Iowa State - Iowa: Iowa City Game Watch

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  1. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    I know, I'm a bit early, but I'm going to the Kent State game, so I don't have to worry about that one. I've been trying to get tickets to the game through various channels, but I very much doubt I'm going to be successful. I've only been in Iowa City since the end of February, so I haven't had to try and find a place to watch an Iowa State game of any kind as of yet. So, anyway, I know I'm not the only Cyclone stuck in Iowa City. Where can I find a decent atmosphere (read: somewhere where I won't have to deal with drunken, obnoxious morons) to watch the game (assuming such a place exists)?
     
  2. Swanson10

    Swanson10 Well-Known Member

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    Your in IC that is everywhere!
     
  3. mplscyclone

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    From my personal experience, I'd avoid the bars. Just straight up annoying. I'd meet up with some Cyclone fans in a tailgating lot with a dish to watch the game.

    Otherwise, I'd just invite some people over to my place (if you know people) and watch it on TV....

    It takes a lot of energy to put up with the Hawks fans, even if you aren't looking to start anything. If you aren't going to be with a group of people you know, it's probably better if you don't go out until after the game (if ISU wins)
     
  4. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Well-Known Member

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    yep. theres no better place to watch the game than your place in iowa city
     
  5. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    While I thank you for the advice, it's not particularly helpful to me. I don't know any Cyclone fans in Iowa City and I don't have cable. I just can't justify spending the money. So, basically, the bars are my option.
     
  6. isu_oak

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    Sorry I'm busy for the iowa game, but let me know if you want to go somewhere to watch a different game. I need an excuse to get away from the wife every now and again.
     
  7. oskyclone

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    I watched the Iowa- Texas game at Old Chicago...It's got a bar but not really a bar atmosphere so you could probably survive there. Plus they have good food.
     
  8. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    Old Chicago was flooded pretty badly and from what I've heard, does not plan on reopening.
     
  9. Swanson10

    Swanson10 Well-Known Member

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    you could try the new BWW in Coralville if you want.
     
  10. oskyclone

    oskyclone Member

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    There goes my good advice
     
  11. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    I took this from the other ISU/Iowa thread for you.
     
  12. isu_oak

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    There is also a brand new bar out by the Oakdale campus that I know has DirecTV. The place just opened up a week ago and doesn't even have a sign out yet, so I don't know the name. I doubt many people are even going to know about it by the 13th. If you want more details, send me a message.
     
  13. A-town Cy

    A-town Cy Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be in Iowa City that weekend for the game, but don't have tickets. But will be there to tailgate and will need a place to watch the game, either a bar/restaurant/or someone's tailgate on here that will have dish set up? :notworthy:

    Any ideas?
     
  14. ornryactor

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    As I mentioned in another thread (thanks, JHudd!), go to The Deadwood. It's on Dubuque Street downtown, it's owned by a couple of Cyclones, and it'll be open. It's far enough away that stadium traffic won't be a problem, but close enough to the action that you can still stay parked and run around and extoll the glories of the Cyclones when we win.
     
  15. isu_oak

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    And now you don't have to worry about the notorious Deadwood smoke. Not to get off topic, but I wonder if that has helped or hindered Deadwood's business?
     
  16. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the advice, I'm planning on being in IC for the game, but don't have tickets either. We will try to make it to The Deadwood for a game watch!
     
  17. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    Thanks everyone. Deadwood is looking like the choice.
     
  18. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    Let's see. You live in Iowa City now? That's a tough one. Try Welch Avenue Station. :wink:
     
  19. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    Thought I'd resurrect this now that we're near kickoff. Any other ideas? Or will there be anybody tailgating that wouldn't mind hosting a couple of Cyclones? Thanks.
     
  20. norseclone

    norseclone Active Member

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    There was a thread asking for Cyclone game watch(es) on the Hawkeye Report Off Topic board. I mentioned that I would likely be at Deadwood. I got this response:

    "Deadwood is a 'theater arts' bar. Very similar to the mill. i imagine the game will be on one of the TV's, but its not really game watching atmosphere. You'll probably feel very out of place there in youre Cyclone gear.


    ...just saying."

    So to the person(s) who recommended it. Anything to say about this warning?
     

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