our partners, and access to discounted or FREE tickets to the best craft beer events.
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What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.