Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chrome Horse Saloon, Cedar Rapids, IA

Our featured Bar of the Week is The Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It opened in 2004, featuring an 80 seat outdoor patio and an ice bar. The decor is pure motorcycle, and features 6 bikes hanging from the walls and rafters, including a super-rare 1911 Excelsior. Chrome Horse Saloon was well on it's way to becoming one of the top biker-friendly bars in the Midwest.

Then came the Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008. The Chrome Horse Saloon took on 12 feet of water in the devastation, and it was weeks before the owners could get in to see what they could salvage. After 9 months of hard work and determination, on March 13, 2009, Chrome Horse Saloon re-opened bigger and better! A great menu (Try the Biker Trash Pizza!), huge selection of canned, bottled and draft beers (Fat Tire on tap!), and live music, both indoors and outdoors, makes the Chrome Horse Saloon a top destination during a day of riding! They've had national acts like Hank Williams III, Blues Traveler, Jeff Healey Band and Black Oak Arkansas, and host some of the top local bands in Iowa.

The Chrome Horse Saloon is located at 1202 Third Street SE in Cedar Rapids. It's located only 27 miles from the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, and is 28 miles from the headquarters of  J & P Cycles,  where they're holding their annual Open House June 25th and 26th. If you are ever in the biker Mecca that is eastern Iowa, stop in to the Chrome Horse Saloon! You'll be glad you did! Tell them Jeff from Bars4Bikers.com sent you!

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